What's a "bratku" you ask? That would be a competition in which sausage-smitten people pen haiku about bratwurst (with the top five winners picking up $25 gift certificates from the ever-fabulous Usinger's Famous Sausage).
My personal fave is by Linda Hassel of Oshkosh:
A blossom of fireThat's a nice line -- "as the bratwurst sings." I can almost hear 'em sizzling and singing and then squirting just a smidgen of that precious bratwurst juice onto the coals before being pulled off onto a waiting bun. It's a song I hope to hear often this summer.
Sweet juices fall on hot coals
As the bratwurst sings
P.S. "Looking forward to my first bratwurst of summer this weekend," Bill says. Might have to do that myself ...