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Back to Sporcle Day 2: Haiku Contest

back-to-sporcleFall-1Welcome to Back to Sporcle week! It’s Day 2 of our official kick-off to fall. If you joined us yesterday, we talked about making an account, creating quizzes, and earning badges.

Today, we want to announce our first contest: Sporcle Haiku!

Whether you consider yourself a poet or not, anyone can write a haiku. It’s a form of Japanese poetry consisting of 17 syllables (also known as on or morae). There are three lines, consisting of 5, 7, and 5 syllables.  Haiku is known for juxtaposing (or placing next to each other) two contrasting images. There are numerous tutorials on how to write haiku, for example this one.

Quill-PenThe rules:

- Write an original haiku related in some way to Sporcle

- Post your username and haiku in the comments section of this post

- The winning poems will be posted on the Sporcle Facebook page

As you search for inspiration, check out these top Sporcle quizzes from the summer of 2013:

Nimble Number Logic Puzzle Sunny or Sonny?
Color Sequence Memory Game Never Have I Ever…(Disney Edition)
Criteria Countries (South America) Europe Without the Euro Minefield
10 to 1 Shooting Gallery ‘L’ Countries
23rd Psalm Click-a-long Boys Nickname Match
Out of Africa Headless Cartoon Characters
Images that Start with ‘T’ Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’
Soft Drinks Close-Up MLB 500 HR Club by Picture
Harry Potter: The First 10 Characters Categorize the Colors
Images that Rhyme with ‘THICK’ TV Sitcom by Character

 

63 Comments on Back to Sporcle Day 2: Haiku Contest

  1. Calm grass, flow of water, snake hiss
    Concentrate: achieve state of bliss
    Tranquil thoughts scatter
    Haiku’s in shatter
    Sorry, I’m just not good at this

  2. Only a few plays,
    For my LOLcat picture quiz.
    I can haz publish?

    *I don’t actually have a LOLcat picture quiz. Poetic license applied.

    -Droxnar

    • I love this haiku, but if makes me wonder if you’re pronouncing Ouagadougou wrong. It has four syllables, not five.