Saturday, November 1, 2008

Janku 8

I haven't bored you with any Janku recently, so today's the day. (Hey! Stop groaning!)
As you may remember, Janku is my version of haiku-type poetry, except it relies on vowels (4-6-8) instead of syllables (5-7-5). The first line has four vowels, the second line has six vowels, and the last line has eight vowels. "Y" doesn't count as a vowel here.
Instead of stereotypically "beautiful" themes, I try to lean toward topics that are strange or unconventional. It's supposed to be silly.
For some reason, these posts always get relatively few comments. This surprises me, but I'm going to keep posting the occasional Janku anyway. Part of that whole "Staying true to myself" kinda crap. You understand.

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So quiet
You can hear when
My innards gurgle. Bloorp! Glllarphe!

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Doritos, yum!
Such happy flavors, and yet
Terribly rank breath afterward

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That raccoon
Is much flatter today
Than when I first ran over it

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Be popular!
Join all the others
Who greatly dislike Janku

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12 comments:

Evil Genius said...

I like the racoon one best...should I be disturbed by that? :-)

xup said...

no comment

Da Old Man said...

Your poetry is exquisite. I have never before seen such a unique use of "Glllarphe"

Janna said...

EvilGenius: Maybe!

Xup: That doesn't sound promising....

DaOldMan: I bet if you Googled "Glllarphe" next month, I'd be the only result!

Marilyn said...

If smell and taste are linked, how come do many yummy flavors give bad breath?

Janna said...

Marilyn: I guess it only smells bad to other people who didn't get any doritos of their own. Sorta like when two people eat garlic, and neither one notices the other's breath.

Morgiana Le Fey said...

i would much rather be the president of the pro-janna fan club (.=

Janna said...

Morgian: How sweet!

whall said...

Oh Happy Eighth!
Even Van Patten knows...
Eight is Never Enough.

And now, let me
lead us all in the
Star Spangled Banner (Janku style).

Oh, say, can U
seeeeee?
By the dawn's early liiiight.

What so PROUDly
we haiiiled...
At the twilight's last gleaming?

Whose broad
stripes and bright stars, thro'
the perilious fiight.

O'r the RAMParts
we waaaatched...
were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets
red glaaaare!
the bombs bursting in aiir!

Gave proof
Thro' the niiiight,
That our flag was still there.
Oh say, does
that star-spangled banner
yet waaaa-aave?
Oe'r the la-
aand of the free....
and the home of the brave?

Janna said...

Whall: You fascinate me.

whall said...

Admit it

1) You were fingering your part while singing the song in your head
2) You thought dirty thoughts when reading #1
3) You laughed while reading #2
4) Now you're self-conscious

Janna said...

Whall: Actually, at first I thought you meant the part in my hair... on my head...
Then I realized you meant the french horn key fingerings.
The dirty thought, believe it or not, came third.