The Very Best of the Local Haikus

Each poet was encouraged to send in two local haikus.
These are the judges favorites.

Hot sun beating down.
Vivid colors all around.
Chalkfest is in town!
– Jen Janiak

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Racy’s o Racy’s
I blend in to the couches
Wearing flannel shirts

My longboard soars past
Eagles on the riverside
Heaven in concrete
– Kristie Ann Bement

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Weary in summer
Friends floating by like hot nights
Where you can be free
– GR Maierhofer

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Summer’s siren song
Snaps lawn chairs to attention
Mosh pit labyrinth

Incarceration
In need of a location
Pissing and moaning
– Bruce Warren

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A medieval knight
Shops for groceries in town
At Ron’s Castle Foods
– Jimmie Kaska

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Stone thrown from the hack;
brooms hover ominously
and yelling erupts
– Zack Gauck

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Shoes slung over bridge
Always stop me from walking –
Now barefoot myself.

If I jump right here
Where the water falls, Big Falls,
Would laughs come in waves?
– Diane Embry

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City breathes new, old,
Rebuild, renew, renaissance,
Phoenix still rising
– Chris Zimmerman

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Frozen falls –
sound of melting
with an echo
– Scott Steffens

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The fiberglass shines
In the sunlight and you just
Stand there with your

Giant donut and
People pose for pictures in
Front of you all day.
– Alexandra Brown

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When will the snow melt?
I miss my Farmers Market
And Pad Thai for lunch.
– Daniel Petersen

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Shovel the driveway
The snowplow driver hates me
Driveway hates him back
– Tim Wells

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Winter cold chills bones
Christmas cheer will surely warm
Stokes the fires of love
– DL Schwoch

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Crisp, clear, refreshing
Winters arctic air surrounds
Reviving ones soul …
– Rich Meredith

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“Homer Pound: first white
boy born in Chippewa Falls.”
Son blasted London!
– John David Rose

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Build west of courthouse                                   
Transform river properties                                
Mirror Phoenix Park
– Rozanna Bejin

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