Welcome! The theme is not Tofu! Only for a fleeting millisecond did it cross my mind. Instead, here is your challenge for Monday. Think about sound.
Tink, plink, clang, clink, ding, screech, clunk, clank, eeek, creak, donk, doink, rattle-rattle, thunk, rinnnng, bonk, boing.
Your theme is METALLIC SOUND.
Let’s see what everyone can do with this. This is such a diverse and creative group, I am really looking forward to your 17 syllable entries by midnight MST on Monday. All standard rules apply. A three line 5-7-5 format where the first line is 5 syllables, the second line is 7 syllables, the last line is 5 syllables. The best haiku make use of both Kigo( seasonal reference), an’ Kireji (“cutting” word or punctuation ). The goal is to join two separate images/emotions in one integrated verse.
You may enter up to 2 for judging; as many as you want for fun. Please designate which one or two you want judged. You can ask others which of yours they think are best before deciding which you want to make official. Visuals are encouraged, fun, and may make a difference in a draw. Have fun!
To leave your entry, use the leave a comment link at the upper left. Don’t forget to leave a link to your visuals.
By way of how I got this crazy theme, here is an explanation. Here is what a buck jumping a barbed wire fence with a pipe gate in it sounds like: tink, squeak! CLANK-clunk, ding, ding, ding. You might have thought he was silent and graceful, but not always. Deer can be lazy, and may make only just enough effort to scrape over an obstacle they could actually clear by extra feet. (This is not the most spectacular photo, having been shot pre-dawn, but it tells the tale.)
Translation: his hoof just hits the top wire making a tiny tink, then the wire squeaks lightly. The vibration from his contact with the fence wire makes the pipe gate jiggle a little and the two halves clank together first loudly and then more muffled. Finally the chains binding the gate halves together quietly ding as the energy dissipates through the loose links.
Can I make that a haiku? Umm…
Springtime buck clears fence –
almost – but hoof brushes wire,
tink, squeak, clank, ding, ding.