Haiku. I write it, live it, love it. Now, it’s your turn. And you can win some prizes for doing it real good. But you’ve got to enter the contest first.

Here’s how to enter:

Write a haiku.

(A haiku has 17 syllables:

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

Just so you know.)

Bloggers: Post your haiku 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

A Threadless Haiku T-shirt (in the size of your choice)

$25 via PayPal (or a gift card, if you’d rather)

A super-cool button for your blog or to print and post on your refrigerator (in your choice of white or black).

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

The contest deadline is 11:59 p.m. EST, Wednesday February 18th. The winner will be announced on Monday February 23rd.

Haiku Buckaroo
Just seventeen syllables
And it could be you

Good luck!

Previous editions of The Haiku Buckaroo Contest:
The Haiku Buckaroo Contest
And The Haiku Buckaroo Is…
The Haiku Buckaroo Contest, Take Two!
Here Are The Champions, My Friends
Haiku Buckaroo III: Haiku With A Vengeance
Passing The Torch: A New Haiku Buckaroo