Tuesday August 10th, 2010

The exercise:

Two haiku about: insanity.

Because why not?


Is it still madness
When everyone's doing it?
Welcome to my world.

*     *     *

I will not forget
your pretty smile, for I have
nailed it to my wall.


g2 (la pianista irlandesa) said...

Holy crow, you on the same mental frequency as me or something? I was just talking with a friend of mine about my most recent bit for Lunacy (which is *gulp* two and a half months in the works... ><)...


Ahem. Sorry. Where were we?
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"Sanity is not
statistical." Yeah, Orwell?
What's sanity, then?

I've decided this:
insanity's crazy, yet
much more in'tresting.
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New lunacy bit should be soon! Very soon! I promise!!

Greg said...

@g2: I think I agree with Orwell from your first haiku, but that in no way detracts from it, but overall I like your second better, it's very strongly in your voice.

@Marc: Ah, definitely love your second, for all it evokes memories of the Watchmen (film and graphic novel).


The horrors are real,
Which is why I like my cell.
They can eat your brains.


Thoughts like a corkscrew,
Twisting, turning, consuming me.
I'm diff'rently sane.

Zhongming said...

Marc - Your first haiku reminded me of the many things that i did when everyone else's is not, certainly insane! The other haiku sounds lovely :)

g2 - Both of your haiku pictured insane nicely :)

Greg - I like the way you described both of your haiku, your second is clearly my favorite!


Love and hate
Is the most craziest thing
That I’ve ever known.


Things that I do
Made me sane
And also insane.

morganna said...

Mine follow-up on my response to yesterday:

That awful flicker
Seen wherever I look now
The demons are here!

No one to save me
Their edges are flickering
How can I be free?

saint321 said...

I must be out of mind
to try something like this.
Here goes something.

* * *

I have just what you need
to cure your touch of sanity.
Think outside the mind for 5 minutes.

Marc said...

g2 - Lunacy has been on my mind lately, yes. Now that I finally got a chapter up for the western, the jail break story is next on my list, and then I'll get to thinking about following you up.

I like your second one best :)

Greg - I really should get around to watching that movie at some point...

I love your first one :D

Zhongming - I like both of yours, perhaps the first one slightly more :)

Morganna - ah, two excellent follow ups! Well done :)

saint321 - 'here goes something' is a great phrase, and one I should use more often.

Welcome to the blog! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing some writing - I hope to see more from you :)