23 Things and Zombie Poetry

Busy, busy, busy! I have so many things going on each week that I never seem to sit down and blog the good ones – nor the bad or ugly, either! Which is a shame, because **** segue alert!! **** I am running a 23 Things course for interested staff at my school, which runs on blogging, and I should be practising what I preach, yes?

So, a fun moment to finish my week – I had pointed out one of my recent purchases, Zombie Haiku, to an English teacher colleague. Giggling over it before her lesson started, I suggested she read the first few pages out to her class, and ask them to figure out what was going on. Some of them were mystified, while a few had heard us talking earlier and knew what was going on. Discussion of why I found it funny brought us around to the beautiful traditions of haiku, and how ridiculous it was for an intellectually-dead zombie to write any. One student wanted to know whether I’d finished reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies yet (no, and I won’t either; just not my shtick), which led to a suggestion of zombifying classic fairy tales – the first suggestion? Cinderella! I hope that the boys do have a chance to try out their skills at transforming some well-known story in this way – although some will be choosing something other than zombies, as there were a few revolted expressions around when we got to the ‘brains, brains, brains’ haiku!

I leave you with the Official Commercial, found on the Official Zombie Haiku site: