Ku On This
- 2-11-13 Ku On This (KOT) prompts are now appearing in the main blog on Tuesday or Wednesday of each week for 2013.
- 1-3-13 – New Ku On This prompts begin with the intention of one per week for the year.
- 12-2012 – Try out Ku On This prompts for 2013
Began: December 2010
about Ku On This…
Simply put, I’ll place some thing in each Ku On This post – about once a week – and you (we) respond with haiku or in other ways. Plop down a quick haiku in raw haiku* form or take your time and refine. Play as often as you’d like to play. It’s for fun, a way to practice the way we want to become and an alternative to dull pencils on bits of wet napkin…
You are invited to Haiku (or Comment, Caption, Title, Ask, Draw, Paint or respond in any way you’d like to explore) in response to any of the Ku On This blog entries. Would you like to try a Short Story? give 55 Word Short Stories a try if you havn’t ever tried them – also known as Nanofiction – yeah, it all works and it’s all fun.
How it works: A word, haiku, image, theme or what ever I think might be interesting to try will be posted for each Ku On This blog entry. Use your first thoughts to create an original haiku etc. or take your time to respond with your refined work – either way is fine. The idea being to create new work rather than to find past work that fits the Ku On This post.
Things and idea possibilities that might be explored with Ku On This, in no particular order:
a drawing/painting/photo as inspiration/idea
a single word, group of words or phrase as inspiration or response material
16 haiku in the comment of one Ku On This, may lead to a shell game
a ku to respond to with a ku
using the last line of a previous ku or a given ku, as the first line of your ku
use a given found first line to begin the haiku – alternate: find your own found first line and reference your source
have an idea for Ku On This – ??? let me know.
*Thoughts on Raw Haiku:
Raw Haiku to my thinking is usually a relatively quick think and a playful way to haiku, toying with and catching your initial thoughts and ideas. That’s it, Raw Haiku – or Raw Ku – our initial words and play as it comes out when we plop words down just as they arrive, adjust a bit if necessary and then let the ku go – or stand – as it is.
Words that quickly pop into our skull have great potential for haiku. Sometimes great haiku happen in those initial words. A quick toying with this initial idea will sometimes generate an interesting word combination or connections. As a pattern of writing haiku this can be advantageous because it often retains the immediate impact of our experience or the beautiful flavor of our language.
With raw ku we remain close to our initial experience when writing, retaining the initial connection/experience (even if in memory) with our own words and language use – closer to the way we speak for instance. Of course, refining and editing is okay, however it can be fun to go with your quick-refine ability occasionally and let the ku be as it comes out in that initial sensing moment of experience in you. Simply play and let it be as it is – that’s one of the ways to have fun as I see it – Raw Ku.
Raw ku as finished haiku is exciting. Of course it’s your ku and you can refine any time, any where – even if you let it pop and plop initially. Ku On This is a good place to play with Raw Haiku.
Aloha – Wrick (Rick)