Thursday, May 29, 2008

Southern Haiku

Maggie is holding a Southern Haiku Contest to give away the 2nd of 5 autographed copies of Mudbound by Hillary Jordan. She really makes you work to win a book! :) Create a 17 syllable Haiku that reflects one of the southern books you are reading this summer. For simplicity, use the 5-7-5 format, as in 5 syllables for the first line, 7 syllables for the second, and 5 for the ending.

I am currently about 1/3 of the way through Mother of Pearl by Melinda Haynes, and this is my attempt at haiku!

Best of childhood friends
Were Valuable and Jackson
Close as bro and sis

7 Comments:

____Maggie said...

Awesome! Look at that hidden talent! Thanks for playing Laura and I hope you win a book! :)

Trish said...

Oh my goodness--You Rock! It has been so long since I've read haikus that I forgot they counted syllables! Great job.

Stephanie said...

This sucks. I would LOVE to have that copy, but I am lousy at poetry and Hiakus! Sheesh.

Yours is great though!

Grandma Elvi said...

Haikus---now that's really pushing the proverbial envelope! But you did a great job! Way to go, Laura-Bug!

cj said...

What a unique way to make a book sound intriguing, isn't it? Good job on yours.

cjh

Heather Johnson said...

Hi Laura - I've been trying to email you in response to your book club question, but I'm not sure it's going through. If you're not getting my emails, please post a comment on my blog and let me know!

Tiffany Norris said...

Nice! Can't wait to read your thoughts on the book, too!