Head to Head Haiku at Bay Middle

The haiku poet
speaks sincerely into the mike,
holds heart in clenched fist

The Haiku emcee
invites the poets to bow
from waist in respect

Each greeting is met
with reverberating gong
as the poets bow.

The audience is
silent as the fallen snow.
Words glisten. Applause!


Gong Girl misses cue,
sneaks in a few extra bongs.
Incurs Emcee wrath.

We write what we see.
Peaceful poems heal our hearts
when we share the words.

5 responses to “Head to Head Haiku at Bay Middle”

  1. be as quiet as
    cloud passing before the moon
    do not mis ring gong

  2. smith says:

    this is a good blog
    the words go in discrete flow
    the soul in the know

  3. Kelly W. says:

    wise children are they
    to write poems as they do
    with words that are true

  4. Katie Lufkin says:

    mom and michael, it was so amazing to see “cool” 12 year old boys competing using their own written words…thanks for the constant stream of fun, energizing ideas for our classrooms.i love you.

  5. kathy says:

    You look gorgeous in the photos. Such relaxing posts, this and the last. O, the last days of school.

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