Win with Power Poetry

The sun feels warming

Power gives us much safety

The night is for rest

Poetry isn’t something you usually expect from a power company, but this haiku was penned by staff at the Island City’s Alameda Municipal Power (AMP).

The 126-year-old power company is celebrating National Energy Awareness Month and Public Power Week by hosting a haiku contest through Sunday, Nov. 15.

The contest is open to Alameda residents only. AMP staff will choose their top five favorites. The writers of the five best electricity-themed haikus posted to the AMP Facebook page will be awarded two LEDs.

Electric haikius are three lines: the first is five syllables, the second, seven syllables and the third five syllables.

Find out more about AMP, the haiku contest and other information online at www.