My brain is empty of ideas,
But full of OCD;
At some point it’ll switch around again 🙂.
Out of curiosity I just looked up the definition of ‘Haiku’ since lately it’s become as common as the word ‘and’, and as somebody who hates arbitrary rules— my god is a Haiku restrictive. You’ll never see me write a Haiku nor any other ‘named’ writing shape, except ironically.
Haiku (俳句) is a type of short form poetry originally from Japan. Traditional Japanese haiku consist of three phrases that contain a kireji, or “cutting word”, 17 on (phonetic units similar to syllables) in a 5, 7, 5 pattern, and a kigo, or seasonal reference. Similar poems that do not adhere to these rules are generally classified as senryū.Wikipedia
I struggle to believe that anything of value or importance could be expressed within 5, 7 and 5 syllables per line. I tried to re-write the poem above as a Haiku…impossible! Single words will instantly exhaust the syllable ‘allowance’ 😂. I also really wonder how well such an extreme form of writing would transfer between such different languages as Japanese and English.
All vegetation must die;
It’s f**king Winter.
King in ‘t North says:
Everyone’s gunna diiiiiie;
Winter be comin’!
(That was completely ironic and no fun whatsoever).
Nae more ideas,
Snowed under with OCD;
Summer will arrive.