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.
– 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: