The Steelers won a hard-fought battle last night on Monday Night Football. Now it’s time for fans to capture the key elements of the game in a haiku.
The contest rules are simple. You must summarize the Steelers-Bengals 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:
Bengals fear Steelers
But T.O. didn’t know that
Guess he knows it now
The winner of this week’s contest is going to win a copy of the book “The Ones Who Hit the Hardest” by Chad Millman and Shawn Coyne. It’s a great book that belongs on the bookshelf of any Steelers fan.
Okay readers, your turn. Lets see who can come up with the best haiku about the Steelers-Bengals game.
Are you ready for some haiku?!!
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