After a great deal of thought, I’ve decided that the next natural step for this blog is to post everything exclusively in single-haiku format. This will be the last prose post.
In the new world, today’s post would have been:
Savor the five-seven-five
But I figured I’d give you one more non-haiku post for old time’s sake.
Why this change? Several reasons.
First, it forces me to distill my thoughts into just a few lines, enforcing the economy of words that’s so crucial to the writing life. My short stories will be much better with all the haiku practice I get here! (Of course, you won’t know it, because I’ll only be posting haiku.)
Second, it saves time. Sure, you’re supposed to spend hours agonizing over haiku composition, but we both know I’m just going to dash them off in a few seconds and call it good. Let’s be honest, I have better things to do with my life than write a bunch of crappy haiku. I give each one forty seconds, tops.
And finally, I’m just lazy. And it’s time I embrace that. Fighting one’s true nature isn’t very Zen, now is it?
Let me know what you think in the comments. (Haiku-only comments, of course – any others will be deleted!)
And, if you haven’t already guessed, Happy April Fools Day.