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

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  • 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

  • Chalky blue heav­ens
    A good day for an airstrike
    The pin­striped hawks swoop

  • 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.”

  • 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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