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Haiku contest winner

And the winner is:

poutine with the entry

The Fall campaign looms
Barack’s birth was their focus
Bin Laden was his.

Please vote for your favorite haiku

  • The Fall campaign looms / Barack’s birth was their focus / Bin Laden was his. (44%, 47 Votes)
  • Coffee beans ripen / Obama shows his long form / Strong and Hawaiian (15%, 16 Votes)
  • Conspiracies dashed! / April is the cruelest month / To fringe hatemongers. (14%, 15 Votes)
  • Dead leaves in Autumn / Numbers fell ever downward. / Spring brought long green forms. (8%, 9 Votes)
  • The tiny male spider / Mates, dies. His futility, / Like birther “research”. (7%, 8 Votes)
  • Cover all his tracks / A quilt of snow in winter / The thaw reveals lies (6%, 6 Votes)
  • Flakes fall from heaven, / fractals for all to see. So? / Shadows know snow’s forged. (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Barack Obama / Forgery and Theft / Siamese Twins (3%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 107

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10 Responses to Haiku contest winner

  1. avatar
    Majority Will June 3, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    Congratulations, poutine!

    Well done!

  2. avatar
    Thrifty June 3, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    Congratulations to the winner! I know I liked it, cause I voted for this one.

  3. avatar
    Daniel June 3, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    That Haiku is a FAKE!!!!

    Why was it released as a Haiku, a format that is easily forges or altered? Why not use a sonnet? Sure a sonnet might be a larger file size, but don’t the American people deserve to have their poetry questions finally put to rest?

    What is the POET usurper trying to hide?

  4. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy June 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    Daniel: That Haiku is a FAKE!!!!

    I counted three layers.

  5. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy June 3, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    If I ever do another Haiku contest, I will drop the 17 syllable requirement. The fragment/phrase structure is much more important. I also question whether the seasonal reference makes sense in a contest where a second topical requirement (Obama conspiracy) is imposed.

    Things to ponder.

  6. avatar
    Thrifty June 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    I demand to see Poutine’s membership in the Organization of Blog Poetry Writers. Otherwise, that haiku is not a natural born haiku and ineligible to be haiku contest winner.

  7. avatar
    AnotherBird June 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    If I ever do another Haiku contest, I will drop the 17 syllable requirement. The fragment/phrase structure is much more important. I also question whether the seasonal reference makes sense in a contest where a second topical requirement(Obama conspiracy) is imposed.

    Things to ponder.

    I really don’t know the rules for modern English Haiku. I do how know that they are more loose than the Japanese Haiku’s. I will wait for the experts to set me right. Anyways, remembering my English syllables they are all well written.

  8. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy June 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    AnotherBird: I really don’t know the rules for modern English Haiku

    There are different “schools” of thought.

  9. avatar
    Daniel June 3, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: There are different “schools” of thought.

    Roses are red

    Violets are blue

    Most poems rhyme

    But this one doesn’t

  10. avatar
    Head Researcher June 4, 2011 at 12:56 am #

    Daniel:
    That Haiku is a FAKE!!!!

    Why was it released as a Haiku, a format that is easily forges or altered? Why not use a sonnet? Sure a sonnet might be a larger file size, but don’t the American people deserve to have their poetry questions finally put to rest?

    What is the POET usurper trying to hide?

    First, congratulations Poutine.

    Second, my Principal provided you a fine Sonnet here a few days ago on the open thread.

    Third, this is for the Smiley Face on the Abstract:

    Artifactish
    by Squeeky Fromm

    There is a face, I do declare,
    A face they say that isn’t there.
    “It isn’t there”, is what they say.
    Oh, how I wish it’d go away

    I looked again, I had to see,
    And it was smiling there at me.
    As big as life on the Abstract,
    Or is it just an artifact???

    Go away, go away. And end this episode.
    Go away, go away. Are you a Sekrit Code???

    Oh, I am trying NOT to stare
    And see the face that isn’t there.
    “It isn’t there”, is what they say.
    Oh, how I wish it’d go away!!!

    From Head Researcher, as Agent

    Note: This poem is based on Antigonish by William Hughes Mearns.
    Wiki says Mearns is credited with the well-known rhyme, composed in
    1899 as a song for a play he had written, called The Psyco-ed. The play
    was performed in 1910 and the poem was first published as “Antigonish”
    in 1922.

    Antigonish

    Yesterday upon the stair
    I met a man who wasn’t there
    He wasn’t there again today
    Oh, how I wish he’d go away

    When I came home last night at three
    The man was waiting there for me
    But when I looked around the hall
    I couldn’t see him there at all!
    Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more!
    Go away, go away, and please don’t slam the door

    Last night I saw upon the stair
    A little man who wasn’t there
    He wasn’t there again today
    Oh, how I wish he’d go away