Today, as National Poetry Month draws to a close, there’s a special treat in store for you.
Peyton Price, poet/author of the new Suburban Haiku: Poetic Dispatches from Behind the Picket Fence has delivered a few fresh haiku, as well as your chance to win some POETRY SWAG.
A resident of suburban Maryland, Peyton’s been capturing the essence of the ‘burbs in haiku form (three lines that employ a total of 17 syllables, broken into phrases of 5-7-5) for quite some time now, and she’s elevated it to high — and hilarious — art. Some of my faves from her book:
I keep a close eye
on the hummingbird feeder.
Yep. It’s still putrid.
For tonight’s potluck
please mark what is Gluten-Free
so I don’t eat it.
Dare I say something?
I think her carpool “conflict”
is hating carpool.
Now that you’re all warmed up, let’s get to the giveaway. We’re challenging you to create a mashup of a movie critique and a haiku: a haiku review.
Get inspired by the following examples from Peyton and yours truly, then visit the comments section below to post your own movie review in haiku form (three lines: 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables). Enter as often as you like in the next week. Contest ends May 7, 2014. All entries will go into a pool and one randomly drawn poet-winner will get their very own copy of Peyton’s adorable-but-subversive little book.
Like Hunger Games, yes
but with sexual yearning.
(What? That guy is hot!)
The audience laughed!
In fact, there was some shushing
from embarrassed kids.
Tobey’s got talent —
Nimble in Spandex; good at
Have fun — and thanks for playing!
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