Oct 23, 2009

18th Virtual Poetry Circle

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And now, for the seventeenth edition of the Virtual Poetry Circle:

OK, Here's a poem up for reactions, interaction, and--dare I say it--analysis:

Remember, this is just for fun and is not meant to be stressful.

Keep in mind what Molly Peacock's books suggested. Look at a line, a stanza, sentences, and images; describe what you like or don't like; and offer an opinion. If you missed my review of her book, check it out here.

Today's poem is a return to contemporary poetry.  In keeping with the Halloween theme, I selected a haiku from Vampire Haiku by Ryan Mecum:

You know that your drink
is down to the last few sips
once the toes curl up.

Haiku has a 5-7-5 count for their respective lines.

Let me know your thoughts, ideas, feelings, impressions. Let's have a great discussion...pick a line, pick an image, pick a sentence.

I've you missed the other Virtual Poetry Circles, check them out here. It's never too late to join the discussion.


Anna said...

Too funny! I hope you read a few of these to entertain us during the readathon tomorrow.

Is it just me or does the thought of vampires remind you of that hottie from Moonlight? LOL

Diary of an Eccentric

Jeannie said...

That's pretty clever, Serena. :D

Cara Powers said...

It's definitely clever. I'm not sure what I think about the way haiku is taught, though. Classic haiku were always related to nature and contained an image; visual, auditory, olfactory, etc. The Japanese used other forms to be clever. Classical haiku was about more than just the 5-7-5 syllable structure that we learn about in schools today. Ralph Ellison wrote some classical haiku and some modern. I really have to get that post up soon.

Serena said...

Anna: I have thought about reading these poems aloud to keep us entertained and awake when we need a break.

Jeannie: I'm glad you liked it. I thought I would go with a lighter poem today since Readathon is tomorrow.

Serena said...

Cara: I agree that Haiku is taught in an odd way. I disagree that haiku is not necessarily used to be clever. Traditionally, there is a juxtaposition in the last line that turns the first two image-ful lines on their ear. I think I should publish some traditional haiku as well. I look forward to participating in the next Free Verse meme.

Dorte H said...

O.T., but I just wanted to let you know I had received my book plus your surprise! Thank you!

A Disobedient Girl looks great.

Jeanne said...

Empty house is still
The parakeets are starving
When will I get home?

I like the current trend of what I'll call "mundane haiku." Because even if it's not traditional, it's quick and fun.

Serena said...

Jeanne: I just think the new haiku is fun to work with and read. It's light reading, just like James Patterson is light reading.