I’m sorry. I meant to write something about National Haiku Day but all I am thinking about is “The Game of Thrones”. Last Sunday was the Purple Wedding (season 4 episode 2). I am still reeling. Please pardon my digression.
First let me include a famous haiku from the 18th century Japanese poet, Yosa Buson . I found this in The Rough Guide’s “Make the Most of Your Time on Earth”.
The 5 syllable/7 syllable/5 syllable form we Americans are used to did not survive the translation but who cares? It is a wonderful poem.
Here are my attempts at haiku:
Red: Roses, Tulips
Tomatoes, lipstick, tired eyes,
Razor slip, Frey Wedding
And here is a very accurate and pretty funny recap of the Red Wedding from Funny Or Die:
Yes. I am related to the guy is the chair.
Thanks to By Brocken Inaglory for the charming puffer fish photo via Wikimedia Commons.