I love haiku. They’re great fun to read and a quick, but effective writing challenge. I write one everyday – it gets my creative juices flowing.

Now, I want to get your juices flowing! I want to see your haiku! So, without further ado…I announce to you…


The Haiku Buckaroo Contest

A haiku has 17 syllables – five in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the third. Like this. And this.

To enter the contest:

  • Write a haiku and post it on your blog. Be sure to mention this contest and link back to this entry in your post.
  • Then, e-mail me the permalink or leave it in a comment.
  • If you don’t have a blog, don’t fret. You can enter by submitting your haiku in a comment.
  • Be sure to provide an e-mail address so I may contact you if you win.
  • You may enter more than once.
  • I will post links to each haiku entry in the order I receive them.

The contest winner (a.k.a. The Haiku Buckaroo) will receive a Magnetic Poetry Haiku Kit, a Haiku Buckaroo Mug and a super-cool button for their blog (in their choice of white or black).

Haiku Buckaroo Button (White) Haiku Buckaroo Button (Black)

The winner will be selected by the finest haiku writer I know – Laurie from I Can Leave My Hat On. You can see some of her haiku here.

The contest deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 10th.

I will post the winner here on Monday, August 13th.

Now, get writing! I can’t wait to see your haiku!

ENTRIES:

Image and Wonder submitted by Jenn in Holland

Put It All Together submitted by Jenn in Holland

Are You A Haiku Buckaroo? submitted by Toni at This Simple Life

Haiku Buckaroo submitted by Mackeydoodle

Garden Shoes submitted by Jenn in Holland

Gifts and Honors submitted by Jenn in Holland

The It’s Not Even Sunday Haiku submitted by Stacie at The Twinkies

Haiku Fun submitted by Kim at TwinMomma

Haiku for August 1 submitted by Lori at Weebles Wobblog

Haiku! (gesundheit!) by Jami at Not That Different

RIP July 2007 submitted by Mackeydoodle

Haiku Buckaroo submitted by Sam at The Wonderfully Boring World of The Planters

Perfection submitted by Soccer Mom in Denial

Mid-Week Photo Op submitted by Jenn at Quarter Rest

Surfacing submitted by Jenn in Holland

More Haiku submitted by Jami at Not That Different

So I was Discussing Haiku with the Train Conductor submitted by Soccer Mom in Denial

Consolations submitted by Jenn in Holland

Fifteen Haiku about the Farmer’s Market submitted by Jen at A2eatwrite

Gardening in Haiku submitted by Flower Child at Blooming Idiot

Tech Writer Haiku submitted by Charity at Writing Wrongs

Haiku, too (part 3, actually) submitted by Jami at Not That Different

Homecoming Haiku submitted by Daisy at A Mother’s Garden Of Verses

A Teacher’s Lament in Haiku submitted by Daisy at A Mother’s Garden Of Verses

Haiku Contest submitted by Pokerpeaker at Poking & Peaking

Haiku Buckaroo submitted by Dana at The Dana Files

Haiku Buckaroo Contest submitted by Elaine at Blog In My Eye

The Lord giveth…and The Lord taketh away submitted by Elaine at Blog In My Eye

Haiku 2 submitted by Elaine at Blog In My Eye

Haiku submitted by Elaine at Blog In My Eye

Haiku Buckaroo submitted by Jean at Working Mama 247

Haiku with Underwires submitted by Suzanne at The World According To Suz

Sleep: A Haiku submitted by Julie at Learning & Laughter

Video Haiku submitted by Yoshi at Hello! Yoshi

Cat Haiku submitted by Tiggerprr at Tiggerprr’s Scratching Post

Happiness Haiku submitted by Tiffani at What looks like crazy…prolly is

Haiku Buckaroo Contest submitted by Ruth at Mom’s Musings

Sister-girl Thursday submitted by Elaine at Blog In My Eye

The Haiku Buckaroo Contest submitted by Karly at Wiping Up Snot

Hail Maaaaarrrrghhhy! submitted by GreenTuna at Snappy Casual Nuns

Fun With Haiku submitted by Mamma at Mamma Loves

I wonder if this is what Johnny Cash was talking about? submitted by Sassy at Sassy Tirades

Haiku UnFackingBoLievable Friday submitted by Coodence at Coodence’s World

80s Flashback Haiku Friday submitted by Randi at Randi’s Random Rantings (Randi does haiku each Friday, this is the most recent.)