Haiku or Limerick It!

Join us in a fun, expressive and creative outlet for our busy technical minds. Create a Haiku or Limerick about the conference, water quality, your field or something related. Get a form from the registration desk and turn your poem back to registration. A few will be chosen and read at the closing banquet and others will be used on the NWQMC website and other publications. Don’t know what a Haiku or Limerick is?


Haiku is a three-line poem. First line has 5 syllables, second line 7 syllables and third line is back to 5 syllables. You can illuminate a problem or solution in a Haiku.

Chicken or the Egg?
No Egg, No Chicken Dummies
It’s a no brainer!

This is my Onesie
It has a Haiku on it
My parents are nerds


Limerick is a seven-line poem. The 1st, 2nd and 5th lines all rhyme and are usually 7–9 syllables or so. The 3rd and 4th lines rhyme and are shorter in syllables.

Can’t believe it’s true, must be a ruse.
It seems kids these days actually choose.
It’s a very strange fad,
to dress up just like Dad.
Bell-bottom pants and big clunky shoes.” (Dwarvenkind)


There once was a young man from Kew
Who found a dead mouse in his stew.
Said the waiter, “Don’t shout
Or wave it about,
Or the rest will be wanting one too!”