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Five syllables haikus

  1. Jul 14, 2005 #1
    five syllables here;
    seven syllables here, and
    five syllables here.

    make your own and post them :biggrin:
     
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  3. Jul 14, 2005 #2

    JamesU

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    franzbear never dies
    we try, we tey, we try, oh
    he will never die
     
  4. Jul 14, 2005 #3

    Janus

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    Haiku's are horrid
    I see no purpose to them
    They don't even rhyme!
     
  5. Jul 14, 2005 #4

    JamesU

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    jamus's haiku...
    is very, very, true, so
    don't post your haikus
     
  6. Jul 14, 2005 #5

    Moonbear

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    I remember the first haiku I wrote in school:

    My pet guinea pig.
    Guinea pigs sometimes nip you.
    Guinea pigs are cute.

    :biggrin:
     
  7. Jul 14, 2005 #6

    JamesU

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    no wonder you're a biologist and not a literary expert
     
  8. Jul 14, 2005 #7

    Moonbear

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    I think it's just scary that after all these years, I still remember a haiku I wrote in elementary school! :surprised
     
  9. Jul 14, 2005 #8

    JamesU

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    and it was a crappy haiku too.

    I remember, in like 3rd grade, my haiku was something about a garden, like with a worm in it, I don't remember it though...
     
  10. Jul 14, 2005 #9

    Moonbear

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    I'm sure most 3rd grade haikus are pretty bad. I've never had any talent for poetry of any kind. I could get away with decent grades for the technical merit, but the creative/artistic part was not there. I have all sorts of useless crap stuck in my head.

    Then again, is there any such thing as a good haiku?
     
  11. Jul 14, 2005 #10
    are there good haikus?
    i honestly cannot say.
    we need to find out.
     
  12. Jul 14, 2005 #11

    Moonbear

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    To teach syllables
    haikus can be very useful
    but are they poems?
     
  13. Jul 14, 2005 #12
    In my english lit class we are doing poetry, it is no doubt the most bs stuff I have ever read. Thankfully it will be over with in 3 weeks! Now to turn this message into a haiku.

    Poetry is crap!
    It really really is, so
    why bother with it?
     
  14. Jul 15, 2005 #13
    HAIKU for PEOPLE
    Address:http://www.toyomasu.com/haiku/

    You guys can read some real haikus here. There is a brief history, and the one rule: they should include something that indicates the season.
     
  15. Jul 15, 2005 #14

    hypnagogue

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    Properly done haikus are supposed to succinctly create a mental image or setting that evokes a certain kind of emotion. The words themselves are just there to create the scene, and the payoff comes when one imagines the scene and 'inhabits' it for a while and thus shares the emotion experienced by the author. At least, that was always my impression. If you just string together some words to create a short collection of sentence fragments, chances are the intended effect will be lost.
     
  16. Jul 15, 2005 #15

    honestrosewater

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    Thinking in terms of syllables alone doesn't seem to work well in English. At least, it never worked for me. Thinking in terms of stresses seems to fit the language so much better, and the combination of syllables and stresses is my favorite.
     
  17. Jul 15, 2005 #16
    A small moth in heat
    courts the scintillating screen,
    confounding your words.
     
  18. Jul 15, 2005 #17
    Test in 6 hours
    The library is closing
    I'm going to fail
     
  19. Jul 15, 2005 #18
    tsk tsk tsk, come on!
    procrastination is bad.
    i can't believe you!
     
  20. Jul 15, 2005 #19
    Procrastination?
    "Efficient Time Management"
    is what I call it.
     
  21. Jul 15, 2005 #20
    Jellyfish slither,
    glinting in the hot, damp night
    climbing a speedbump.
     
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