Thursday, May 29, 2008

Southern Haiku Contest!

Ready for the 2nd of 5 contests to win an autographed copy of Mudbound by Hillary Jordan? Note: One entry per Haiku.

Create a 17 syllable Haiku that reflects one of the southern books you are reading this summer. For simplicity, use the 5-7-5 format, as in 5 syllables for the first line, 7 syllables for the second, and 5 for the ending. Place your Southern Haiku in a post then leave a post specific URL on Mister Linky. You may choose not to tell the book title and let bloggers guess.


Hubby and I came up with two for To Kill a Mockingbird.
I’m pretty shure you can guess which one is his.
Atticus was wise
Scout and Jem looked up to him
Radley won’t say Boo.

Snarling dog in road
Afternoon A shot rang out
A biter lies dead.

The drawing will be June 7!
Good Luck!

26 comments:

sage said...

I just wrote one! I'm down south right now--reading my books :)

____Maggie said...

Dang your quick! Yea, I noticed I was missing your voice. I read yesterday's post but didn't comment. :)

Tiffany Norris said...

I haven't done my Haiku yet, but I just wanted to say that I *heart* Savage Chickens. It's on my daily link list.

____Maggie said...

Tiffany - I was poking around for an image with Haiku displayed on it when I ran across this. I crack up thinking how utterly ridiculous it is to think chickens can talk enough to speak Haiku all day! Bah!!! Oh, wait a minute, I mean Bak!!! :D

Laura said...

Yikes--I'm forced to try to be creative again! Cute idea and I love the comic!

____Maggie said...

Yay, Laura! I'm sure you did a stellar job, too! :)

sage said...

after reading two (and listening to a third) non-fiction book, I'm now reading two of my three Southern books--one a memoir and the other a collection of short stories. Hopefully, when I get back from the beach, I'll get my first review up. Keep up the good work!

my haiku is up

____Maggie said...

Yes, I'm very jealous sharing you with Joy. ;)

No hurries, no worries, just relax and I look forward to your refreshed southern voice. The Cracker memoir sounds good. You sold me with the Haiku. :)

Deana said...

You guys are good. I just read Sage's. I wouldn't have a clue where to start...you're too smart for me!

____Maggie said...

Ah, now Deana. It's just a matter of playing with words, and it is awful addicting once you start. :)

N.Vasillis said...

As much as I love haikus I doubt I'll be able to do it. Good luck everyone! I'll link the contest on my blog.

____Maggie said...

It's loads of fun N. Vasillis, but I totally understand. Quiet time at your home is at a premium with baby. Thank you for advertizing! :)

StellaMarie said...

Stab at a Haiku
Anything for a free book
Hope I'm the winner.

____Maggie said...

Me too, Stella!

Diane said...

Ok, let me come up with a Haiku for Dead Until Dark!

____Maggie said...

Yay, Diane! What fun! :)

Tiffany Norris said...

Whew! That was tough! Thanks for the mental stimulation. :)

____Maggie said...

You did a utterly fabulous job, Tiffany! The perfect 17 syllable annotation! ;D

Diane said...

Man, I haven't done a haiku in a very long time . . .

____Maggie said...

High school, Diane? It's good for you, kinda like eating all your vegtables. ;D

Diane said...

4th grade! And all I remember is that the 1st and 3rd lines were . . .

"A chrysanthemum"

____Maggie said...

Too, funny! Diane you rock! :)

Susie said...

Here's my southern haiku based on "The Mercy of Thin Air" by Domingue Ronlyn:
New Orleans ghost girl
Livin' twixt heaven and earth
Released from limbo

____Maggie said...

Thanks Susie! I love the Haiku!

Okay, this is how it works. ;) You write a post, placing the Haiku somewhar in thar, then you publish it. Once it show on the blog, click the time stamp at the bottom of the post right next to the leave comments. The internet will cycle through and just show the one post, no other, and this is your URL specific web address. Ta-Da!

In Mister Linky type your name and it needn't be the whole name. I will be able to find you through the post once I click your highlighted name on mister linky. And in the URL slot have the specific address copied and just paste it into the slot. Timbo's your uncle!

Leaving it in the comments will work, too! I have possible 5 more contest so next time you will be an expert! Have a nice weekend! :D

gautami tripathy said...

Maggie, what we are writing here are mostly senryu. same syllable counts 5-7-5. Haiku has to have a kigo word, that is a season word. No such rule for a senryu!

____Maggie said...

Thanks Gautami, I was pruely keeping it simple so more people would play. My bloggie friend Paul writes excellent ones which keep me guessing at the patterns. Did you notice the chicken comic strip is the same pattern?