I recently received a book called ONE HUNDRED GREAT BOOKS IN HAIKU by David Bader.
The premise of the book is that there are great works of literary art but no one has the time to read them, or alternatively that the modern attention span is so short it is too great a chore to read them.
So he condensed the novels into haiku.
A haiku is a three line poem containing seventeen syllables developed in
I was very impressed and thought I would share a few with you;
storms, chance of one-eyed giants,
Earthus orbits the Sunnum!
Abandon all hope!
Looks like everyone's down here.
Omigod- the Pope!
Vengeance! Black blood! Aye!
Doubloons to him that harpoons
the Greenpeace dinghy.
(this could also apply to the Japanese justice system)
LORD OF THE FLIES
'Kill him! Spill his blood!'
Marooned lads hold savage rites.
Choirboys lean to prey.
Thus I was first great,
then small, and much vexed to learn
that size does matter.