Thursday, May 24, 2007

Waxing Lyrical Over Small things Vol 1

Hi all!

Recently I’ve been in a poetic mood. Not the Robert Burn ‘my love is like a red red rose’ kind, but rather the retro Haiku mood, which is ancient, but like platform wedges, are flying the high wave in comtemporary literature. Since my relationship with alcohol is starting to turn into a soppy love, and however much I always thought poems are too drippy, I have succumbed enough to wax lyrical over it. And since we are at it, why not just continue?

A haiku is a basic 5 syllabus-7 syllabus-5 syllabus poem, which can be adapted to different syllabus length for English, as long as the alternate lines have the same number of syllabus. Hence, 3-5-3, 7-5-7, etc etc are all viable. Usually Haikus are used for everyday occurrences with the last sentence slightly incongruent to the subject and yet able to sum up the earlier 2 sentences appropriately. But that said, it doesn't mean I can do it, and most common haikus don't, but they still read fine.

It’s terrible if you are forced to do it during lit class, but amazingly easy when there’s no pressure. I welcome anyone to pen a short haiku in this entry. I also think Haikus are here to stay, so expect more in the future.

For now, there’s my ode (5-7-5) to the amazing Chocolate Cake shooter, a recipe brought back by JayWalk from the Land of Dragons. No, it did not come from the Land of Dragons, it came from this ang-moh guy in the land of dra.....ok, i was a bit hazy on the details after my 3rd....

Pass the lips and down

Sugar-coated lemon wedge

One shot to Heaven

And here’s another one (7-5-7) when I encountered a super-shitty workday. R(A), you have been warned:

Had a God-awful Monday

4 more days to go

Kan Nee Na Beh Chao Ch** B**

For today’s entry, what less but to expound about myself?

Ode to Ang Ku Kueh:

Peanut Paste Pastry

Eaten past its Sell-by Date

Emergency Room

Anyone for haiku? How about one about your blog nick? Be sure to tell me!


AKK :)


Meepok said...

I have a 5-7-5-7-5-7-5-7 one.
Let's call it "Frustrations of East Coast Driver".

Meepoktah Mai Hiam
Stay at eastcoast G R C
Must use E C P
Kena Orkong E R P
So not the happy
Hence he scold the P A P
Anyhow charge fee
Kan Ni Na B** C C B

Can do ? :-)

JayWalk said...

super burnt out from work.
fly back singapore.
every night go cheong party.
now lagi tired.
need vacation for the vacation.
back to work.

Ang Ku Kueh said...
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Ang Ku Kueh said...

Dear meepok and jaywalk,

First time i read 6-line haiku....traffic and cheonging are oddessies in their own right, but must finish in 3 lines!

they are confirm poetic though, in fact, they read like jingles...5-7-5-7-5-7-5-7....

9:50 PM, May 24, 2007

JayWalk said...

what 3 lines?
so many rules and regulations.
very the leceh.

Meepok said...

Rules are made to be broken.
Don't be like Gahmen.
Relah Lah !

Ang Ku Kueh said...

jaywalk and meepok:

that's where the fun is leh! creativeness from adversity! do you know that you give a bunch of artists carte blanche to produce art, they won't be able to do it as well as a bunch of artists that has been given a strict set of rules?

as for the govt thingy hor...wah lau..dun start me on this, i've been to the stoopid seminar. and I'm not gov't lor!!! *shudder* I'm not i'm not!!!

JayWalk said...

ask you something,
you kaopeh we break rule.
you also what.

JayWalk said...

as you can see that I'm bored.
coz you no online MSN.
Come online and talk to me, can?

JayWalk said...

I think I am getting carried away.
Going nuts by entertaining myself.
Starting to get addicted to your Haiku.

JayWalk said...

This is fun!
I can go on and on!
You siao liao!

JayWalk said...

why no response.
I here by myself, alone.
say something leh!

JayWalk said...

I am Jay.
Chronicling my Walk of life.
My blog: JayWalk.

JayWalk said...

Last one wrong.
Syllables not words.

Ang Ku Kueh said...


eh....okok....u win liao...*kowtow* next time i got anotherhaiku entry, u can load those you have already made there, heheh...

Derrick said...

Holiday oh holiday!

A great relief from

fucking office politics

ah fatt's fan said...

I love Ang Ku Kueh
I check her blog everyday
Now work! Boss Kao-peh........

An said...

This Jay really FREE!!! Wahahaha!

nadnut said...

erm i dunno how to do! *wails*

joel said...

i like those poems. real sweet. especially the shot to heaven.

but i will actually use salted lemon wedge. that's the tequila shot. *smack lips*

time to hit the bar.

Ang Ku Kueh said...

Special note to ah fatt's fan:


I like your poem!!! hahahaha....

special note to deek:

buay pai leh! I'm actually impressed u bothered to leave a haiku comment, heheh...kam siah!