Dear forget magazine,
I think that the haiku is a most notable form of poetry.
Such greats as Matsuo, Basho wrote:
a frog leaps in
Let us imagine now that this pond is set in rural Prince
Edward Island, so as to appeal to your incredibly subjective
taste. A fantastic Maritime frog in a pond, a wet lily
covered pond. It just pukes images of Monet's water lilies
all over my imagination.
Okay let me try this again:
||Sassy Cat Chew on
Manny Toba...Mon Tahna
both on my ass
Sassy cat, like Jimi Hendrix's foxy lady, is desired
by whom? The venerable Uncle Sam? By her brother? (to
imply that whole rural inbred bad tasted humor). Enough
One more time:
||none of it
how much have you seen of it
none of it
This one I think is pretty self explanitory.
So please I urge you to not rule out any poetic forms.
The Haiku is a particularly effective form of expression,
especially given its length. It compliments the short
attention spans invoked by main stream media images. The
thing we are constantly trying to outrun but tracks us
like a blood hound on a hare.