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