Last week we invited our friends to submit a haiku in return for a $200 credit toward climbing the great mountain this summer. With 5 syllables, Kilimanjaro simply *invites* haiku, (you know, 5/7/5) and we had gotten a bit silly around the office thinking about it ourselves (more on that later).
We started with my colleague Bryan’s version: Going back to school? // Need one more adventure first? // Kilimanjaro!
Frankly I was downright astounded at the fabulous response we received – even from those with apparently no interest in the summit! Allow me to share…
These 3 are from Jessica in CA, who traveled on Thomson adventure to China with her family a few years ago when she was but a child.
Stark, soaring majesty
above vast, wild savannah
rising above the wildlife
The trail winds higher
to vistas of Eden
Then, from April Dunn:
Now my Haiku is complete
That is a long word!
And an awesome submission from Michael Katz:
Geez, it’s so damn high
But still, I’d like to see it
Time to pack my bags
Feel inspired? Send us your own Haiku, and thanks for playing!