Monday, February 06, 2006

Advanced Composition Haiku

My teacher is nuts,
Disorganized, phrenetic.
Classmates are dropping.

Despite good reviews,
previewed online, enjoyment
is beyond our reach.

E-mail this, print that
Post the other on-line now.
Respond by Monday.

We are never sure what
we need to send where or when
any of this is due.

Writing this haiku
Is very theraputic
Now for the essay.


susan said...

on behalf of my people, I apologize. I'm so sorry you're having such an intro to writing studies in your first term. But I'm so impressed with your clever way of dealing with it. You could give Andrea and profgrrrl a run for their poetic money on Wednesday, you know.

liz said...

As I read your blog (and Jo(e)'s and Scrivener's and The Angry Professor's) I think, "Dammit! Why can't I be taking a course from THEM????"

halloweenlover said...

Ugh, sounds like a difficult situation. Maybe after people drop it, the professor will improve? Maybe?

Scrivener said...

Sorry, I've been at least halfway out of blog-reading the last few days and just saw this. Love the haiku, though it makes me wonder what kinds of poems my students are writing about me!

I second Susan's apology, too.

It sucks when the confusion is about things like when an assignment is due or what you have to turn in. Sometimes I purposely leave many aspects of the assignment vague or unclear, to leave space for students to figure out for themselves what they're going to do, but not details like where to turn something in or when it's due.

Suburban Turmoil said...

Very, very funny. I love haiku as comedic tool. :)