Timing Is Everything

15 Mar
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Having informed you yesterday that this blog will no longer support poetry, what does the WordPress Prompter throw my way?

Write a haiku about something that drives you nuts.  Remember: 5, 7, 5. [syllables]

Okay, WordPress Prompter; you asked for it (though technically, what you’re asking for is a senryu; if you want us to do something, at least try and get the terminology right):

In Response To A WordPress Prompt

Dear WordPress prompter,
you drive me nuts.  You can do
better.  Have some guts.


Just a reminder that I have a separate poetry blog now at I’m Not A Verse.  I have added a subscription facility today, so you can have an email to your inbox instead of having to search for me.

Go on!  You know you want to.

9 Responses to “Timing Is Everything”

  1. nrhatch March 15, 2011 at 17:01 #

    Loved this, Tilly Bud!

    I tend to lump them together, because any time I study the differences, the line shifts back and forth.

    Haiku mentions seasons.
    But not always.

    Haiku deals with nature.
    And sometimes human nature.

    Haiku has an “aha!” moment.
    Senryu reveals an ironic surprise.

    It makes me dizzy.


    • Tilly Bud March 15, 2011 at 20:30 #

      It doesn’t matter
      what we call them; it’s the words
      on the page that count.



  2. slpmartin March 15, 2011 at 18:05 #

    Still find it hard to believe that person gets paid for those prompts. 😉


  3. Cindy March 16, 2011 at 06:44 #

    Bwahahahaha, they drive me nuts too!


  4. vivinfrance March 16, 2011 at 08:36 #

    Brilliant riposte to the prompt. I wonder if someone at WordPress reads all the posts each day? They must be feeling downcast by now!



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