The (un)official haiku contest of The Sac Rag

In these troubled times, expressing ourselves artistically is how we survive — the hope of a new sunrise (and perchance that Laurence Fishburne can deftly fill William Peterson’s shoes.) RunnerGirl thusly introduces The Sac Rag haiku competition.  That’s right — with no authorization from our esteemed founders, I am going all rogue and am offering the grand prize of a genuine canvas bag from THE actual Mood Fabrics in New York City, as seen on Project Runway. You can only buy these at the Mood store.

Here are the rules:
1. Your entry must follow the traditional 5-7-5 syllable structure of haiku
2. It must address a current event
3. Entries must be received no later than noon on Friday, February 13.

Here is an example to get you started:

Obama, save us
Billions* and billions, like stars
We’re shovel-ready

*Assuming you pronounce it like “bill-yuns”  and not “beel-ee-ons”


47 thoughts on “The (un)official haiku contest of The Sac Rag”

  1. Thanks to all who played along — this was either going to be a total hit or complete dud, and I’m grateful to your creative talent that it was the former.

    And the winner is…


    Sac-eats, our gorgeous cat, and I collectively decided that this one best captured the overall spirit of the competition:

    Olympic-sized bong
    I want to know, did he try
    to eat the medals?

    To collect your prize, drop me an e-mail to, and we’ll arrange for either sac-eats or me to get you your fabulous Mood bag. If you’re not a Project Runway fan, you can sell it on eBay or give it to someone who is, or just let me know to hang onto it for the next competition (whatever it may be).

    Congratulations! 🙂


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