Poetry Friday

We're going to try something new here. Reviews, haiku style. Now, I am just using the 5-7-5 syllable pattern, not a super-strict definition of haiku.

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Kids imprisoned by
Homeland Security start
youth revolution

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Prodigy gets dumped
by Katherines. What's his deal?
Oh, dingleberries.

Now if you can handle it, just for fun, three more original haikus. These are flashbacks from my late high-school writing period. I wrote 39 in one day. I was at the Governor's School for Humanities in Martin, TN and had a lot of free time. I just picked out 3 of my favorites. Hope you like.

My head is full of
static electricity
untapped potential

My feet are naked
sunning themselves like lizards
on hot desert rocks

Sinister insects
buzz around and land on me,
chew my flesh with glee

Thanks to The Well-Read Child for hosting Poetry Friday today.


celerysoda said...

These are great! I especially love the "review haiku"!

ebin_5446 said...

After looking at A little of this, a little of that, I guess these are really closer to senryu than haiku, but haiku is a more familiar term to most people and conveys the idea of "short w/ specific syllable structure", so I'll probably keep calling them "haiku reviews."