Welcome to The Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest, Episode 20.
If you’re new or need directions; read my how-to on terrible poetry. Although I sometimes choose a winner who wrote about terrible things; what I seek above all is terrible meter, satirical tropes, and other poetic clichés.
Here are the specifics for this week:
- This week’s Topic is Springtime Haiku. I gave a brief tutorial in haiku back at Contest #3.
- Since it’s haiku, you all know the Length is roughly a syllabic 5-7-5.
- Haiku doesn’t Rhyme. Do it, and you just might have nothing happen since this contest is about breaking rules.
- Our #1 Rule that is always listed at #4 is to make it terrible. Since I witness haiku getting butchered all the time, you’re not likely to have trouble making yours cringe-worthy.
Just in case you need the motivation, however, I’d like your ode to nature to
Force quiv’ring blossoms
To shiver downy snowflake stuff
In terror of you
- Japanese poet-masters are rarely pushing boundaries. Keep things G-rated or gentler.
You have till 8:00 a.m. MST next Friday (April 5) to submit a poem.
If you are shy, use the form. Leave me a comment saying that you did as well, just to be certain. That way, I will be able to tell you whether I received it.
For a more social experience, include your poem or a link to it in the comments.