Web launch! IPO! Soaring
stock! Plummeting stock!
In this contest we return to the poetic form of haiku -- that calm and timeless way of encountering reality. We invite readers to apply the haiku form and sensibility to the current economic moment -- when so many high-tech hopes have apparently been dashed, and yet others are still aborning.
Readers may submit up to three haiku poems. (The haiku is a three-line poem in the 5/7/5 form: first line five syllables, second line seven, third line five.)
E X A M P L E
Fluttering oak leaf?
toppled cypress? each high-tech
stock falls diff'rently
R U L E S
Send your submissions via e-mail only to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name and an accurate e-mail address so we can contact you if you're a winner. By submitting your entry you give Salon Technology permission to publish it. Deadline for entries is July 10.
P R I Z E S
The winning response will receive a copy of Salon Technology senior correspondent Andrew Leonard's book, "Bots: The Origin of New Species."
In two weeks we'll publish a winner and some selected entries -- then start over a couple weeks after that with a whole new challenge.