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.