Friday, August 25, 2006

Prose haiku

Picked up from Barbara's blog. Write a haiku using the word 'prose' within for a book competition which ends this month

Here's the link as for some reason it won't embed:


Here's mine:

Prose, born of
Prosa, the plain flower
of the open
way

9 Comments:

Blogger Cailleach said...

Lovely and simple, yet not. Nice one apprentice!

3:46 pm  
Blogger apprentice said...

Yup that's me a simple gal :)
It's years of writing civil service briefing etc, I can produce a good sound bite.

4:42 pm  
Blogger Life of a Banana said...

Can you squeeze in prozac into your haiku?

6:24 pm  
Blogger apprentice said...

Prose well done
can let you toss the
Prozac in the can

How's Zat?

10:54 am  
Blogger PI said...

Simple cailleach?????

11:56 am  
Blogger Cailleach said...

simple, yet not. Oh dear, I'm not very good at explaining myself PI!

5:35 pm  
Blogger apprentice said...

No worries Cailleach, I know what you meant. It was deliberate, like the Japanese ones I tried to use simple language, but involve nature and say something about the root of the word. Hopefully it works.

I did a class on photography and haiku with a local poet who visits Japan. It was really enjoyable.

6:42 pm  
Blogger Cailleach said...

I would love to do some classes on haiku. I was watching that geology programme on Beeb2 last night and I loved the idea that everything in Japan is minaturised as a partial response to the geology of Japan - pushing everyone into living cheek by jowl and making everyone economise on space. The program narrator reckoned that haiku were an extension of this idea: compactness and succintness caught together to deliver the written impression in as short a space as possible - at least I reckon that's what he was trying to say...

6:58 pm  
Blogger apprentice said...

Yes it is really cramped, especially in the cities, where they have those micro hotel, like a bed in an MRI machine lol!

I watched an amazing BBC programme on the countryside there, where a natural spring flows through the house, and carp live in this big stone kist fed by the stream.
I'd love to go.

This is a good haiku site:

http://www.ahapoetry.com/HAIKU.HTM#comego

11:37 pm  

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