Arc-Haiku 3

Whenever I run out of new reasons to annoy you inspiring blog ideas. I regroup and fall back to my true calling hot-tub installation Faux Japanese poetry. It’s also a good way for me to talk about Architecture without really talking about Architecture, which is kind of what I do here, apparently…

So? How about a 3rd installment of Architecturally inspired Haikus? Right, I’ll wait for the cheers to subside, & then get started. (plus, you can check out part 1 or part 2 if you’re a crazy person an overachiever).

Ok, here’s today’s entries:

Modena Cemetery – Modena Italy – Aldo Rossi (from maurizio.mwg’s FLICKR photostream)

repetition to

lives that ended without sounds

made for housing time



Boa Nova Tea House – Alvar Siza (from maurizio.mwg’s FLICKR photostream)

sited well

rocks wouldn’t notice

the swimming



Centre Pompidou – Paris – by Piano and Rogers (from maurizio.mwg’s FLICKR photostream)

a framed and bannered

steel and grid and glass and staired

path for engineers


So, want to give it a try? Of course you don’t do. Just look at the picture below, FEEL the picture, drink in the wine architecture, & write 3 lines. it’s a 5-7-5 pattern (first line – 5 syllables, 2nd line – 7 syllables, 3rd line – 5 syllables) or you can go with a 3-5-3 pattern for extra credit.

So…. Add yours in the comment section below (for public mocking) Or, you can email it to me (if you prefer private mocking)

Arigato, J

here’s your building:

Kimball Art Museum, Fort Worth TX – Louis Kahn (from ApplePirate’s FLICKR photostream)