Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry typically characterized by three qualities:
- The essence of haiku is "cutting" (kiru). This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kireji ("cutting word") between them, a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation and colors the manner in which the juxtaposed elements are related.
- Traditional haiku consist of 17 on (also known as morae), in three phrases of 5, 7 and 5 on respectively. "On" may be Japanese for syllables. Who knows? Not me, that's for sure. It's all Greek to me.
After careful consideration and intense scrutiny of the entrails of a very cranky owl, I have decided to participate in the 2015 A-Z Challenge (I can hear the groans worldwide).
|"You're going to examine my what!? |
Okay, it's MORE than three! It's MORE than three!!"
I've also picked a "History" theme in a recent challenge. Obviously, my topic "du jour" was targeted to the letter "du jour" (French for "of jour").
This year, I have decided to do a "Haiku" for each letter of the alphabet. I'm almost positive that you picked up on that's why I opened this post with a description of a "haiku" (thanks, Wikipedia!).
NOTE: I am confident that you had already gathered this. Visitors to Penwasser Place are widely known for their high intelligence. Not so much for their taste, though.
No, if I can, I'll work in a fart haiku (which I could use for the letter 'F,' come to think of it).
I think this will be a challenge because, after all, coming up with enough haikus (or should that be 'haiki'? I should look that up) for each letter of the alphabet (which is 26, if you're outside of the Mississippi Education System) will be a...challenge. See? I can't even come up with a synonym for 'challenge.' So, I can see I may be screwed from the outset.
Of course, this means I'll have to cut back a little on the writing of my next book, It's An Adventure (which is sure to be a smash besteller on the order of The Wit and Wisdom of Joe Biden). That's okay though because
|"I forgot to include verbs! |
Thank goodness there's lots of pictures!"
NOTE: Blogs don't participate. The people who write blogs do. Is it any wonder nobody's buying my books?
As a preview:
For the A To Z
I will write funny haikus
Oh, no! Godzilla!
And probably not terribly funny.