Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Snippets

1. The weather forecasters are warning us of a possible 20 cm (8 inches) of snow at sea level in the next few days. That must be why a certain clothes retailer has invited me to preview their new spring collection. I'd rather look at warm woollen jerseys. Which universe do these people live in?

2. I have been using library elf to remind me to return my library books on time. I can highly recommend it. Unfortunately today I picked up the wrong pile of books on my way out the door to work. The books due back today were left sitting on my desk at home. I figured it's cheaper to pay the fines for returning them two days late than to pay for petrol for a special trip to the library.

3. Our local newspaper is running a contest for Montana poetry day. It's for haiku on any topic. The prize is a complete set of all the nominated poetry books. I might enter. I just wish they wouldn't insist that the haiku have three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables. See this article in Wikipedia which explains why.

6 comments:

January said...

Oh, I hope you enter the Haiku contest. I bet you have a great chance at winning!


(Eight inches? Be sure to bundle up!)

Dana said...

That 5, 7, 5 thing is rough. It bugs me when haiku is defined this way. I hope you enter ~ and win!

chiefbiscuit said...

You should enter the haiku - you'd have a great chance I reckon.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Yes i think you should enter too! Good luck if you do. I hate though how so many people define haiku as 5-7-5 when there are so many other factors that go into making a short poem a haiku...

panthergirl said...

OK, reading about the moras has set my hair on fire. I think I'd do better with the 5-7-5 pattern...

Here via michele! Good luck if you enter.

Pearl said...

Library elf is just the tool I need!