Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Zombie Haiku, do you?


Pop culture fads and trends are generally short lived, but this Zombie craze seems to just keep rolling on.

A very imaginative young man named Ryan Mecum has crossed cultures by taking this walking corpse phenomenon into the Zen world of Haiku. He even creates in the voice of some of our favorite writers and poets. Such as:

by Dylan Thomas
Do not go gentle
into that zombie plagued night.
And take the shotgun.

by Sylvia Plath
From head to black shoe,
daddy, I had to eat you
because I’m starving.

by Robert Frost
Two lobes in the skull.
I eat the bloodier one –
not much difference.

by e.e. cummings
if anyone lived
in this wretched how town (they)
would be soon eaten.

by Emily Dickinson
I heard a fly buzz
when I became a zombie.
That was one loud bug.

by Walt Whitman
Every skin atom
form’d from this soil, this air,
tastes like chicken meat.

by William Shakespeare
To bite through the skull
or beat it against the wall?
That is the question.

And our favorite song writers/recording artists:

"Earth Died Screaming" – Tom Waits
Blood is really warm.
It's like drinking hot chocolate
but with more screaming.

"Via Chicago" - Wilco
I know he can't see
because the room is pitch black
and I have his eyes.

"My Father's House" – Bruce Springsteen
Thinking about dad
makes me think of better times
but then back to meat.

And then he takes contributions from friends:

If zombies smoked pot
maybe they would skip the brains
and settle for cake.
- Doug Benson, writer and comedian regularly seen on Best Week Ever

Veins and brains are tough
Stringy bits catch in my teeth
Chew well, then swallow
- Jeff Mariotte, author of River Runs Red and 100’s of wonderful comics

You are my desire.
Eating your luscious love thoughts
My Junk Just Dropped Off
- Christopher Moore, author of many great books including You Suck: A Love Story

If this just leaves you wanting more, you can visit his web site at “Zombie Haiku” where you can read more excerpts and even see his homemade TV commercial.

The fun continues....and your Haiku contributions are welcomed.

9 comments:

Greta said...

Zombie Wilco! What a cool book.

Quirkyloon said...

Zombie haiku?

Yowza! I lurve it...totally and completely!

I'm soooo there!

distracted by shiny objects said...

LOVE. IT. WITH. BRAINS. :>)

ds said...

Sick, sick, sick! (but I love it) Also, there is something on my blog for you...no strings...http://thirdstoreywindow.blogspot.com

Erin Davis said...

Fantastic! I'm going to show this to my students...

SpookyRach said...

Oh god, that's funny! I've been involved in zombie debate all week on facebook. Whadda you think - can Zombies use their thumbs?

Meghan said...

That's hilarious!

Anonymous said...

知道他有了外遇
面對他的低聲下氣妳冷嘲熱諷、無理取鬧
妳瘋狂似的大吵大鬧
甚至到他的公司去亂、向他的親友抱怨、向鄰居們哭訴…
妳把他的外遇鬧的人盡皆知
最後,妳把他的愧疚消耗殆盡…
最後,妳把他想要回頭的念頭打消…
最後,妳自己把他推向外遇的第三者身邊…

Anonymous said...

就像許多外遇故事一樣
男人有了外遇想要離婚,但是女人死不放手
所以他藉故發揮、所以她不甘示弱
他總是說這樣不可理喻的女人俗不可耐才讓他想要離婚
她總是說這樣背棄婚姻的男人她絕對不會離婚讓他們好過

記憶中我從沒有過快樂的童年、幸福的家庭
父親在家的時候總是爭執不斷
父親離家的時候母親總是數落不斷

我總是想,為什麼不離婚
這樣的婚姻意義何在?

母親認為離婚就是輸了
但是她不知道,自己身陷在漩渦中無法掙脫...