very first date
the park with a waterfall
a visit to the bathroom
toilet paper hangs from pants
© Carol Campbell
Hamish on humor:
Humor comes in many flavors, any of which may appeal to one person but not to another, and which may be enjoyed in alternation or in combination. Here are names and descriptions of the different kinds of humor:
Anecdotal – refers to comic personal stories that may be true or partly true but embellished.
Blue -also called risque or broad humor, which refers to unrestrained, unsubtle humor often marked by coarse jokes and sexual situations.
Burlesque, or Slapstick – Ridicules by imitating with caricature, or exaggerated characterization.
Deadpan/Dry – Delivered with an impassive, expressionless, matter-of-fact presentation.
Farcical – Comedy based on improbable coincidences and with satirical elements, punctuated at times with overwrought, frantic action.
High/highbrow – Humor pertaining to cultured, sophisticated themes.
Droll, or Ironic/Absurd – Humor involving incongruity and discordance with norms, in which the intended meaning is opposite, or nearly opposite, to the literal meaning.
Mordant – Caustic or biting humor
Parodic – Comic imitation often intended to ridicule an author, an artistic endeavor, or a genre.
Self-deprecating – Humor in which performers target themselves and their foibles or misfortunes for comic effect.
Stand-up – A form of comedy delivery in which a comic entertains an audience with jokes and humorous stories.
Writing a humorous haiku is no easy task. But it is worth trying, and giving your haiku humor, using perhaps one of the techniques outlined above.
Humor … not really my “cup of tea”, but as you could read above I have tried to write haiku with humor in it. Here is another attempt and I think it’s in the “anecdotal” way:
proud like a peacock
the businessman steps around
stumbles over the sill
Thank you both!
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