We are having a Shraiku contest as part of Wake Audubon’s Year of the Loggerhead Shrike. Shraikus, like Haikus, are highly structured poems composed in 3 lines with a total of 17 syllables. Shraikus must have 5 syllables in lines 1 and 3 and 7 syllables in line 2. The theme of a shraiku must be the Loggerhead Shrike – evoking images or feelings associated with this amazing bird.
You may enter as many times as you wish. There will be prizes for the top three Shraiku writers.
Submit your Shraiku as a comment using the following form:
Title (all caps)
Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3: 5 syllables
*** PLEASE NOTE: All comment must go through moderation, so it may be a few hours before your poem posts. ***