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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

NaiSaiKu



NaiSaiKu

What is NaiSaiKu?
NaiSaiKu is basically a Haiku, or Haiku-length verse,
which is then repeated backwards.
The title is sandwiched between the two separate verses,
or is formed by the third line of the first verse.
The title is CAPITALISED.
The rules are very flexible, and the main thing is to have fun.
Examples of NaiSaiKu construction are found below:

Start with a Haiku:

Alone in the world
Unloved and unlovable
He’s his own best friend

Then simply repeat the lines in reverse order:

Alone in the world
Unloved and unlovable
HE’S HIS OWN BEST FRIEND
Unloved and unlovable
Alone in the world


Or,
Alone in the world
Unloved and unlovable
He’s his own best friend
ALONE IN THE WORLD
He’s his own best friend
Unloved and unlovable
Alone in the world


Or,
Alone in the world
Unloved and unlovable
He’s his own best friend
UNLOVED AND UNLOVABLE
He’s his own best friend
Unloved and unlovable
Alone in the world


Or even,
Alone in the world
Unloved and unlovable
He’s his own best friend
ONLY THE LONELY
He’s his own best friend
Unloved and unlovable
Alone in the world


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AMERICAN ALLITERATION – AOK

After an awkward altercation, Al admitted anxiety.
On occasion, obstinate objections obviously overwhelm.
Keen kissing Karen keyed karma, killed kidology, kindling kindness.



‘FOUND’ AMERICAN SENTENCES


“You’re a social chameleon, what on earth we gonna do with you?”
From the song CORPSES IN THEIR MOUTHS by IAN BROWN
From the Album UNFINISHED MONKEY BUSINESS

“Last night the plans for a future war, was all I saw, on Channel Four.”
From the song SHOPLIFTERS OF THE WORLD by THE SMITHS
From the Album LOUDER THAN BOMBS

“Dying all the time; lose your dreams and you lose your mind, in life unkind.”
From the song RUBY TUESDAY by THE ROLLING STONES
From the Album BETWEEN THE BUTTONS

“The pack on my back is aching; the straps seem to cut me like a knife.”
From the song FOOLS GOLD by THE STONE ROSES

“He’ll never make that hill in a million years; whip-crack beating down.”
From the song WHAT THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR by THE STONE ROSES

“She’s a black magic woman; she’s gonna make a devil out of me.”
From the song BLACK MAGIC WOMAN by SANTANA
From the Album ABRAXAS

“Stained glass windows keep the cold outside, while the hypocrites hide inside.”
From RELIGION by PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED
From the Album PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED, or PIL, or FIRST ISSUE

“If you have five seconds to spare, I’ll tell you the story of my life.”
From the song HALF A PERSON by THE SMITHS
From the Album LOUDER THAN BOMBS

“He doesn’t know who Jesus was, what praying is; how can he be saved?”
From the song CHRISTMAS by THE WHO
From the Album TOMMY

“And she feeds you tea and oranges that come all the way from China.”
From the song SUZANNE by LEONARD COHEN
From the Album SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

“Michelle, ma belle, sont les mots qui vont très bien ensemble; très bien ensemble.”
From the song MICHELLE by THE BEATLES
From the Album RUBBER SOUL

“All the poets studied rules of verse, and those ladies, they rolled their eyes.”
From the song SWEET JANE by THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
From the Album ROCK ‘N ROLL ANIMAL