Search This Blog



Welcome to the BOMB.

The Blog Of the "Mother" of Bandit.
Bandit is my Hairless Chinese Crested--he's the "normal" one. I, on the other hand, am unrepentantly "pet-crazy." You know the type--the spinster who lives in the haunted house three blocks over with 72 cats...okay, so I don't have 72 cats, and my house isn't haunted--but my dogs wardrobe is better than mine! Need I say more? :~)
I've never been consistant at journaling, so the timing of my blogs will be sporadic at best. I just hope they are as entertaining to you as they are to me; however, be forewarned: Most of my blogs will be about The BaldOne. In spite of his Don King "do," I think he's just as cute as any of the Brothers B!
Now, if I can just remember not to get him wet--or feed him after midnight...

About Me

My photo
My bags are packed and I'm always ready to seek out an adventure with Bandit and Moggy in tow. Bandit is my thirteen year old Chinese Crested, who I frequently call The Bald One or The BaldOne Boy (like he was one of the Baldwin Brothers). Moggy’s full name is Pip-Moggy. He’s my two year old gansta-resuce kitty. I couldn’t decide between Pip (which are the spots on die and domino tiles) and Moggy (or Moggie when I mistakenly thought he was a she), so I combined the two. Moggy refers to the British term for "cat of unknown parentage .” So in essence, I have an almost bald dog, and I’ve named my cat “Spot.”

Fun Stuff (I'm doing now or have done)

  • Artistic Attempts weekly (alternating between Painting With A Twist, That Art Place, and Peniot's Palette).
  • Bunko with the Belton Bunko Babes monthly.
  • Participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge.
  • Spades and Liverpool Rummy with the Spadetts weekly.
  • The Mighty Texas Dog Walk, Austin (fund raiser for Service Dogs, Inc--they train shelter dogs to be Service Dogs, then give them free of charge to people with disabilities.)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

H is for Haiku! (A to Z Blogging Challenge 2015)

I love Haiku. I don’t really know how to write it, but that doesn’t stop me from writing it—albeit badly.  Maybe I enjoy trying to form complete images in exactly 17 syllables because I’m usually too wordy.

My rudimentary understanding of Haiku is this:
Haiku is a Japanese art form made up of 17 on or morae (word symbols) which paint a sensory picture of a moment, or evoke a poignant feeling, which usually involves nature or a seasonal reference. Typically it includes a juxtaposition of two differing images which leads to a kireji (cutting word or turning point) that evokes a realization of how they relate to one another.  The break is usually after the second stanza; however, can be after the first.

The English speaking form of Haiku is a poem of 17 syllables, typically divided into three stanza composed of 5-7-5 syllables respectively.  English Haiku is frequently non-rhyming, and is not as strict at involving nature.  It uses no punctuation or capitalization, and it may or may not have a title.

I usually don’t involve nature. I also may or may not express idea juxtaposition. I frequently am happy just to have whittled the idea down to exactly 17 syllables.  In the truest sense of the word, I do not write Haiku. I write pseudo-haiku.

Just for fun, here is my pseudo-Haiku on what I take away as the composition of English Haiku…


juxtaposed word art
five seven five syllable
idea fusion

No comments:

Post a Comment