Mad Hatter Haiku is patterned after a warm-up exercise I used to hold for my creative writing students. It is meant to relax
the writing process and to stimulate creativity. The name, of course, comes from the famous Mad Tea-Party in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
In our natural effort to make sense of everything, we sometimes stumble over startling imagery or a fresh idea in something
that is—at heart—nonsense. That can start us on the way to creating something original and worthwhile or allow
us to see something old in a new light.
The idea is simple: It is merely to write something that looks like a haiku and possesses some vague sort of syntactic logic
satisfactory literal sense.
If we discover something useful along the way, Great! If not, we simply sit back and enjoy.