Category: Haiku Buckaroo Contest (page 2 of 2)

Here Are The Champions, My Friends

It began just three weeks ago. Now, 1,343 syllables later, we have the winners of The Haiku Buckaroo Contest (Second Edition).

There were 79 entries from 31 participants. And while I wish I could give every one of you a prize, it’s not much of a contest if you do it that way. So, on to winners!

First, I give you the category winners as selected by reader votes along with their randomly assigned prizes.

Most Disgusting Haiku

Oozing, dripping chunks
Slither down into the sock
brown, green, stinky…Poop

Submitted by JerseyGirl89 at Dirty Little Secret, winner of some delicious chocolate straight from The Netherlands courtesy of Jenn in Holland

Most Evocative Haiku

slightly unbalanced
a single word rocks my world
that word: autism

Submitted by Jenn in Holland, winner of a Shakespearean Action Figure courtesy of Jen at A2EATWRITE

Funniest Haiku

Online all the time
Husband going to leave me
I blogged about it

Submitted by Deb at San Diego Momma, winner of a $15 donation to the charity of her choice from Twenty Five Days To Make A Difference (which I am matching to make it $30 total) and $15 in her pocket via PayPal or a gift card to the store of her choice.

Most Erotic Haiku

Caress, snuggle, breathe
mouths explore, hands hold, eyes close
a shuddering moan

Submitted by JerseyGirl89 at Dirty Little Secret, winner of One HOT pack courtesy of Gretchen at Bananas and Toddlers

Next up, the random winners.

Random winners

Elaine at Blog In My Eye, winner of an 8×10 matted print of one of her brilliant photos courtesy of Soccer Mom in Denial

Llama Momma, winner of the book Me, Myself, and Bob by Phil Vischer courtesy of Toni at This Simple Life

American Girl, winner of the books The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan and Until I Find You By John Irving courtesy of Dirty Little Secret’s JerseyGirl89

Now, the grand prize. Jami from not THAT different, our reigning Haiku Buckaroo, was gracious enough to select our second edition winner. It was no easy task! And she took it very seriously. She reviewed every haiku, with all names and links removed. She avoided the category voting so as not to be swayed in her decision. She did a phenomenal job.

From 79 entries, Jami narrowed it down to her favorite 4. Here they are, in reverse order, along with her comments on each.

Haiku Buckaroo Honorable Mention

Lips part, breath quickens
tongue searches for another
my love, kiss me now.

Submitted by Elaine at Blog In My Eye

Jami says: “I will admit that because I totally love kissing, this one had me from the beginning. I think making out is almost as erotic and exciting as actually … you know.”

Haiku Buckaroo Honorable Mention

Online all the time
Husband going to leave me
I blogged about it

Submitted by Deb at San Diego Momma

Jami says: “Just way too funny (and maybe true?) to NOT make it to the final four.”

Haiku Buckaroo Honorable Mention

slightly unbalanced
a single word rocks my world
that word: autism

Submitted by Jenn in Holland,

Jami says: “In terms of evoking the emotion of a moment, this haiku is almost perfect. It’s a 17-syllable short story that rocked my world, too.”

THE HAIKU BUCKAROO

Circular Haiku Instructions
Way to write Haiku:
write three lines, count syllables.
Too long? Must find a

Submitted by Mo’Coffee

Jami says: “I realize that this is not a traditional, formal haiku, but I’m not a traditional girl. I was totally blown away by both the cleverness and the humor of this haiku. I will admit that on my first quick reading I missed the “circular” reference, but once I got it, it threw in just the right amount of unexpected to be a winner.”

Congratulations Mo’ Coffee! You are the winner of a Magnetic Poetry Haiku Kit, a Haiku Buckaroo Mug, and $25 via PayPal (or a gift card to the store of your choice, if you’d rather).

Congratulations to all the winners! Please, feel free to proudly display one of the following super-cool buttons on your blog. You earned it!

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

Thanks once again to Jami and the contest sponsors!

This was fun. I hope you’ll all be back to have another go in August!

Cast Your Vote For Your Favorite Haiku Buckaroo Category Finalists!

Alright. Here we go. Your Haiku Buckaroo (Second Edition) category finalists.

But! Before you scroll down and start clicking away, I’ve got some stuff to tell you!

Okay, these category finalists? They were hard to choose! And so, our panel of distinguished judges elected to drop the “Most Inspiring” Category and change the “Scariest” Category to “Most Evocative.” This means there are four categories: Most Erotic, Most Disgusting, Most Evocative and Funniest. Additionally, there will be three winners chosen at random rather than one (to adjust for the deletion of one category and the addition of a prize: a Shakespeare action figure courtesy of Jen at A2EATWRITE).

Voting is open until February 24th, 11:59 p.m. EST, so get clicking!


Congratulations and good luck to the category finalists! Feel free to grab this button for your blog to promote your bad self:

Haiku Buckaroo Button - Vote for me!

If you’re not a category finalist, don’t fret! Remember, three additional winners will be chosen at random and THE Haiku Buckaroo has yet to be named…it could be you!

Winners will be announced on Monday, February 25.

The Haiku Buckaroo Contest, Take Two!

Welcome to the second edition of The Haiku Buckaroo Contest! It was so much fun the first time, we just had to do it again!

There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get right to it.

A haiku has 17 syllables – five in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the third. Check out the entries from the original contest for some great examples.

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 overall 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 overall winner will be selected by the original Haiku Buckaroo – Jami from Not THAT Different. You can see Jami’s winning haiku here.

But, that’s not all!

Winners will also be chosen in the following categories by you, the readers:

  • Most Inspiring Haiku
  • Funniest Haiku
  • Most Disgusting Haiku
  • Scariest Haiku
  • Most Erotic Haiku

And, there will be one winner selected at random from all entries.

In addition to earning the super-cool buckaroo button, the following prizes will be awarded to the random and category winners by random drawing:

The contest deadline is 11:59 p.m. EST, Friday February 15th.

Category finalists will be revealed and reader voting will take place here Monday February 18th – 24th.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

Winners will be announced here on Monday February 25th.

Haiku Buckaroo
Just seventeen syllables
And it could be you

And The Haiku Buckaroo Is…

Well, I can’t just blurt it out, can I? Don’t worry, I’ll get to it soon. Or you could scroll to the bottom, but then you’d miss out on all the other stuff I’ve got to tell you. And it’d be a little like cheating or something.

First, I’ve got to thank our fabulous judge Laurie who took on the task of choosing one winner from 110 different haiku submitted by more than 30 participants. It was no easy task! As I compiled the lot of them for her to read, ensuring all identifying marks were removed, I started to realize that I’d really asked a lot of her. Still, she took on the job with great seriousness and enthusiasm. Thank you so much Laurie!

And you guys….wow. Your haiku were amazing! What was even better than that was the haiku fever that swept through the internets like a virus. A really fun virus. Haiku entries inspired haiku comments and we were all dancing to the beat of the 5-7-5 drum. What fun! I think we’ll have to do this again. What do you think? Perhaps we’ll make it a semi-annual event. August and February? That would work great for me because that’s when I have to get my engagement ring cleaned and it’d help me remember.

Now, on to the results of the first official Haiku Buckaroo Contest.

First, the finalists. Laurie narrowed it down from 110 to the following 14:

Mmmm. Ribs for dinner.
Fingers are made for lickin’.
Who needs a washcloth?

Submitted by Jenn from Holland

Wet spot on the floor
Damn dog peed on the carpet.
Bye-bye deposit.

Submitted by Kim at TwinMomma

In the dusty room
A broken piano leans.
No more music here.

and

Sky sits on wave tops.
Surf swishes across lands end.
Wind sifts out fine sands.

and

The slowly crawling
Cars, buses, trucks and trailers.
This is called rush hour?

Submitted by Jami at Not That Different

Code cutoff rejoice!
But, wait. It will not install.
Tears drench my keyboard.

Submitted by Charity at Writing Wrongs

Driver talks on cell,
Applies lipstick at stoplight.
Wonders why I stare.

and

Noisy cicada
Hoping to find his true love
Chirps loudly all day.

and

McDonalds Play Place
Sweaty shoes are discarded.
Kids shriek and tumble.

Submitted by Elaine at Blog In My Eye

I leave you to cry
Just a tiny helpless boy
Learning to find sleep.

Submitted by Julie at Learning & Laughter

Procrastination.
The reason I am so late
To the haiku game.

Submitted by Karly at Wiping Up Snot

My foot is broken.
Can you Bedazzle a cast?
Mamma needs some bling.

Submitted by Mamma at Mamma Loves

Didn’t want to know.
Doctor let baby’s sex slip.
Now my lips are sealed!!

Submitted by Sassy at Sassy Tirades

The phone rings again.
I jump up from the sofa.
Telemarketer.

Submitted by Karrie

See how hard her job was?

If you are one of the finalists, feel free to proudly display the super-cool Haiku Buckaroo button on your blog or add it to your resume or print it out and post it on your refrigerator – whatever tickles your fancy. You earned it!

And now…the winner, The Haiku Buckaroo is….(drumroll please)…

In the dusty room
A broken piano leans.
No more music here.

Submitted by Jami at Not That Different

Congratulations Jami! You are the winner of a a Magnetic Poetry Haiku Kit, a Haiku Buckaroo Mug and the super-cool button for your blog.

Thank you to all the contest participants. Let’s do it again in February!

The Haiku Buckaroo Contest

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.)

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