March of the Internet Nobody, day six: Poetry corner…

06 Mar

I’ve never really been a huge poetry fan and I have as little experience in composing as I do reading it, so I thought I’d remedy that situation in this, my second week of daily posts, by exploring a different poetic form each day (or at least until i get bored).

Haiku“The essence of haiku is “cutting” (kiru). This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kireji (“cutting word”) between them, a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation and colours the manner in which the juxtaposed elements are related.”

The basic structure of a haiku, as I understand it, is; 17 syllables split into three lines of 5,7 and 5 syllables respectively.

For an ancient and traditional Japanese literary form, first westernized as far back as 1764, haikus seem to be all the rage recently, although I’m clearly no expert. In fact, the only other time I have attempted any of these septendecimally-syllabic compositions is when I leave them as a (usually tongue in cheek) comment on the lovely John Howell‘s blog, when he writes his Friday Johnku posts.

So today I’ve tried my best to reflect the feeling of Monday mornings, because that’s one thing I’m sure we all have in common, to one extent or another. See what you think.

An all too brief rest
Then we have to return to
Corporate bullshit.


See you tomorrow for another dose of poetic licence.


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5 responses to “March of the Internet Nobody, day six: Poetry corner…

  1. Nandini Bharadwaj

    March 6, 2017 at 16:12

    I don’t read a lot of poetry either and it’s definitely worse than my prose, so I get what you mean and like that you’re trying to explore different forms. 🙂 Incidentally, I quoted a poem in my Monday post too. You got the Monday feeling spot-on, though for me it’s going back to school. 😂

    • dalecooper57

      March 6, 2017 at 16:14

      I’m sorry, I’ve been very lax with my blog comments recently, I just haven’t had the time.

      • Nandini Bharadwaj

        March 6, 2017 at 16:16

        I’ve been for the past week too. I blame the common cold. 😑

      • dalecooper57

        March 6, 2017 at 16:25

        Ooh nasty, get well soon

      • Nandini Bharadwaj

        March 6, 2017 at 16:27

        Thank you. I’m almost back to normal now. Another day of rest should do the trick. 😊


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