What is a lifeku?

A lifeku is a haiku about daily life. For those who are unfamiliar with haiku, it is a form of Japanese poetry usually about nature, "profound," and formatted in 3 lines of 5 syllables, 7 syllables, and 5 syllables. Feel free to check out some famous haikus if you still don't get it.

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Wednesday, December 31: Reader Submission

Yes, I know it's New Year's (and Maureen's birthday) but Wednesday is Reader Submission Day and that's just how it is... so a lifeku about crazy all night antics will be posted tomorrow, after some crazy all night antics. Today's reader submission comes from Bill Corvino, who, like me, pays attention to weird stuff people do on the train. He explains:

I saw a woman on the train mouthing the words as she was reading. I realized appearances can be deceiving in NY where most women look sophisticated:

Your mouth is moving
as you read Harry Potter.

PS: For those of you who know Maureen personally, today is her birthday and you should call her. [hint hint]


JijiN3k0 said...

Happy new year/born-day Maureen. I cannot call you since I don't have your number or know who you are in general. Cheers

Anonymous said...

Thanks Jiji!!

GRowD said...

This disturbs me at my inner most core. I hope I never encounter such insanity.

Daughter said...

@Gwendolyn: Were you most bisturbed by Harry Potter or an adult reading Harry Potter or an adult moving their lips as they read?