‘Old Stone’ Mix&Match Competition

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The competition is pretty simple – I’ve muddled up the haiku at the end of this post and all you have to do is rearrange them into a form that you feel is closest to their original structure, leaving your response in the comments.

Whoever is closest wins a copy of old stone 🙂

So, to give a quick example – the haiku have been altered, I’ve switched around the phrase & fragment of each (with line 3 and line 1 respectively, representing the ‘fragment’):

Originals

church steps
lead to a beggar’s cup
sunburnt tourists

shuffling over old stone
the echo
of tour guides

Muddled

church steps
lead to a beggar’s cup
shuffling over old stone

sunburnt tourists
the echo
of tour guides

The challenge will be that some of the haiku ought to read reasonably coherently – even if the lines have been switched, but hopefully this ends up being a bit of fun! (Comp closes Sunday 7th Decemeber).

Looking forward to reading some great entries!

 

Mix & Match

 

re-runs –
shouting
over the pram

resting on my handle
other tourists
fill the frame

my back to the window
your toes
marking the glass

a raisin hides
even the fly
wants some shade

carpeted walls
the police chief
is always balding

shadows on the courthouse
the sun’s
thin fingers

return trip
down beneath
the toaster

posing for photos
no-one speaks
in the elevator

 

 

6 thoughts on “‘Old Stone’ Mix&Match Competition

  1. re-runs –
    the police chief
    is always balding

    my back to the window
    the sun’s
    thin fingers

    shadows on the courthouse
    shouting
    over the pram

    posing for photos
    other tourists
    fill the frame

    resting on my handle
    even the fly
    wants some shade

    a raisin hides
    down beneath
    the toaster

    carpeted walls
    no-one speaks
    in the elevator

    return trip
    your toes
    marking the glass

  2. Reblogged this on Utopian Fragments and commented:
    Mix & Match,
    Ashley Capes new collection is out and he is asking you to be playful. Play with his words and you can win a copy of the new book.
    Judging by the great cover and by older collection of him – you are going to enjoy it, so join in the fun.

  3. posing for photos
    even the fly
    in the elevator

    down beneath
    resting on my handle
    the police chief

    the toaster
    fill the frame
    no-one speaks

    down beneath
    shouting
    other tourists

    my back to the window
    down beneath
    shadows on the courthouse

    O Ash, this is a good game
    we should play it more often

  4. Thanks, Dhyan! I agree, I’ll have to try it again with other pieces soon! 😀

    Love this reworking, Dhyan:

    the toaster
    fill the frame
    no-one speaks

    And I have to say, Sean – perfect!!!!! Every ku spot on, congratulations! Will post out a copy this week 😀

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