Monday, October 04, 2010

shout-out to my visitor from MAUI

I see on my SiteMeter that I get regular visits from someone residing in Hana, Hawaii. Not being very strong in geography, I had no idea which island Hana was on, so I looked it up on Google Maps and discovered it's on Maui. That must be an awesome place to live.

Anyway-- helloooooo, out there!

Is it possible to make a coherent 17-syllable haiku with "humuhumunukunukuapuaa" (12 syllables)?



Rhesus said...


Is for dinner


Kevin Kim said...

A noble effort! But the phrase "is for dinner tonight" is six syllables long, placing you at 18 syllables total. That might qualify as a haiku, anyway; the rules for haiku aren't as fixed as some would say they are, so perhaps I shouldn't be too picky.

The 12 syllables for the fish:

humu-humu (4)
nuku-nuku (4)
kua (1)
pu-a-a (3)

But now I'm wondering: maybe the remaining five syllables can be gracefully interspersed throughout the fish syllables...?

Jack humu fucks Jill
all humu nuku-nuku
night! Kua-pu-a-a!

Well... the concept seemed sound.


Rhesus said...


For dinner

Clear sea
Humuhumunukunukuapuaa swims

I see
On the floor

Look down
Humuhumunukunukuapuaa's home

no more no more no more

Kevin Kim said...

Indeed you are powerful, as the Emperor has foreseen.


Aaron said...

Ah, Hana! The road to that place is famously beautiful (Google "the road to Hana") and notoriously long and curvy. My first trip there, as a nine year-old, was spent in the back of a VW microbus, in the full throes of carsickness. If you ever decide to make the trip, make sure it's in a two-seat convertible.

(Oh, and thanks for the recent editorial services.)