Happy New Year everyone! As 2010 dawns and hangover treatment begins, it’s time to knuckle down and do something about those resolutions you drunkenly swore you’d really keep this time. Since ‘getting fit’ is one of the most common pledges come January 1, we’ve partnered with Bamboo Yoga to offer a $100 gift certificate to one lucky New Westie.
To win, you must demonstrate that it’s not just your body that’s well-rounded (ha!). Write us your best Haiku poem inspired by life in our fair city, and leave it in the comments on this post before January 10. The winner will be chosen by our editorial team (me, Jen, Jocelyn & Will) and notified via email so make sure you leave a real email address in the comment form! Multiple Haikus will net you multiple ballots for you prolific poets.
For the purposes of our contest, we will call it a Haiku if it is a three-line poem with five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the final.
Jen Arbo will start us off with her pithy contest summary:
Send us a poem
En-dub-tinged, haiku style
Best wins yoga bucks
And, for inspiration, here are a few more from our editorial team.
A Haiku by Will Tomkinson
Buds spring pink in May
As Citizens throng the parks
Blast, the anvil again
It’s the bylaw, bee-atch
A Haiku by Briana Tomkinson
Shovel thy sidewalks
’till spring buds replace cold snow
lest you feel our wrath
What are you waiting for? Get writing!