Vote for your favorite 2012 food haiku!

THE VOTING HAS CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who participated! The winner is Dave for:

to err is human
and to forgive is divine
I served red with fish

Honorable mention to Amber:

Wine filled our glasses,
Lingered on your lips, so I
Drank too much of both.

Dave – please email me your contact information so that we can arrange to get the tickets to you.

  • 1. Wine filled our glasses,…(29%, 23 Votes)
  • 2. Pour, shuck, sip then slurp… (1%, 1 Votes)
  • 3. today it rains hard… (1%, 1 Votes)
  • 4. Red raspberries pop…(1%, 1 Votes)
  • 5. I make chicken soup…(3%, 2 Votes)
  • 6. Can’t pronounce this cheese!… (5%, 4 Votes)
  • 7. to err is human… (53%, 41 Votes)
  • 8. Hug this tree for luck…(7%, 5 Votes)


The judges are all over the place on their favorite haiku this year, so I’m throwing it out to you. If you could take the time to look over the top haiku below and vote in the poll on the right side of the page, I would appreciate it. One vote per person, please! Voting will end on Sunday evening.

The winner will receive two general-admission tickets for the event on Tuesday May 8th (a $170 value). Tickets will be mailed to winner before the event.

“Taste of the Nation Portland will raise critical funds needed to support Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in Oregon and across the nation.” You can read more information about the event at If you planning to attend, you might want to read our “Taste of the Nation: a Battle Plan” here.

1. Amber says:
Wine filled our glasses,
Lingered on your lips, so I
Drank too much of both.

2. Tom says:
Pour, shuck, sip then slurp
Bubbles, oysters; what a pair
Life without a care

3. Dave says:
today it rains hard
tomorrow there will be sun
pinot noir comes soon

4. Calabrese says:
Red raspberries pop
Fragrant tartness into lips
Open for their kiss

5. Frieda Lighthouse says:
I make chicken soup
Memories of grandmother
Recalling her smile

6. Amber Says:
Can’t pronounce this cheese!
Cow or sheep? Quick – Google it!
Here comes our waiter!

7. Dave says:
to err is human
and to forgive is divine
I served red with fish

8. Brian Wilbur says:
Hug this tree for luck
Says my son before we rake.
Glorious truffles.

Your thoughts are welcome

    • Dave says

      Thank you, myswandive! Could you please make sure that you vote for number 7 in the upper right hand corner of the page so your vote counts. I’d really like to take my wife to Taste of the Nation for Mother’s Day! Thanks!!!

  1. pdxyogi says

    Stop repeatedly telling people how to properly vote! If they can’t/refuse to follow simple instructions, I’d rather their judgment and taste not count.

  2. Jessica Truhan says

    I vote #8. #7 is certainly funny but I think #8 takes it for the story it tells with just three simple lines. It follows what I personally consider a signature of Haiku, which is a calm and pleasant read, which resonates in the mind long after it was read.

  3. Bonnie says

    Many fun, creative entries, but the best one won. LOVED it – outstanding work, Dave! To all others, I will toast your efforts.

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