One big suggestion to everyone is to check for typos and bad spelling and syntax.We'll all guilty, rushing out material! ;-)e.g.early commutemoon dancing in the iceof car windowany suggetsions? Should read:early commutea moon dances in the iceof the car windowearly commutethe moon dances in the iceof a car windowearly commutethe moon dances in a car windowany suggestions? Strict poetry magazines will disqualify any of us who don't make use of good syntax, word order, and good spelling practice, so there! ;-)Alan
aaa, tontoism ...
Hi Reihaisha,As you know, I like a lot of your work, and this is good, it just needs tightening up.Always run a checklist including where and when to add definite and indefinite articles etc...Keep the good work up! ;-)Alan
I tend to use the progressive tense a fair amount, I think because that is how I experience things - as somehow ongoing in the moment. I don't quite understand what would be wrong with using "dancing" in this haiku. It seems to me that there is an implied dash after "commute", no?
Hi Diana! ;-)"I tend to use the progressive tense a fair amount, I think because that is how I experience things - as somehow ongoing in the moment. Nothing wrong with that, but some moments surely pass? I might be on a fast train seeing something out the window for instance.I don't quite understand what would be wrong with using "dancing" in this haiku. There isn't. I meant to address the typos and absent articles. ;-)It seems to me that there is an implied dash after "commute", no?"Interesting point. I thought so too, but if you do the one line test you'll see otherwise:early commute moon dancing in the ice of car windowIt shows up a bit more there isn't an implied break.But I don't have a problem with that, and it wasn't why I suggested a definite/indefinite article.As Gabi states, there is a touch of "tontoism" (taken from abrupt unnatural fake Native American speech attempts at English in the "Lone Ranger" TV series) when articles are not included in poetry or any kind of writing.Poor Jay Silverheels, he was probably better spoken than the TV execs and yet his script made him talk so badly. At least he was shown to be wiser and more sensible than the Lone Ranger! ;-)Alan
Alan, thakns for the comments
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