[LINK] Haiku Twittering [Was Re: Twitter drop-off rates]

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Mon May 4 22:28:18 AEST 2009

At 21:19 +1000 4/5/09, Peter Bowditch wrote:
>While I've got you here -
>     I had hashbrowns for dinner, it's dark outside,
>     the dog sneezed twice and we have run out of ice cream.
>That saved me tweeting you all.

I've been trying to work up a haiku version of twitter (admittedly 
only in my spare time, which is admittedly mostly walking out of the 

Let's see now ... 7, 4, 4, 8 ...

That's not simple to map to 5, 7, 5.

But waste not, want not:

     Hashbrowns for dinner.
     We have run out of ice cream.
     Why did the dog sneeze?

Or, for the purists who insist on a seasonal reference:

     Hashbrowns for dinner.
     We have run out of ice cream.
     But winter has sprung.

Thanks, Peter!!

P.S.  To paraphrase Fred Pilcher in the SMH on 13 March:

     Postings in Twitter:
     Seldom poetic, but they're
     mercifully brief.

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