Saturday, October 15 is Sweetest Day and we're celebrating by stocking the Oodles Prize Center to satisfy your sweet tooth! Watch for candy, as well as deeply discounted gift card auctions on October 15th!
To help celebrate Sweetest Day on the message board, we want to see your "Ode to Candy" Haiku. Our top 15 favorite haikus will win 500 Oodles each, but we're adding a sweet twist of our own- the top one we pick will also get a piece of every candy we're featuring in the Prize Center for Sweetest Day (6 or 7 items) and the top 2 and 3 winners will get a candy of their choice!
Rules: You have until 6am ET, Monday, Oct. 17 to post. Please post only once. Do not comment on other posts until after winners are announced. Obey forum rules.
If you're on Twitter, be sure to retweet game announcements for a chance at 50-100 Oodles!
It's been a while since we've done haikus. For a refresher, a haiku generally consists of a three-line stanza that has a total of 17 syllables, written in the following pattern:
I love chocolate
What if I ate it daily?
Oh no! Pants now tight
Breakdown of the syllables
Line 1 I love cho/co/late - 5 syllables
Line 2 What if I ate it dai/ly? - 7 syllables
Line 3 Oh no! Pants now tight - 5 syllables
The classic haiku theme is nature and many traditional Japanese haiku reflect that with descriptive seasonal words or images. I understand there's more to this wonderful art but for our purposes, we'll keep it simple and just follow the 5/7/5 syllable pattern. If you need a little help, check this site out. Time to get sweetly creative!