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Writing A Haiku Every Day Changed My Life

Tyler Knott Gregson | Posted 11.12.2015 | Arts
Tyler Knott Gregson

Over six years ago, sitting on an airplane home from visiting family in Florida, I wrote the first of what would become thousands of haiku.

A Haiku Recap Of The Losers' Debate On CNBC

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

Tonight on teeveeWe bail out some losersOn CNBC. Why do this, at all.It's a bafflement indeed.Alas, here we are. George Pataki here.Also we've Rick Sa...

Airport Haikus

Lillian Daniel | Posted 06.06.2015 | Travel
Lillian Daniel

A haiku is a Japanese three-line poem, 17 syllables, written in 5/7/5 syllable count. After three hours on the runway, then a cancelled flight, followed by six more hours at the airport, it was time to devote myself to this ancient literary form.

A Man of Few Words

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.25.2015 | Books
Mitch Ditkoff

Last year I wrote a 360-page book that attracted the attention of one of the world's most celebrated literary agents. He was so moved by my writing that he immediately took me on as a client and, one week later, sold my book to one of New York's leading publishing houses.

Valentine Poetry for Moms Who Think They Don't Love Poetry

Peyton Price | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Peyton Price

But don't the day's little moments make you want to laugh, cry, or sigh with relief? Doesn't it all add up to love, or something like it? And isn't that worth pausing to remember? A haiku is only seventeen syllables, after all.

Out of the Suburbs and into the Woods: A Haiku Diary

Peyton Price | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Truth: Family vacations are a whirlwind of frantically keeping your people entertained and happy when what you want is to be bored. Just for 10 minutes. One minute. One second.

I Went to the Beach and All You Get Are These Lousy Haiku

Peyton Price | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Get up too early/ and you have to make coffee/Too late -- it's all gone/ We struggled for blocks /to schlep this gear to the beach/ NOW you have to poop?

17 Syllables to a Happy Father's Day

Dana Holmes | Posted 07.22.2014 | Style
Dana Holmes

Not too long ago, I wrote about 5 Sites to Help You Get Your Guy and showed you a few sites that get into the minds of men. We all know that men are n...

Middle-Aged Haiku

Stacey Graham | Posted 07.20.2014 | Comedy
Stacey Graham

There's only so much Febreeze a parent can go through before the fumes start to attack the nervous system. Instead of fighting the frustration of no longer being able to see my feet over my boobs, I'm channeling it into wine-tinged poetry.

Word to the Mothers: Mother's Day in Haiku

Peyton Price | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Kindergarteners carrying gifts home to moms arms straight out in front.

Haiku Your Hearts Out, Boy Moms

Peyton Price | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Haiku is just ideal for moms because when you only have 17 syllables, you tend to get right to the heart of the matter -- like how quickly your boy is becoming a man.

NCCA Kronstadt: All Ways But Still

j.frede | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts

For centuries, man has placed his faith in an invisible force. Something that could be felt, feared even, but which remains unseen.

Overcrowded Europe In Haikus

Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

In particular seasons, the crowds and the prices and the hours-long lines for museums can make Europe's most popular cities feel almost painful to vis...

8 Days of Thanksgivvukah in Picture Quotes: Day #3

Alona Elkayam | Posted 01.30.2014 | Entertainment
Alona Elkayam

Friends don't let friends commit hashtag crimes. Hashtagging is for tracking, indexing and humoring. As with anything you do, hashtag with consciousness and awareness.

Media Planner's Haiku Help

Ryan McKeever | Posted 12.23.2013 | Media
Ryan McKeever

If you're working with another agency, try to coordinate placement of the ad so that the same ad doesn't appear back to back in the same newspaper. Pay attention to the details!

Five Inspirational Haikus for Fall

James Napoli | Posted 11.23.2013 | Comedy
James Napoli

It's the time of the season. Change is in the air. But do not be afraid. For change is opportunity itself, opening up like a lotus flower or some other strained metaphor that helps indicate renewal.

A Year in a Japanese Teahouse

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 11.06.2013 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

I landed in Tokyo on a chilly March morning in 1985, my head filled with thoughts of moon viewing and cherry blossoms, rock gardens and snow-covered temples.

1,100 Haiku Headed To Mars

Posted 08.09.2013 | Books

More than 1,100 haiku will be headed to Mars on board a NASA spacecraft later this year, thanks to the creativity of thousands of earthlings who have ...

What I Say to Men Who Want to Screw

Nina Camp | Posted 08.04.2013 | Comedy
Nina Camp

When I finished the Testi Maxx promo, Leo helped me celebrate. If it makes $$ in the mail, I'll train 3x/week instead of two. I'm typing softly now like an angel. Leo's snoozing away in my little alcove. So sweet, like a young prince.

NASA: We'll Send Your Poems To Mars

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 05.08.2013 | Science

Calling all space poets! NASA is giving the public an opportunity to send a message to Mars aboard the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution space...

Poetry's Lasting Impact

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 05.15.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

I marvel at this impact, more than seven years later, but it only confirms my belief that over time, for even one hour a week, poetry can open the hearts and minds of young people.

Wild in the Corridors: A Professor Cosplays at Comic Con

Susan J. Napier | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

I took my husband, Steve, along to Comic Con last weekend but worried that he might be weirded out by the whole experience, especially the array of cosplayers (costume players) who swirled through the corridors of the Javits Center.

The Secret of the Third Sentence

Jeff Klima | Posted 12.17.2012 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

A lot of would-be writers are always asking me what the secret is to writing good, compelling articles. Well, I normally keep the answer as a sort of proprietary secret, but because you seem like a good egg, I'll tell you. Make sure that every third sentence you write is f***ing awesome!

Perfect Haiku By A 4th Grader

Posted 08.25.2012 | Comedy

Writing poetry for school can be tough. You want to get a good grade, but you don't exactly want to put yourself out there if you know your classmates...

Arizona Invokes the Power of Poetry to Promote Highway Safety

Tony Phillips | Posted 08.15.2012 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

Obviously anything called a haboob has to be pretty bad. Had Tolkien thought of such a name, he'd have based a trilogy on it. I, for one, can attest to how nasty a thing a haboob is.