the art of haiku of art

Alfred Joyce Kilmer once wrote "I think I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree." Personally I don't get poetry anyway. It doesn't always rhyme, it's not to the point, sometimes it's way too long. But then there's Haiku, Haiku is poetry for the short attention spanners. Here's a self explaining haiku from Lynn Whipple (bear in mind that wordpress can't quite deal with this format of writing):

five syllables here                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          seven syllables right here                                                                                                                                                                                                                                five again right here

Simple, to the point, 5, 7 and 5 syllables in three lines, how hard is that? Here's the worlds shortest from John Whipple;

unexplainable                                                                                                                                                                                                                               meteorological                                                                                                                                                                                                                              manifestations

So in that spirit I thought I'd present a few about the making of art. One for the studio:

Fighting the tiredness                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           painting  through the hot morning                                                                                                                                                                                                           brush in my coffee

and one for the outdoors event

bugs biting at dusk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 arms flailing wildly then bump                                                                                                                                                                                                                          paint lands butterside down

and one for the road.....

florida roads suck

morons drive way too slowly

and assholes too fast.

i'll keep adding as i think of them