Halfbakery: Poetry
Haiku week   (+6, -8)  [vote for, against]
Dedicate one week/Posts are or contain Haiku/It will be perfect

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

There once was a man

Who wrote his thoughts in haiku

Haikudos to him
-- plynthe, 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

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
-- 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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