I'm backing this contest with a whopping 50 of my own reputation points (plus 50 matching points). This contest is not sanctioned by PaleoHacks. The moderator may remove this post without warning. How it works:
Write your best poetry or verse about any paleo-related subject. You do NOT have to "pitch" paleo, as in the "elevator pitch" thread: http://paleohacks.com/questions/1665/the-best-paleo-elevator-pitch
You can use any style or format you wish--haiku, limerick, free verse, blank verse, rap, etc. Please announce if you're using a specific format so we can tell how well you fit the format (eg. haiku).
You can be as funny or serious as you wish.
Keep it brief--this is Hack Poetry after all. There is no minimum length. Maximum length shall be English sonnet length (14 lines).
Vote up your favorites!
After 2 days, I will add the bounty. Six days later, I will select the entry with the most votes as the winner. In the event of a tie, the earlier-posted answer will be the winner. I will not judge the answers. Also, I can submit entries, but I'm not eligible for the bounty.
The winner gets all the reputation points from votes received, plus 100 bonus points, plus bragging rights.
Deadline: about 8 days from the date of this post.
Enter as often as you like.
Edit, 3/16/2010, 11PM Eastern: Anna's expressive acumen has proven formidable so far. Surely we have some more paleo poets here in the hack-o-sphere! Plenty of time--deadline is in 6 days.
Edit, 3/21/2010, 9:45AM Eastern: Reminder--get your poems and votes in. The bounty will be awarded Monday evening, 3/22/2010.
Edit, 3/22/2010: Congratulations to Anna, who has taken first place and the 100 reputation points bounty--well done Anna! Thank you to all who participated--poets, voters and readers.