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10 January 2009 @ 07:57 am

No, really. I dig on Haikus. I love 'em. For some inexplicable reason, they make me happy.

So. I present to you... Carrie's Haiku Challenge CONTEST!

Here's what I've decided, just now, to do. Because I'm all impulsive and stuff.

You write a haiku.  (You can click the link if you don't know how - but I'm totally finding your fifth grade teacher and telling her that you weren't paying attention.)  Submit said haiku as a comment to this post.  I will be the judge, jury and executioner; the haiku that I love the most will receive a $50 gift certificate to Target and perhaps a lovely handmade bag or apron - your choice.  I think second and third place might receive a little something, too.  :)  Open to any and all who stumble across my LJ and anyone I deem worthy can win.  Enter as many times as you like, without, you know, being obnoxious.  So.... yeah.  poetry contest.  with prizes.

Plus,  the haikus will make me all happy.  :D

So.... be creative!  Haiku about your life, housework, children, school, fandom, rpg characters, dogs, cats, carrots, dust bunnies...  the possibilities are endless.  Contest will end Wednesday, January 14th at 11 p.m. Central time.

I leave you with an offering of my own. 

His stupid stone owl
sits in the garden mocking
one day... sledgehammer

*curtsies to riotous applause*


I hear:: The sound of silence. I'm the only one up!
Sharlenemynuet on January 10th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
I'll come up with an actual haiku, too, since I have fun writing them, but I thought you'd like this toy:

Haiku2 for mynuet
as a geek i make
no bones about what i like
or have liked true
@ livejournal.com
Created by Grahame

Edited at 2009-01-10 02:27 pm (UTC)
Carrie Leigh: Chicago - happycarrie_leigh on January 10th, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
Haiku2 for persephone33
the wildlife that cheat
on their wives and smoke behind
the potatoes look at
@ aboutmylife.netadvogato.orgblogger.comblogs.gnome.orgblogspot.comdeadjournal.comgreatestjournal.cominsanejournal.comlivejournal.commyspace.comspaces.msn.com
Created by Grahame

Oh, my gosh. TOO, TOO, FUN.
(no subject) - mynuet on January 10th, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
peacefulwmn9peacefulwmn9 on January 10th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)
Some Haiku For You

an angel hovers
somewhere between dusk and dawn
shes watching lovers


night owl morning lark
growl again at each other
junk-yard dogs, not birds


purple onions
served with dandelion wine
stomach ache tonight


on a snowy bluff
howling at the pale new moon
the wolves are in heat


crack of a gunshot
wounds the night wakes the baby
shhhh lake ice breaking

Karen Chaffee 2009
Not a lady at all: wordy: cluecosmo_jenny on January 10th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
I suck at poetry and only remember limericks ;)
Carrie Leigh: evil laughcarrie_leigh on January 10th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
Well, maybe the limerick contest will be next. *laughs*
(no subject) - airmidm on January 10th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
dragonsangel68: HP - Draco gigglingdragonsangel68 on January 10th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've written one of these since grade 5!

He waits nervously
For the woman in white silk
The unknown ahead
Jessica K Malfoy: coffee heartjessicakmalfoy on January 10th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
Valentine's day
Chocolates make me fat

Flowers they will wilt and die

Scary lingerie.

Did I spell that right???
seegrim: pouty paoloseegrim on January 10th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, Carrie. I love this. You made my morning, really. I'm not a haiku writer, but I've got a perfect one to sum up my week thus far:

Haven't slept all week
Paolo's been stuck in my head
Divorce imminent?
O Demanding One: Express: Grin X)  Snoopyheyurs on January 10th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)


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(no subject) - heyurs on January 10th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC) (Expand)
O Demanding One: Books: Let Your Imagination Fly!heyurs on January 10th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)

This sounds fun! :D

Blessings abound us
Mountains, root beer, snail mail, love
Thankful is a must

Friendship is worthy
Trust, forgiveness, being there
Always in your heart

A writer you say
Take me to another world
Escape is so sweet

Oh, and I meant to tell you, Carrie, that I finally decided what I am going to do with my lovely bag. Yes, thus far I have just been admiring it. *g* I am going to use it to carry my Bibles. *nods* It is so precious to me that I didn't want it to get messed up with everyday back and forth stuff. xD I'm happy. ♥

*hugs you again for being so thoughtful*

seegrimseegrim on January 10th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
Mountains, root beer, snail mail, love

Hee! How sweet!
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idreamofdracoidreamofdraco on January 10th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
Cool contest! I don't think I've written a haiku since sixth grade. :)

Go on a diet
Give up butter, fried food, sweets
Stomach growls, "Screw this"


Draco Malfoy is:
Blond, British, snarky, smexy,
Marry me, Draco?


J.K. writes new book
Harry Potter Gets Divorced
And Wife Weds Ferret


S.S. Fire and Ice
Hit with Epilogue of DOOM
Refuses to sink.

Edited at 2009-01-10 07:56 pm (UTC)
nbaeker: sam geekboy at worknbaeker on January 10th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
ginny and the twins
sit up in bed late one night
share hope dreams and pranks


pansy parkinson
is no fool for anyone
but ron makes her smile


twisted dreams of death
play a melancholy tune
in his sleeping mind


What a sweet idea, Carrie! :D

slitherhither: cyndi_lauperslitherhither on January 12th, 2009 05:07 am (UTC)
Okay, that was actually easier that way (5-7-5) than doing it by counting to 17...

red wine you seduce
leave behind morning headache
c-o-f-f-e-e aspirin

coffee where are you
smoke alarm? huh? WTF?
flames and stinky mess

I love PBS
but cannot watch Tess tonight
tears bring headache back

is pretty fucking ninjacaramelsilver on January 13th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
I'm not even sure if this is a haiku:

Drives up. Careless. Stop!
Oh, this will be expensive.
Car just hit something.

There is a shadow
over his face today. Shit.
This does not bode well.
maureen: Jayne Coffeemaureen on January 13th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
Title: Coffee

morning aroma
savory black liquid calls
sanity reborn

(more to come later today or tomorrow, I hope)
maureenmaureen on January 14th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
my other entries
a glass of red wine
on the porch with a good book
perfect Friday night

dark, quiet, stillness
very early morning hours
chance to be with God

you're just a number
our mistakes are your problem
corporate H.R.
tracyj23: Winter - snowy road (text)tracyj23 on January 14th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
Here goes ...

Jack Frost came to call
Time to freeze our "assets" off
Hot chocolate is love.

(just a little weather-inspired verse ... )
Kate: Well-behaved womenmugglechump on January 14th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
I have offerings of haiku and happy birthday wishes!

I sit in my cube
Crunching numbers for the man
Wishing I was rich

Heaven awaits me
Everlasting Christian life
How great is my Lord

He can bottle fame
Stoppering death is easy
Snape is my hero

Frank ate my journal
Dumb text-munching goat, I say
LJ is a punk

Not si ‘moov’ or si ‘moo-ahv’
E pur si ‘mwah-vay’

The friendly dolphin
Sweet or just a horny fish?
Newlyweds beware

Happy birthday, Carrie! *BIG BIRTHDAY HUGS*
Sharlene: Ever Wondrous! by jennymalfoymynuet on January 15th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
Happy birthday to
a gorgeous, awesome girl who
is hella cool, too.

A mani-pedi
with OPI nail polish -
Chick Flick Cherry, please.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan
can eat crackers in my bed
any time he wants.

Sonic Happy Hour
Half price drinks; Route 44
Diet Coke - ahhhh, bliss.

Malcolm Baddock is
a stalker with sex appeal.
Millie loves it (him).

Draco and Pansy
Best friends, both shagging Weasleys
Happily deadly

Draco and Ginny
OTP is not enough
I ship them liek whoa

Ron and Pansy are
so good together that it's
fucking fantastic

Cormac and Rose will
be the death of me; let me
tell you my theories

Dolphins. They're evil.
I know this, because Carrie
said so. I trust her.

Picture posts with food
Carrie makes them, I watch them
They're a lot of fun

Roger and Mel need
to get it on as soon as
they can. Right now, please.

Zach and Orla are
too freaking cute; I giggle,
really enjoying them.

Nutjobs and psychos
are always part of fandom.
Just try to be sane.

Milo is wearing
pinkish, puce-y underpants.
Bleach accident. Sad.

The wind through the trees
sakura blossoms drifting
It makes my eye twitch.

All damn day I will
be counting syllables and
talking in haiku.

I'm a total goof
but comfortable with it.
I amuse myself.

Edited at 2009-01-15 03:28 am (UTC)