Woohoo! We made it up to 10 challenges! Now, the deadline to complete these is fast approaching, as most of them have deadlines of October 2nd. If you missed any, don't forget to check the roundup page which has all of the currently active challenges listed. And if you're curious about the prizes you will be winning with the points you earn, the first prize preview was posted yesterday.
Today's challenge comes from blog reader M. A. D. (Mary). In honor of poetry Friday, your challenge today is to compose a haiku poem about the best book you've read (so far) in 2011. You can complete up to three poems, at three points each. And there will be bonus points if your poem is shared at the end of the blogoversary challenges.
And if you don't know what a haiku poem is, you can check out this Wikipedia article to get you started. Basically, it's a 3 line poem: first line made of 5 syllables, second line with 7 syllables, and last line with 5 syllables.
A few examples taken from this site to get you started. These are mostly classics, but you should use a book you've read this year:
"The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe
Black shiny feathers
Quoth the raven nevermore
That bird won't shut up
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
As young Edmund learns,
You should never take sweets from
Strange women in white.
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Crescent moon shining?
No, it's the smile of a cat
strange place, wonderland.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Earth, mostly harmless
Blown for Hyper-space bypass
Book says, Don't Panic!
Anyway, you get the idea. As always, you can look these up online, so PLEASE come up with your own and DON'T CHEAT!
Points: +3 for each poem, up to 3 submissions, bonus +5 if one (or more) of your entries is shared at the end of the celebration
Deadline: Midnight on October 3rd (since it is so late in the month)
How To Enter: Fill out the Google form below to enter. If you have problems with the form, you can also email me your entries at shadygladeATmailDOTcom.