I’m starting a Techno Tuesday column in which I will share things I’ve found on the web and social media as a proof that haiku has really arrived to the 21st century.
Here are some of my favorite tweets from Dec. 22-Dec 29 2014 by haiku poets Carlos Colon, Johnny Baranski, Johannes S. H. Bjerg and more!
PS This is my first time attempting to embed Twitter in a blog post, so I apologize in advanced if the posts don’t show up correctly (especially for those of you who receive my posts by e-mail). If the Twitter posts are well formatted, you should see the poet’s photograph next to the post. (Works in Firefox, but not in Chrome)
— Haiku Elvis (@ccolon423) December 22, 2014
— Johnny Baranski (@haikumonk) December 27, 2014
— Alexis Rotella (@tankaqueen) December 29, 2014
— Johnny Baranski (@haikumonk) December 26, 2014
clinging to my shipwreck in a bottle
— Twig the Wonder Kid (@lordtwig) December 23, 2014
“bass / picking bugs / off the moon” – #haiku by Nick Virgilio
— Gene Myers (@myersgene) December 20, 2014
short haibun pic.twitter.com/qgdijzE1Gg
— Johannes S. H. Bjerg (@jshb32) December 23, 2014
In this Techno Tuesday column, I share a hilarious Facebook post by Michael Dylan Welch.
On December 15, Michael Dylan Welch shared on his Facebook page this beautiful Japanese print created by Chet Phillips with the comment: “Basho really should upgrade to a flat-screen monitor, or maybe get a laptop or tablet.”
Carmen Sterba pointed out: “Actually, the oddest thing is not the computer but the combination of a dragonfly and cherry blossoms in the same season.”
Meanwhile Vladislav Vassiliev replied to Michael’s post: “He does have a laptop. Because they cut him off internet in his Bashoan he goes to the nearby Starbucks to update his Facebook status.”
The funniest thing is what Michael Dylan Welch wrote afterwards. Check this out:
Some Basho Facebook updates:
Monday: Took a walk around the pond today to enjoy the spring sunshine. Heard a frog jump in. Thought I’d write a poem about it.
Tuesday: For so many centuries, poems about frogs have celebrated their croak, so writing about the sound of a frog jumping into the water seems pretty radical. Any of you homies think I should go for it anyway?
Wednesday: Got the last two lines down of my new poem: kawazu tobikomu / mizu no oto. But I’m stuck on my first line. Shoot me your suggestions if you’ve got any.
Thursday: Settled on furuike ya for my first line. Thanks, buddy, for the suggestion (you know who you are).
Friday: Decided against the frog legs for dinner.
Written by Michael Dylan Welch
Source: Michael Dylan Welch Facebook page.