|You won't win this but it will be something like this|
As the sentimental winner of last weeks Haiku Monday contest, I am the hostess for next week's Haiku Monday and I invite all the readers of this blog to participate. I am changing the rules a bit for this week and adding another element to the challenge.
The theme for this week's haiku is Chicken.
Your haiku most follow the traditional 5-7-5 format and it must be accompanied by an image. Judging will be based on how well the image and haiku work together. For example:
Barred Rock Vera
resplendent in black and white
the barnyard jailbird
You can post your haiku on your blog with an image and I will go and get it and post it on this blog as well. If you do not want to post your haiku on your blog, or do not have a blog, but still want to participate, then you may send your image to
and I will post it here with your haiku.
Another added element to the contest: Vote for your favorite haiku in the comment section. The popular vote winner will receive a popular vote prize: a surprise chicken themed arty something or 'nother. And the comments on the haikus may well influence my judging - I am open to hearing the assessments of the haiku from the other haiku masters in this circle of Haiku Monday players.
The grand prize will be an original folk art painting that is based on your haiku. In fact, It will have your haiku written or collaged or in some way incorporated into the design. This is a retail value of at least a buck twenty five! You might say to yourself "hell, i dont want a piece of plywood with a chicken on it". Well, theres christmas and birthdays to consider. I just saved you a trip the mall. (You're welcome.) So get busy and get your chicken on.
Deadline: 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 26th. (all the way to Tuesday you ask? its a nod to last minute people such as myself) Winner will be announced by 9 p.m. tuesday evening.
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