My friend Andrew has embarked on a noble mission, to write a haiku every day for a year, chronicling the foibles of life in seventeen poignant syllables.
In this age of overwhelming bloviating, his zen-like approach to the news of the day is a quaint, reflective and usually quite humorous way to absorb the culture crashing down upon us.
Like putting prose into twitter, the snippets of wisdom, often twisting at the end, encapsulate ideas into neat packages of words.
Visit his site, HaikuLounge and contribute your own take on life. I have found it quite cathartic to distill thoughts into this lovely structure of syllables. An octopus correctly picks the world cup winner and Andrew is inspired:
Now I’ve seen it all:
A psychic cephalopod
Picks World Cup winners
A new yoga mat
Turquoise, rolled up in plastic
Awaits my fat ass
On the recent glitch with the new iPhone he offers “ Ugling Ductling”:
Looking for duct tape
To repair your iPhone 4?
There’s an app for that
And covering the important news of the day, his post: “Levi Tripps, falls for Bristol”
Bristol warns Levi:
“Once we marry, there will be
No more Playgirl spreads!”
In my own humble attempt to join this worthy conversation, I offer this response:
Sarah Palin rants
Levi better keep on pants
Levi says: No chance!
So quit your twittering and start haikuing, or better yet, twitter your haikus. It may not change the world, but it may make you laugh, and what’s better than that!