The Winner of Our Haiku Contest

Thanks to Megan Fitzpatrick at Popular Woodworking Magazine, we have a winner of our Lost Art Press haiku contest.

I had to call upon Megan to judge the entries because all the haikus I liked had to do with “poo.” (And not the honey-loving morbidly obese bear.) So Megan combed through the entries and selected the following as the winner.  I couldn’t agree with her choice more.

forgotten in time
I hold her like men before
her sole cries, “Save me!”

The winner is TJ, who will receive the Stanley Type 11 plane that I restored for my latest DVD: “Super-tune a Handplane” from Popular Woodworking Magazine. Megan also selected a runner-up, in case TJ could not fulfill his duties as LAP poet laureate, or is for some reason not snared in a sex scandal.

Here’s the runner up by Mike Agnew.

MIstress seductive
Whispers, “Come and play with me.”
Cubicle life sucks.

Thanks to everyone who entered our contest.

— Christopher Schwarz

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21 Responses to The Winner of Our Haiku Contest

  1. Ron Harper says:

    Crushing blow. I was counting on winning 🙂

  2. Mary says:

    Dang, that is a good one.
    Congratulations, TJ.

  3. JP Lee says:

    Darn. Overshot. Haikued about woodworking, not toolsmithing.
    Congrats to TJ – excellent contest!

  4. tpobrienjr says:

    Haiku with imbedded pun. Masterful.

  5. TJ says:

    Thanks to Chris, Megan, and LAP. This was a lot of fun. I was kind of partial toward the haikus about beer and sheep. Is that weird? Thanks again.

  6. Patrick says:

    Congrats TJ.! And Chris, fun contest. Thanks.

  7. Joe says:

    Well done TJ!
    Does he have to assemble the plane?
    DVD Included?

  8. joemcglynn says:

    I’m holding out for the limerick contest

  9. abtuser says:

    Agreed with others, nice one T.J.

  10. Jimmy says:

    Do you have to provide your own chipbreaker?

  11. Rose F. says:

    Loud applause, congrats to TJ!
    and great pick Megan
    but, about M. Schwarz, who’s left the rest of us stuttering in 5/7/5 time…..

  12. Bravo, TJ! Well-played pun.

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