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From the Gaia Online Blog.
Gai-ku! - A Gaia haiku contest!

Welcome to the "Gai-ku Contest" where you can submit a haiku poem that expresses your feelings about Gaia in three short lines! Put together a Gaia-themed haiku (a haiku is a 3 line poem in which the first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables, and the third line has 5 syllables) and you could win some serious gold!

In the spirit of the haiku poem format, this contest will have:
* 5 first prize winners who will each get a cool 200,000 gold
* 7 second prize winners who will each receive a nifty 100,000
* 5 third prize winners who will each walk away with a nifty 50,000 gold

Not bad prizes for arranging 17 syllables, are they?!

There are no rules on this contest as to what you write about - just has to be related to your Gaia experience. You could write a funny haiku or a serious one; express your love of Gaia or what you hate about Gaia - anything Gaia related is ok!ust make sure your language is “Gaia appropriate” – this means no curse words in the poems. We hate to quash your creativity, but we do have some younger Gaians of which we need to be mindful. Pick a different word that rhymes with “duck”, ok?...(click here for full story)

Post your best Gai-ku in this thread by 11:59 PM PT on August 1st, 2010 for a chance to win! Only one post per person is allowed in this thread, so use it well as it will be considered your official entry!

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Gai-ku Contest Winners


Heya, you fabulous Gai-ku writing Gaians,

Wow, what an amazing response!

We knew you were all very creative, but had *no* idea that so many of you loved to write haiku! Having to read through over 7000 creative Gai-kus took longer than expected. There were so many brilliantly touching, funny, serious, or rant-filled haikus it was hard to select just 17 winners.

After much debate, we have selected the contest winners which are posted below. Some of these are poetic, some hilarious, and others made us go "awwwwwww". Regardless of the tone, we believe these capture various aspects of this crazy and lovable place we call Gaia.

Congrats to all the winners, and to everyone who entered. Your joy, creativity, and ability to make wonderful artistic contributions to our Gaia community are an inspiration to all of us here.

Be well! biggrin
Sisky


5 FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Typing and clicking,
My fingers are bloody stumps.
...Learn to type with face.
- Ahvo

Gaia is a sky
Each member is like a star
Shining their own way
- o0DarkVince0o

Where else can you see
A right place for you and me??
Gaia it would be!!!
- lexard

Gold may buy pixels,
But the friends I have made here
Are my true treasures.
- Quicksilver the Archangel

Dear Reality,
You will hold no power here
Sincerely, Gaia
-Nexri

7 SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Slowly but surely
Daily Chance reward: 10 gold
Plushie? 90 K
- katuroo

Where else can you say
I killed a gramster today
Only on Gaia
- Paw Pad Club President

Sixty-five thousand,
Five hundred and thirty-five
Private messages!?!
- Poster Ninja 666

Gaia is awesome
Because we all help it grow
We are all Gaia
- Felbane

Since two thousand three
Art, role plays, friends and pixels
Gaia stole my heart
- -ProcrastinatingSpazz-

Gaia works wonders.
Here, I'm a pretty princess.
In real life, a frog!
- Porki Minch

Gaia, The canvas
Your mind, the paintbrush of dreams
bringing dreams to life
- Master Alaric Voranth


5 THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Gaia, Land of dreams
You fill my days with wonder
A new adventure
- Rukia Twinblades

Second home to a
Weary heart who longs for a
Place that understands
- NeoSaki

A Gaian haiku
Small words instead of saying
Too long, didn't read.
- NinjaBartender

Gaia is my life
The RIG ate my lunch monies
But I have 6 mil!
- Fallskin

We all see a world,
Through windows that can't open.
We call it Gaia.
- The White Gale Dragonwolf

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Honorable Mention: 3 Additional Prizes added! (because we like rewarding our members!)

Hey all! Just wanted you to know that just today, we decided to go ahead and give three prizes of 15,000 gold each to the top 3 runners up in this contest. We feel these Gaikus are fabulous, and were so close that they deserve special merit. Besides, we like surprising you with fabulous and unexpected rewards for your contributions.

The three "Honorable Mention" prizes go to the following entries:
Quote:

Click Click Click.... Damn It!
Bushes and Trees Everywhere
And Still I'm Not Rich
shadow6x6x6

The art in Gaia
Is what motivates me most
To draw with my heart
Azolie

Gaia is the best
but not as good as cheesecake
but very close though
Xx_IDK-STFU_xX


Congrats again to everyone who entered - well done!
Sisky
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Honorable Mention: 3 Additional Prizes added! (because we like rewarding our members!)

Hey all! Just wanted you to know that just today, we decided to go ahead and give three prizes of 15,000 gold each to the top 3 runners up in this contest. We feel these Gaikus are fabulous, and were so close that they deserve special merit. Besides, we like surprising you with fabulous and unexpected rewards for your contributions.

The three "Honorable Mention" prizes go to the following entries:
Quote:

Click Click Click.... Damn It!
Bushes and Trees Everywhere
And Still I'm Not Rich
shadow6x6x6

The art in Gaia
Is what motivates me most
To draw with my heart
Azolie

Gaia is the best
but not as good as cheesecake
but very close though
Xx_IDK-STFU_xX


Congrats again to everyone who entered - well done!
Sisky
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A comfort in dark
Gaia is my guardian
A respite from life


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How am I to write
All that Gaia is to me
In such little space?

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Gaia, land of peace.
Rampaged by weird beasts daily,
I'll help out, I guess.
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Gaioh Ninja clan,
I refuse your ninja-ness,
For I am magic


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chillaxin place 2 be
Best place 2 meet people
Find new lovers
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Home alone again.
That's when Loneliness Ensues
I love you Gaia.
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Kestin Sha
How am I to write
All that Gaia is to me
In such little space?

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I love this!
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Our dreams wander on infinitely
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We all see a world,
Through windows that can't open.
We call it Gaia.
Why don't you just buy all of the items from the shops and marketplace?
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Gaia and cupcakes
Two perfect treats that cheer me
Never are enough

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