Monday, May 30, 2022

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1362; Summer Is Almost Here


Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of our wonderful Haiku Kai, the place to be if you like to create Haiku, Tanka or other Japanese poetry form. Today I love to challenge you to create a so called "Pi-Ku". Maybe you know that there is an international day about Pi, that mathematical phormula that is known as the Greek letter "Pi" or 3,14. That international day was on March (3rd month) 14th ... so that explains why it is called "Pi-day".

A "Pi-Ku" has three lines (as every haiku has), but you have to follow another series of syllables. A "Pi-Ku" follows the next rule:

1st line: 3 syllables
2nd line: 1 syllable
3rd line: 4 syllables

Let me give you an example from my archives (Nov 2012) inspired on the above image of Rodin's The Thinker:

the Thinker
no more thoughts

© Chèvrefeuille (2012)

It is not really my "cup of tea? But it looks like a nice challenge.

So for this episode the challenge is to create a "Pi-Ku" on the theme "Almost Summer". 

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until Friday June 3rd 10:00 PM (CEST). You can add your submission to the linking widget hidden in our logo below.

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