‘Hope Grows in a Dump’ Haiku Contest

Hope grows in a dumpSo many of you were taken by the line Hope grows in a dump from last night’s episode of The Office, New Leads, that I figured we could put it to good use, haiku-style.

Receive The Office 2010 Calendar if you have a winning haiku!

Image courtesy Josh Helfferich.

STATUS: the winners have been chosen! Congratulations to jj (3), Julie (14), and Katie (71) — you have each won The Office 2010 Calendar! Watch your inbox for an email from me …

The poll

Here are the haiku finalists:

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Please pick your top three by Thursday, March 25th 11pm. The top three vote-getters will each receive The Office 2010 Calendar!

Original contest information is on the next page.

83 comments

  1. The leads are gone but
    Andy and erin’s kiss proves
    Hope grows in a dump

  2. Fight with wooden spool
    Bean bag chair shared, others kiss
    Hope grows in a dump

  3. Haiti buildings fall,
    But children dance in sunshine,
    Hope grows in a dump.

  4. Even when life sucks
    and you have no one to love
    Hope grows in a dump

  5. Constupation you made me sick
    Now I can cancel that doctor’s appointment
    Hope grows in a dump.

  6. Having a compost pile rocks.
    You get free fertilizer all the time.
    Hope grows in a dump.

  7. (I’m Canadian but could not resist this one just for fun)

    longing for the days
    of Mozart and Mozart’s friend
    hope grows in a dump

  8. Shouldn’t be in there
    Michael Scott- That’s what she said
    Hope grows in a dump

  9. Don’t you know the place
    Where trash become dreams and love
    Hope grows in a dump

  10. Jim says “Bye, Karen!”
    And Pam gets her first date. Swoon–
    Hope grows in a dump.

  11. (also Canadian, but I just couldn’t help myself!)

    well I do declare!
    It’s incalculable, how
    hope grows in a dump.

  12. “It’s not my career…”
    But she winks from reception.
    Hope grows in a dump.

  13. Oops! Try this again:

    Desperate for weekend.
    Happy respite! Thursday Night!
    Hope grows in a dump.

  14. Correction: I did not mean to include the word “really” in the first line of my haiku!

  15. Correction: Beets, not Beats. Gah! sorry tanster.
    (This isn’t a second entry!!) Don’t count me out please!

  16. not sure if my correction went through: Beets, not Beats. I don’t mean to post again, but I really thought I had a good one and I know spelling counts…I’m gonna “beat” myself over the head for this one. lol.

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