“Welcome to the second annual National Poetry Month Trade Chat Slam! Hope you enjoy the haiku and write some of your own. For more info go to chucknorrishaiku.com”
And with that the recitation of haiku in trade chat, echo isles server began. I had started a video recording of the chat window and later when I checked I was surprised to find it was a bit over 44 minutes! And how were the Chuck Norris and mage haiku received you might ask?
Well after 37 of my own haiku, suddenly other people began typing in their own haiku – it was AWESOME. And the trade chatter was surprisingly polite about the whole thing. Receptive even.
After it was done, I got on my flying mount and flew to the other zones and read a few haiku in each.
Happy National Poetry Month! Celebrate today before it’s over!
That purring sound?
Not a cat!
Clean sewing machine! Mmmmmmmm
just a test – yesterday the host company blew a switch and was kaput. I think they’re still having some woes
This is a great reminder that great things can happen if you’re willing to try and more importantly, change your mind as needed!
See more here!
On this anniversary of the Oklahoma bombing, former President Clinton has a wonderful and most thoughtful piece in the NYTimes. Lorri from work pointed out the last paragraph as worth re-reading but I thought this one was just worthy of being on anything you stick things to. Send it to yourself and to your friends:
Americans have more freedom and broader rights than citizens of almost any other nation in the world, including the capacity to criticize their government and their elected officials. But we do not have the right to resort to violence — or the threat of violence — when we don’t get our way. Our founders constructed a system of government so that reason could prevail over fear. Oklahoma City proved once again that without the law there is no freedom.
There is much quotable in this essay, but it’s worth saving for the re-read.