Happy Thanksgiving Haiku Contest!
That's right, we're having a holiday haiku contest--as suggested by Suburban Haiku booster Cheryl Onderchain. (HOLLA, Cheryl!) You have until noon eastern time on Sunday December 1 to leave your holiday weekend haiku in the comments below. Follow the typical rule of three lines, with 5 syllables on the first line, 7 syllables on the second, and 5 on the third. And it's nice to have a little zinger in the last line, isn't it? I think you'll find it rather cathartic.
The winner will be chosen by our esteemed judge Jeannine Everett a.k.a. Momaiku. I hesitate to tell you about her, because I'm afraid you'll like her haiku a little too much (i.e., more than mine). But in the spirit of goodwill, I'll share the gift of Momaiku and point you here and here. (You don't need to send me a thank you note.)
Enter as many times as you want. Tell your friends. The winner will receive a Suburban Haiku tote bag. (Sore losers and haiku refusers can go buy one on Zazzle.)
Oh, and as long as you're here counting out those syllables, why don't you go ahead and subscribe? Right over there where it says "Free Delivery!" You wouldn't want to miss it when I announce the winner, would you?
I will sneak peeks at your entries over the holiday weekend (probably in the bathroom, possibly while crying). Good luck to us all.