Readers' haiku hits the road

Back in april, we invited readers to enter our third annual Bumper-Sticker Haiku contest. Once again, you flooded us with poems.

We received nearly 2,500 haiku. Entries arrived from all over the United States, as well as from Canada, England, Switzerland, and the Virgin Islands.

The poems were judged by haiku poets Larry Kimmel and Carol Purington, and

Monitor poetry editor Elizabeth Lund.

Everyone who entered will receive one of the winning stickers. Many thanks to all!

just before sunset

driving alone by the sea

whale tails wave me home

Rick Kendrick

Hawi, Hawaii

Playing hide-and-seek

with the wind, a tumbleweed

clings beneath my car.

Carolyn Flower

Lancaster, Calif.


the "No Parking" sign

a red-tailed hawk

Gretchen Graft Batz

Elsah, Ill.

two bright eyes

road markers

in the night.

D.H. Thurston

Port Townsend, Wash.

merging traffic

in the corner of my eye

the crescent moon

John Stevenson

Nassau, N.Y.

loose stones

on a country road

the beat goes on

Yu Chang

Schenectady, N.Y.


windshield wipers

at WARP speed

Pamela A. Babusci

Rochester, N.Y.

Our dining car shifts

The crystal clatters and tings

But my Big Mac's fine

J.C. Stringer

St. Louis, Mo.

harvest moon -

the traffic light

turns to red

Hilary Tann

Rexford, N.Y.

horizon at rush hour:

a skywriter finds

an open lane

Nancy M. Kendall Auburn, Maine

Cloud of dust -

a Jeep floats

on a wave of sheep

Helen Reynolds

Mendocino, Calif.

My car

no matter how old

still gets me home

Leslie Polson

Salem, Ore.

Feeling the wind blow

Through the car's open window ...

The clouds rush by

Michelle Pariseau,

Grade 4

Rowley, Mass.

(c) Copyright 1999. The Christian Science Publishing Society

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