I love haiku. Obviously. I also like winning. So, last year I held the first ever Haiku Buckaroo Contest. Six months later, I did it again. And now, I’d like to do it once more. Won’t you please do it with me?


A haiku has 17 syllables:

five in the first line
seven in the second line
five in the third line

Here’s how to enter the contest:

Bloggers: Write a haiku and post it on your blog. Be sure to mention this contest and link back to this entry in your post. Once your post is published, leave a link directly to your entry post at the Mr. Linky below.

Non-Bloggers: Submit your haiku via this entry form. I will provide a page on which all non-blogger haiku submissions will appear. Once your submission is received, it will be included on the non-blogger haiku submission page and a link to it will be added to Mr. Linky under your name.

You may enter more than once. Each haiku will be judged individually.

The contest winner (a.k.a. The Haiku Buckaroo) will receive a Magnetic Poetry Haiku Kit, a Haiku Buckaroo Mug, $25 via PayPal (or a gift card, if you’d rather) and a super-cool button for their blog (in their choice of white or black).

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

The contest deadline is 11:59 p.m. EST, Friday August 15th. The winner will be announced on Monday August 18th.

Haiku Buckaroo
Just seventeen syllables
And it could be you