Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Ironic Catholic Haiku Winner, and Worthy Finalists

First, thanks for the fun, everyone. I hope you enjoyed this. We had around 65 entries!

Many of the entries made me smile. I have to say, a sociologist would look at this and say many Catholic bloggers have some...um, "issues"...with the state of liturgy in the current Church. And I think a lot of us must have small children, given the entries on keeping them quiet in Church. Otherwise, there was a nice mix of entries.

The finalists and winner were chosen for their entries' "gentle satire" and the entirely subjective IC smile-a-meter. It was hard to choose a winner, actually. So great job, folks!

If you won, or are named as a finalist, and you want a small button for your blog that says "IC Haiku Winner" or IC Haiku Finalist", please email me at ironiccatholic(at)yahoo(dot)com . I'd be happy to send it to you for your use!

Worthy finalists!

Cell Phone Rings At Mass
Too Ashamed to Answer It
We All Know It's You

--Andy, Musings of a Catholic Convert


He's trying incense
Large pest problem near altar
Call Orkin instead

--Bob

Young tot evades Mom
Strips bare from pew to altar
Must be named Francis

--Tim Canny, The Lapped Catholic


I always wondered
Why is God a mystery?
Guess I'll never know.

--Anne Watson


Convert's Anguish

The Creed is so long:
We believe in one God . . .umm . . .
*Sigh* . . . review again.

--Danielle Chervin


And drum roll please....

The winner and champeen!

Keep losing temper,
Which saint am I to pray to:
Anthony or Jude?

--Tim Ferguson

Now don't let the fame go to your head.

See some other notable entries here....
--I.C.

5 comments:

Kathy said...

Didn't have the time
To enter haiku contest.
Try again next time.

Lindsay said...

Just so you know, the link to the "notable entries" is broken. I found the post easily by going to the homepage, but you probably want to fix that.

The Ironic Catholic said...

Thanks Lindsay!

Kevin said...

Hooray! My girlfriend is a finalist! Danielle doesn't have her own blog but she wanted me to thank you for so honoring her.

The Ironic Catholic said...

Kevin, tell Danielle congrats!

I'd make a "My girlfriend was a finalist at the Ironic Catholic Haiku Contest" but that may be just a tad long... :-)

IC