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FPLOON

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A fan of haikus
Deciding to make haikus
Why don't you join in?
[footnote]This is a haiku-
only thread... Any haikus
shall come straight from you...[/footnote]
 

Basement Cat

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FPLOON said:
A fan of haikus
Deciding to make haikus
Why don't you join in?
[footnote]This is a haiku-
only thread... Any haikus
shall come straight from you...[/footnote]
I haven't studied haikus since high school. I expect this thread will drop far very quickly because it calls for active thought rather than off-the-cuff answers, but who knows? Maybe it will catch on! ^_^

Remind me of the rules for haikus, please.
 

Teoes

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Copper Zen said:
I haven't studied haikus since high school. I expect this thread will drop far very quickly because it calls for active thought rather than off-the-cuff answers, but who knows? Maybe it will catch on! ^_^

Remind me of the rules for haikus, please.
Normally they're poems of three lines and a set number of syllables, 17 total, traditionally arranged 5-7-5. Bonus points for referencing seasons in some way. Seasons of the year mind you, not salt & pepper.

OT:
Hippopotamus
Will he sink or will he swim?
Hippopotamus


Also, actual 18th century (IIRC) Japanese haiku:
Waga oya no
Shinuru toki ni mo
He o kokite

(Even as my father
Lay dying
I farted.)
 

Headsprouter

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Just a monster here
On the internet, typing
Slower with just hooks.


I never got these
Haiku, why is it so great?
Poetic format.


Like Shakespeare's Sonnets
They follow a set of rules
Are they different?


I have yet to see
Haiku, layered like Donne's writings
But they contemplate.


Things like life and death.
Seasons, animals, humans
But sometimes just farts.
 
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My last haiku sucked
But it still was a classic.
People have no taste.

Now I write some more
With originality.
Still these are easy.

Haiku is an art?
It is just basic counting.
Yet it's poetic.

Now I take my leave,
As it is a little late.
I will be back soon.
 

Teoes

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Forum Games are fun
Procrastination and stuff
I should be working.


Buskers playing songs
Same songs over and over
Hit them with a rock.


This is my Friday
I am off rest of the week
Planning to be drunk.
 
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Teoes said:
A snip to save space,
But it is still a haiku.
I do not break rules.
A blurry-faced man,
Confused on the day of week.
Or just got days off.

Is the blur a sign?
When drunk, vision is blurry.
Or is it deeper?

His life is blurry,
He can't make out distinct shapes...
I guess he is drunk.

Now to bide my time,
To wait for the perfect post
To make my reply.

I have spent much time.
contemplating this haiku.
I must wait to share.
 

Teoes

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username sucks said:
I snip this post too
Because it's the thing to do
More haikus to plan.
Flattering poems
Written by a paramour
That was nice of him

See username sucks
Avatar is angry man
Don't know what he's from.

Mr Username Sucks
Where is your avatar from?
I simply must know.

Where did this thread go?
I could not find it in list
Had to go through quote.

These are my days off
Might watch Apocalypse Now
And play Papers, Please.
 

Scarim Coral

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Ok let do this.
So we have to speak like this?
It is not that hard.

Delivery come.
A film, soundtrack and a book.
Time to read that book.
 

FPLOON

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Copper Zen said:
Haikus are tricky
This thread may not last that long
But, we shall see, snip!
[footnote]A haiku edit
Fitting for this kind of thread
(I love it to death...)[/footnote]
What "active thinking"?
These come to me like girlfriends...
(If they were haikus...)
 

FPLOON

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Johnny Novgorod said:
Loading Ready Run
Has a haiku thread like this
If you care for them.
That's totally cool!
Glad this is not the first thread...
...and it's still going!
 
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Teoes said:
Snip of the ages
To never be forgotten,
Unless this thread dies
"Angry man" avatar
Not actually angry
Just a true badass.

King of explosions,
AND EXCESSIVE USE OF CAPS!
A true gentleman.

Let me introduce,
Here now, from Borderlands 2,
He is MR. TORGUE!

Now I wait once more
To post my true masterpiece.
Need the right moment.

Till Sunday I wait,
For then I will have returned.
Don't let this thread die.
 

Dalek Caan

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Fear my magic card,
Blue Eyes power increases,
Your end has arrived

Eyes like a forest,
Hair like a brilliant ember,
Her beauty unmatched

A axe forgotten,
A button not to be pressed,
A bomb ass hype throw

Reading these Haikus,
I wish to play Borderlands,
Zero is the best

A lone starved wolf hunts,
Without a pack for guidance,
Surely it will die

Dry like the desert,
My mouth yearns for some water,
I am so thirsty

The Escapist is,
Like a beacon to the great,
No trolls are here

The nights far too warm,
The days burn like a furnace,
I hate the sun forever

Faniction is good,
Though you must search for the greats,
Misspellings abound

All these Hiakus,
Each tell a different tale,
I like writing them
 
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Gah, you are all fools.
I leave for four days, thread dies.
Thread,rise from your grave!

I was biding time,
But I will wait no longer
For a post to quote!

Fine, I guess I'll wait.
My masterpiece needs context.
Get posting, people!
 

Headsprouter

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I have returned here
For I was away a few days
But now I am back.

I feel I should write
Something about recent events
But I'm dishevelled.

As Zen predicted
This thread is rather fragile.
It won't last that long.