Formatting Haiku and Twitter: I try to compress meaning. Trump uses padding. Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Loading... Related 1 Comment Compressing meaning has been an aim of mine, too. In the past I wrote short stories including warriors, swords, axes, spraying blood, powerfully muscled warriors fighting ancient evil, cute young princesses, monsters, gods, timeless curses, creepy little wizards and so-on and so-forth. Unfortunately what was interesting to publishers at the time, what was selling was pre-pubescent Brits attending a strangely modern wizard school, not the rather ‘Conan’-like stories I was writing. I’ll get back into it one day. My best writing was when I succeeded in getting across as much good descriptive information as I could using as few words as possible. It worked at least for me and maybe the time will be right for it one day. That second line in your Haiku, the seven syllables, prompted this admission from me. I am learning, only slowly, that there is little if any harm in sharing a slice of my private life and ‘soul’ on-line, nothing too specific or sensitive, just something I might care to share with my digital friends and maybe others who enjoy their company too. All the best, Woody LikeLike Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.