Writing for Fun

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Haiku Contest

a drop of moonlight
all life comes into focus
nothing left to fear

Haiku is an ancient form of Japanese poetry.

As we discussed in class, traditional Haiku has 3 lines with 17 syllables. 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second and 5 in the third.

I encourage you to follow the other guidelines as well:

1. It should be in the present tense.

2. It should be about a moment in nature.

3. It should not rhyme.

Follow the same procedure as before and post your haiku under the comments section.

The best haiku will win a prize.

Good luck!
Contest Winner

"Ooohh!! Budweiser, miracle water for me"

The winner of the caption contest is Peung! Congratulations and thank you to everyone who submitted a comment.

Each comment was judged according to:

1. If it was funny and related to the picture.

2. If it was original.

3. If it was grammatically correct and without mistakes.

Unfortunately, every comment (including the winning one) had at least one mistake. Many people forgot punctuation. However, overall, the winning comment had fewer mistakes than others and was stronger on the other points.