Sunday, July 15, 2007

Haikus for the National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation recently held a nature haiku contest. The winners have been revealed. Here's my favorite:

Behold…Platypus!
Duck billed, fur lined enigma.
What the @#%& are you?
-Claire Rush, Conowingo, MD

3 comments:

Alan Summers said...

That's a bit harsh on the poor Platypus isn't it? ;-)

My landlady had one not far from her Queensland (Australia) home and it got featured on a National Geographic issue.

I see you have a blog link called The Nightjar, so in honour, here's a haiku about one! ;-)



dusk at the golf club
part of a marker pole
a tawny frogmouth


(nightjar family)

1st Prize, Fellowship of Australian Writers, Queensland, Haiku Competition, June 1995

sundog haiku journal: an australian year
sunfast press 1997 reprinted 1998 California State Library - Main Catalog Call Number : HAIKU S852su 1997

First Australian Haiku Anthology
ISBN 0 9577925 9 X
University of Queensland, 2003

Patrick Belardo said...

Alan, thanks for the comment. I have seen Tawny Frogmouths at the zoo here in the US. I would love to see one in person someday. I guess I should check the golf course!

Mary said...

That ones my favorite out of the bunch, too, Pat!