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Haiku week

Dedicate one week/Posts are or contain Haiku/It will be perfect
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My first thought was to
Dedicate A Haiku Day
But the time is past

The fifth of July
The year two thousand and five
Would have been ideal

< 5/7/5 >

Although to you yanks
sadly the seventh of May
Would have had to do.

So I say we just
Name a week, <and shame the weak>
So, what do you say?

Custardguts, May 22 2008

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       There once was a man   

       Who wrote his thoughts in haiku   

       Haikudos to him
plynthe, May 23 2008
  

       Mary had a little pig, she couldn't stop it grunting.
She tied it to a five-bar gate and kicked it's little…
  

       Oh wait, what's the formula for a haiku again? Something that has no apparent rhythm or beat or meter or scansion, if I remember, something that's more floaty and ethereal.
Ian Tindale, May 23 2008
  

       Oh please no.
calum, May 23 2008
  

       Please, please, no.
theleopard, May 23 2008
  

       Please, please, please, please, no.
Please, please, please, please, please, please, no.
Please, please, please, please, no.
wagster, May 23 2008
  

       so no then?
Custardguts, May 23 2008
  

       a haiku is sup-
posed to be 5 7 5 syl-
lables but some people cheat
FlyingToaster, May 23 2008
  

       //so no then?//
No, no now!
calum, May 23 2008
  

       //Please, please, please, please, no//
Includes no reference to
Seasons, but this does.
pertinax, May 23 2008
  

       Does 5/7/5 give
.14 or 3.5?
Does anyone care?
Ling, May 23 2008
  

       This shouldn't be a halfbakery thing. This should be an international holiday.
phoenix, May 23 2008
  

       English too compact.
five-seven-five syllables:
it is too verbose.


I prefer the spirit of the Japanese way. The spirit of haiku is to force the author to use only the really important parts of what he has to say. The above haiku would be properly written (despite syllable count)

English compact
consider carefully.
use few words.

haiku no seishin
daijin no koto dake
tskatta ho ga ii
Voice, Nov 11 2008
  

       boku amari
dekinaikedo shitai
ii haiku tsukuru
Voice, Nov 11 2008
  

       10 PRINT "HELLO WORLD"
25 GOTO 30
30 GOTO 10
phundug, Nov 11 2008
  

       Author wants something   

       To be more widely practiced.   

       This is called "let's all".
bungston, Nov 12 2008
  

       read the f.a.q's
quite obviously a list
[marked-for-deletion]
FlyingToaster, Nov 12 2008
  

       I did not intend
for people to make a list
read the idea
Custardguts, Nov 12 2008
  
      
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