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The holiday season is upon us again — a time for family, friends, gift-giving and … haiku? Yes, haiku.

In honor of the holiday spirit, The Social Silo is sponsoring Holiday Haiku, a holiday-themed haiku writing contest.

Haiku is a Japanese poem constructed with 17 syllables arranged in three lines. The first line consists of five syllables, the second has seven and the third has five.

Example

cookies for Santa
children now dreaming away
Christmas is so near

The winning haiku and selected others will appear on The Social Silo and in the Dec. 22 issue of Farm and Dairy. The contest ends at 8 a.m. Dec. 19. Visit www.thesocialsilo.com/holiday-haiku to enter.

The Social Silo is the new “social face” of the newspaper Farm and Dairy. We want to be a community blog about the rural world. About manure. About county fair prize-winning pie recipes. Just not in the same sentence. We want to foster communication between farmers and nonfarmers, to share different perspectives, to make us all think and grow a little. We want to ask questions, and listen to your answers.
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