A post-Haiku poetic form, consisting of three lines of 10, 7, and 6 syllables. This form of poetry was invented in Israel. Make each kimo four stanzas long. Please count your syllables so your poem is not disqualified for not following the rules.
Here is a poem of mine as an example:
WHO WILL ENTER THE KINGDOM?
The young suicide bomber loves children.
On the day of martyrdom
She kisses her sons goodbye.
After reading from the Qu-ran, she heads
For the crowded marketplace
And mingles with shoppers:
Mothers and fathers and laughing children
In love with life. Most of them
Will die with her today.
Now who will God welcome into Heaven?
The young woman who kissed her sons
Or the ones she murdered?
(C) 2008 Salvatore Buttaci
Only one kimo may be submitted for this contest.
GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE, ONE HONORABLE MENTION.
DEADLINE: July 24, 2009