Saturday, October 4, 2008

Zombie Haiku *and* a CONTEST

Purchase from Barnes & Noble
A haiku is simply a poem that follows a couple of simple rules. It has to be three lines, and those lines have to be 5 syllables, 7 syllables, and 5 syllables.

For a great book of haiku about - yes, zombies - I highly recommend Zombie Haiku, by Ryan Mecum.

As the publisher says: "Perfect for zombiephiles, video game addicts, grindhouse nostalgists, and horror movie fanatics, Zombie Haiku is the touching story of a zombie's gradual decay told through the intimate poetry of haiku. From infection to demise, readers will accompany the narrator on a zen journey through deserted streets and barracaded doors for every eye-popping, gut-wrenching, flesh-eating moment right up until the inevitable bullet to the brain. Plus the book is illustrated with over 50 photos from the zombie's eye and designed with extra blood, guts and pus!"

Some examples:

Biting into heads
is much harder than it looks.
The skull is feisty.


Nothing hurts me now.
Normally the screwdriver
wouldn't have gone there.


You are so lucky
that I cannot remember
how to use doorknobs.

This book is hilarious.

In the comments for this post, feel free to share your own zombie haiku. Enter as often as you wish. We'll vote later on the best, and it will be posted on this blog underneath my profile for all to see.

1 comment:

Bill Brewer said...

Any other time
I'd enjoy your moaning and
clawing at my back.