Friday, April 16, 2010

And they all rhyme with "orange"

"What are you doing?" he asked.

"I'm writing haiku for rebellious nonconformists," she explained proudly. "The first line has as many syllables as I want, the next two lines have whatever I want, and the next ten lines--"

"Wait; haiku only has three lines."

She rolled her eyes contemptuously. "Don't make me come over there."

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20 comments:

Stan Ski said...

Sometimes a brief statement just doesn't say it all...
Her last one did though!
Cool post!

Changnoi said...

Some people just don't get it, do they?

G-Man said...

Wow!!
The Robert E. Lee of Haiku's!
Excellent 55 Janna.
You are always good for a big smile!
Thanks for playing, thanks for visiting, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G









Ha! Thought I forgot didn't you?
Janna...You are like that last big mouthful of Lavoris, after wolfing down a whole can of sardines!

Monkey Man said...

Haiku for the mentally derranged. I love it. My 55 will be HERE after midnight Pacific time.

Ji said...

this is amazingly beautiful!
love the brightness and wit in it.

Ji said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/55-rain-is-17/

here is mine,
Happy Friday!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Sounds like me!
Brilliant, Janna!

Janna said...

StanSki: Thanks for visiting! I see your Friday 55 post has lots of haiku. :)

Changnoi: LOL. It takes some people longer. :)

G-Man: (!!!) Yes, I DID think you forgot. In fact, I had to read your comment twice before I finally saw it there at the bottom. LOL. Thank you. :)

MonkeyMan: I wouldn't have haiku any other way. :)

Ji: I don't know if it qualifies as beautiful, but hopefully it's at least fun and silly and full of Friday-ness. :)

Sh@KiR@ CK: You're a rebellious nonconformist? How many lines does YOUR haiku have? :)

Brian Miller said...

what a rebel you are...some just have to do it their way. nice 55.

mine is up!

Buzzard said...

Okay, so I get in trouble for this comment:

I have not met the woman that would submit to just three lines, when ten or more would better explain their feelings about a subject.

Hootin' Anni said...

Janna's humor is best
We all leave smiling..
Loved your 55.

That's the best I could do with Haiku. Oh man, I'm a poet and didn't know it.

Lame, I know. Shoot me first.



Sunrise in the City ---as always, scroll down below my Show n Tell. Hope you're having a terrific Friday!!!

John's comments said...

You meant you don't do Hak Ku's that way? Late for me, this week, what with work demanding I do what I'm paid to do. I mean, what a cheek. My 55 story here

VE said...

You mean it's a sort of poem? And all this time I thought somebody was sneezing...

Marilyn said...

But you followed the 55 word thingum, so it all works out okay.

Leslie said...

I would be the break the rules of haiku writing. Isn't that what rules are for?

thanks for the 55!!!

Janna said...

Brian: My way may not be the best, but at least it's the most fun. :)

Buzzard: If you duck right now, you might be able to avoid the bullets.

Hootin'Anni: Don't worry, I won't shoot anyone. I need all the readers I can get. :)

John's comments: Work can be so annoying that way!

VE: I suppose it could include a sneeze, if you could determine how many syllables it had!

Marilyn: All's well that ends in 55 words. Unless the 55 words involve eating onions.

Leslie: Hooray for re-defining rules! Tonight I'm going to drive 70 in a 55 zone, except instead of "speeding" I'm going to call it "automotive expediency". Think the cops will buy that?

PattiKen said...

I love this. Very cool!

Vodka Logic said...

I loved it...love the humor.

Thanks


my 55 is up...sorry I'm late

kathcom said...

I love this! And I also like the idea of a free form haiku. It would make it a lot easier to compose one.

Janna said...

PattiKen: Thank you!

VodkaLogic: Your name always makes me ponder what "Vodka Logic" would be... and how a chess tournament would work out if that was the only kind of logic they used. At least it would be entertaining to watch.

Kathcom: Exactly! And with no rules, we could call it anything we wanted! Instead of "Haiku", it could be "Chocolate Flamingo Drawers."
See? Anything!