Sunday, 16 October 2016

Will this do?

This free to enter competition is for haiku. There's a £100 prize and anyone may enter. I might enter, but I'm not good with poetry, so I'd better have a warm up ...

There once was a coo
Who had a wonderful moo
Is this a haiku?

Hmmm maybe I'll stick to limericks.

18 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It's a better haiku than I could create!

Carolb said...

I've not managed to work the syllables bit yet. But I do know someone who does write haiku, so I'll let him know about it. Thanks, Patsy.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

mooo

big lick

Gail Crane said...

I never was much good at haikus but aren't Highland cattle lovely. We have herds of them up on the moor where they regularly stand in the middle of the road, refusing to budge, even when hooted at. And the calves are just gorgeous.

Michelle Wallace said...

I love writing haikus...maybe I'll give it a go.

Susan A Eames said...

I don't care whether that was strictly haiku, Patsy - it made me laugh!! :) :)

oscar case said...

Cute li'l buffalo, that!

Frances Garrood said...

This is a haiku,
But not a very good one.
I don't like haikus.

Jenni Enzor said...

Ha! I love your haiku--and the Highland cattle! I've never been good at poetry with structure. I'm more a free verse type when I do write poetry.

Patsy said...

Gosh, yours must be pretty bad, Alex!

Patsy said...

I'm OK on the syllables I think, Carol - it's the rest I have trouble with.

Patsy said...

Yep!

Patsy said...

They are lovely, Gail. I saw a lot on our trip to Scotland and photographed most of them.

Patsy said...

Good luck, Michelle.

Patsy said...

It was worth writing it then, Susan.

Patsy said...

It does look a bit like a buffalo, Oscar. Not sure they're as furry though?

Patsy said...

It's at least as good as mine, Frances.

Patsy said...

My style is more 'should be restrained' verse than free verse, Jenni.