The Second Eclectic

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It's Haiku Time!

So, now that you're a tanka pro, it's time to try your hand at haiku! Haiku is pronounced "high coup." It's just like a tanka, minus the last two lines. If you've forgotten the tanka format, hit your call button and Tommy will come back there and hit you over the head with a tack hammer...

Haiku's are the best because they're short, so you can write one in under a minute. Generally there about nature or something seasonal, but you can only write about an oak tree so many times. Here are two examples to inspire you. Then post your muse-inspired poems for everyone to see. We'll judge you and criticize them and make you feel insecure, then.


laying on the floor
in my white-walled cubicle
why all the padding?


a dry riverbed
dust, drought, brown, like the red sea
once their feet got wet


Your turn!

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