Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Haiku contest.... Win Stephen Fry's "The Ode Less Travelled" - deadline Nov 15th, 2013

Through a bit of a fluke with, I ended up with an extra copy of Stephen Fry's excellent book, "The Ode Less Travelled".

A friend of mine (thanks Thom B) suggested that I have a haiku contest, where I ask for original haikus and the best one wins, as judged by myself.

An extra copy of my favourite book on poetry.

Rules: Submit as many haikus as you like. I am free with the format, as long as it is a 3-line, short poem. No more than 5-7-5 syllables per line though. You can submit here, in the comments, on my facebook wall (I'll be announcing it there), or via email:

I will judge the winner, and announce the results one week from tomorrow, November 15th, 2013.

NOTE: I am happy to send the book anywhere in the world, so feel free to share with your friends, even if they are overseas. It's worth a good haiku.

I will put the top haikus here on my blog at the end, so only submit if you don't mind them being on-line.

Thanks and happy haikuing!

NOTE: I prefer clever/funny. If your haiku can make me laugh, I'll give it high points! If you can do that an make it deep at the same time, you've got a winner. :)


  1. A winter wind blows
    Seasons keep coming around
    Scarcity of time

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  3. Just a box for bed
    News---make spells, copy letters
    Freezing, she quivers

    (A pangrammatic haiku.)

  4. your expectations
    are most unreasonable
    whatever they are


    i spend my weekend
    worrying about
    what weekends are for

  5. Thanks everyone... Some impressive entries so far. I will give an overview of them all in a post here at the end of the week. I have some on my facebook wall and in private IM's as well.

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  6. This very mundane moment sits
    on the the shoulders of my dreams,
    I resist, I lose.

    - Sirjana Singh

    (Fingers crossed, I so want to win)