amongst books

amongst books

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Oulipost #17 Haikuisation

home renovation --
how good the game is played:
about the fury


The haiku is a Japanese poetic form whose most obvious feature is the division of its 17 syllables into lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables. Haikuisation has sometimes been used by Oulipians to indicate the reduction of verses of normal length to lines of haiku-like brevity. Select three sentences from a single newspaper article and “haiku” them.


Author unknown. “How to pay for a home renovation.”  the Ottawa Sun. 17 April 2014. 19.
Author unknown. “Facts About The Fury.” Ibid. 2.
Hofley, Chris. “Ottawa Fury Game Day Program — THE NASL.” Ibid. 2


I broke the rules by using three separate articles because a) i forgot & b) i like the idea of merging unlike subjects. 

No comments: