Dec 11 AT 12:00 PM Clark Wimberly 1,131 Comments (CLOSED)

With 11 days on file, it’s time we introduced a challenge with a little style. To enter to win today’s 25 Days of Tegra device, you’ll need to submit an original haiku (you know, the Japanese poetry that follows a 5-7-5 pattern?). You’ll also need to be logged in, but I figured you guys have figured that part out by now.

The Prize: 

The Fujitsu STYLISTIC M532 is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and features a 10.1 inch display, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera- all the bells and whistles you’ve come to expect from these tablets.

Contest Rules

It’s a holiday miracle! This year we’ve expanded our eligible countries to include the following: US (excluding Puerto Rico and its other territories and possessions), Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Finland, Czech Republic, Australia, China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau), Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, India (excluding the State of Tamil Nadu), and Brazil. If you’re keeping track, that’s like quadruple the locales we normally ship to, so huzzah!

How to Enter

Not that I’m any good at it, but astute readers might have noticed that I’ve been starting each day of the 25 Days of Tegra with a rhyme. Holidays just feel like the time to rhyme. To enter to win today, you’ll need to write a short poem.

It can be about anything you want, the holidays, the tablet, the internet- just make sure it confines to the traditional practices of haiku (most notably: three lines, with 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables each, respectively). Multiple comments are allowed on this post, but each user will only be counted once. The winner will be chosen at random (as long as the haiku is valid), so don’t bother downvoting each other. To get things rolling, I’ve written a few myself:

A month of prizes
like some new age nerd Santas
Will he visit me?

The weather changes
People opening their hearts
Holiday traffic

Holidays approach
Families start to gather
Please spike the eggnog

I know these are terrible. I already admitted to being terrible at this. Which is why we’re asking you guys to submit some. Anyone got some clever words to get in the holiday spirit?

Winner: boro09

Clark is a developer living in Austin, Texas. He runs ClarkLab, a small web firm with his wife, Angie. He's a big fan of usability, standards, and clean design.

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