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fingerpaint (haiku)

Friday, February 16th, 2007

As promised, a bonus haiku comic to wrap up the mini story arc. As always, your haiku comments are most welcome but regular comments are okay too, as long as they are gushing about how wonderful the comic is. 😛

A note on haikus:

I have been working with the traditional english haiku format of 5,7,5, but contemporary free from haikus can be less than 17 syllables. Haikus originated in Japan and 17 syllables in English are more wordy than 17 syllables in Japanese. Scholars actually have stated that 11/12 syllables in English are closest to the Japanese form. My point isn’t to confuse you but to let you know that you need not stick to the 5,7,5 structure.

The essence of the haiku is what is important. The idea is to use imagery with brevity; with few words, paint the image in the reader’s mind. Haikus can be wonderfully challenging or just silly and fun. I encourage you to try.

Here’s a nice article on contemporary haikus and aha poetry’s haiku section with tons of info and examples.

That’s all for now. See you on Wednesday.

-calan

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13 Responses to “fingerpaint (haiku)”

  1. Gabe Says:

    posthumous message
    finds voice in her acceptance
    it is her nature

  2. amanda Says:

    gingerdead, lenoir
    black and white so close at last
    love so red, so true

  3. justme Says:

    surrogate fingers
    transplanted from unnamed source
    make two people whole

  4. justme Says:

    lifeless tentacles
    rescued from a pointless fate
    creating beauty

  5. Rodro the Ultimate Says:

    gingerdead and friends
    what adventures they get in
    i must buy a shirt

  6. NobleSavage Says:

    I am too lazy
    To write another haiku
    Oh, crap, I just did

  7. Heinrich Says:

    i like haiku –

    any moron can
    write haiku; just stop at the
    seventeenth syllab

  8. calan Says:

    ha ha ha ha ha
    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
    ha ha ha ha ha

  9. Poe Tatum Says:

    Much Thanks To Calan
    That Gingerdead and Lenoir
    Are Very Happy

    It’s Haiku Fun Time
    With One Poe Tatum Chicky
    Really Crazy Broad

    Do you Think Lenoir
    Heard a Loud Snap When She Broke
    Those two fingers off

    It Doesn’t Matter
    She and Gingerdead look Fine
    Ahh the happy pair

    I think I have done
    More than enough Haiku Damn
    Now I will Zip It

    HOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  10. Marita (The Frozen One) Says:

    Love is Lost Digits
    Glorious is the Blood Paint
    Creepy Cute Lenoir

  11. Lamer Says:

    Oh, do not forget
    Intestines are useful, too
    Warm and so slimy

  12. calan Says:

    yum!

  13. DMC_Run Says:

    In the spirit of sharing haiku, I offer-up this web-comic archive from “Questionable Content”:
    [http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=181]

    …& look in panel #2.
    In the NEXT day’s strip (same URL, but the last digit=2), there are haiku in panels #1 & #4.

    Enjoy.

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