As I’ve said before, I enjoy structure in my pleasure writing – haikus, sonnets, whatever – I find them more fun for the challenge of the structure that is necessary.
I also create poems out of spam, lovingly called my Spam Haikus, which is pretty self-explanatory. Here is something a little different – this one started as a haiku, but there were so many cool words that I wanted to incorporate that I had to make it longer, so it’s more like my other versions of spam haikus.
I do this because I enjoy it, and it gives me a little mental exercise that is lacking in my day-to-day work life. It’s nice to get out and stretch every now and again, isn’t it?
It is difficult –
Your desires are vivid,
Little and ambitious.
Your usual delight
is juicy and simple –
Happy to use
a mass of fact for relaxation.
Better off saying “no”,
Sparing time and dreams
that can require
urgent and difficult
I look through my spam inbox frequently, which has resulted in Spam Haikus, a series of haiku poems using only words found in spam emails. It’s challenging and wonderful and makes me feel creative while I sit in a cubicle and stare at HTML text.
But since starting a blog, I’ve come across a new kind of spam. You all know the kind; comments that say things like
Well, some of these are strangely lovely, and I’ve decided to use their words (combined throughout the weeks) as part of a poem. All I’ve added is a bit of punctuation, and that’s more for my own sanity than anything else.
Here is is.
wishing for blogging
is not merely for safekeeping –
Luck is more advanced than search engines.
Money and freedom is the best way to change
what is so perfect about modern-day democracy
as well as the marketplace of ideas.
Your perspective… is the best way to change.
i think it will be helpful.
this method climbs into your current kidney
inflicting indication within just a number –
a fastidious one.
really does understand gentle generating looks
As strange as it is, I’m awfully fond of this. Although, I sincerely believe that it can be summed up in the last line.
Return of the spam haiku (This time in TECHNICOLOR!).
That working respect
Is sneaky; nothing can fix
Side note: Dr. Steve knows me so well. I mean, those sneaky hormones ARE the reason I’ve gained weight. Not, you know, lack of exercise and the sinfully delicious barbecue restaurant within walking distance of my house. That stuff is completely okay.
Here we are again. It’s funny what your spam email can tell about your life.
Work like a secret,
Consuming all the forces
Known to you and all.
You miss your hope. A
Barrier to a friend is
Have a spam haiku? I’d love to see your stuff! Post in the comments, and I may put it up!
I’m afraid we failed;
Bankruptcy of friends measures
The private weakness.
Spam Haikus for the common man.