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The Jell-O Judges

Six members of the Utah State Poetry Society and two Salt Lake Tribune staffers judged this year’s Jell-O haiku submissions. They pored over the gelatinous gems, looking for proper style and originality. Judges include society members Vera Bakker, D. Gary Christian, Barbara Funk, Kolette Montague, Eric Reed and Jon Sebba; and Salt Lake Tribune reporters Cathy Reese Newton and Kathy Stephenson. For more information about the Utah Poetry Society or to join a chapter, visit utahpoets.com.

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Jell-O breaks the law

Bananas in suspension

Gravity defied

Awesome collagen:

Keeps our Jell-O so jiggly,

Our faces so firm.

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Jell-O cures it all.

Doc’s no longer on my plan.

Thanks, ObamaCare.

What’s this pellucid

gelatinous jellied junk?

O, hello, Jell-O!


I eat a rainbow

But it’s just Grandma’s Jell-O

The whipped cream makes clouds

Something about this

makes me want to dive into

a pool of Jell-O.

Wiggle, giggle, slurp!

Jiggles like my grandma’s arms

Jell-O is yummy.

Squishy, slimy, smooth

Jell-O is just like fish eggs

Except delicious

"Mom!" — "What?" — "I can’t keep

the fat lady on my spoon;

she jiggles too much!"


Jell-O is a treat.

My mom and dad like Jell-O.

It is jiggly.

Jell-O is jiggly

It will bounce if you drop it

It shakes rapidly.

Jell-O is squishy

Jell-O is really yummy

I love good Jell-O

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