so here are the rules.
while writing haiku is a blast, part of the fun comes from having complete strangers (who are sometimes not even strange) or friends (who, in my case, are a hell of a lot stranger) playing off your words and writing their own verses.
stringing multiple haiku together is known as ‘renga’. there are a whole bunch of renga rules which we are going to completely ignore. for more information about traditional haiku and renga, clicketh here.
we’ll just stick to the 5-7-5 schema for our verses. as long as what you write has something to do with the last post you’re responding too, and it fits 5-7-5, then you’re golden. if, for whatever reason, you just HAVE to break the syllable structure, leave a little note (like… ‘screw you man, i’m breaking the law’) or we’ll mock you horribly for not being able to count to 5 and 7.
the first stanza of the chain (the ‘hokku’, if we were going by tradition) is a new post to the blog, so in order to initiate a new renga, you have to be a ‘sorry if you’re bored…’ author. if thats something that you’re interested in being, drop me an e. you need to contribute a few of your own verses to existing renga first though, so we can get a feel for your particular dysfuncti… uh, writing style.
once a haiku has a few verses, it will be tagged with ‘ongoing renga’ so that we can find it easier to add to.
sorry if you’re bored…
don’t blame me, i’m just a blog