Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Do you haiku?

There's nothing simple about the haiku. Have you ever tried to write one? 
17 syllables in three metrical phrases of 5, 7, 5, usually containing a defined word or phrase that implies the season of the poem.
Gavin Ewart once said 'good light verse is better than bad heavy verse'. Agree. This haiku he wrote... with a distinctly Grecian-autumnal theme... made me laugh:

Haiku: After the Orgies
All the Maenads had
terrible hangovers and
unwanted babies.

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