Not having anything in particular to discuss today, I embarked on a little writing exercise. I like haiku, the Japanese poetry written in three lines with a certain amount of syllables per line. Traditionally, haiku must be written about nature and it takes a specific form; the first line has 5 syllables, the second line contains 7 syllables and the final line contains 5 syllables for a total of 17 syllables. There are rules: must be about nature, must include a season, it has to be in the above-mentioned three lines, and there has to be a point counterpoint aspect to the poem.
I threw out those rules as I wasn’t in the mood for nature. EmmaLou, the Golden Destroyer, was close by so I wrote several haiku with the subject of EmmaLou. Here’s what I came up with:
- Asleep on the couch / EmmaLou twitches with dreams / of life unfettered
- EmmaLou in blur / runs after a lone rabbit / safe under the shed
- Brown eyes in panic / hungry and can’t use /big can opener
I realize this isn’t award-winning haiku by any stretch of the imagination. At least I kept to the 5/7/5 rhythm and the right amount of syllables.
So this is just me goofin’ around on an icy cold winter’s day.
- Ice falling in sheets / this weather makes me crazy / I should get a life
It beats sudoku.