One of my favorite long-running threads on the KJToo Forum has been the Haiku Thread. I've always been a big fan of the Haiku, as adapted for English; I find condensing my thoughts into so few syllables to be a wonderful challenge and I like to think I occasionally even express those thoughts well.
I undertook the challenge of writing a Haiku each day for all of August. A few times I was stuck but managed to pull off a meaningless poem. One day, my schedule got hosed and I posted a few minutes after midnight the next day. I'm not calling that a failure, though, for two reasons. One, the KJToo post clock is hosed anyway and Two, I hadn't slept yet, so it was still that day for me.
I'm considering keeping it going, but over here. I'm not going to promise a Haiku per day, but that will be my aim. This blog will likely have a lot of (even more) meaningless posts soon. Some will be funny, many will be stupid, a few will be syntactically challenged, an irrational number will have some awkward wording, but hopefully, just hopefully, one or two will be poignant.
I've collected a few of the highlights from the thread for this post. Enjoy!
The stark concrete skyscrapers
I seek harmony
Lightning flashes, thunder cracks
Highlighted in sky and cloud
This yearning to procreate
Let's bump some uglies
stretched across the rain-drenched sky
No pot of gold found