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Friday, December 16, 2005

Music, Poems and Comedy.

The Guardian runs a weekly Topical Haiku competition, which I have occasionally entered. A Haiku, if you don't know, is a very specific form of poetry, usually of three lines in which the first and third lines have 5 syllables each, and the second line has 7 syllables.

My favourite (as heard on the radio a few days ago), has to be one by John Cooper Clarke, which goes as follows,
Writing a poem
In seventeen syllables
Is very diffic

This week's 15 Minute Musical was absolute genius. The opera of David Blunketto,
The tragic story of a proud and principled man who was tempted, corrupted and ruined.

Listen here, if you know what's good for you!

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Laurelin said...

I wrote this in September:

Haiku ain't so bad.
But I always end up with
an extra syllab