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Haiku Monday Wednesday Night

Posted by Rick · July 13th, 2005 · 7 Comments

Apparently, I missed Haiku Monday. So I decided to make tonight “Haiku Wednesday Night.”

As I pointed out over at Chepooka’s — still one of the best websites around — Haiku is normally comprised of 17 syllables in a 5-7-5 pattern.

I actually enjoy Haiku. It’s quirky. Reminds me of Hector Hugh Munro — a.k.a. “Saki” — which then leads me onto “saki bombs” (but we won’t go there tonight)….

A friend even bought me a book of Jewish Haiku. Yes, that’s right. Jewish Haiku. Who nu? 😉

So I came up with two Haiku for Chepooka’s site.

My heart bleeds, Herr Rove.
A nation bleeds itself dry.
Worldwide angst ensues.

In retrospect, that should have read:

My heart bleeds, Herr Rove.
A nation exsanguinates.
Worldwide angst ensues.

And then, of course,

Haiku thrives here now.
We liberals weep deeply.
Rove survives intact.

In theory, somewhere in there is supposed to be a “seasonal” word, because Haiku was tied to the seasons. So, properly-speaking, none of the above were true Haiku. We really need something that invokes, say, summer, like:

The sun fries my brain.
“I will fire the miscreant!”
It was Rove…he can’t.

Just remember this:

Winter comes quickly.
A soldier’s tongue thaws in March.
Speak while you can.

Forgive me if I turn serious for a moment. All this wailing and gnashing of teeth….

Frankly, people have completely misunderstood the President. In February of 2004, the President was quoted as saying:

If there’s a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is…. If the person has violated law, that person will be taken care of. Bush welcomes probe of CIA leak (February 11, 2004) CNN.

My friends, I propose to you that no one in American today has been better taken care of than Karl Rove.

This President keeps his promises!

Your turn. Just remember two things: 1) Everyday is Haiku Day. 2) Haiku is 17 syllables in a pattern of 5 syllables, 7 syllables and then 5 syllables.

Let the haiku begin.

Categories: Personal Life


7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mark // Jul 14, 2005 at 5:44 am

    I wish I could take credit for thinking this up, but I’m not nearly this clever. Somewhere in the past few days I read this line (penned by someone else):

    “George Bush firing Karl Rove would be like Charlie McCarthy firing Edgar Bergen.”

  • 2 Blue // Jul 14, 2005 at 8:10 am

    On my site everyday is a Haiku day, but I do not adhere to the seasonal bit. But here is one for you

    Sunshine brings the heat
    Stormy weather brings relief
    Clouds bleed on the ground

  • 3 Bob // Jul 14, 2005 at 12:57 pm

    That traitorous Rove
    Gives up a patriot life
    for personal gain

  • 4 abi // Jul 15, 2005 at 12:41 am

    Save us from those who
    Looking at an opponent
    See an enemy.

  • 5 Bunny Chafowitz // Jul 16, 2005 at 8:30 am

    A re-work of Mark’s post…

    As Rove is to Bush
    So Bergen to McCarthy
    The puppetmaster

  • 6 The End Is Not Near // Sep 3, 2008 at 11:51 am

    […] haiku that said, Save us from those whoLooking at an opponentSee an enemy. — Abi Sutherland, Comment on Haiku Monday Wednesday Night (July 15, 2005) […]

  • 7 Believe It…Or Not // Sep 3, 2008 at 11:52 am

    […] a side — but related — note, Abi prays in a haiku that we will be saved from those who, looking at an opponent, see an enemy. I think the problem is […]

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