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    extra special bitter
    hops are bitter. life is bitter. coincidence?

    Monday, January 02, 2006

    January

    January —
    the health club crowded
    with resolutions

    9 Comments:

    Blogger 1 said...

    this one made me snort a little....

    11:42 AM  
    Blogger Hermes said...

    Hell is paved with good intentions.

    2:28 PM  
    Blogger Trena said...

    Weightless

    New Year Resolution -
    a weekly date
    with Fred Astaire

    2:43 PM  
    Blogger extraspecialbitter said...

    g.d. - sorry about that! I just hope you weren't chugging down leftover eggnog at the time.

    hermes - our street here in ExtraBitterVille is unpaved, which is both Hellish and ill-intentioned.

    ma - would you like some Ginger with that?

    5:58 PM  
    Blogger colonialave said...

    Make no resolution.
    No promises make
    No dissapointments.

    10:41 AM  
    Blogger Trena said...

    and i'll tell you no lies ...

    12:12 PM  
    Blogger jonny-no-stars said...

    While I quite like these I can't understand yours (collective) fascination with these 'haikus'.

    Could you please explain as you seem to be the major proponent of same?

    Thank you.

    9:21 PM  
    Blogger extraspecialbitter said...

    johnny - I've written a series of articles for the on-line journal GotPoetry? to try to address your very question, since I frequently ask it myself. Why do I haiku? is the first of three that try to put my preference for haiku into perspective.

    at the risk of oversimplification, I liken a good haiku to a good photograph - an image that is instantly and universally recognizable, but one that will also linger in the mind and imagination long afterward. that, in a nutshell, is what I'm attempting to do.

    9:05 AM  
    Blogger jonny-no-stars said...

    Thank you!

    and for the comprehension

    10:17 AM  

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