I was actually going to skip this week’s haiku contest. After all, I get a bit depressed following Steelers’ losses. I figured that you readers might feel the same way.
But I’ve already had several of you send me your entries for this week, so I guess the contest is on.
The contest rules are simple. You must summarize the Steelers-Saints game in a haiku. A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that contains only 3 lines. The first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables, and the third line has 5 syllables. Typically, haiku do not rhyme.
Please note, the emphasis is on syllables, not words. Remember 5/7/5.
I start the competition by offering a haiku of my own. Then you readers write a haiku of your own to try to beat mine. On Thursday I will announce this week’s contest winner. But remember, your haiku has to be better than mine. If none of your entries are better than mine, then I take home the prize.
Here is my entry:
Scary night for us
Six inches seemed like six miles
Much too far for Bruce
Okay readers, your turn. Lets see who can come up with the best haiku about the Steelers-Saints game.
Are you ready for some haiku?!!
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