Can you haiku our cover?
This week’s black and white cover is an illustration created by Judith R. Lougee of Lewiston, one of the winners of our 2018 Design Our Cover contest.
On staff we call it the apocalyptic cover. Lougee told us it is a vision of the future, when Inland 360 owns an airplane.
We’re not sure why we would need an airplane, or what story this cover is telling, but something about it appealed to our strange sensibilities, which is why it inspired a haiku contest.
Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry with three lines. The first and last lines have five syllables. The middle line has seven syllables. Lines rarely rhyme. Here’s an example:
The news is as dark
As the clouds of November
Black ink on paper
Email us in a haiku about this week’s Inland 360 cover and if yours is selected for publication, we’ll mail you an Inland 360 sticker. The first place winner will receive two movie tickets. The contest is open to all ages.
Here are the rules:
- Entries must be written in haiku form.
- Email your haiku with your full name, address and city to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Haiku” in the subject line.
- Entries must be received by 5 p.m. April 5 to be considered.
– Jennifer K. Bauer