August 19, 2009

haiku wednesday - August 19, 2009

This week's words are
decay
graceful
riot

Tough morning after a very very long work night. I may skip the gym, but I won't skip my 3WW! Today I had to break from my purist tradition and use a derivative of one of the words. Today's haiku pay homage to Town Hall Meetings, the roaches that host certain "fair and balanced" "news" programs, and codgers who chaperon high school mixers. My only regret is that I was unable to use "truth decay" in a more extended dental metaphor.


shout ungraceful lies
truth decay results in riot
revolution, now


graceful webs decay
when spiders don't maintain them
bugs, freed, run riot


decay in morals
turns dance to lewd riot
no graceful waltzes

22 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Reflective haiku..all.

graceful was no longer in fashion

Mark said...

Political Haiku! I love it!

Great stuff.

Missy said...

A nice progression of the words through Haiku's

Andy Sewina said...

Nicely, I see what you mean about 'truth decay' it would have been cool to get 'cavity' in there, perhaps.

ThomG said...

Yowza. Truth decay. Love it. And I can say that I don't have a favorite among these - they're all too good.

Seher said...

now i cant pick and choose!

magnifiicent play on the prompt

http://1goal1passion.blogspot.com/2009/08/three-words-only.html

Tumblewords: said...

Ah, these are superb, superb! These words so surely fit the current maroonity! SuperPost!

asleeponmyfeet said...

I'm quite taken with #2. You're a craftsman, sir.

Stan Ski said...

Love the satire.

Sweetest in the Gale said...

All three so completely different from each other...loved them! I especially liked the spider web one.

Bobbie Sandlin said...

Love all the haiku's but the first two...LOVE them!!

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

#2 is exactly why I'm happy to encounter spiders in my home.

Just someone said...

All three are really great!

Profound meanings hidden in the few words!

Chris Eldin said...

Pete, do you find yourself more creative after having written these haikus for a while? Seems like you would be---finding different ways to put the same words together.
:-)

pjd said...

Thanks, everyone, for the very kind comments! I am hoping to make the rounds today, assuming nothing blows up at work.

Chris, interesting question. I don't think I feel more creative after doing the haiku. To me, 3WW haiku are like a word game. It's been a year since I've had the time to be a regular at EE's site, and these have sort of taken the place of my Guess The Plot entries. I do think 3WW for me is a bit like doing lexical sit-ups once a week, just to keep from going too mentally flabby.

lissa said...

the first one makes me think of the movie, V for Vendetta

babbleamble said...

The second one was my favourite.

Jeeves said...

Loved all of them. Third one is interesting

zouxzoux said...

All 3 are great but I luv the second one! So clever.

April Lindfors said...

That first haiku leaves such a strong impression, it effected how I viewed the next two. Having just read about lies, and truth decay, I thought of the spider as corrupt politicians and media failing to keep their web intact. The last one, still is about truth decay..on a personal level, when morals decline. Great writing!

A graceful stride across the parking lot

gigidiaz said...

the first one is awesome

Aniket said...

"Truth decay" rulez! Loved the first one the most. I for one, certainly don't mind the derivatives. :D