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Thread: I Have Created // The Official Haiku Thread. // Please come and join me.

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    forgetful elephant Yzjdriel's Avatar
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    I Have Created // The Official Haiku Thread. // Please come and join me.

    I apologize
    for the wall of text I've made,
    but please bear with me.

    This will be a thread
    where people can share haiku.
    There is but one rule:

    Everything you say
    must be said as a haiku.
    No exceptions. None.


    Now I will teach you
    how to write your own haiku.
    It's really easy.

    Five syllables here,
    and seven syllables now.
    Bam! That's a haiku.

    What are they about?
    Anything and everything.
    Whatever you like.

    "But my poems are bad!"
    Nonsense! If it fits the form,
    then it's a haiku!

    If you think haiku
    are for geniuses, then you
    should look at this one:

    Haiku poems are strange,
    and most of them don't make sense.
    Refrigerator.



    See? You can do it!
    I bet you've already got
    some good ideas,

    so come and share them:
    I promise that I won't judge.
    Let's have fun with this!

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    Leaving on the 2:19
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    I can't write haiku
    How can I express my thoughts
    In such a small space?

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    forgetful elephant Yzjdriel's Avatar
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    That's very easy
    You just select your words more
    carefully and then

    you split them up to
    make more than one stanza if
    you have to. See that?

    You can write a whole
    sentence in haiku format
    with a little work.

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    I think brevity
    Is the soul of a haiku
    Have you missed the point?

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    forgetful elephant Yzjdriel's Avatar
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    Brevity is good,
    but levity is better.
    Wouldn't you agree?

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    Ideas bounce around in my head Jason's Avatar
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    I think of haiku
    As ephemeral poems
    With an ending twist

    Tuesday afternoon
    Raindrops clapping on the trees
    Bird seed twenty dollars

    Waddling ducks feeding
    On insects in the lake grass
    Pointy palm tree fronds
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    I do love haiku,
    but the haiku chain thread is
    sufficient for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zanzjan View Post
    I do love haiku,
    but the haiku chain thread is
    sufficient for me.
    Sufficient, you say?
    Complacency? Satisfied?
    We know no such thing.

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    I write haiku when
    I'm feeling depressed, mostly
    Right now I feel fine

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    I have been working
    On a single haiku since
    My teens. Does that count?

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    It all seems to count
    But you must kill your darlings
    If you want success

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    bastardization
    of honored Japanese form
    Basho's tears are rain
    ..
    "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."
    Michelangelo

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    Success? Finishing
    Is my goal, but tinkering
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    Basho, dry your tears.
    Read all the translations of
    'The Old Pond'. Now weep.

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    We yearn to follow
    The master's path, but we are
    Shoeless, in the dark.

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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
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    Why excessive shoes?
    If the ground is soft for us
    We need just yearning

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    breathing, tasting, life!
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    Our mother is lost
    Tapestries of steel choke her
    Fumes corrode her lungs

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