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Meerkat
05-31-2006, 03:50 PM
Love 'em...

Please compose a Haiku-like poemlet about something/anything, or paste in your favorite, one at a time. Basho will, of course, be well represented! :)

Meerkat
05-31-2006, 03:52 PM
At the ancient pond
a frog plunges into
the sound of water

-- Basho

Keith Wilson
05-31-2006, 03:54 PM
Furu ike ya
kawazu tobikomu
mizu no oto

- - Basho

It's the same poem as above, probably his most famous. I like to hear how it sounds in the original, poetry being the thing which evaporates all too easily in translation

Meerkat
05-31-2006, 04:00 PM
An island song
Like a floating river
Rain Rain Fall Fall

-- Morten Paulson

Meerkat
05-31-2006, 04:02 PM
Behold the ego
Set in glowing emptiness
On the edge of time

-- Noel Kaufmann (NKaufmann@worldbank.org)

huisjen
05-31-2006, 04:03 PM
ow, ow, ow, ow, ow.
ouch, ouch, ow, ow, ow, ouch, ouch
ow, ow, ow, ow, ow.

Phillip Allen
05-31-2006, 04:04 PM
why don't you guys tell this old Arkie what the rules are?

Meerkat
05-31-2006, 04:06 PM
why don't you guys tell this old Arkie what the rules are?
http://www.toyomasu.com/haiku/

Meerkat
05-31-2006, 04:08 PM
Silence--a strangled
Telephone has forgotten
That it should ring

-- Michael R. Collings

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
05-31-2006, 04:10 PM
why don't you guys tell this old Arkie what the rules are?

Google for haiku
enlightenment may follow
perhaps not maybe

Meerkat
05-31-2006, 04:12 PM
Enlightenment
A word I lost
The sun shining on my face.

-- Meerkat

Tristan
05-31-2006, 04:14 PM
Pencil lines on door
creep toward mine
boy becoming man

Meerkat
05-31-2006, 04:17 PM
tsuku-zuku to botan no ue no kawazu kana


a masterly climb
to the top of the peony...
frog

-- Issa

Tristan
05-31-2006, 04:21 PM
Stealing
The scent of cherry blossoms
Off goes the storm.

Sokan

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
05-31-2006, 04:21 PM
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

- Suzie Wagner

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

- Margaret Segall

Tristan
05-31-2006, 04:23 PM
The rising sun
A cock cries,
It's breath smoking

adapted from Takeo

S/V Laura Ellen
05-31-2006, 04:38 PM
Circus was coming
Jumbo was star of the show
As he crossed the tracks

Elephant meets train
The outcome that day: Train won
Elephant zero

____________

And now the explanation:
Jumbo was an unusually large elephant belonging to P.T. Barnum's circus. In 1885, however, Jumbo was killed by a train in St. Thomas, Ontario. This life-sized monument was erected in 1985 in commemoration of that tragic event.

http://www.bigthings.ca/ontario/pictures/jumbo.jpg

Katherine
05-31-2006, 05:31 PM
Someone recently promised me a haiku. I still haven't got it. Thanks for the reminder Meer. :D

S/V Laura Ellen
05-31-2006, 05:51 PM
Someone recently promised me a haiku. I still haven't got it. Thanks for the reminder Meer. :D

The car chick is hot
She’s cute as can be even with
grease under her nails:D :D

Meerkat
05-31-2006, 10:09 PM
This place is starting to remind me of the national and local news: murder and politics. :rolleyes:

Katherine
05-31-2006, 10:11 PM
Sorry about the thread drift Meer.

Meerkat
05-31-2006, 10:15 PM
I was refering to the bilge in general.

Allan's whatever-it-was didn't help much either. :(

S/V Laura Ellen
05-31-2006, 10:26 PM
Love 'em...

Please compose a Haiku-like poemlet about something/anything, or paste in your favorite, one at a time. Basho will, of course, be well represented! :)


Allan's whatever-it-was didn't help much either.

Thanks, remember you asked for it.

WX
06-01-2006, 02:35 AM
One I wrote for a writing course I did once, long ago.
Banded stone
water smoothed
winter cold

i believe true haiku is composed of a certain number of syllables, so maybe it doesn't count.
I googled this one, which I like.

After the storm
A boy wiping the sky
From the tables

- Darko Plazanin
Sambo, Yugoslavia
Ehime Prefecture first prize
1990 National Cultural Festival

S/V Laura Ellen
06-01-2006, 06:01 AM
...i believe true haiku is composed of a certain number of syllables, so maybe it doesn't count...

A haiku has three lines per stanza. The first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7, and the third line has 5.
A more modern form is to not be concerned with syllable count and concentrate on using as few words as possible.

Milo Christensen
06-01-2006, 06:37 AM
lady from niger
rode the back of a tiger
he took her to lunch

Wild Dingo
06-01-2006, 10:49 AM
Haiku?? Surely one should ask our resident sheepchucker the legendary JohnnoB for that?... I mean thats the famous furious tongue lashin dance them Kiwi fellas do isnt it?

Wild Dingo
06-01-2006, 10:50 AM
ooops!! I thought you said Haka... my bad... go back to the sheep Johnno its okay brother :o ;)