05 May 2011

Tumultuous Thursday

After writing a fragmented friday last week, what to do with the other days of the week came to mind. I'm not sure if the T word I chose is the proper one.

From the Free Dictionary:
tumultuous adj
1. uproarious, riotous, or turbulent a tumultuous welcome
2. greatly agitated, confused, or disturbed a tumultuous dream
3. making a loud or unruly disturbance tumultuous insurgents
tumultuously  adv
tumultuousness  n
 I would like to be this boisterous when it comes to writing in general, writing blog posts in particular. Alas, turmoil generally makes me cringe. But having poetry that 'greatly agitates, confuses or disturbs'? That would be awesome.

It also seems the antithesis of haiku, the form I've been doing the most writing in of late. Then again I think of the poems of Issa, and know there is room for all types of reflection in even the shortest of poems.

Issa Poems

the toad! It looks like
it could belch
a cloud.

the snow is melting
and the village is flooded
with children.

all the time I pray to Buddha
I keep on
killing mosquitoes.

hey, sparrow!
out of the way,
horse is coming.

where there are humans
you'll find flies
and Buddhas


1 comment:

Kathleen Cassen Mickelson said...

Ah, Issa has such fun haiku. Tumultuous would indeed be awesome - which is, of course, what every poet wants. To be awesome. A thwack-on-the-head Thursday might work, too - poetry that thwacks us on the head? Oh, the possibilities.