Andy of Philadelphia narrowly beat out John Bligh for the title of "Bestest Hippo/Dik-Dik Poet."
Voting was fast and furious, with strong opinions being voiced on what exactly makes the awesomest hippo haiku or dik-dik limerick.
I am overwhelmed by the great love of and respect for poetry voiced by my audience. Or at least rendered speechless.
Andy won with this:
Throat looks bottomless
Folds of fat hide your cunning
And John nearly overtook Andy with this:
I think that I shall never see
a hippo sitting in a tree
And if I did, I turn and flee
Don't want a hippo crapping on me.
Congratulations to Andy on his new purse! Okay, my assumption is that it's for Moira, but let's leave it up to him.