Monday, November 03, 2008

working late

It's been a long, hard couple of weeks at my job. I'm dang lucky I love my projects, because I've gotten to spend SO much time with them recently!!

But I need to thank everybody who's been sending in haiku contest entries. I have seriously been laughing my @$$ off every couple of hours when I receive a new email, and it's helped me survive my weekend!

I know I'm not supposed to be judging until tomorrow or something, but I HAVE to share some of these (in no particular order, with no particular favoritism, chosen largely at random, and this is only a taster).

To revive the chi
Salt and sea together fresh
Sushi is the best.

--Absolute Vanilla

These jeans don't smell yet.
Didn't I just wash these socks?
Sniff test: one more day.


Chabon waits, bathing
in Hendrick's gin and tonic
misty with desire.

--Colleen Lindsay

Long, slender, supple
Creamy central explosion
Fills my mouth—Twinkie.


too cheeky, one ass
mooned latest manuscript. rats!
stained page four: ice cream?


Young Michael Chabon
writes Jewish bisexuals
holding sausages


Bombay Sapphire Gin,
I name my dog after you...
and my four children.


Heaven: whole leaf tea
infused with jasmine flowers
sipped with pen in hand.


If it hadn't been
for the gin this haiku would
have run to seventeen syllables rather than omigid I've lost count and will someone please kiss me i feel so depressed.


Chabon-Mots for Michael
Redoubtable scribe
Fulgent, Unoppugnable
Drop Ayelet, love me!


Special credit to those who managed to work in more than one theme!!!


CT said...

Whirlochre's is my new life motto.

NoHoJax said...
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NoHoJax said...

I second ct. I may have peed a little...but then I may have cried a little 'cause it's true.

cindy said...

haha! these are great!!

QuietRebelWriter said...

Oh goodness, what a lovely homage to the marvel of modern technology that is the Twinkie...Nicely done, Bo! And hilariously done, all of you!

Ello said...

Ha ha! Whirl killed me!

Anonymous said...

Victoria's made me laugh out loud. It's like she knows Moonie personally.

Victoria said...

Thanks anon!

I love hearing these. I can only imagine the hilarity of opening them throughout the day!

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

LOL, there are some brilliant haikus - I thought Bo's Twinkie haiku was brilliant! And as for Whirl... still laughing!

Whirlochre said...

Tee hee. I'm with Chris all the way.

All we need now is teen poetry written under the influence of gin...

Charles Gramlich said...

Definitely some great ones. LOL.

ChrisEldin said...

Yay for all of them, but Whirl's made me laugh the hardest!

ChrisEldin said...

Who's the other Chris?
twasn't me.... I stopped at 2 children.

Precie said...