Homer's Travels: The Poetry Of Post-Its

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Poetry Of Post-Its

Yesterday I made a phone call about a wet-dry vacuum that's acting up - i.e. Screeching like a banshee and giving off evil smells (NO! It has nothing to do with my Butt!) . Anyway, as I talked to the customer service rep, I wrote a note on a post-it with the information about what to do with the persnickety vacuum.

The Wife gets home, sees the note and wonders to herself (and shared it with me later) "Is he writing poetry now?" What did I write?

Vacuum has life
Time warranty
Will have to send to St. Louis

I guess the Wife has a different idea of poetry than I do.


  1. I don't remember the rules, but was it a haiku?

  2. GH: According to the Wife, an English teacher and Beat Literature expert, The Japanese Haiku is a 5-7-5 sound poem. Since in English sounds are not counted, syllables are often used.

    However, the American Haiku, popularized by the Beat Poets of the 1950s, is simply a freestyle three line poem without any number of syllable restrictions.