Haiku, Damn It!!!
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6105) one year ago
the form of haiku
is sadly misunderstood
bring back its glory!
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9688) one year ago
Minnesota Queens
Ninety seven percent chance
Shank and hearts flutter
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6105) one year ago
Why does no one write
In my new haiku topic
Haiku isn't hard
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+2820) one year ago
Custer County fun
Haiku for all that dig it
five seven five thoughts
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Posted by gypsykim (+1489) one year ago
Friday night dinner
Meeting at Tubb's Pub downtown
Fun for one and all!
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+8464) one year ago
This post was removed one year ago.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6105) one year ago
Watching the X-Files
It's a 90s free-for-all
Dana Scully lives!
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Posted by Shu (+1239) one year ago
Haiku damn it! Damn.
Damn it, damn it, damn it, damn.
That's a damn haiku.
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Posted by Tim Wagoner (+723) one year ago
Haiku is an open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful.

https://www.haiku-os.org

[Edited by Tim Wagoner (1/17/2016 6:29:34 AM)]
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Posted by gypsykim (+1489) one year ago
Beautiful day
Club Cuisine Sunday for me
Italian food, yum!
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6105) one year ago
Shu writes bad haiku
He tries and tries but, damn it!
Bad haiku is BAD
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Posted by Bridgier (+7534) one year ago
There once was a woman from Sandy
Who felt she was quite handy
at five seven five
she was happy to strive
the oxford comma's not dandy
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6105) one year ago
Take your stupid limerick and start your own thread, Bridgier. This is haiku, damn it!
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Posted by Tom Masa (+1482) one year ago
Haiku
Achoo
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Posted by Bridgier (+7534) one year ago
intolerance bad
all types of poetry good
just netflix and chill

[Edited by Bridgier (1/18/2016 11:13:44 AM)]
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6105) one year ago
Limericks have value
I am not arguing that
Go start your own thread

Don't Netflix and chill
With somebody not your wife
Your son will explain
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Posted by Busch Lite (+1) one year ago
There was an old man
From Peru, whose lim’ricks all
Look’d like haiku. He
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Posted by Dark Beer (+221) one year ago
Said with a laugh “I
Cut them in half, the pay is
Much better for two.”
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+8146) one year ago
No no no no no.
No no no no no no no.
Say no to HaiKu.
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Posted by gypsykim (+1489) one year ago
Martin Luther King
Community leadership
Respected human
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6105) one year ago
Reply to Hal Neumann (#364473)
Hal Neumann wrote:
No no no no no.
No no no no no no no.
Say no to HaiKu.


Hal, why do you hate America?
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+8146) one year ago
Far too much HaiKu
Far too little hoppy beer
Need more sonnets too
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Posted by Dave Roberts (+1091) one year ago
Just say "NO!" to hops
Malt is where it's at, say I
Some call me "Custer"
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Posted by gypsykim (+1489) one year ago
Sunshiny Tuesday
Melting ice and snow quickly
Makes a smiling Kim.
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Posted by Bridgier (+7534) one year ago
carrie brownstein hot
corrin a little hippy
as my dad would say
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9688) one year ago
Weekend at Fort Peck
Cold wind and snow froze us good
Fishing was awful
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+2820) one year ago
Dos Haiku for you


Days just slip away
a bad week for music men
David and Glenn, gone

Dig Ziggy Stardust
Rocket man the countdown dead
Long run over now
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Posted by gypsykim (+1489) one year ago
January day
Snow predicted, none falling
Gray afternoon skies
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6105) one year ago
Thank you for writing
Haiku thread is a success
I am proud of you
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+8146) one year ago
Improper grammar
Brings life to the internet
Wendy feels sorrow
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Posted by CarlosSantos (+881) one year ago
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9688) one year ago
Nobody can do
The shing-a-ling
Like I do

Nobody can do
The skate
Like I do

Nobody can do
The boogaloo
Like I do

Nobody can do
The philly
Like I do
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Posted by Dave Roberts (+1091) one year ago
With my own two eyes
I can see what you did there
I should dislike this
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6105) one year ago
Gunnar's haiku are disqualified for failing to conform to the 5-7-5 rule. Clever? Yes. Haiku? NO!
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+2820) one year ago
No more will I post
attempting civility
hopeful for success
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Posted by CarlosSantos (+881) one year ago
From Haiku-Poetry.org:

Haiku - Japanese and English-language Equivalents

Haiku is an ancient form of Japanese poetry often containing (in English) a total of 17 syllables shared between three lines, arranged in a pattern of 5-7-5. The fist line consists of 5 syllables, the second line 7, and the last line contains another 5 syllables.

It is important to note that the original Japanese haiku was measured in sounds, or "breaths," not English syllables. The 5-7-5 approach was a rough approximation. Many traditional Japanese and English-language literay haiku are much shorter than the 5-7-5 format of the West. That said, poetry is art and 5-7-5 is still very popular today. Some Japanese poets still work within that framework.

Still, Haiku Poetry is Far More Complex

For many young students, haiku begins and ends with 5-7-5. My then 9-year-old nephew came home from school one day anxious to share his first haiku:



Very athletic.
They go ooh ooh ooh aah aah.
They like climbing trees.


Delighted that he has been introduced to the world of haiku and impressed with the flexible use of "oohs" and "aahs" to meet a syllable count, I didn't have to the heart to tell him that his monkey-inspired poem isn't technically a haiku.

So what is missing?

Some Characteristics of Haiku
•An English-language haiku sometimes contains of 17 total syllables
•English-language format is sometimes composed of 3 lines of 5-7-5 (syllables)
•2 simple subjects are often placed in juxtaposition
•These 2 subjects are often separated by punctuation
•A keen or unusual observation is made by comparing the two subjects
•Haiku often contains a seasonal reference
•Poems are traditionally about nature or the natural world

It's a lot more complicated than we thought, right? Traditional haiku usually focuses on two very simple subjects while providing an interesting or unexpected perspective. Like a good joke, the first part can serve as the set-up, while the second part delivers the punchline.

Here is a classic example from Murakami Kijo (1865 - 1938):




First autumn morning:
the mirror I stare into
shows my father's face.

That's a poem that has everything:
•Two simple subjects
•Separated by puntuation
•It contains a seasonal reference (autumn) that also has double-meaning
•And it provides an interesting and unexpected perspective

Shifts in Modern Haiku

Some modern poets reject the entire notion of 5-7-5, prefering the shorter breaths of the Japanese originals (a haiku should be able to be said in one breath.) Many also choose to omit the seasonal reference. Photography has also joined the ranks of some modern haiku, updating traditional haiga (haiku brush painting)

Haiku is Accessible... but Can Take a Lifetime to Master

Whether embracing 5-7-5 or working in modern haiku, haiku is an amazing art form. While a child can understand the very basics of format and structure, truly mastering haiku can take a lifetime. Come as you are, get comfortable and join us as we continue to work on our craft together!
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Posted by Dick Ellingson (+7) 27 days ago
Just moved into town
Dick and dogs named Roo and Red
Need some furniture

Used to drive the bus
In Seattle back and forth
Ran the streetcar too

Heard about this place
Thought I'd better check it out
Snooped around a bit

Guess what happened next
Quit my job and bought a house
Moved in just last week

All I did was blink
Red ran off and up the street
Met the mayor's wife

Then the darn phone rang
"Come and get your Red", she said
Betcha know what's next

Roo and I beat feet
We ran off and up the street
Met the mayor's wife

Thanked her, said "Good night"
Tipped our hats (it's only right)
Then we headed home

Still no place to sit
Once we got inside the house
So we went to bed
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