Let’s try a cat haiku. Actually the idea for this came when D of 25more commented on my senryu starring Pinkie, my cat. She said, “Cats make great haiku topics/characters. Really, cats are haiku!” So I thought what a great idea and so much fun to share.
Here’s the challenge: Write a cat haiku!
Rules of Engagement:
Topic: Cat (any cat)
Duration: One week (10/14/17 – 10/21/17)
Poetic form: Haiku, senryu or tanka
Syllable counts: Traditional: either 5-7-5 or 5-7-5-7-7 just to make the form recognizable.
Anything else: Nope, you don’t have to follow other traditions like kiru (abrupt change of imagery), kireji (cutting word or punctuation), or kigo (seasonal reference). Don’t want to add a lot rules
Where: In the comments below, paste the link to your cat haiku post. Pingbacks are also great. Also in the comments if you want, paste the haiku/senryu/tanka and add a url for the cat image with it (as long as you own the copyright or it is copyright free). Images are not mandatory but a poem is.
For the images of the first five people to include the image url in the comments with their poem, as long as the image is less than 150pixels length or width, I think I can make the image url you post in the comments show by handcoding the img src html when I moderate. WordPress only allows the blog owner to add img src html into the comments.
Comments are moderated so it may take up to 24 hours to show.
If you are commenting on someone else’s entry, be nice.
Looking forward to seeing everybody’s contributions!
Also published on Medium.