As the CFHA Conference in
Louisville fast approaches, the collaborators of the world are abuzz
with creative energy. What better way to channel that enthusiasm than
by writing a short Japanese poem? You loved haiku in 4th grade, now
that you've finished grad school, you are a Haiku MASTER.
will take you to a brief video synopsis of how to write haiku.
Traditional haiku maintains a very tight formulation of 17 syllables, 3
lines, 1 season, and the creative juxtaposition of 2 disparate images.
As with all things American, new world haiku tend to be more free-form
and include the profane with the natural. For example, a favorite website of mine boasts over 19,000 haiku dedicated to spam, including this gem:
Peptic acid and pink chunks
Floor-mount Pollock piece
Please take a minute to add your own haiku about collaborative care
or your aspirations for the upcoming Louisville conference. I'll get us
Reform the system
Discover self among peers