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It’s Fair Haiku Season

A few years ago — okay, it’s been way longer than that — some coworkers and I started composing fair haikus to pay homage to the delights of the South Carolina State Fair. Now you can, too. Writing a haiku is a snap. Three lines. First line five syllables. Second line seven syllables. Third line five syllables.

Go!


49 Comments

  • HRP on Oct 10, 2011 Reply

    Lunch on a stick: that’s
    what I order. Corn dog then
    frozen banana!

    • cathymonetti on Oct 19, 2011 Reply

      Me, too. Corn dog first
      frozen banana, with nuts
      (fiske fries in between!)

  • Mark Newsome (@Mark_Newsome) on Oct 10, 2011 Reply

    jumbo turkey leg.
    eating from my greasy fist.
    I did not shoot it.

    • Julie Turner on Oct 10, 2011 Reply

      Well done!

  • kdawn on Oct 07, 2011 Reply

    YOU ride the ‘coaster
    the carnie looks still drunk
    i will hold your purse

    • Julie Turner on Oct 07, 2011 Reply

      Kdawn, I would hold your purse!

  • Allison Caldwell on Oct 07, 2011 Reply

    Mothers and rockets:
    An unlikely pair for sure.
    Is yours waiting there?

    • Julie Turner on Oct 07, 2011 Reply

      Oh man. You haikuers are rocking it!

  • Pete Anderson (@RP_Pete) on Oct 07, 2011 Reply

    A toothless woman
    Eyes me and beams, as corndog
    Meets mustard, then mouth

    • Julie Turner on Oct 07, 2011 Reply

      Pete! That is exceptional. I think you are the one to beat!

    • Allison Caldwell on Oct 07, 2011 Reply

      What Julie said. Nice job. :)

  • Tonia Pearson Cochran on Oct 07, 2011 Reply

    Why go to the fair?
    Corn dogs and elephant ears…
    Diet? I don’t care!

    • Julie Turner on Oct 07, 2011 Reply

      Why indeed!

  • Allison Caldwell on Oct 07, 2011 Reply

    Winnipeg Carnie
    Strangers joined by guitar strings
    Still friends. True story.

    • Julie Turner on Oct 07, 2011 Reply

      Wow!

  • joeyespinosa on Oct 03, 2011 Reply

    My kids’ first state fair.
    Trying to win them a prize.
    Fifty bucks long gone.

    • Julie Turner on Oct 04, 2011 Reply

      So true.

  • Josh Elliott on Oct 03, 2011 Reply

    I’ll just have this one
    yummy doughnut cheeseburger.
    Then I’ll throw it up.

  • Sherry Brazell Shoars on Oct 01, 2011 Reply

    Julie Smith Turner
    has loved the Fair as long as
    I can remember.

    • Julie Turner on Oct 02, 2011 Reply

      You know it!

  • Sherry Brazell Shoars on Oct 01, 2011 Reply

    Fries, corn dogs, gyros
    are my favorite foods of Fall
    but only at Fair

  • Sherry Brazell Shoars on Oct 01, 2011 Reply

    Money for the fair
    spent on teen’s car insurance
    Try again next year.

    • Julie Turner on Oct 01, 2011 Reply

      Awesome!

  • Allison Caldwell on Sep 30, 2011 Reply

    Or…

    Fried, battered, buttered.
    Diets resume tomorrow.
    Calories be damned.

    – Can you tell I’m just in it for the food? :)

    • Julie Turner on Oct 01, 2011 Reply

      Yeeeeeeeees!

  • Allison Caldwell on Sep 30, 2011 Reply

    ingenuity
    heart attacks notwithstanding
    what will they fry next?

    • Julie Turner on Sep 30, 2011 Reply

      Nice one!

  • TK on Sep 28, 2011 Reply

    My kids are older
    They like rides that spin faster
    Daddy has to puke

    • Julie Turner on Sep 28, 2011 Reply

      I feel your pain, TK!

  • Julie Turner on Sep 27, 2011 Reply

    Ketchup, mustard, grease
    Squirt bottle of vinegar
    Condiments of Fall.

  • Jeff D. on Sep 27, 2011 Reply

    Excitement building
    Anxious, I search through the crowds
    Fiske Fries are my Grail

  • TK on Sep 27, 2011 Reply

    they say Elvis is dead
    but he was eating fried butter
    there at the Rocket.

  • jdt on Sep 26, 2011 Reply

    excited children
    run ride to ride shouting loudly:
    ‘where’s the fried butter’?

    • Julie Turner on Sep 27, 2011 Reply

      Nice!

  • HRP on Sep 26, 2011 Reply

    they now say a hot
    dog is like cancer. surely
    corn dogs are exempt.

    • Julie Turner on Sep 27, 2011 Reply

      Mmm. Corn dog!

  • Julie Turner on Sep 27, 2011 Reply

    You are too kind Mr. Kelly. Thank you for playing!

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