The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, July 22, 2017 This Week's Paper
News Haiku for Art at Work month

To give a continuous shout out to the Art at Work effort going on all through the month of November, here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku.

New York gas troubles;
Can't we all just get along?
What, no coffee? STAB

Traditional haiku consist of 17 “on” (also known as morae), in three phrases of five, seven and five on respectively. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables, this isn’t quite right since syllables and “on” are not the same, but this is Tacoma so we make our own rules. Now, you try it.

Use of three lines of up to 17 syllables, with the five, seven, five pattern.
Use of a season word;
Use of a cut or kire (sometimes indicated by a punctuation mark) to compare two unrelated images.

The Tacoma Weekly has a stack of free tickets for the Gem Faire at the Tacoma Dome, Nov. 9-11, submit a haiku for a chance to win.