ds106 – The Daily Create – July 10, 2015 – The end is near, An industrial farming cows death haiku

Assignment: “Here I’d like for people to write a somewhat serious poem, ideally a haiku or tanka, from the point of view of someone who is going to die and knows it. Haiku in English has been often been taught as a nature poem of three lines alternating as five syllables, seven syllables, and five syllables. Not only is that not really the case (haiku in Japan are often written in one vertical line), but it has done such a disservice to the form of haiku that poets who work in the form are often overlooked. And since everyone thinks they know what haiku are, there are thousands upon thousands of awful poems that simply miss the boat.”

Cameron Mount (@cameronmount)

You have been told. Write your death poem. If you need more guidance Cameron has written a lovely poetry game for death poems to help us learn how to do it well. There is also a why ‘no 5-7-5′ post referred to in the game that will give further guidance.

The end is near – An industrial farming cows death haiku

cow hiaku No grass insight

Look at all this waste

How do I taste?

One thought on “ds106 – The Daily Create – July 10, 2015 – The end is near, An industrial farming cows death haiku

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