Your Curmudgeon presents you with another creative challenge. This one was inspired by some recent comments to an earlier post.
According to Wikipedia, the traditional Haiku consists of 17 syllables in three phrases of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively. In English, a haiku is written in three lines, each with the appropriate number of syllables. The fundamental aesthetic quality is that a haiku is internally sufficient, independent of context, and will bear consideration as a complete work.
Today’s challenge is that you must compose your own haiku in traditional form, with the proper number of syllables in each line. Additionally — and this is very important — your haiku should be related to the subject of creationism. Here’s a sample we composed for illustrative purposes: The syllable count is close enough:
You know the rules: You may enter the contest as many times as you wish, but you must avoid profanity, vulgarity, childish anatomical analogies, etc. Also, avoid slanderous statements about individuals. Feel free to comment on the entries submitted by others — with praise, criticism, or whatever — but you must do so tastefully.
There may not be a winner of this contest, but if there is, your Curmudgeon will decide, and whenever we get around to it we’ll announce who the winner is. There is no tangible prize — as always in life’s great challenges, the accomplishment is its own reward. We now throw open the comments section, dear reader. Go for it!
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