All your haikus were great. I loved reading them. Here are my favorites, and the winners! I was looking for happy themes, personality, and most of all imagery.
Sledding down steep hills
I wish I could play longer
But Dad says, “SHOVEL!”
I enjoyed the personality that shows through in this one — a kid’s perspective for sure! And it made me chuckle.
Pre dawn visitors
criss crossing fresh fallen snow
This one got extra points for alliteration. I like how Rita doesn’t come out and say who or what the pre-dawn visitors are.
And the grand prize winner:
Snowy diamonds gleam
At dawn, as fierce fire rises.
Beauty all divine.
Oh, the imagery here is just perfect! Lovely.
As I mentioned, I didn’t have prizes all picked out before I came up with the contest idea. This made me realize that perhaps I should buy neat stuff when I see it so that I have prizes to give out when I want to have a contest, because all of a sudden I had to come up with prizes! But I got a chance to get out this weekend, and since I love Burt’s Bees stuff, everyone is getting something from Burt’s Bees: soap, lotion, lip balm, and other stuff.
I’ll be contacting you three to get addresses. Congratulations, and again, thanks to all of you who submitted! I had a blast!