A couple of weeks ago we held a contest. The challenge was to write a haiku review of a book or film. Our winner was Michelle Overby, who got the most votes with this little tribute to Henry James' The Turn of the Screw:
We were impressed. In fact, there were so many fine entries, we thought we'd share a few more.
- Lucy Chisler on BossyPants
Ishmael and Queequeg
Went whaling on The Pequod
Not knowing Ahab
- Jeff Palmer on Moby Dick
- Lisa Shaw on To Kill a Mockingbird
Four men, sworn scholars
fore-swear their books in favor
of four femmes fatales.
That movie about
the Disney ride: Too much length
and not enough Depp
- Greg Weber on any Pirates of the Caribbean movies
Guy named Sam-I-am
Does not like green eggs and ham
Until he tries them
- Juliet Morefield on Green Eggs and Ham
Flip flip flip
pages turn effortlessly
in long summer days
- Jed Mitchell
Hope the rest of your summer days are spent in languorously turning pages.