A friend wrote a great haiku the other day and that got me to thinking about whether I could do a news print haiku.
I decided I would use the traditional three line form with a “turn” after the second line. (The turn resolves the issue set up for the first two lines.) Traditional haiku uses 5 syllables for the first line, 7 syllables for the second line, and five syllables for the concluding line.
Here’s what I came up with from a section of the newspaper on the editorial page entitled “The Needle.” It usually includes three very short political jokes.
The Ten Commandments
Repeal five of them
I found this picture at http://biblecartoons.blogspot.com