Foxy Haiku Contest: We Have a Winner!

Whoops. I'm the worst blogger ever, I was supposed to announce the winner of my Haiku competition a week ago - sorry about that! I've had a hard time picking my favourite Haiku, that's for sure - what a torture - they are all so great!

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But, without further ado, the winner is Rachael, with her sweet little poem about interspecies friendship:

sleek red fox moonlight flanked by a large coal black cat there in my dark garden

Congratulations Rachael! I really hope you like your bracelet!

But I couldn't help myself...I couldn't stop at just one Haiku...they were all so amazing... So I have chosen a couple of honourable mentions & have a little prize for each of them which you can see below - these little Folk Like Us pendants (they will also be available once I launch my shop in a few weeks' time). Honestly, I wish everyone who entered could win, but I don't want to send myself bankrupt bestowing prizes willy-nilly! So, I shall restrict myself to just the two extras & will be sending a pendant to Suki, for her rather dark & moody, Film Noir-esque poem:

Autumn nights grow cold A fox comes to the city A strange cry is heard

And a pendant to bryssy for so perfectly capturing the image of a little fox gambling about on a cheery autumn day:

cracking leaves lay under padded trixter paws cool breezes blowing

Thank you everyone for entering - that was so much fun! :)

Haiku Contest - Come and Join In!

Back in the days of my old blog (three & a half years ago!) I held a little contest where I asked people to write a Haiku about a rabbit. It was so much fun - I couldn't believe how beautiful & inspiring everyone's poems were! I thought it was high time I held another Haiku challenge, & the inspiration this time is another one of my favourite animals - the fox.

The prize for this contest is from my new jewellery range, the Folk Like Us bracelet you see pictured above, which is inspired by folk art & beautiful endpaper patterns of the 1930s & 40s (& also happens to feature a little fox too). It's valued at $95 USD, & if you win, you will be the very first person in the whole world to own one, because they don't go on sale until October when I open my new online shop.

To enter, you must be a subscriber to my mailing list, so if you haven't signed up already, you can do so via the subscription form over to the right on my sidebar, or there's another form down at the foot of the blog, or a checkbox you can tick when you leave a comment.

If you'd like to join in, please post your foxy Haiku in the comments - how easy is that?! I'll pick my favourite poem on Monday the 19th of September - so you have a week & a half to dust off your feather quill, put on your Haiku thinking cap & enter. I am so looking forward to reading everyone's beautiful poems!

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