Short attention span? How about great literature in 17 syllables?
Neither Buddhist priests nor Japanese poets, Alyson Shatsky (writer, editor, niece) and workmate Shaun Randol have created a couple of their own:
Moby Dick, Herman Melville:
Call me Ishmael
Captain Ahab hunts white whale
In the end, whale wins
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee:
Stands up to town racism
Demi names kid Scout
Their inspiration – 100 Great Books in Haiku by David Bader. The Eastern version of Cliff Notes (does anybody use that anymore?).
Click on link for additional samples from the book.
Now – go write a couple of your own…it’s as easy as 5-7-5….
Moby Dick – the Hollywood version
He rises in air
Ahab lashed with harpoon lines
They both go under.