Hyack your health: win $100 gift certificate at Bamboo Yoga

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 toRead More

Win a $100 gift certificate for Bamboo Yoga! To enter, write your best New West-inspired Haiku in the comments.
Win a $100 gift certificate for Bamboo Yoga! To enter, write your best New West-inspired Haiku in the comments.

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.

Ancient, Honorable,
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!

Briana Tomkinson

Briana Tomkinson is a Montreal-based writer and original founder of Tenth to the Fraser. She really likes to write letters by hand.

Briana Tomkinson is a really valued member of the Tenth to the Fraser community. Interested in joining our pool of writers? Please see these submission guidelines.

10 comments

  1. Buildings of brick and

    cobbled roads rumble, shudder

    beneath hands and feet

    Old and new hold hands

    twist fingers, metro, small, in

    shadow of bridges

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