WSF Haiku Contest Winner!

Posted March 28, 2019 at 5:29 pm by

Here’s a note from Wash­ing­ton State Ferries…

Siri Lindstrum - Photo by Ashley King

The cov­er of the Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries’ Sum­mer 2019 Sail­ing Sched­ule will fea­ture a haiku writ­ten by Fri­day Har­bor’s own Siri Lindstrum.

Out of near­ly 200 entries in the #WSFHaiku Twit­ter con­test, Siri’s poem received the most “likes” of the three final­ists on the @wsferries page. Here’s the win­ning entry:

Warm pink rays of light
Reflects on shim­mer­ing sea
We watch the sun rise

Siri is a stu­dent at Fri­day Har­bor High School, where last year’s win­ner Lisa Sal­is­bury is a librar­i­an. Lisa says she and the school’s Eng­lish teach­ers pro­mot­ed the haiku con­test and used it as an edu­ca­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ty. She added that Siri loves poet­ry and cre­at­ed a poet­ry web­site for a school project in January.

Thank you to every­one who sub­mit­ted a haiku, as well as every­one who con­nect­ed with us on Twit­ter for this con­test. We also need to give a shout out to Wash­ing­ton State Poet Lau­re­ate Clau­dia Cas­tro Luna for select­ing our finalists.

And of course, con­grat­u­la­tions Siri!

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