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Old 05-18-03, 08:39 AM
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Looked twice at my watch,
But I still couldn't tell you
What time it is now.
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Old 05-18-03, 02:14 PM
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This is great...happens to me ALL the time....incidentally....we used to do this Haiku all the time in school...how does it work?? refresh the memory of this NON poet, would you please Eric? it's three lines, right? and some number of syllables or beats per line???
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Yes, three lines. 5-7-5. And traditional Haiku usually has an overt and/or veiled references to nature or weather... but modern "westernized" haiku don't have to.
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okay, well very nice...I guess this one about looking at one's watch and still not being ablel to tell time thenis the western version of haiku, then...
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I am actually teaching poetry once a week at the school. The children just learned about Haiku. They are finishing them up later this morning. All will be laminated and placed on the wall in the hall for writers night. They have written several different forms of poetry for this and are very excited about Thursday night.
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Post your Haiku here!

Hi all,

I thought I would put up a thread for posting your own Haiku.

For those of you unfamiliar with Haiku, here is a link to a great page on how to write them, and the rules for creating a "traditional" Haiku. Because we're ADD people, though, I see no reason why we should stick to any crazy *rules*, though!

(However, you should try to stick to the three lines, 5-7-5 approach... three lines of poetry (they don't have to rhyme, and in fact usually do not, of 5 syllables, then 7 syllables, then 5 syllables.)

Anyway, let's see if we can keep this thread going with each post being a separate Haiku. So there's my only request for this thread.... you can comment all you want, but each post needs to have one of your Haikus in it (or a famous one, if you study the old masters). Sound good?

I'll begin with a couple.

Here's my first effort:

The whisper of rain
Falling through the lush oak leaves
Lulls me now to sleep.
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Here's another one I wrote:


Snow on my windshield,
Wipers clacking noisily;
The forecasters lied.
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And a third one of mine:


Cold autumn morning,
Frost glistening on the grass
Forebodes December.
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And one of my newer ones:

And a third one of mine:


The seed takes refuge
From the ravenous blackbird
In newly-mown grass.
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And just to prove you can write one "on the fly", here's one I cobbled together just now, watching what's going on outside my window on this sultry spring morning...


Delicate pink flakes
Apple scent fills my senses
A rain of blossoms


Join me! Post your Haiku here, or post your favorites... or those of your children, students, or whatever! It's FUN!
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For those interested in traditional Haiku, here are a couple to get your creative juices flowing.

The first two are from the Poet Basho (how many of you remember the classic line from Caddyshack... "a flute without holes is not a flute, and a donut with no hole is a danish."?)

Basho is one of the most well-known of the Japanese poets, and lived and wrote his poems in the late 1600's.


An old pond!
A frog jumps in-
The sound of water.



Temple bells die out.
The fragrant blossoms remain.
A perfect evening!


And on a more irreverent note, here's one from the "Spam Haiku" site... yes, a site that is devoted to Haiku about Spam!!!


Greasy by-product
of a sow's final moment
Now clogs up your heart


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I have to share these too... these are from various sites and are "computer haiku". Funny stuff!


Your file was so big.
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.


Here's a good one for all of us with ADD!!!

I'm sorry, there's -- um --
insufficient -- what's-it-called?
The term eludes me ...



The Web site you seek
cannot be located but
endless others exist



Yesterday it worked
Today it is not working
Windows is like that



Three things are certain:
Death, taxes, and lost data.
Guess which has occurred.


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I just started a new Haiku thread... post the good ones there, Mary!!!
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Creative idea Eric, thanks...and
Okay, I'll give this a try.....

Sex is really great
With handsome friend from Boston
How I miss him so.
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and another....

hungry for some cake....
with ice-cream and hot fudge and....
of course a cherry....
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