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We've done haiku a couple of times. Below are a few of the ones we liked. In case you've forgotten, haiku is a form of traditional Japanese poetry- a 17 syllable verse consisting of 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables and must include a seasonal reference and not include any first person personal pronouns.
One winner was...
Elizabeth Flynn, who actually included the seasonal reference in her haiku. And here it is:
Hot lips sucking breath
Primo with jalapenos
Summer on the tongue
Upon learning that she had won, she sent us this and got extra burritos for the extra effort:
What a fabulous
And exciting way to end
Summer with free food
We also liked these, even though the rules weren't strictly followed:
From Robert Owens, who is showing his age by knowing this reference:
Just like Letterman
One bag, burritos and guac
SPLAT at the tower
And from Laura and Peter Kaufmann:
Primo, por favor
Primo, ba'va'ka'sha, hey!
Primo, s'il vous plait!
And finally, it's not haiku, but it made us smile. This little offering is from our ex-employee and "corny poet for a day" Debbie Hoodiman.
Burrito Bros. Taco Co.