Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mo ped

Bonnie has returned for a visit and I already feel it's ill fated. In less than an hour after her arrival she was running free across a lawn in Stratham. I chased her down but not before she injured her leg. It was the first time I'd seen her run in the whole time I've known her. She forgot her age and pulled a muscle. I don't feel too good myself. Bonnie is a dog, by the way.

More rain is coming.
The car is in the shop.
And I've got to decide if I want to take a job moving corpses or else feeding materials into machinery. I feel everything eventually comes down to feeding things to machines. That's the essential human experience today.

Driving the 1974 Vespa Ciao to Canada might be another solution. It gets 80 miles to the gallon. Just drive it up to Labrador.

Has anyone noticed how uber-clever the comment sections on The Onion are? The new fad is to make a comment only in Haiku form.

For instance, under the story about Steven Seagal's sex slavery accusations one person not only wrote a haiku, but put a Seagal movie title in a pun with the word pun included. Can you get more clever? I don't think so. Check it out:

We now find ourselves
Under Siege with pun haikus
This one is as well

I love it because it takes a trashy story and cuts the legs out of it by discussing it only in poem format. The gossip is so paper thin that as soon as you write a poem about it the poem, however quickly written, becomes more substantial than the gossip.

Traditional haiku consist of 17 syllables, in three metrical phrases of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively.

I'd like to encourage you to stretch your brains a bit and comment only in something close to Haiku form. Or don't. We all can't be as cool as people who read The Onion.

Like this:

My dog is injured
Running on lawns without snow
Spring is for the young

I apologize for the fragmented writing. I am a lost soul. Wait, can I make a haiku out of that?

I am a lost soul
fragmented and tormented
my scales are broken


Anonymous said...

Not bad for a start
Although one can do better
If one is older

But age is nothing
Unless lived well and fully
Without any regret

So dance life fully
With grace beauty and laughter
And dream not of death

Oggy Bleacher said...

All your trite sayings
are filth on the ass of dogs
fortune cookies lie

CBS called and
Dr. Phil wants his advice back
but thanks anyway

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