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So, if you have
you’re hooked on terms.
Cause? Word-list germs.
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cannot serve a meal
since the venue
has no menu.
like this only has
###Notes: The form is Pun-ku. (Actually, the second poem is a double Pun-ku. Salvatore Buttaci is a poet and writer who came up with this new humorous poetic form. It is called the Pun-ku, and it's really fun. Here's how you do it ...
(1) Unlike the haiku that allows for a less than strict adherence to the 17-syllable rule, the pun-ku must be exactly 17 syllables long.
(2) It contains only four (4) lines arranged syllabically as follows:
Line 1: 4 syllables Line 2: 5 syllables Line 3: 4 syllables Line 4: 4 syllables
(3) As for the end-rhyme pattern, Lines 1 and 2 do not rhyme. Lines 3 and 4 do.
(4) The pun-ku must contain a pun on one or more of the words used in the poem. The subject matter deals with human nature, is light, humorous, or witty.
(5) The title of the pun-ku can only be one- or two-words long (or short).