Over the winter break Project Worker held a poetry haiku writing competition for students.
A haiku is traditionally a Japanese poem consisting of three short lines that do not rhyme. The origins of haiku poems can be traced back as far as the 9th century. A haiku is considered to be more than a type of poem; it is a way of looking at the physical world and seeing something deeper, like the very nature of existence.
The poem consists of 3 lines. The first and last lines of the poem has 5 syllables. The middle line of the poem has 7 syllables. The lines of a haiku poem rarely rhyme.
After careful deliberation to the top 3 poems were selected and are as follows:
3rd Place by 'Hope's weary head' Abby Hammond 3rd year History student
Hope’s weary head raised
wondering how far to go
soon, she promises.
2nd Place 'Too Long' by Leanna Thomson 2nd year English Literature student
I stood for too long
Watching the tide eat the sand,
Now the tide eats me.
1st Place 'Breathing' also by Leanna Thomson 2nd year English Literature student
I breathe truth inside.
The air seizes up my lungs,
So I exhale lies.
Congratulations to the above winners and thank you to everyone who submitted an entry, they were great to read.