23 Sep 2017

'Sunset on choice day'

9:33 pm on 23 September 2017

We asked, and you delivered - a collection of homemade haiku for tonight's grand political occasion.

A winter sunset.

"Sunset on choice day, clocks go forward or backward, hope springs eternal." Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

It sounds simple: three lines, five syllables on the first line, seven the second and three again for the finale. And the winner (to be advised directly) gets an RNZ T-shirt. Whoop, whoop.

Here's some fine examples of what you came up with:

Sunset on choice day

Clocks go forward or backward

Hope springs eternal

- Kate O'Malley

Jacinda Ardern

What a neat syllabic phrase


- Emile Donovan

Jacinda or Bill

To tax or not to tax, but

Who's telling the truth?

- Stephen Kennedy (who was prolific)

The felt pen

on a too-small space:

still, tiny, peaceful miracle

- Beth Bowden

Billion dollar holes

Seem to make Schrödinger polls

Pray for Kiwi souls

- Briar Lawry

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