One of my favorite concepts in literature is when writers and poets use strict literary forms to get a hold of a chaotic or complex concept. Shakespeare often wrote 14-line, strictly rhymed sonnets about the ins and outs of love.
I suppose San Diego’s housing market is about as confusing as love. I bet real estate industry professionals are firing out rhetorical questions to the cooling market like, “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”
Now, the regulars at Rich Toscano’s Piggington blog have taken to writing haikus about the housing market. Here’s a few of ’em:
Took an A R M
A winter wind chills my young bones
I fear the mailman
This one used seven syllables by mistake on the last line, but painted a vivid image, nonetheless:
I rent only for now
A tiger, I lie in wait
A thirties Spanish I stalk
This poetic post spoke of the rise in inventory and a renter’s resolution:
Sitting on my cash
Too many houses to choose
Can’t wait for 08
These poems are a new, slightly sardonic take on the “Home Sweet Home”-type cross-stitched samplers adorning the halls of many houses. You can check out the rest of them here.