Today my friends is Thursday Haiku Madness at The Cheeky Diva.
Woooooo HOOOOO! Run around naked
Today is the day where you post your best and worst and most excellent haikus here, just in case you have no where else to put them. Or even if they’ve been published or laughed at and shunned in a previous life. I don’t really care where they came from, or how good or bad they are. I just want them all. Here. Now… so finish reading and start writing/posting/commenting. All participants get a cookie. That’s a lie.
Here are the “rules” regarding haiku~
Contemporary haiku are written in many languages, but most poets outside of Japan are concentrated in the English-speaking countries.
It is impossible to single out any current style, format, or subject matter as definitive. Some of the more common practices in English include:
- Use of three lines of up to 17 syllables;
- Use of a season word (kigo);
- Use of a cut or kire (sometimes indicated by a punctuation mark) to compare two images implicitly.
English haiku do not adhere to the strict syllable count found in Japanese haiku, and the typical length of haiku appearing in the main English-language journals is 10–14 syllables. Some haiku poets are concerned with their haiku being expressed in one breath and the extent to which their haiku focus on “showing” as opposed to “telling”. Haiku uses an economy of words to paint a multi-tiered painting, without “telling all”. Or as Matsuo Bashō puts it, “The haiku that reveals seventy to eighty percent of its subject is good. Those that reveal fifty to sixty percent, we never tire of.”
Yawn!!!!!! We don’t follow rules here, but the 5-7-5 is great. If you wanna use the seasonal imagery, that’s fine too. I’m not going to bother with that myself. Authority be damned. Please fill this page up with yours. I’m dying to read them. Real poets, my apologies. I sincerely hope this does not cause the decline and demise of poetry as an art form. Here are a few that I was inspired to put down this morning:
What the hell is that?
Please don’t make me eat that
I had a big lunch
Shut the goddam door
Am I heating the outside?
Who pays the gas bill?
Homework isn’t done?
Aren’t you a little loser?
1st grade is so hard
You are such an ass
should have listened to my mom
Why are you still here?
I need some new clothes
I’ve become such a lard ass
I want a cookie
Okay, your turn!
- Haiku and Limerick (beforeabeyondz.com)
- Aurora Borealis Haiku x 3 (managuagunntoday.wordpress.com)
- Haiku Heights – Home (hibernationnow.wordpress.com)
- Frightful Computer Haiku Contest v 2.0 (mozy.com)