The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, November 28, 2015 This Week's Paper
News Haiku: Tiger lovin’

You have asked; and I have answered. The News Haiku is back for the month of April to give a continuous shout out to National Poetry Month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku. Follow the links for the back story.

*Jaya just gave birth;
Zoo didn't see baby bump;
Darn thick tiger fur.

Now you try it:
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.

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.

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