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New York challenge mini-challenge: poetry

April 15, 2010

This is what Jill came up for us to do for the New York mini-challenge this month:

You can write a haiku, a limerick, or heck, even a sonnet (overachiever). Your poem can rhyme, or not. You could even parody a song (and heck, if you do that, I’ll give you two entries!). It just has to be about New York. Because, you know, this is a NY Challenge.

I want to emphasize that this is way out of my comfort zone and Jill said it doesn’t have to be good, so be kind to me.  Here’s my pitiful attempt at a haiku about New York:

New York, here I come

during the last week of May.

Call me excited.

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20 Comments leave one →
  1. April 15, 2010 5:49 am

    I’m excited, too! This is a fabulous entry to the challenge. GOOD job. :)
    Looking forward to meeting you. Thursday is going to be a busy day finding everyone.

  2. April 15, 2010 8:41 am

    It’s so awesome that you will be going! I hope to hear that you had an awesome time meeting everyone and checking out all the cool stuff! Great job at the haiku as well!

  3. tarynwanderer permalink
    April 15, 2010 8:51 am

    Yours is hilarious! I love it and I’m glad you gave this challenge a shot–the result is worth it. ;) I was out of my comfort zone too!

  4. April 15, 2010 9:26 am

    I’m excited to! I like this little haiku!

  5. April 15, 2010 9:27 am

    Well, as I understand Haikus, the goal is to capture the essence of an idea or emotion, and I think you totally accomplished that!

  6. April 15, 2010 9:56 am

    Very cute and way better than I ever could have done!

  7. April 15, 2010 10:47 am

    ha! love it! I haven’t even attempted this task yet..

  8. April 15, 2010 11:59 am

    Love it! Hope to see you at BEA!

  9. April 15, 2010 12:56 pm

    Yup, that’s my kind of poem. :)

    Looking forward to meeting you BEA!

  10. April 15, 2010 12:58 pm

    It’s perfect! And you are in a very select group, since most people are unwilling to write a poem. So kudos to you!!

  11. April 15, 2010 3:18 pm

    love the haiku!

  12. April 15, 2010 3:58 pm

    Oh my, what can I say??? It’s better than I could ever do.

  13. April 15, 2010 4:31 pm

    You’re going to have a great time for sure! I wish I could go and meet you all. Maybe for BEA 2013? :P

  14. April 15, 2010 7:27 pm

    Interesting challenge. Writing poems is really out of my comfort zone too, but I like your haiku; it’s simple and very easy to relate to. =)

  15. stacybuckeye permalink
    April 16, 2010 10:42 am

    Very nice! You are going to have so much fun. I’ll be in France when you’re in New York :)

  16. April 16, 2010 3:37 pm

    I think writing poetry is really the most intimidating kind of writing. And I like your haiku!

  17. April 16, 2010 4:12 pm

    I couldn’t write a piece of poetry even if I tried. lol. I’m so jealous that you’re going…

  18. April 17, 2010 9:41 am

    You did very well indeed! If the idea was to evoke an emotion, you succeeded – I see from the comments that I wasn’t the only one whom you made want to go to NY!! :)

  19. April 19, 2010 1:47 pm

    I can’t wait! The Girl is counting down the days, too. This will be her first vacation that doesn’t involve visiting family or going camping.

  20. April 25, 2010 6:08 am

    Me thinks you did very well. I couldn’t have possibly come up with anything…

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