To my gratified surprise, a haiku I put in on the previous topic of ‘Lightning’ earned me the distinction of hosting the latest round.
Writing is a form of lunacy. Writing poetry even more so. Doing that in such succinct forms as a haiku is utter madness. So there you have the topic.
The rules are simple. Up to a maximum of three haikus (one is fine), each of which will have three lines with a strict syllable count of 5-7-5 (first line 5, second 7, and final line 5 again).
That is all there is to it, but for extra merit you can throw in a reference which will place the time or season, and/or put in a turning point or punchline effect using any punctuation you choose. Post the haiku as a comment here, and if you like also do a post of it on your own blog with or without a visual. Judging will be done on 9th.
Here are three Really Awful examples I have thrown together. Trying to make some of them rhyme is an extra bit of madness on my part – you can ignore that.
Within the mad mind
Shoots of fantasy will sprout –
Madness is a state
Minds sound, with religion found,
Blossom to create.
Isn’t it insane,
When March strain May cause you pain,
Doing it again?
© Colonialist December 2013 (WordPress)