|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
Bell's winning haiku was this:
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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