Thursday, February 08, 2007

A haiku about crocodiles

Today my son's assignment in English class was to write a haiku. He asked for help, so I decided to write one to show him how it's done. With my deep knowledge of Japanese culture, naturally I looked to Japan for inspiration. I found it in an episode of Lupin III.

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Man claps too long and

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Thrown in water gets ate by

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Crocodiles. Poor man.

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or, in Japanese,

拍手が
長引き、ワニに
食べられる

「Doggerel」って日本語でなんというかな?
(ところで、娘は、「拍手が」は四音だと言っているが、僕は「は●く●し●ゆ●が」だから五音のつもりですが、どうでしょう?)

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