Writing Technique: Pun

Written for:  Carpe Diem #937, Robe

put it on to try
in-vest yourself
in a flowered robe

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

In this haiku Basho uses the haiku writing technique “pun” it’s a kind of technique to bring a kind of joke into the haiku. 

two crows
sit on a bare branch –
attempted murder

© Laure Y.

white caps shattered
sand rushes around on the beach
a dragon kite

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)
Here are two attempts by me:

At six feet tall
boy looks like father–
rising son

study by scientists
of entomology–
what do mosquitos net?


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Writing Technique: Pun

  1. Wow ! These two are so good ! I love the puns of son and net ! So apt .


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