Monday, October 17, 2005

Haiku

Written yesterday for word of the day, lackadaisical, at Poem of the Day:

Sunday newspaper,
Slow coffee, the vase empty,
Lackadaisical

3 Comments:

Blogger Mary said...

I think the haiku form is so effective, and this is really visual. "The vase empty" speaks volumes to me, but I can't explain why!

10/17/2005 3:07 PM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

I agree with Mary. That empty vase really strikes me in a visceral way that defies facile explanation.

10/17/2005 8:57 PM  
Blogger MB said...

I reach for the visual a lot because it is so concrete and understandable. The trick is to find those visuals that, together, compose a picture that says (directly or indirectly) more than the individual parts. Of course, I don't think of it that abstractly normally! Thank you for helping me articulate what I'm doing! And thank you for your kind words, both of you.

10/19/2005 9:45 AM  

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