MN's 10th Birthday Party competition - write a Haiku about MN and win a golden ticket. To be judged by the Poet Laureate. (Not kidding!)

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JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 09-Feb-10 14:11:18

So... it's our tenth birthday and we're having a party to celebrate on March 2nd. And seeing as we can't possibly fit you all in, we thought it would be nice to have a competition to have 10 Mumsnetters (plus partners) come along. As part of the prize we'll put you up in a London hotel, dress you in Boden (natch) and send you out to dinner at Pizza Express too. Full details here.

All you've got to do is to write a haiku (and we know how good you are at those) which sums up Mumsnet. And the 10 best will win. Simples.

And lest you think we might not pick the right winners, we've got Carol-Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, to judge them for us. So for all those of you who enjoy writing in verse, here's your chance to shine.

Good luck.

hmc Tue 09-Feb-10 14:18:45

Judged by Poet Laureate - not much pressure then!

BigBadMummy Tue 09-Feb-10 14:23:23

Mumsnet is ten soon
March 2nd is the big day
So please make note

Its the online spot
where mums, dads, and all meet
Chat, argue, no hugs

Of opinions
there are always so many
and er um bumsex

Actually that is all fairly rubbish. I might have to go away and have another go. Never done a Haiku before, it shows, doesnt it?!

Hassled Tue 09-Feb-10 14:24:08

Is there a limit on the number of entries?

Useful Haiku rules/guide thing here

Sausage rolls and fruit shoots,
Relations and elections.
Unreasonable? Me?

epithet Tue 09-Feb-10 14:25:59

Only a person
Who was Unreasonable
Could not love mumsnet

grin Pretty sure the grammar of that is suspect. Might submit it to Pedants' Corner for in depth critique.

Sausage rolls, fruit shoots;
Relations and elections.
Unreasonable? Me?

<can't count syllables>

TigerFeet Tue 09-Feb-10 14:32:22

the party's on the
second of march but closing
date is march fifteenth

grin

LeninGrad Tue 09-Feb-10 14:33:05

So it must be five
Syllables, then seven, in
Order to win, yes?

LeninGrad Tue 09-Feb-10 14:36:14

I don't want Boden
Just a pizza will do, ta
Wine, hotel but no kids.

rockinghertosleep Tue 09-Feb-10 14:40:35

We laugh, cry, and cheer,
In an online sisterhood.
Growing with Mumsnet.

LeninGrad Tue 09-Feb-10 14:42:47

Support, fun, laughter
If this is what you're after
Stay away from AIBU

pronounced aye-boo so it counts smile

LeninGrad Tue 09-Feb-10 14:46:08

Oops, miscounted:

Support, fun, laughter
If this is what you're after
Don't post in AIBU

grumpypants Tue 09-Feb-10 14:46:23

A parent typing:
unspoken emotion shared
by tapping fingers

Ha!

mii Tue 09-Feb-10 14:53:43

Mumsnet you win the
Top spot in my favourites
Leave you, how could I?

LeninGrad Tue 09-Feb-10 14:54:03

Mumsnet's mystery
Wondering who you all are
Look for hairy hands

YoureGorgeous Tue 09-Feb-10 14:55:42

ooh lovely!

ShowOfHands Tue 09-Feb-10 15:01:47

At first I struggled
And wondered if I'd done wrong
To add to the world

But one day it changed
When I stumbled exhausted
And found myself here

At first good advice
And then soon late night laughter
Today I call them friends

Merrylegs Tue 09-Feb-10 15:03:48

Unreasonable -
Am I? In celebrating
Virtual nurture.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 09-Feb-10 15:06:57

Hassled: no limit on the number of entries. Haiku away as much as you like.

TigerFeet: congrats on being the first to spot our deliberate mistake <cough> and on telling us so in haiku, no less. Your prize is, erm, to bask in the glory of seeing the closing date corrected...

TheFirstLady Tue 09-Feb-10 15:09:28

Wisdom and laughter
Lifting the dullest of days
Travel through my screen

YoureGorgeous Tue 09-Feb-10 15:10:44

tigerfeet wins imo
i cant write haikus and dont undestand what they are tbh

can i come anyway?

TheFirstLady Tue 09-Feb-10 15:14:59

As many as we like?

Alone in my house
Fellowship finds me out
A meeting of minds

YoureGorgeous Tue 09-Feb-10 15:15:33

is it just
writing things
in funny shapes
like
this?

WhereDidYouComeFrom Tue 09-Feb-10 15:17:58

parp fark blardy quiche

fanjo bolleaux AIBU smile

4 _Chat troll Boden

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