Thursday, January 18, 2007


I am very tired
so I will write in haiku.
Haiku's Japanese.

That assumes, of course,
you don't know what haiku is.
It's a poem type.

Count the syllables.
They should be five seven five.
If they're not, it's wrong.

I annoy people
by speaking this way sometimes.
They send me death threats.

These haiku do not
have traditional subjects.
Most speak of nature.

In the intrests of
maintaining a semblance of
tradition, here's one.

"Gentle floating clouds
descend to earth so softly;
no one expects fog."

There, are you happy?
I've written a real haiku.
Now I'll go to bed.

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