The Brooks Blog 2014 Haiku Contest!Events
It's time to get your syllable counting equipment out again. The very generous keyholders of the Boultbee Towers treasure chest have given us some prizes, and told us to give them away.
So we've decided to run a Haiku Contest!
There's general agreement that a Haiku is a short poem totalling three lines and 17 syllables. The first line has 5 syllables, the second has 7 and the third has 5. Doesn't have to rhyme, but it does have to capture a moment. And for our purposes, the moment your Haiku needs to capture is a recognizably cycling-related moment.
Haikus also traditionally evoke one of the four seasons, somehow.
And seeing as it's us that are dishing out the prizes, it probably wouldn't do your chances any harm if you shoehorned something flattering about the world's finest leather bike saddles in there somewhere. Organic cotton and vulcanized natural rubber is probably okay too, though.
Where is my white bike
With its all-white parts and wheels?
Black Brooks! (It's snowing).
(That one was intentionally ham-fisted just to give everybody some encouragement.)
Anyway, be as serious or as frivolous as you like, but give us a bona-fide moment. And make sure the syllables add up to 17.
Enter your Haiku, or Haikus, in the Comments Section of this post. We want your entries in by 28th February - so you've got till the end of the month. We'll then decide upon our favourite 5 entries and we'll let the winner be decided by a Like-vote on our Facebook page.
We have some seriously tasty prizes up for grabs, and as soon as the entries start rolling in we'll be happy to talk about them in more detail.