Some people are born mad, some have madness thrust upon them.
I don’t know if I qualify for either of these categories, because I consider myself one of the most level-headed persons this side of the Indian Ocean; but obviously everybody doesn’t think so. I found out today that in Truth game, which is played on Facebook, as many as two people have answered in the positive when asked, “Is Sanjuktaa crazier than Ron Artest?”(and also, “do you think Sanjuktaa swears like a sailor?”). Now I couldn’t find out the identity of these persons , not having enough coins to unlock that, but I have some strong suspicions and one day, after I manage to gather enough coins, I am going to find you out! I also am pretty sure that the reason why they think like they do, lies in the fact that I love poetry!
And what I am going to write about today won't help matters any and would only reinforce their beliefs even more.Be that as it may...
Now, yesterday, the prompt by Terri Hale French at NaHaiwriMo was an evil one.We were asked to go to the Haiku Generator (a java script application) and write our own version or interpretation based upon whatever gibberish it threw at us.
Sample this, for example:
Crows drift feebly, friends
Darkening, rumbling dwarfs ride
Pigs wailing sailors
We were supposed to write a haiku on this! I almost fainted when I saw this!
And surprisingly, some people made quite a good job of it. For example, read this one by Cara Holman:
Clamoring, squelching mists slump
Forlornly, calm, pure
the crunch of gravel
beneath my feet
And this one by Stevie Strang
…massive immortals lying
Stevie Strang's version:
one more chance
to get it right
By then, I had started feeling I was in danger of losing my sanity. But luckily, this random one was thrown my way:
Knives mystify, knives
Snooze messily, orange moving
Gnarled, scornful, flustered
Based on this, I wrote:
the setting sun
by the gnarled oak
Emboldened by this success, I went on to try a few more and the results began to get more and more startling. But believe me, you won’t want to know that!