Turns out we had one extra book sitting around for the Hamburger America Burger Haiku Giveaway. So we have six winners instead of five! They are, in no particular order:

dark brown salty crust
right amount of pink inside
sizzle juicy drip

The judges say: A perfect portrait of the perfect burger.

You once were a cow
Now you are a burger
Tasty little cow

The judges say: Fun and wickedly dark—from the cow's standpoint. If haikus had titles, this one's would be "Bwahahahah."

this is Mc Nuggets
i said i want a Big Mac
fix your intercom

The judges say: We've all been there, man. Amen.

Fresh from the butcher,
When almost rare, good moist beef,
Seasoned, stands alone

The judges say: Right on. The best burgers need little more than seasoning.

Pastures of cows & steer
Fields of golden wheat
A Burger is Born
—Q80 BurgerBelly

The judges say: Simply beautiful. Captures not only the spirit of burgers but the spirit of America at its best, as well.

Family cookout
Behind me, sizzle and smoke --
I can see burgers

The judges say: Evocative of Memorial Day and summer weekends in general.

Thanks to everyone who entered. And it is clear we will have to hold a burger limerick contest soon!


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