Friday, September 17, 2010

Postal Haiku

Benny here.

Haiku is all the rage now. It's a traditional word discipline, started in Japan, where the writer creates short poems. A haiku has 17 syllables in three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables.

While the traditional haiku has focused on nature, modern poets have used it for broader subjects.

If you're serious about learning, here's a how-to guide.

Now here's where it gets fun. Could you write a postal-themed haiku?

Remember this structure:

5 syllables on the first line
7 on the second
5 on the third

Here's my attempt:

Invented great things
But the Postal Service shines 
Above the others

We're all friends here. Click here to submit yours. "Anonymous" is fine.


Anonymous said...

We united our nation.

Built up communication.

Cannot be replaced.

Anonymous said...

Email had virus

Never with regular mail

Post mail is safest

Anonymous said...

What is it we bring?

Heartfelt words from far away,

Love in your mailbox.

Candice said...

Through rain, snow, sleet, hail
We will deliver the mail
with love no delay

Anonymous said...

Rural folks not linked

Postal Service delivers

Country life keeps on truckin'

Anonymous said...

Benjamin Franklin
statesman, inventor, writer
we honor you now

Unknown said...

getting better all the time.
Check it out. You'll see.

Joan said...

We are the Post Ofice
We deliver mail for you
Worldwide we are the best.

grannybunny said...

We deliver mail.
We link the World together.
We must never die.

Ladycdw said...

The Postal Eagle

His Priority is mail

Soaring for Service

Anonymous said...

Flate Rate Boxes and
Priority Mail shipping
Get the job done fast!

Anonymous said...

Simple messages
Cut through the advert clutter
"If it fits, it ships"

Anonymous said...

Pamela in Beautiful Downtown Cinebar said ......

Life is wonderful
My customers are happy
I am so Blessed.

Anonymous said...

Secret of Success
Work fast, smile and don't mess up
U.S. economy wins

Anonymous said...


Wanda Frasier, PM
Burr Oak KS 66936

Anonymous said...

Walk in drop it off
Amazing how far it goes
With just a stamp!

Anonymous said...

Do Haiku right

Five, Seven, Five syllables

That is correct way

Anonymous said...

Broke down Saturday

Called in to the supervisor

He couldn't help me

Anonymous said...

Slog through snow and ice
Push through the sweltering heat
Bring the mail each day

grannybunny said...

Some of these are very good, even if not all follow the true Haiku rules.

Anonymous said...

Postal Service broke
Employees may lose their jobs
Buy a stamp today!