Dodgy haikus

I read up on haikus in Stephen Fry’s book The Ode Less Travelled. He suggests that the English language is not well-suited to the haiku and, in any case, it is a pretty serious sort of thing for which one needs to be steeped in Japanese culture to have the smallest chance of writing anything deeply significant. Setting that aside, I can see no reason whatsoever as to why it should not be deployed in base form for a bit of fun on twitter.

Tweets have to be 140 characters or less in length. A haiku has three lines with syllable counts as follows: 5-7-5. This approximates to an average of 8 characters per syllable for a haiku tweet.  That should be more than andequate. I have therefore decided to put up haikus as tweets, so do please check me out @ffyrm (there are two f’s at the start of ffyrm on my twitter account).  I don’t know how often I shall do this but I have put three up so far. I must stress that this as a bit of fun, not serious poetry!

Blog prose flows full flood

Character count in twitter

Trickles haiku tweet

Hope you enjoy them. Speak to you later, my dear blogophiles.

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