Sunday, April 10, 2005


Caution Caution
Hard hat required
Rough sex

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In collaboration with Daniel W.K. Lee

Not in strict syllabic haiku form. In the course of my research for a thesis on the virtues of short form poetry, it has become clear that the writing of haiku in Western languages should utilize far fewer syllables that the traditional 17-syllable format of Japanese (owing to differences in pronunciation and various other linguistic nuances, etc.). Indeed, it has been insinuated (gently) by members of the Haiku Society of America that adhering to the 17 syllable form identifies the offending haiku artist as a poser.


Blogger MsHellion said...

Better than rough trade.

5:19 PM  

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