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Turbochica
08-08-11, 12:21 PM
Introduction:

A syllable is a part of a word pronounced as a unit. It is usually made up of a vowel alone or a vowel with one or more consonants. The word "Haiku" has two syllables: Hai-ku; the word "introduction" has four syllables: in-tro-duc-tion.
"Haiku" is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme.
Here's a Haiku to help you remember:
I am first with five
Then seven in the middle --
Five again to end.
Because Haikus are such short poems, they are usually written about things that are recognizable to the reader. Animals and seasons are examples of recognizable topics children might enjoy exploring.


gleaned fromhttp://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/haiku.htm


Let's give this a whirl.

Caffeinator
08-08-11, 12:47 PM
I wait patiently
for what I may never know
I am a statue

Turbochica
08-08-11, 08:56 PM
Time ticks by slowly
Minutes creeping on by me
to my works ending

Caffeinator
08-08-11, 09:57 PM
What am I made for?
When will I know the answer?
Time drags forever...

Turbochica
08-08-11, 10:52 PM
A lingering thought
Random memories appear
Suddenly you are

Caffeinator
08-08-11, 11:20 PM
To hell with it all
Never needed suffering
I vanquish it now!!!

Turbochica
08-08-11, 11:35 PM
Pause, and me join now
Stroll slowly down this lane with me
Think on what could be

Caffeinator
08-08-11, 11:49 PM
Pause, and me join now
Stroll slowly down this lane with me
Think on what could be

Walking behind you
Searching the horizon now
Eager for respite...

Turbochica
08-09-11, 12:03 AM
Walk not behind friend
but beside me as we go
along this path to where it takes

Caffeinator
08-09-11, 12:05 AM
Beside, or behind
So long as a friend I have
Lost shall I not be

Turbochica
08-09-11, 12:20 AM
found with friends yes
camaraderie grande
supporting each other

Caffeinator
08-09-11, 12:22 AM
Looking in, it hurts
Finding the good inside me
Feels so much better!

Turbochica
08-09-11, 12:28 AM
friends reach in and touch
the places that need healing
restoring with love

Caffeinator
08-09-11, 12:30 AM
Love is so foreign
A thing I thought I once knew
I welcome yours, friend

Turbochica
08-09-11, 12:33 AM
shared love does multiply
like the stars in heaven's skies
glowing in your eyes

Bluerose
08-09-11, 08:45 AM
On the beach they play
beach ball in the air
there is fun to be had here.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.
never done this before.

Lunacie
08-09-11, 09:03 AM
I vow I will be
gentle and kind to myself
and my grandchildren

Turbochica
08-09-11, 11:06 AM
misty mountain tops
cold clear mountain streams to drink
time to explore now

Caffeinator
08-09-11, 12:49 PM
On the beach they play
beach ball in the air
there is fun to be had here.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.
never done this before.

I think the usual rhythm is 5, 7, 5, Rose, but you've got the right idea!

sarek
08-09-11, 01:28 PM
evening sun sets
white snow on the mountain
is this happiness?

Turbochica
08-09-11, 04:02 PM
I think the usual rhythm is 5, 7, 5, Rose, but you've got the right idea!

Caffeine your right, it is 5 7 5 syllables that is.
Good one Rose, your heading in the right direction

Caffeinator
08-09-11, 09:39 PM
Forward I travel
Destination is unknown
In me there's no fear

Turbochica
08-09-11, 10:34 PM
Possibilities
Endless opportunities
Bring delight to me.

Bluerose
08-10-11, 07:17 AM
I'll be back. :)

Turbochica
08-12-11, 12:07 AM
Your tender embrace
The thought of your smiling face
The love in your eyes . . . .

Caffeinator
08-12-11, 05:25 AM
Heart is bleeding bad
The knife remains deep inside
She'll never forgive....

zannie
08-12-11, 07:13 AM
need to remember
all the things that escape me
it can be costly

Turbochica
08-12-11, 10:08 AM
Memories remain
Playing over and over
And over again.....

Turbochica
08-12-11, 10:19 AM
Of what we once had
What we were together
What we could have been

Turbochica
08-12-11, 10:22 AM
Thoughts and emotion
Colliding deep within me
Can my heart take this

Turbochica
08-12-11, 10:27 AM
Sorrow creeps inside
Sadness becomes my guide
Was it truth or lies

Turbochica
08-12-11, 10:45 AM
I run and I hide
From this turmoil deep inside
Tears fall from my eyes

Turbochica
08-12-11, 10:47 AM
Will this ever end
Will the sun begin to shine
In this aching heart?

Turbochica
08-12-11, 10:49 AM
How long must it last
Surrounded by my sadness
prisoner to past

Turbochica
08-12-11, 10:51 AM
Future eludes me
Present moves in slow motion
Time creeps by I wait

Turbochica
08-12-11, 11:06 AM
Impatiently wait
For the answer to my fate
Hope its not too late

Caffeinator
08-13-11, 10:31 PM
Pain turns to anger
My heart becomes calcified
Wretched existence

Turbochica
08-14-11, 01:44 AM
my stone cold heart aches
a lonely life I see for me
stretching to no end

Caffeinator
08-15-11, 10:54 AM
Bandage wraps my heart
Covering black scars inside
Heal myself, for me

Turbochica
08-15-11, 12:03 PM
I look inwardly
focusing all my energy
To heal and be me

Caffeinator
08-19-11, 08:53 AM
Thunderstorm has passed
Finally some inner peace
Picking up pieces...

Turbochica
08-19-11, 12:39 PM
Slowly I see
Wholeness returning to me
and my sanity

Lunacie
08-19-11, 01:23 PM
How can a mistress
Claim she is a widow but
They didn't marry?

Turbochica
08-19-11, 08:08 PM
How can I trust again?
When one so dear, was untrue
My heart broke in two.

Caffeinator
08-23-11, 12:33 AM
Just a lonely fool
Always thinking about love
Whatever that is

Turbochica
08-23-11, 12:50 AM
love is illusive
a fleeting undefined force
that my heart longs for

Caffeinator
08-23-11, 10:32 AM
She used to love me
I was her hero lover
What a fantasy

Turbochica
08-23-11, 10:35 AM
Can anyone know
or even comprehend this
How to really love?

Caffeinator
08-23-11, 10:36 AM
Pathetic person
Nothing more to them am I
Hasty labeling

Turbochica
08-23-11, 10:39 AM
I want to go back
to when life was much simpler
rebirth innocence

Caffeinator
08-23-11, 10:45 AM
Pain wracks broken heart
Indifferent denial
It was just rebound

Caffeinator
08-23-11, 10:49 AM
I am just a tool
Used to ease a broken heart
When done, thrown away

Turbochica
08-23-11, 10:55 AM
feeling emptiness
used like a paper napkin
then tossed in the trash

Turbochica
08-23-11, 11:01 AM
When will my heat heal?
Where will I find true love?
What shall I do now?

Lunacie
08-23-11, 11:01 AM
I savor the peace
The hours spent in solitude
Kids are back in school ;)

Caffeinator
08-23-11, 11:07 AM
The pieces scatter
What the ***** was I thinking
Desperate to love

Turbochica
08-23-11, 11:24 AM
Shattered and scattered
Will I ever find wholeness?
ever find resolve?

danelady
08-23-11, 11:59 AM
Fleet of tooth and foot
Snatches ball out of the air
Bounding fur and joy

pooka
08-23-11, 06:14 PM
A window for thought
Why have we not danced so long?
Later is pretend.

Turbochica
08-23-11, 07:52 PM
I run away fast
From thoughts of us together
To peace, solitude.

danelady
08-31-11, 12:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_0LhAYQ9wc&feature=player_detailpage

pooka
08-31-11, 12:38 AM
Bumping and bruising
Feeling so adventurous
Time is in the way.