Haiku. Who picks these topics to vote on….ok it was me so I guess I asked for it. I sat down to write this post and tried to figure out how to address haiku without writing a bunch of them. (I did write this part of the post before Ralph got his post out, but had I written a bunch of haiku I would just look like a follower and that is in no way cantankerous.) So I decided to see how many words I could think of that rhymed with haiku.
Here goes: achoo, pew, phew, do….. Eventually I am going to get in trouble for words that people get offended by. Sorry Bob, I’ll stop with the list.
So now, I have to laugh at this picture, explaining a Japanese poem in Russian with a bit of English tossed in. Just struck me as funny that’s all.
Ok so haiku, a small poem with a 5-7-5 structure. Used to create something profound or beautiful in a structured, disciplined way. I am not good sticking to those rules. I like my meter to flow better. Iambic Pentameter is kind of fun, sticking each like to 10 syllables but haiku is just not long enough. That must mean I am too wordy. (Shut up Ralph).
I do agree that limericks are much more fun to write and to read but that is not the topic. You know I went and read the Wikipedia article about haiku and as much history and significance as they put into it, it still sounds like a bunch of drunk Japanese guys writing BS and passing it off as art.
My opinion. If you are a huge fan of the art, write me a post about it and I will run it. Other wise…..at least limericks written by drunk Irishmen are funny or even profound.
So here is a Coots toast to Haiku:
I hope I never
am forced to write another
a stinking Haiku.
Have a good weekend kids, we will be back with more on Sunday with Ralph’s look at the news. Right now, I have to go shovel some snow. Spring in Utah, gotta love it.