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Friday, 30 July 2010

Haiku #219

The Kindle is here!
Please recycle all your books --
funny musty things.



(They're at Amazon - since yesterday - if you've not already got yours.)

13 comments:

Eryl Shields said...

You inspire me to try the haiku form once more. I don't really understand it so it rather discombobulates me, but you bring it up to date and thus show its possibilities.

My son has been exploring Kindles, he knows about these electronic things, and has been impressed enough to almost buy one. He is a voracious reader and travels, so something that would give him hundreds of books without the weight would be ideal, but he wants more than they yet offer.

Carl said...

I'll keep my books thank you... for now.

Titus said...

World Service last night discussing the death of paper. Or not.

Fabulous haiku.

Dave King said...

Eryl
Thanks for your comments. It's probably time for me to put out a general reminder that my Haiku use the haiku form but are not haiku in the true sense. I did post about this early on. If you would like to read it, you will find it here You will have to scroll down to Jan 13. Thanks again.

Carl
Me too - though I can see some uses.

Titus
I'm all for bringing back papyrus.

Helen said...

Oh Dave .... I can't imagine not having the 'feel' of a book in my hands, the turning of each page, the insertion of my bookmark ...... the sharing of my books each time I finish one ...........

Linda Sue said...

Kindle can not press flowers...

Eryl Shields said...

Thanks, Dave, I read Jan 13 and found it most helpful. Off to google Senryu now.

Dan Gurney said...

As we learn more, the term Senryu becomes more familiar. I think it would be okay to call yours that. The more we know about poetry, the better.

Gerry Snape said...

Family are here today and Kate..14...has an E-reader which is lighter than a book and better for her S.M.A. [ weak muscles] so that's good but there's nothing like the turn of a page and on to the next bit of the story. [ I think it's similar to the Kindle]

Tabor said...

Such mixed emotions about all of thsi having had decades of close relationships with all my books.

TechnoBabe said...

Oh no, you are going to break my heart. I love my books. No Kindle for me, no sir. I wouldn't dislike one if I had it but I do so like holding a book and turning pages. Old fashioned I know.

Dick said...

A chilling declaration, which, although so elegantly phrased, I shall ignore!

Dave King said...

Kindle can not press flowers... I thought that summed it up... Thinks: but what if they bring out a Kindle that can? I still think there's a place for it - but I'll not be getting one. Thanks all.