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MzSpoon's Haiku/Senryu Challenge

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MzSpoon is challenging you...you...and you to read as many haikus as one show can possibly withstand on blogtalk, so are you up to the challenge? You have to be quick on your feet to think of 17 syllables. Let's get it popping on the Lyrical Divas Show! Call (914) 803-4004. Haiku is three short lines. The first line usually contains five (5) syllables, the second line seven (7) syllables, and the third line contains five (5) syllables. Haiku doesn't rhyme. A Haiku must "paint" a mental image in the reader's mind. This is the challenge of Haiku - to put the poem's meaning and imagery in the reader's mind in ONLY 17 syllables over just three (3) lines of poetry! A senryu is a three line Japanese poem structurally similar to haiku. It is unrhymed and the subject is based human nature. It is usually satirical or ironic. # line 1 - 5 syllables # line 2 - 7 syllables # line 3 - 5 syllables