As I write this, I am badly losing a like count battle, the prize of which is the "handsome" bag shown above being offered by the Multnomah County Library's facebook page:
Haiku throw-down! Write a book or movie review in haiku form and post your creative concoction in the comments here - please include the title and author. The poem with the most 'likes' will win this fabulous book bag from the Friends' Library Store.[emphasis mine]See, that's why I put handsome in scare-quotes above -- fabulous was the word I was searching for; handsome was only a draft. That bag is indeed fabulous.
My review in haiku, which has currently garnered zero likes, is of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Jar-Jar:
George Lucas needs cash -I am not, by the way, fishing for likes here. I didn't even give it a like myself -- frankly, I think I could crap a better haiku review than that. For example, Hamlet:
fourth mansions are expensive!
Something's rotten there.Or how about The Shawshank Redemption?
Revenge trumps indecision
Wrongly convicted,Not quite last but always least, there's the four to six hours of visual effects on which James Cameron hung the title Avatar:
Andy gets busy living,
heads to Mexico.
Unobtainium.I didn't think much of Inception, either --- and clearly, I have turned this into a chance to snark about movies I dislike using the power of haiku:
Spears beat tanks. Like Dances with
Wolves, only no good.
In dreams, our secretsLikes remain at zero.
are there for the taking. Thieves
hack in. Confusing.