Wednesday, February 20, 2008

i'm mad for MadHaiku

For wonderful web wednesday we're going to dabble in a bit of poetry. Now, if you aren't a big poetry fan this site just might turn you into one, or at least a fan of the haiku. What is a haiku? I was going to give you Wikipedia's definition but it was way too in-depth. Here's a simpler one from

A major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons.
I remember learning to write haiku back in junior high and enjoying this form of poetry almost as much as writing limericks. Well, MadHaiku, whose tagline is "I write the crap so you don't have to," is a fun romp in the haiku world. MadHaiku's author writes about everything from the upcoming election to chance encounters in the subway and even shows his ability to write haiku using refrigerator magnets. His haiku, which doesn't necessarily follow the 5-7-5 rule, is interspersed with random prose, including a fun take on his handshake with Barak Obama. Note: I'd rate the site PG-13 for some language thrown in here and there.

About the author? All I know is what I've learned from his site:

get drunk.
i write haiku.
you call this blogging?

I don't think MadHaiku's author was drunk for every haiku but I'm pretty sure he was for many of them and it makes for some fun reading! --Emily


mad said...

Actually, I was drunk for every one of them. That's why they mostly make no sense! Thanks for the shoutout. I'll try to use more bad words so I can get a R rating.

the girls of gt said...

Wow! A comment from the author--how cool is that! Love your stuff but please keep it PG-13 so we can all enjoy it. ;)