Monday, 19 April 2010


Today has been my day off. I have enjoyed peace, quiet, wine and a hammock. But other than that, in a small social experiment, I texted some dear friends for suggestions for what I should do with my day. Here are some of the highlights:
  • Learn to iceskate.
  • Write a haiku about the gospel.
  • Climb the Eiffel tower.
  • Streak through church.
  • Ban volcanoes.
  • Make Dave a cup of tea.
  • Build a fort out of chairs, cushions and sheets.
  • Go to Trafalgar Square and shout at the lions 'Die, Aslan, die!'
  • Make papier-mâché - the sender going to a lot of effort to have the correct accents, which deserves praise, I feel.
But the one that stuck with me, and thus, the one I have tried to do is...

Write a haiku about the gospel. Thank you, Scott. So, here goes:

son of God...
son of a carpenter
less deadwood, more God.


That was anti-climactic. I should have done something more thrilling. Thank you all for your efforts, and your willingness to get involved. You brightened my day with every text that arrived. This may not be the last time you will be called upon!


Elizabeth said...
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Anonymous said...

nonetheless I think it is brilliant :)

Anonymous said...


But I presume that's because it's the only thing you could do without getting out of the hammock?

Although, if you had too much wine the streaking may have happened.

Swandive said...

Don't do that to Aslan.

Tim Goodall. said...

To be fair, the haiku does have 'deadwood' in it and that's natural, thus evoking an image of the natural world.

Let's be fair to Dave,
writing a haiku is hard,
look I see some trees.

That is all.

David said...

Lizzie, the stipulations were 'write a haiku about the gospel.' If you go to the wikipedia entry about Haiku, you'll see that,

1) Haiku is traditionally from Japan, but haiku in English is very common.
2, 3, and 4) It's actually 'up to 17 on', a) don't strictly relate to syllables, and b) as you can see, I certainly have 'up to' 17 syllables.

Scott, actually wrote it when I had internet access, because I wanted to get the stipulations of what a haiku actually was.

Rachel, thank you!

Tash, I won't. Not in public, anyway.

David said...

And Tim, that was amazing.

mel J said...

you totally should have made a fort! although i think it might be less fun on your own?

oh, and thank you dave and scott for educating me about a haiku- never heard of one before this very night!

David said...

Yeah, forts are not as fun when you're a 22 year-old man living on your own. Shame, really...

And you're welcome. I'm glad I can occasionally be called educational!

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