March 18, 2011

Bunny Haiku...A Spring Giveaway!

It's time to flex your creative writing muscles and enter the world of Bunny Haiku! Give it a try. Just for fun. See what you can come up with, and leave your haiku in the comments section of this post for a chance to win one of my new desktop dioramas. Read on for details...

Haiku is a beautiful and simple form of Japanese poetry. For each haiku submitted, I will add $1 to my donation to the Red Cross, with Japanese Disaster Relief in mind. Each person may leave up to three different haiku in the comments, for three chances to win.

New to haiku? The simplified version of haiku is usually described as an un-rhymed, three-line poem of 5 syllables, 7 syllables, and 5 syllables. Pick one of the diorama scenes pictured here, then write a haiku about it. For example:

(I chose D.)

rabbit haiku fun:

the carrot patch smells sweetest
with posies in bloom!

There are many examples of haiku online-- and you can find wonderful examples of cat haiku in a pas
t giveaway here at 365 Cat Ladies: Cat Haiku

Haiku may also be submitted on my identical blog post on The Hive. Giveaway ends the evening of March 31 at 7 p.m. PST. One winner will be selected at random and will receive their choice of one desktop diorama, which will be shipped anywhere in the world.

Please make sure that I have a way to contact you if you are a winner, such as a link to your blog or e-mail address (you may send info directly to my email if you don't want to make your contact info public). If you visit , you will find an email link

Also, if you encounter trouble with the Comments feature, you may send your haiku entry directly to my email ...

Thanks for participating!


Amy said...

Fun contest!

Carrots taste better
When shared with close, furry friend
Orange crunching munching


Jeanie Callaghan said...

Never done this before. Here's my haiku:

Twin bunnies have lunch
Eating carrots together
In a cute tin box

btw - I love your dioramas! Wish I could find some boxes like these

TLN said...

B (My first haiku!)

Soft pink tulip patch
Beautiful spring is such joy
To Rhonda's sweet heart

:) Laura

Robert Sloan said...

Title: Bobcat Rehabilitation

Prey. I dream of rabbits
while I eat soft mush inside
my Big Cat Rescue cage.

Sorry it's not sweet and cute, the dioramas are - but it came to mind because I've been watching Skip the Bobcat at Big Cat Rescue. BCR rehabilitates many bobcats, but poor Skip will be eating ground food all his life because his hips are too narrow to pass it if he eats live prey. So he never can go back to the wild.

He wants to though, and I feel for him. Thus the poem, more or less from Skip's point of view.

Besides, it sneaks a cat into the bunny contest! I don't expect to win, but there's a cat in it now!

There are cat blokes. The thought of 365 Cat Ladies makes me want to purr and maybe yowl a bit! Maybe some of them don't have toms yet...

Shirley said...

(I chose B.)

I bring you my heart
It's precious like the flowers
tended in gardens.

Robert Sloan said...

Forgot to mention I like Lorenzo.

This edit should reasonably count as another entry since my first entry was flawed.

Title: Prey.

I dream of rabbits
while I eat soft mush inside
my Big Cat Rescue cage.

My unconscious is a better poet than I am. It's still from the point of view of a bobcat being rehabilitated from a car accident. Many of theirs DO get to return to the wild.

Come to think of it, that even fits the cougars and lynxes too.

Email sent to my oil pastels site always gets my attention.


dthaase said...

(I chose all four)

the steel tin of life
behold imagination
warren of wonder

(this one I chose A)

Lorenzo Lapin
a framed bloom within a bloom
nectarous chalice

see all my collected haiku here:

Kelli Bear Haven said...

"Wee Rabbits Jumping High Jumping Low, We Rabbits Where Did You Go?"

I would be honored to win one of the rabbit goodies. Above is my Haiku.

skkorman said...

Nice giveaway! My haiku is for diorama "C":

In good times and bad,
Life is always better when
Shared with a close friend.

skkorman said...

Entry #2—I chose diorama "B":

In spring our hearts fill
With the promise of new life.
Hope and joy abound!

skkorman said...

Entry #3—I chose diorama "A":

As spring breathes sweet hope
Across the earth, I can see
The beauty of life.

ANGIE said...

for C. Bunny Twins"

Bunny Ears alert
Four blue eyes, waiting, watching
For a Loving Home!

ANGIE said...

For D: Harey

Bunny, Carrots, All
Special delights to be found
in my garden view

ANGIE said...

For A: Lorenzo Lapin

Flowers all around
Flowers on my plushy tush
Picked one just for you!

Susan Faye said...

I LOVE all of the entries so far!! Keep 'em coming!!

Karen T submitted 3 entries via email:

Bunny Twin Powers -
Activate! Form of giant
Three foot high carrot!

Lorenzo Lapin
Always a sweet enigma -
Turtle or bunny?

Sweet Rhonda Rabbit
Her love is never secret,
Heart out on her sleeve.

The Cat From Hell said...

I Like them all! Your Choice. Hmmm

As a cat I like
Chasing bunnies through the yard
But not catching!!

Kitty Kisses
Penelope (from the Hive)

ANGIE said...

for B. Rhonda

My heart's just for you
Tulips, pansies, flowers here
in our window new

david said...

for Bunny Twins:

Do you love carrots
yes during spring time with you
a beautiful bird

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What fun Susan! Never written a haiku before, so here goes. This is about your bunny twins:

Sweet twin rabbits share
carroty goodness between
their paws and their hearts.

Thanks for the opportunity, love your work. You can reach me at my blog, Deb

david said...

and this is for Rhonda Rabbit:

Our hearts beat as one
we are so spectacular
must get hopping now

MyPinkTurtle said...

I just LOVE Haiku ! Here is mine :

White bunny
in white snow
Orange dream
of carrot growing
Brown dream
of chocolate melting

Carla said...

This is for D.

Harey's Carrot Patch
A Carrot Salad Dream Land
Are these the Raisons?

Shaun said...

tulips seen dancing
breeze stirring heartbeat ripples
action from two lips

Moira said...

Saw your gorgeous bunnies on craftgawker -- so cute!!
And I love haiku!


A bunny can't hop,
frolic, or jump in the fields
Without lucky feet