Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A question about haiku

How do you applaud?  Clapping seems inappropriate somehow.  Snapping your fingers?  Meditate?  Just curious.


From College Misery, January 28, 2011
 

bad saturday haiku

I.

my idea: you
think it looks better on you.
i can do nothing.

after tenure, will
my soul recover from years
of arbitrary

malice, seemingly
endless politics, warfare
waged with knives and smiles?


II.

"i don't understand!"
clearly. the spine of the book
cracks when it's opened.


III.

my winter's heart sags,
the weight of the snowflakes--real,
student--pressing hard.


IV.

another meeting?
thank heavens! bureaucracy
is better than lunch!

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