Posts Tagged “Haiku”
Our latest contest reaffirmed that Georgetown has its fair share of wordsmiths. Okay, maybe not—but they can sure count syllables really well! We’ve included some of our favorites below.
“Chad Kroeger” delivered the funny, but we doubt he can trek down from the Great White North to pick up his ticket:
Sing: Someday, Somehow
Going to make it all right.
Hope it’s this season.
“Bailey Heaps” wrote a great poem, which is now unintentionally hilarious:
Deliver us please
Bring us to the promised land
You sir are Moses
And much love towards “Not #swagman” for some magnificent ceasura:
The guards will protect
What the past big men have built
The WAG slogans suck.
To be honest, the West End Cinema gave us a ton of tickets to Enter the Void. So, every commenter wins!
Thanks for playing, everybody.
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To celebrate the impending start to Georgetown basketball, we’re throwing another haiku contest!
You know the drill: Submit your best Georgetown basketball-related haiku in the comments, then we’ll pick two favorites on Friday before the men’s team tips off against Old Dominion. (Don’t forget to include your email address in the comment.)
The winners will get pairs of tickets to see Enter the Void, courtesy of West End Cinema. Enter the Void is a “psychedelic melodrama,” which probably means the film will have a whole bunch of drugs, bright colors, and dream sequences.
Get started writing those syllabic-specific poems, gang.
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We learned two things about Vox readers this weekend: They have a knack for Japanese poetry, and they really, really like free stuff. Although it was hard to choose, here are our five favorite Homecoming-themed haikus.
“BS” impressed us with his vocabulary:
Football team? lolskies.
Wake me when it’s basketball
I’ll don blue and grey
“Meredith” appealed to our empathetic side:
Homecoming, not I
The library calls my name
Think twice re: law school
The poets snagged themselves tickets to see an advance screening of Freakonomics, a film co-directed by Georgetown alum Heidi Ewing (SFS ’00), tonight at the E Street Cinema at 7 p.m. See the rest of the winners after the jump.
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Vox has a bundle of tickets for an advance screening of Freakonomics, a documentary adaptation of the best-selling book, that we want to give to our readers. So, we stole one of New York Magazine‘s recurring gimmicks: the haiku contest.
The screening is next Monday, September 27, at 7 p.m. at the E Street Cinema.
To enter, leave a comment below telling us what you’re doing this weekend during Homecoming—in five-seven-five syllabic form, of course.
Submissions are due on Sunday at noon; we’ll post our favorites on Monday morning. (And don’t forget to leave an email address where we can reach you if you win.)
To get things started for all you bards and troubadours, here’s an example:
To get wasted in the Tombs
And puke before noon.
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Readers sent some awesome submissions to yesterday’s Georgetown-themes haiku contest. Here are the two winners. The first is by Not Jason Clark:
“Money goes to Towne
Appetite goes to Wisey’s
No cash left for films”
And the second is by Likes Free Stuff:
“I am like Georgetown.
Good at basketball, catholic,
but am also broke.”
The poets behind these haikus win two free tickets each to a screening of She’s Out of My League at the Georgetown AMC tonight at 7:30. The Voice will get in touch with you shortly to arrange for ticket pick-up.
We really liked Julie‘s haiku…
Dear Georgetown Ladies
It is fucking cold outside
Put on some real clothes.
… but she’s written occasionally for Vox. We also considered setting up girl and @girl, both of whom questions Georgetown’s alleged hook-up culture, but after some Facebook stalking and rereading of one of their Date Lab apps, Vox thinks they wouldn’t have been the best match.
More of our favorites after the jump!
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Vox scored two sets of two free tickets to a pre-screening of the rom-com She’s Out of My League, which doesn’t hit theaters until March 12, that we want to give away to you, dear readers. And to determine how we’re going to give these bad boys away, we’re stealing an awesome idea from New York Magazine: haiku contest.
The tickets are for tomorrow, Tuesday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Georgetown AMC theater.
To enter, leave your best Georgetown-related haiku below in the comments section, and enter your @georgetown.edu e-mail as your e-mail address. (Yes, you have to be a Georgetown student to win). Submissions are due at noon on Tuesday and we’ll announce and notify the winner at about 1 p.m.
So, bards and rhapsodists of Georgetown, have at it! Remember, haikus are 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables, and Vox will be counting. To help you get inspired, here’s Voice Leisure editor Chris Heller’s example haiku:
“An ode to Philly’s
Ranch loved, now forever lost
Fuck you, ANC”
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