As you know, earworms come in all shapes and sizes. A few days ago I got this one stuck in there: "Milk milk lemonade; round the corner fudge is made" which is a bit of pre-adolescent doggerel I've known since those dear distant days when I was a pre-adolescent myself. As it happens, it also follows the form of the first two lines of a haiku, a classic Japanese short poem consisting of a line of five syllables, a line of seven, and another line of five. (I note that usually the lines do not rhyme, but I think they may do so without violating the convention of the form). So my challenge to you is this: write the last line. Your line must be five syllables long, but other than that you're on your own. Be creative. Be poetic. Be funny, if you wish. I will select the best entry, and if it's yours, you will be given the opportunity to select all the music for a future episode of The Logovore's D. All entries must be sent by August 15, 2010. I'll announce the winner on TLD the next day. So don't delay--flex those creative muscles and cap that haiku! Send your entry to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!
The Logovore's Dilemma
hosted by Tom Jones // Monday at 3p est
"The Logovore's Dilemma is a show about words and music...and words. The words and music might be jazz or blues from the 1920s, classic psychedelia from the '60s and 70s, folk or funk or pop or rock & roll or Clara Rockmore, the queen of the Theremin. Or not. Each week I also explore the mystery and majesty of our glorious English language in all its pomp and perversity. Audience participation is encouraged, so please come join me." - tj