Posts Tagged ‘Haiku’

National Poetry Month 10/30: COOL HAND LUKE in 5-7-5

April 10, 2010

You guys know this one, right?  Love this movie!  Join in the National Poetry Month fun, and add your own CHL-related haiku in the comments!

COOL HAND LUKE

Hits parking meters,
Lands himself in the slammer,
Eats a LOT of eggs.

National Poetry Month 9/30: HALLOWEEN in 5-7-5

April 9, 2010

It’s National Poetry Month!  Always wanted to write poetry?  Well these haiku things practically write themselves, right guys?  Join in the fun in the comments below!

HALLOWEEN
This poem is about
The original movie
Not the damn remake.

National Poetry Month: 8/30 THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT in 5-7-5

April 8, 2010

Join in the National Poetry Month fun!  Add your own Blair Witch Project-related haiku in the comments!

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT

Don’t hit the rock pile!
Crap, now Josh is gonna die!
Heather cries and snots.

National Poetry Month 7/30: LOST in 5-7-5

April 7, 2010

Join in the National Poetry Month fun!  Add your own Lost-related haiku in the comments!

LOST

Remember back when
This show wasn’t all woo-woo?
Yeah, I don’t either.

National Poetry Month 6/30: TOMBSTONE in 5-7-5

April 6, 2010

Celebrate National Poetry Month by adding your own haiku on today’s topic (Tombstone) in the comments!

TOMBSTONE

This movie’s last line
Is one of my favorites:
“Tom Mix wept.” (Me too.)

National Poetry Month 5/30: AVATAR in 5-7-5

April 5, 2010

Add your own haiku on today’s topic (Avatar!) in the comments, and help celebrate National Poetry Month this April!

AVATAR

This movie is lame.
And no, I will not shut up.
Why don’t you shut up.

National Poetry Month 4/30: ALIENS in 5-7-5

April 4, 2010

Add your own haiku on today’s topic (Aliens!) in the comments, and help celebrate National Poetry Month this April!

ALIENS

Here’s a confession:
I’ve always found Newt to be
Really annoying.

(Don’t hate me.)

National Poetry Month 3/30: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in 5-7-5

April 3, 2010

Celebrate National Poetry Month by adding your own haiku on today’s topic (To Kill a Mockingbird, movie OR book) in the comments!

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

This story taught me
Never to dress up as a ham
For your grade school play.

National Poetry Month 2/30: JAWS in 5-7-5

April 2, 2010

Amity Mayor:
You should have let the sheriff
Close the goddamn beach.

(Post your own Jaws haiku in comments!  Ten points to anyone who can work in the phrase “Here’s to swimmin’ with bow-legged women.”)

April is National Poetry Month! Let’s Write Some Bad Haiku!

April 1, 2010

I love poetry.  I’ve probably never mentioned that here before, in part because I rarely read it in book format (like, collections of poetry) and so almost never have occasion to write a review of anything poetic.  (A recent exception: Failure by Philip Schultz.)  And also possibly in part because every time I try to talk about what I love about a particular poem, I feel like I sound like a complete idiot.

This month is National Poetry Month and you’ll be bombarded from all directions (I hope) by a mad-crazy hurricane of some really amazing stuff.  Keep your eyes open — it’ll be showing up in newspapers, magazines, blogs, your friends’ Facebook pages, etc.

But we can’t just embrace the good.  To embrace the good, we must also come to know the bad.  And so, to help balance things out, I am also going to bombard you from all directions with a mad-crazy hurricane — of some really amazingly silly stuff.

The goal:  One haiku a day about a movie or TV show or book or old Boyfriend of the Week.  To join in the celebration, I urge you to contribute your own 5-7-5 on the same subject in the comments of each post.  DIG IT.

MacGyver

He will not use guns
But he adores explosives.
Hair, eyes, theme song, knife!

(Ya dig?)

By the way, I’m also doing Script Frenzy this month (like National Novel Writing Month except you do a screenplay instead).  Is anybody else?  If so, we can connect on the SF web site to egg each other on — let me know what your handle is.