Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday Morning Haiku Club Guidelines

(I run the Monday Morning Haiku Club on Facebook. To join, do a search for the club, and sign up.)

Q- Can anyone participate?
A- Anyone between the ages of 10 and 233 is eligible to participate.

Q- What is Haiku?
A- Haiku is an ancient form of communication that involves short bursts of communication followed by intense scrutiny and then ponderous posing. Snacking in between posing is available in some states, except the Republic of Tea.

Q- No, really. What is Haiku?
A- Haiku is poetry that has 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, and 5 syllables in the last line. Together, the lines form an elegant description of something, someone, or somewhere.

Q- I'm not very elegant. Will jeans do?
A- Jeans are quite nice, but please refrain from elaborate embroidery.

Q- Are there any rules other than the syllable thing?
A- Warren's Wall is visited by many people including kids, the elderly, and many intelligent plants. Keep it clean. Poetry with foul language or strongly suggestive themes will be pulled.

Q- Who decides what's suggestive and what's foul?
A- It's my #$!*&$ wall. I get to decide.

Q- Will I be graded on spelling or presentation?
A- Monday Morning Haiku is all in fun. No judging allowed except the occassional 'likes' you may get if your verse tickles someone's fancy.

Q- This has been most informative. May I invite others to participate, people who aren't your friends?
A- Most certainly. Just have them friend me, and have them refer to the Haiku thingy. Then I'll know they're not some 'stranger' looking to up their friend quota.

Q- Is there a Haiku creed?
A- Yes

If it's not Haiku,
It's too many syllables
Or maybe too few.

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