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Luke Bell wins national haiku poem contest

Published: 9:55 AM, 06/06/2013
 

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Luke Bell, 21, beat hundreds of others and won first place in a recent haiku contest organized by USA Today.

Bell's three-line haiku, which he wrote quickly and entered with only a half hour left before the deadline, had to fit the definitions of such a poem: the first line had to have five syllables; the second line, seven; and the third line, five.

The haiku had to reflect a current event topic. Bell, a Cocke County native who is a senior at the University of Tennessee, majoring in English, secondary education, and English as a second language, chose to write about teachers.

Bell's winning haiku was this:

                                    More school tragedies,

                                    Teachers are undervalued,

                                    Future in their hands.

Bell and the contest will be honored in tomorrow's (Friday's) edition of USA Today, he said.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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