lalita larking

An obsession with cryptic crosswords. Everything else falls in place.

Location: Kolkata, India

Monday, October 23, 2006

Menopause blues

I tend to be longwinded, I know. But here's a haiku, just to prove I can be succinct too.

Body knows not if
It's hot or cold; she's on fire
But not with desire.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

That reminds me, paula dean on food network had an apron that said "I am still a hot just comes in flashes"!!

11:13 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, the lady does haikus too.

Give us some time to catch our breath, please. You ignored every convention other than the seventeen syllables here, Lali.

I'll tell you my name if you respond less dismissively. Deal?


Secret admirer

11:13 pm  
Blogger Lalita Mukherjea said...

Sowmya- Hi. I understand that sentiment perfectly. Do keep visiting.

Anon- I don't bargain.

6:56 am  
Anonymous Rajesh said...

Woo hoo. Cut Secret admirer some slack Lali.

Great haiku, but I have to disagree with Anon. You followed conventions, not just the 17 syllables but you did it differently.

10:01 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A question - I read somewhere that "Haiku happens", meaning it shouldn't have any poetic metaphors etc. Is that so? Is that one of the ignored conventions, anon is refering to?

10:07 pm  
Blogger Lalita Mukherjea said...

Rajesh- I know I did it differently, Child. Thanks.

D.N.A.- Um. Stuff happens but haikus are constructed. I think Anon was going on about concept, elaboration and tangent.

I think I provided all three, but Anon thinks not.

10:43 pm  
Blogger Priya said...

Brillianto lady! And I completely like your style there with the anonymous. Dismissive, u must be, and NO bargains struck there ;)

12:53 pm  
Blogger Lalita Mukherjea said...

Priya- Thanks, darling. For both endorsements. :)

2:39 pm  
Anonymous Prophet of Doom said...

@ Missus Em:

Nice Haiku

6:02 am  
Blogger Lalita Mukherjea said...

Ram- Thank you. No Yawn of the Day?

4:02 pm  

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