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I Love Transit Week 2010: reminder to get your haikus in!

Just a note to remind you to get your transit haikus in!

As I wrote last week, I’m doing a transit haiku contest for I Love Transit Week.

I’ve managed to get space for two haiku on our TV advertising screens during I Love Transit Week, July 12-16: so write and send your haiku about transit to thebuzzer@translink.ca by the end of Sunday, July 4, and I’ll pick two winners to be displayed! The rest will be published on the blog and in the August Buzzer for all to enjoy.

If you don’t know, haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that’s three lines long. Here’s 10 tips for writing haiku—you might be surprised to learn that 5-7-5 syllable structure isn’t a given, although I certainly don’t mind you entering such haiku in the contest.

Again, the brief rules:

  • * One entry per person!!!!
  • * Include how you want your name to show up on the screen
  • * This draw is only open to those in Metro Vancouver

Remember: submit your transit essays, photos, and more

Last year's I Love Transit Night featured enormous transit cutouts -- this year will be no different! (This is David Lam of Trans-Continental photos fame, btw.)

I’m still looking for your transit essays, photos and more to be published during I Love Transit Week, for both the blog and the print Buzzer. See this post for more info:

* A call for submissions: I Love Transit Week, July 12-16

You are also hereby ordered to make plans to come to I Love Transit Night on the evening of Thursday July 15: there’ll be free food, transit games, buttons, and more! We’re still ironing out the details, but it will be easily accessible by transit, will involve a hybrid bus, and will also involve plenty of fun. Here’s more about last year’s I Love Transit Night, for reference!


3 Comments

  • By ;-), July 5, 2010 @ 7:02 am

    With the Sunday deadline now over, I thought I would share some ideas that didn’t quite work out….

    Move to the bus rear
    Cyclists stay off sidewalk!
    Keep feet off the seats.

    Waiting for my bus?
    iPhone battery life suck!
    Why is my bus late?

    Go green on transit.
    No Viagra required.
    I love expo line.

    Hmm…. how many syllables is Pabillano?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, July 5, 2010 @ 11:24 am

    ;-): Four syllables!

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