For Grammar Day, Write a Haiku!
Grammar lovers, it's your time to shine!
Write a haiku for National Grammar Day, March 4th ("march forth") and tweet it to #grammarday. The American Copy Editors Society has amassed a panel of judges which includes our own Nancy Friedman, and deadline for entry is noon on Tuesday March 3rd. (See the complete rules and list of prizes here.)
For inspiration, check out ACES's inspiring words and winning entries from last year:
When we started coupling haiku with grammar on March 4, 2011, we assumed there would be a limit to how many ways one could make a 17-syllable grammatical point. There are now hundreds of submissions in Twitter’s haiku vault, and fresh, funny and clever haiku are submitted each year.
Nancy Friedman (@Fritinancy), a name developer in San Francisco, won the laurels last year with a haiku that combined two grammatical fads: the doge meme and the because x construction:
Wow. Very poem
Rachel Kamins (@MsKFlax) took second place with this:
singular pronoun: I hope
someday we’ll find them.
And for those who note our loose definition of haiku, here is one that more closely follows the traditional form. It’s by Julie Linden (@julieatlife):
Birdseed scattered on
melting snow. Ellipsis points
between winter and spring.