Pun-Ku

I would like to add still another new poetic form which I call the PUN-KU. Here are the requirements for writing one.
(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).
Here are two of my pun-ku for examples.

LOVE’S MYSTERY
nothing is more
paradoxical
around these parts
than two cleaved hearts
#

TIMBER
strong lumberjacks
locate forest trees
then saw their bark
despite the dark 
#
In the first example, the pun is on the word “cleaved,” which has two opposite meanings: “to cling together” and “to split apart.” In the second example, the pun is on the word “saw,” which can be defined as “a tool for cutting” and “the past tense of the verb ‘to see.’ “
You might have fun writing a few pun-ku of your own!

Pasted from http://salbuttaci.blogspot.com/2011/09/what-is-pun-ku.html

Specifications re-stated
The Pun-Ku is:
A poem of 4 lines, created by Sal Buttaci
Syllabic: 4/5/4/4
Rhymed: xxaa
Formulaic: Must contain a pun on one or more of the words
Titled: Title must be ONE or TWO words.

My example

One Pail (Pun-ku)

He volunteered
though Jill was fetching
when up the hill
Jack went with Jill.

© Lawrencealot – October 25, 2014

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