A Strange(r) Haiku

18 Oct

Back in the day this blog had poetry.
Poetry that we wrote ourselves.
Poetry that was inspired by the classic works we read: cinquain, acrostic, haiku, limerick, and even sonnets.

Why did we stop?
I suspect novel content.  Not novel as in new, but novel as in book.  The content of our books took a turn to the dark side, and it has felt wrong to craft poetic works about murder, greed, and infidelity.

Bleak subject matter or not, I am taking back poetry.


Mersault’s Haiku

Shooting on the beach
Why? The sun was in my eyes.
Guillotine for me.


Posted by on October 18, 2013 in The Stranger


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2 responses to “A Strange(r) Haiku

  1. An Experiment with the Well-Educated Mind

    October 18, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I love it!

    These recent novels require a little rebelliousness. If The Cure can write lyrics about The Stranger, you can write poetry.

  2. Christina Joy

    October 21, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Thank you for bringing back the poetry! Oh, how I miss those good ol’ days.


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