#Alphabet Haiku Challenge or AHC

 Alphabet Haiku, which is a Weekly Challenge of Abigail Gronway, this week it is the letter (U)

ultimate unique
understanding Uguisu

  • Every word in the haiku must begin with the same letter.
  • When written in English, it generally follows the syllabic pattern 5-7-5
  • Haiku/Senryu Poetry – Here is an in-depth description of Haiku/Senryu Poem (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.

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Below are the Alphabet Haiku for Letters R, S, T which can be found on http://kiwinana74.blogspot.com/

R – Rattlesnake

relaxed rattlesnake

realistically rambles

rolling rapidly

S – Scorpion

surveys seriously

show some scorpions species

survive starvation

T – Tuatara

two tuataras

together taste tepid treats

trusting true tonic

How to pronounce tuatara:   too-uh-tahr-uh

Author note: What is a Tuatara is a small to medium sized reptiles endemic to New Zealand, can live well over 100 years. Tuatara are greenish brown and grey, and measure up to 80 cm (31 in) from head to tail-tip, their dentition, in which two rows of teeth in the upper jaw overlap one row on the lower jaw, what is  more unusual in having a pronounced photoreceptive eye, the “third eye”. They are able to hear, although no external ear is present, also have excellent vision. Their reproduction is very slowly, taking 10 to 20 years to reach sexual maturity. Males don’t have a penis, reproducing by the male lifting the female tail and placing his vent over hers.Mating occurs in midsummer, females mate and lay eggs once every four years, their eggs have a soft, parchment-like shell which she digs and lays into the ground.

Their diet consists of frogs, lizards, and bird’s eggs, chicks, beetles, crickets, and spiders, today the tuatara is nearly extinct on the mainland of New Zealand, only living on small island around NZ.

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