The Canadian Writers' Collective

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Haiku Winner!

The CWC has enjoyed each Hallowe’en haiku readers sent in. There can’t be too many haiku, can there? More Haiku, Less Novels! We needed to pick a winner though and we’ve settled on:

Bloody entrails lay
On the garden path today
No candy for you

by Lisa Jean

Lisa Jean’s entry creeped us out in a delightful way!

Well, there’s no candy for you either, Lisa Jean, but there is a hand-knit hat courtesy of CWC’er Melissa Bell, knitter extraordinaire. Email us your snail mail address- we can’t fit the toque into the fax machine. Our email is (That’s “yahoo.CA,” beloved American readers, not “”; Canada has it’s own little ways. On Hallowe’en for example, Canadians are required by law to dress as beavers.)

A close second, but no exploding cigar, is:

finger by finger
now comes the winter season
a chill up the back

by Sharon Hurlbut

Sharon’s entry chilled us with its simple elegance. If we had a second prize, we’d be shipping it off right now!

Penultimately, we would like to honourably mention: Konoko, kmarie for “Fears”, Dean and Martin Heavisides. Your haiku entries stood out among a great crop!

And lastly, to all our entrants, our best spooky wishes are floating your way for a happy Hallowe’en!


Blogger Tricia Dower said...

Congrats, Lisa, and thanks to all who entered.

Wed Oct 31, 05:38:00 pm GMT-4  
Blogger Chumplet said...

Those were great! I would've sucked, so I didn't enter.

Congrats, winners, and may warm heads prevail (Gawd, I don't want winter to come).

Wed Oct 31, 10:19:00 pm GMT-4  
Blogger MelBell said...

Killer stuff! My Ninja needles of crazy super lucky death are poised to knit up a wonder hat of terrific!

Fri Nov 02, 12:02:00 am GMT-4  
Blogger Sharon Hurlbut said...

Congratulations to Lisa!! Those bloody entrails are truly creepy. Great haiku, everyone!

Sun Nov 04, 02:14:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa Jean said...

Thank you all! I was late checking back here and had no idea I won until today, November 10th. But now that it is getting cold here in WI, I will make great use of that hat.

Sat Nov 10, 08:26:00 am GMT-5  

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