Since y’all are prolific at writing MST3K haikus, how about we mix it up a little?
While the haiku has ancient rules and traditions, the familiar and essential rule is simply that the first line have 5 syllables, the second line have 7 syllables, and the third and final line have 5 syllables. (You ever notice that “syllables” is a funny word to say and spell?) Here’s the neat thing: the requirements for the first and last lines are the same! Therefore, quite deliberately, the format allows you to take the last line of a haiku and use it as the first line of a new haiku.
Let’s give it a try! Take the last line of the haiku in the most recent post and write a new haiku using that as the first line. It’s just that simple!
You can write about any topic allowed by forum rules, so you’re not restricted to only MST3K-related material. You can completely ignore the context of the previous poem. You can also alter capitalization and punctuation. Clever use of homonyms can be fun from time to time, too. You just have to use the same words and spellings.
Five syllables here
And seven syllables here
What can you write now?
What, can you write now?
I’d thought you’d forgotten how.
It has been so long.