Take the Haiku Trail

Nearly sixty haiku were submitted for the Matamata-Piako Libraries’ Haiku Hike, a trail of haiku ‘pavers’ around our library walls, judged by well known NZ poet Sue Emms.

The Junior Prize was won by 10-year-old Anica with this evocation of a tropical island:



Fruity breeze floats through

 Palm trees sway above glistening water

Glimmering waves crash


The Adult Prize was awarded to R E Stone for a deceptively simple haiku:


Sun-drying hay 

Boy returns