Oulipost #17: Spring

Oulipost #17: Haikuisation. 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.

Spring

All the fields blossomed

Unfolding beautifully

Re-dedicated

Sourced from The Contra Costa Times, Bay Area News Group, April 17, 2014. (SRV grads bolster Chabot baseball, Matt Schwab.)

Sentences used:

  • Everything’s unfolding beautifully for San Ramon Valley High graduates Patrick Massoni, James Carter and Travis Hull in the Chabot College baseball program.
  • He can drive the ball to all fields and has blossomed into one of the state’s best catchers.
  • They ditched the “I” stuff and re-dedicated themselves.

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About eduk8te

Kathy Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kathy is the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate; she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kathy holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of two beautiful boys.
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2 Responses to Oulipost #17: Spring

  1. Nicely done, Kate. I patiently await spring here in Toledo, OH, to prove it’s “re-dedicated!” 🙂

  2. Robert C. Moore says:

    Haiku 1 Thanks this is very good your poetry always is you make me happy—- Haiku 2 Kayak Going to kayak with my beautiful partner hope I don’t fall in!

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