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August 6, 2011
By claudiathewho SILVER, West Tisbury, Massachusetts
claudiathewho SILVER, West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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stars mark black canvas
dark & sparkly strata arch
NASA can't lay back

The author's comments:
You might notice that this English-style haiku only uses words with the vowel A in them (with the exception of Y). This is called univocalism, a writing constraint technique invented by the Oulipo . Throughout the whole poem, only one vowel is used. I decided to make it more challenging by using the 7-5-7 syllable form. Oulipo is difficult, but a whole lot of fun! I hope this haiku inspires you to write your own univocal poem.

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