Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/02/23/419_haiku_results_delayed/

419 haiku results delayed

Poetic tsunami swamps Vulture Central

By Lester Haines

Posted in Site News, 23rd February 2004 13:53 GMT

The results of our 419 haiku competition have been postponed after hundreds of wannabe poet laureates jammed El Reg inboxes with 17-syllable masterpieces.

Accordingly, the results - which will announce who has won one of our magnificent Strategy Boutique t-shirts - will be announced later in the week.

Suffice it to say for now that the standard has been almost uniformly high: we say almost because, sadly, there have been a number of entries establishing a new benchmark of lyrical ineptitude.

Still, it's all a bit of fun, and you will soon be able to see just how talented - or otherewise - our readers really are. Watch this space. ®

Bootnote

Thanks very much to David Shepherd, who has just composed this haiku on the subject of this tragic delay in the competition results:

Results are delayed
"A Poetic Tsunami"
Vulture Central Swamp'd

Right - that's enough haikus.