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:

  1. 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.

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

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  2. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  7. 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.

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

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