WHAT'S A HAIKU?
A haiku is a 17 syllable verse form in three lines of five, seven, and five syllables, respectively. The opening lyric to Moonlight in Vermont, a hit song with lyrics that don’t rhyme, is a haiku:
Pennies in a stream
Falling leaves of sycamore
Moonlight in Vermont.
HOW DO I ENTER?
- Write a haiku that mentions anything to do with food, eating, cooking & etc – even the Food for Thought feature itself.
- Then post it below just as you would a comment (if you are commenting as a 'guest' please make sure to include your email address so we can contact you once winners have been decided).
- Enter as many different haikus as you like.
DICK STEIN AND NANCY LESON PERFORM THEIR HAIKU
Deadline for entries is Friday, August 23rd at 11:59 p.m.
Deadline for voting is Sunday, August 25th at 11:59 p.m.
*Winners will be notified early Monday morning, using the contact info you have provided.
Winning entries will be chosen by reader vote.
HOW TO VOTE
Browse through the submissions below in the comments section. Simply click the up arrow (^) for your favorite haikus.
THANKS TO UWAJIMAYA FOR THEIR SUPPORT!
The Pacific Northwest’s Asian Grocery and Gift Store has generously donated our prizes:
- 1st Place: $200 gift certificate to Uwajimaya.
- 2nd Place: $100 gift certificate to Uwajimaya.
- 3rd Place: $50 gift certificate to Uwajimaya.
- 4th Prize: A package of Instant Ramen.
BUT WAIT - THERE'S MORE!
Winners get to read their haiku on the August 28th Food for Thought, or as soon as we can round them all up. So start writing – You’re just 17 syllables from stardom!