As Mars needs women, so does Foo need poetry. I propose a poetry thread -- each poem written in response to the specifications given in the preceding post. Any form of poetry is welcome, and specifications can be as general or as a specific as each poster wishes. So, for instance, someone might demand a four line poem with an A-B-A-B rhyme scheme about the effects of affirmative action policies in Soviet Central Asia in the 1930s, and I could write:
Minorities, 'neath Russian rules
now fewer Moscow leaders see.
With alphabets and formal schools,
the Uzbeks, Kazakhs, slowly free.
As you can see, it doesn't have to be particuarly *good* poetry, though that would be a bonus.
Ok. To start, I'd like someone to write a haiku (5 syllables - 7 syllables - 5 syllables, no rhyming necessary) about table lamps. Any takers? And remember to include a specification for another poem after your contribution.