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Gorilla’s Twitter Poetry Contest

Gorilla’s Twitter Poetry Contest

A Haiku writing contest is being held in honor of Koko the gorilla who will be forty years old soon. The contest began June 8, 2011 and closes June 30. Winners will be announced on July 4 to celebrate her fortieth birthday. First place prize is a color painting made by Koko the gorilla. Second is a DVD and book about Koko, and third prize is a stuffed toy gorilla.

To enter the contest, write a poem about Koko’s importance to you or to the world of 17 syllables total, with three lines of 5-7-5 syllables. Each line of the poem should be separated by a comma. Then tweet your Haiku to @kokotweets account with the hashtag #kokohaiku.

Their example is: @kokotweets Koko gives us love, humanity sits up straight, depth of being known #kokohaiku

The Gorilla Foundation provides a home and caretaking for Koko. They are dedicated to gorilla research, education and conservation.

In addition to tweeting your Haiku, post your Haiku in the comments of this article in order for Care2 readers to enjoy…

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2:35PM PDT on Jun 19, 2012


12:35AM PST on Dec 14, 2011

Thank you for sharing!

2:15PM PDT on Oct 22, 2011

Wish you Koko a very happy birthday. May you have many many more birthdays and an enjoyable life.

10:38AM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

koko is a wonderful inspiration, period!! Hope she lives many more decades......i just hope to get to see her in person one day.

5:48AM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

good idea

2:53PM PDT on Sep 9, 2011

Thanks Jake.

10:53AM PDT on Jun 22, 2011

I think this is great. People get to say happy birthday in a creative way!

9:09AM PDT on Jun 20, 2011

Thanks for sharing.

5:04AM PDT on Jun 20, 2011

Thanks for the article.

10:41PM PDT on Jun 18, 2011

Love you Koko! You are an inspiration to all!

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