Monday, May 24, 2010

Freshkills Haiku

From the NYC Parks Dept:

Second Annual Freshkills Haiku Contest Winners Announced

The Parks Department is proud to announce this year’s second annual Haiku contest winners. More than 40 poets participated over the course of National Poetry Month in April. We received some terrific entries and the winning poems are provided below.

Adult winners:

Quietly sleeping,
Buried discards of past years
Support vibrant hills
- Stephen Knowles

Now green and growing
This upside-down museum
Forms new paths of hope
- Leona Egan

Tall thousand grasses
rub hollow elbows to the
chopstick cricket legs
- Robin Locke Monda

Student winner:

Looking at the mounds,
you are rolling down the past.
Future brings us new
- Lauren Seaquist, age 14