Haiku ‘Contest’

I suppose I will go ahead and make this an annual event. I want some haikus from y’all. You might remember last year…I had to wrangle them out of you with sundry forms of archaic torture. Hopefully this year there will be no need for rending. I’ll even give out some sort of prize, though I do not know what that prize will be.

Last year there was only one rule, seventeen syllables, but even that got broken to good use. This year the rules are pretty standard, really. 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, 5 in the third. It does not have to be about nature or a season.

I guess technically they won’t be haikus, but will be haiku in form. Submit through the comments, or at aharvey@organicmechanic.org

16 thoughts on “Haiku ‘Contest’

  1. haikus can be fun!!! this is my last one. i swear!!!

    i run into things
    walls, doors, tables, chairs, people
    i dont fall down though

  2. children with weapons
    the one who is the general
    sure to lose his eyes

    (I swear the second line only has seven syllabels because I’m from Oregon so I pronounce General “gen-ral.”

  3. Here’s a set:

    silly little birds
    sun won’t be up for hours
    why are you singing?

    damn idiot birds
    I’m trying to go to sleep
    fucking stop your noise

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