Halloween Haiku

HaikuContesttitleIn October, ROMP is encouraging people to take on the haiku and get poetic. Each day on the ROMP event page for the Halloween Haiku Contest, we will post a vintage Halloween postcard or card or artwork (also posted below). Pick one of those pieces and write a haiku about it.

On October 27, we will have a Halloween Haiku Party at Wonder City Coffee, in downtown Locust Grove, and winners for three contests will be announced:

  • Best Poem
  • Best Costume
  • Best Reading

The Best Poem submitted by 5:00 p.m. Oct. 27 will win a prize of $50. You do not have to be present to win this prize. You can submit your poem by emailing it to ROMPoetry@gmail.com. The winning poem will be chosen based on adherence to the original artwork theme, imagery and creativity.

If you come to the event, you can come in costume related to the the image your poem is about. There will be a costume contest for the best costume based on the original artwork and creativity/interpretation. The prize is $50.

Starting at 5:00 p.m., those who bring their poem will compete in reading their poem to the audience, and the best reader will win a $50 prize. The prize winner will be the one with the best vocal and visual presentation.


The haiku in English is typically said to be a poem that has 3 lines:

1st line = 5 syllables

2nd line = 7 syllables

3rd line = 5 syllables

Please use this form when making up your haiku. Also, put a title on it. Your haiku should be clearly related to the image you select from the Halloween Haiku event page (images also copied below).