A haiku is a, must for one to look more than, as if just mere dust
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21-11-2012, 12:40 PM
RE: A haiku is a, must for one to look more than, as if just mere dust
To be awake is
to not be asleep -
daydreams take over.

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21-11-2012, 03:10 PM
RE: A haiku is a, must for one to look more than, as if just mere dust
I missed the memo?
About what haikus sound like.
They aren't 5, 7, 5?

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21-11-2012, 03:22 PM
RE: A haiku is a, must for one to look more than, as if just mere dust
(21-11-2012 03:10 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  I missed the memo?
About what haikus sound like.
They aren't 5, 7, 5?
Not really, because poetry is not just about the form.

I think this sums it up more or less okay:

The essence of haiku is "cutting" (kiru).
Traditional haiku consist of 17 on (also known as morae), in three phrases of 5, 7 and 5 on respectively. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables, this is inaccurate as syllables and on are not the same.
A kigo (seasonal reference), usually drawn from a saijiki, an extensive but defined list of such words.

It is impossible to single out any current style or format or subject matter as definitive. Some of the more common practices in English are:
Use of three (or fewer) lines of 17 or fewer syllables;
Use of a season word (kigo);
Use of a cut (sometimes indicated by a punctuation mark) paralleling the Japanese use of kireji, to implicitly contrast and compare two events, images, or situations.

While the traditional Japanese haiku has focused on nature and the place of humans in it, some modern haiku poets, both in Japan and the West, consider a broader range of subject matter suitable, including urban contexts.

Well, it doesn't really explain it all, so maybe this'll help http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku

Anyway, I'm one of those who think that haiku is not about the meter but the feeling and that feeling has everything to do with a single moment in time, usually, with a strong seasonal theme.

Hmm, I don't think that was very clear now, was it Sad

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21-11-2012, 03:34 PM
RE: A haiku is a, must for one to look more than, as if just mere dust
Y is everyone
Talk dis funky poetry
I don' understan'
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21-11-2012, 04:08 PM
RE: A haiku is a, must for one to look more than, as if just mere dust
Monday through Friday
6pm to whenever.
Time is rarely mine.

Yep, my job does suck
though the task is worth while.
Management is crap.

I grumble grumble
accepting resignation.
I'm not paid to think.

I think in the end, I just feel like I'm a secular person who has a skeptical eye toward any extraordinary claim, carefully examining any extraordinary evidence before jumping to conclusions. ~ Eric ~ My friend ... who figured it out.
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22-11-2012, 01:17 PM
RE: A haiku is a, must for one to look more than, as if just mere dust
We are all one.
We share the same sun.
We drink the same water.

For no matter how much I use these symbols, to describe symptoms of my existence.
You are your own emphasis.
So I say nothing.

-Bemore.
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22-11-2012, 01:45 PM (This post was last modified: 22-11-2012 07:24 PM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: A haiku is a, must for one to look more than, as if just mere dust
(21-11-2012 11:57 AM)Chas Wrote:  The stars around me,
overhead and underfoot,
shine on regardless.
The stars within me,
The stars shining about me.
We are star dust. We are one.

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Isaiah 45:7 "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things" (KJV)

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22-11-2012, 03:58 PM
RE: A haiku is a, must for one to look more than, as if just mere dust
TheBeardedDude, this haiku us for you:

The Beard flowing,
catches soup straight from the spoon
next time wear a bib.

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