haiku
silentbob Worker bees can leave
Even drones can fly away
The queen is their slave


a tiger will grin
a snake will say it loves you
Lies make us evil
001107
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startfires it was snowing bright
tiny flakes were prayers then
as i stepped outside
001107
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j_blue i like the point made regarding bees 001107
...
startfires holding my hands back
clutching thick fists full of hair
gasping and cursing
001107
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startfires i didn't want to
hurt anyone but i fell
at last in defeat
001107
...
startfires i fell fast to-wards
rushing cold waters of the
hardest consciousness
001107
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Barrett Broken toys
nothing to do
what to do now?
just play with/by myself
001108
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Raina noise alarming me
scattering my hopes and dreams
please....

SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!!
001109
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jennifer haiku; dante's dog
liked drinks out of the toilet
always a cheap joke
001109
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MollyCule bubblegum in my
bellybutton makes me
a happy puppy
001116
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Sol Tonight the sun set fire
The birdsong died like steam
will it return?
010303
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Sol the stream is muddied
the field is wet
does one start and the other end?
010303
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Sol perhaps by chance
or by choice
do i always question with a haiku?
010303
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Sol I am tired
the day was long
I fear i shall slip into deep sleep
010303
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Sol Appreciate nature
Laugh with joy
write about beauty and the truth
010303
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silentbob Haiku
You ku
we all ku
for haiku!
010429
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kingsuperspecial nipple on my toe
silent under fervent licks
Icecream scream awake
010723
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black-dyed gel product I must not blather
lest I piss somebody off
pretentious bastards
010723
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peyton dont leave me
you feel so good
you hold my soul
what a sweet prison
010731
...
bijou a million ways to
bring the light back to your eyes
feel you in my blood
010801
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bijou soda pop, fuck you,
computer calculates it
many miles to drive
010801
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Rhinna all colors infuse
as the sun kisses water
a pool of chartreuse


the moon hanging low
does not hide behind my thumb
'tis here for the show
011119
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Effingham Fish It seems that I would
rather fail and be blameless
than really succeed
011119
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tina i found your rhythm,
but my hips don't sway for you:
i think they'd like to.
011127
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ClairE see imac 011127
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Rhin
let me dive in you
i can't remember the way
will you take my hand
011218
...
Rhin
i am in your head
you cannot hide from me Rhin
just like your heart said
011218
...
Rhin
run round in me love
fill me with your promises
so happy and sad
011218
...
Rhin
please just leave me be
i want to wither away
away to nothing
011218
...
Rhin
everyday i cry
i cry for you and for me
i have reasons why
011218
...
Rhin
it hurts when i fall
so this time i shall not climb
please send my mail here
011218
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Rhin
my mind spins and spins
come ride my merry go 'round
one way - no return
011227
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Toxic_Kisses Just having word fun
seventeen syllables tie
my thoughts together
011227
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pralines&cream love me forever
I'll love you as long also
Together we'll be
011228
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shiva i don't know
how to make
a haiku
011228
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mediocre haiku writer ClairE five syllables here
line two seven syllables
and then close with five
011228
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Rhin
Haiku is a small poetry with oriental metric that appeared in the XVI century and is very popular, mainly in Japan.

It's a contemplative poetry that valorizes nature, color, season, contrasts and surprises. Usually it has 3 lines and 17 syllabes distributed in 5, 7 and 5. It must register or indicate a moment, sensation, impression or drama of a specific fact of nature. It's almost like a photo of some specific moment of nature.

More than inspiration, one needs meditation, effort and perception to compose a real Haiku. (Bill Higginson)
011228
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Jenna I know this is kinda late but...

hell FUCKING yeah, black-dyed gel product!

You tell'em.
011229
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Jenna And now I have one...

a virgin, impatient
begs the cosmos for a man
anyone will do

~I know, I know, preoccupied
011229
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Mahayana: Zakah: jump start my stale soul
take whatever has expired
when a spirits all alone
011229
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cube Dear Jenna virgin
Where did you say you lived
I, man from Cosmos...
011229
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cube Well, i guess Jenna didn't find that one amusing.

There is another unrhymed Japanese verse form called Tanka. It has 5 lines - with 5, 7, 5, 7, and 7 syllables respectively...
011230
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Jenna No I just didn't find it fast enough...

:)

Who's gonna start the Tanka blathe?

(p.s. Georgia. HA!)
011230
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ClairE lips hurt like crying
warm breath disrupted by you
see, winter has come
011230
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oren I've never tried this.
The rules are so simplistic,
Yet it seems tough. Hmm.
011230
...
oren She came right over,
And then pressed her lips to mine.
The world stopped turning.
011230
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Dafremen Daffy's Quake2 Haiku

A rocket launcher
Feels good in my hands when I
Go to rocket jump

He should have been dead
Instead I lie in pieces
He had red armor

A statue that breathes?
A rock that shoots back at me?
No, it's a camper.

My heart thumps wildly
For I cannot return fire
I'm out of ammo.

With negative fragz
These backflips into lava
Don't seem so graceful.

He hasn't missed yet
Perhaps I should query him
"Yes I'm a ratbot!!!"

The railgun goes off
As the slug speeds to its mark
I wait for my frag

I called him camper
Then I was disconnected
Guess he had admin

So many gamers
Don't be too suprised to find
That "chick" is a dude!

His insults are good
I stop shooting and ask him
Where'd he meet my mom?

I fragged him at last
But advancing I step on
My own damned grenade

I lost but don't mind
Because my heart's full of joy
For having played Quake.
011230
...
any questions? first you go with five
and then you go with seven
then it's back to five
011230
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lucid Grin upon his face
Harder. I writhe in pain
And he's all over me
011231
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cube i've said it before
young women dislike passion
loathing advances
011231
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Jenna not even! dear cube
young women adore passion
until they "mature"

o/~ "Hope I die before I get old..."
011231
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ClairE cube is a silly
that's all *I* look for, ever
step out of the dark
020101
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cube anonymity
giving, without expecting
warms the cynic heart
020101
...
ClairE all we need is love.
sometimes I can hold it true
tucked inside my heart
020101
...
pralines&cream Your breath on my neck
your fingers on my body,
i can still feel you
020116
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Mahayana wanting to hold you
in these moments, here we write
but only words touch

i want to hold you
but we sit, and only write
only words can touch

only our words touch
writing themselves on each pause
still i want to hold
020117
...
Mahayana petals sing my song
as if dancing with her words
the night continues on
020117
...
Mahayana and on and on she
mantras a whisper
to sooth a souls soul
020117
...
Mahayana grasshoppers try love
but can not grasp the ways
of homosapiens loss
020117
...
Mahayana tick tock a tick tock
theres always something to time
just relax for once
020117
...
Mahayana breath in all, breath out
see love in my soul, breath in
sharring it with you, out
020117
...
Mahayana releasing the bad
i see love for all who need
letting go can help
020117
...
Ginger complicated_girl
what_I_want_to_say_but_can't
talking_to_myself
020117
...
Mahayana how my flame has gone
somehow i always loose you
fantom nights are here
020118
...
Mahayana with beer and the like
somehow something inside has died
knowing he was better

was he really better
just some kiss who didnt care
and im not your type

still im not your type
and somehow this known, just hurts
yet he didnt care

did he know inside
the most sacred part of you
i bet he did not

it seems good people
never ever are held up
just walked all around

good enough to be
always the best friends close friend
never good as love

perhaps im jealous
who wouldnt be after that night
fuck he so lost out

stupid fuck lost out
on the best woman in life
and he couldnt see

all that i can see
when you allow me to see
all of your beauty
020118
...
Mahayana interested no
loving the unlovable
god im pathetic
020118
...
Mahayana just breath my dear love
just breath in all that you are
just breath life just breath
020206
...
Grievance ::OPEN::-..

Omnipresent there
Singing from afar in heal
lasting light shivered
020206
...
phil SUPER HAIKU! ...5,000!!!!
holy shit I wrote
my leg is stupid
sex me lesbian
you're a stupid bitch
my haiku it fucking blows
I have a dumb stupid leg
be a slutty lesbian
you're a real dumb stupid bitch
it sucks a lot bitch
like your stupid leg
let me have my way
if I could kill you
020311
...
phil bottle aftershave
glowing underneath the sink
spring mountain dancing
dry sun making my face glow
face made ugly from shaving
burning my eyebrows
returning inside rock house
to spend time asleep
burning aftershave melting
sticky smelly aftershave
waking in a glow
dirty smell like mosquito
pillow eyes water
water returning
dry aftershave cast away
stay in your bottle
ugly green mountain spirit
orange blistered neck aftershave
020311
...
phil aha! (water showering) 020311
...
Mahayana i alone at night
can not even begin life
for i am too lost
020314
...
Mahayana lost where i cant see
that life shall begin with you
yet here now i sit
020314
...
Mahayana sit is all i do
for nothingness does not move
when everything stands
020314
...
-{::EphemeralArcs::}- -c-o-l-d- _chills_- godsend/ p a s t
~mY:: c l o t h i n g :: of cLoUds _absent_
Through ||blue|| -_sky, snow falls.
020314
...
Mahayana love will find a way
and it does so by means of
synchronicity
020314
...
Rhin She drinks natures gift
wild Violets stand tall
and grasses bow down

The wild wind screams
through each treetop it echoes
a cursed lullaby

He walks in the light
moonlight capturing his soul
fading into black

They hear the sweet song
whispers of hearts intertwined
a love yet defined

And sometimes you find
yourself lost in an echo
trapped in a blue sphere

She wipes tears away
his love so over-whelming
they define happy
020315
...
phil bending for water
deep in the friendly forest
a bear asked my name
020316
...
-{::EphemeralArcs::}- __ __
ten days mark high waves
three convents collapse on waltz
there lied past pathway
__ __
020401
...
-{::EphemeralArcs::}- loplace trancendence
ano no dasuke ne
helpme inthis crowd
020407
...
no reason see chrome 020407
...
mcdougall my first atempt is
a flowing stream of words that's
a nonsence haiku
020426
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Toxic_Kisses Standing still she sees,
The world is so chotic,
Do thay see it too?
020521
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werewolf rain kisses stone lips
breathing tapestries beyond
one swollen raindrop
020522
...
bob what is happiness
finding a huge ball of lint
or eating the lint
021026
...
GirlNamedLover thankyou for the cake
you gave me on my birthday
although it was gross
021026
...
Freak Warm sun on your face
The breeze blowing through your hair
buzzing alarm clock
021026
...
daxle buzzing humming sounds
how many hours am i here
needles, ink and skin
021026
...
Jeca featherless chicken:
how does one get down off of you?
Think about it.
021027
...
armando not what most people write. they neglect the pastoral and natural aspects as well as the poetic contradiction through the use of paradox. a haiku isn't just form. 021028
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daxle your structure is dumb
let the kids their say, bitch
you don't own haiku
021028
...
Kleh Ver ~

Born from I don't know
Then conceived in a brainstorm
Now it will take forme

~
021029
...
varky oh it's so damn sad
how you never visit now
maybe you are daed.
021030
...
fresca Bob is the bunny
take some bark to a snow drift
clamp all the jello
021203
...
Rhin i weep in darkness
away from the candlelight
away from your eyes
021203
...
screwing for virginity fetus in the womb
developping verry well
tastes real great with salt
021205
...
Lilac HA! My b/f did an english project about eating babies! 030110
...
screwing fro virginity my boy friend did an
english project about
people who eat babes
030110
...
Reverend Lough lost without my moon.
she was my light in dark days.
all has become cold.
030110
...
blatherite light bursts pulse like fire
the rain that come tomorrow
will put out the flames
030304
...
delial
heavenly and soft
fingers comb through auburn locks
'i love you,' she laughs
030304
...
atr i've got it now
a thorn in my side like god
i don't deserve this
030305
...
niska given this silence
although i do care for you
i must walk away
030305
...
methinx soap bubbles in rain
you, scarred yet ever healing
reasons for living
030311
...
j_blue nuclear wonderment
says i do because i have seen
and what can i do
030318
...
scuzz Crossed staves in a field
My eyelids drawn back and peeled
Guess infinitives
030503
...
shivers love is new to me
scared in nameless countryside
i search carefully
030504
...
shivers i should have put "tred" instead of search 030504
...
ferret haiku makes me smile
five seven five, life repeats
over and over

revo dna revo
staeper efil ,evif neves evif
elims em sekam ukiah
030510
...
shivers looking at the stars
i sit down by the window
thoughts are of freedom
030606
...
shivers do u understand
my words are not real to you
they are just plastic

on cold nights i see
the truth blinds each and every
i stand alone, scared

disappear, conceal
this feeling is to potent
i hide from your eyes
030606
...
liar I.hear.the.raindrops
pounding.against.my.window
"Fuck.off".I.reply
030724
...
delial rainsoaked and hopeless
i look to your dark window
'should have called' i sigh
030724
...
inane got to the word when
and add it all up rite now
add it up again
030729
...
nore Eve talked to serpents
You talk to God with deaf ears
I talk to the stars
030819
...
Dafremen These haikus all suck
No wait, maybe that's just me
Being drunk again
030819
...
Peens


Social Services
Took my fucking son away
It's a goddam shame
040211
...
Peens The fight club haiku was the best.
Try out the epic haiku, writing a story all in haikus.

You cannot run fast
A change in temperature
And you run inside


A new place to me
A fantastical dripping scene
You taught me great things
040211
...
zeke on off on on off
off off off on on on off
on on on on off
040213
...
hyena i have to agree with whoever it was, very very few of these are haiku. haiku is more than just form; it's a certain way of capturing a feeling, there's the feeling of cherry blossoms suspended timeless, the breath of the world on your neck, brought to mind through simple, subtle constructions.

not saying they're bad because they're not haiku, just saying they're not haiku.
040213
...
smurfus rex Good Witch of the South
Never mentioned, never known
What is her story?
040213
...
zeke sapling grown through cracks
the pavement slightly broken
one day it is gone
040218
...
ee beep peep here i am, sitting
and thinking about richard
i miss him so much
040218
...
ee beep peep i am so hungry
i should prepare lunch real soon
11:30
040218
...
Ben sunless afternoon
caressed by wanton snowflakes
eyes freeze shut with tears
040218
...
stork daddy it had to be done,
a thorn rotting in my side,
the world seemed less real.
040218
...
zeke stone, in bank of stream
roots clutch, earth and moss blanket
one day stone will sink
040307
...
sameolme haiku can be the
most insipid poetry
I can write it well
040307
...
misstree Silence--a strangled
Telephone has forgotten
That it should ring

(by Michael R. Collings)
(very nice, zeke)
040308
...
z thank you mt 040308
...
z very evocative even though i do not image the scene. nice haiku pete. 040308
...
stork daddy flying in a plane,
so many concerns that
one motion cradles
040326
...
quotree Lovely rose petals
Sad, delicate gift of spring
Death is upon you.

-KinkyPinky555 on deviantart.com
040408
...
Doar nightly hear me sing,
a song poured into a bowl,
freshly buried here.
040408
...
z doar: and i do. very nice. 040408
...
kookaburra dont wait forever
leave your old life to the mice
live again in joy

is feelin real poetic all of a sudden!
040408
...
Violent Reactions Grab you by the throat,
Slam your head against the wall,
Blood drips down the brick.
040408
...
Strideo catch seven monkeys
keep them all in your back yard
train them with kungfu
...
040408
...
rubydee then release them ha!
into cell-block neighborhoods
alleys full of trash.
040408
...
Strideo that feeling of steel
biting into my warm flesh
now death awaits me
...
040408
...
kookaburra violent reactions, that wasnt toward me, was it???

violent reactions
hitting, breaking, attacking
poor little ole me

if you werent talking to me, then feel free to imagine putting me into a box was smashing it with a hammer.
040408
...
Strideo a candle still burns.
a lonely light in the dark.
for whom does it burn?
...
040410
...
Borealis Like raindrops, tears flow,
on tender leaves, to comfort
the brokenhearted.
- teardrops


Silent screams echo,
recoil from hard high places.
stirring up the dust.
- untitled


Infinity in
an instant, forever in
one moment with you
- but who?


lady of silk and
blood, victims thoughtlessly strewn,
beautiful is death
- black widow


the stuff of darkness
insanity, chaos. how
to hide from oneís mind
- dreams


relentlessly, it
stretches, winding, slowly, are
we there yet? No..no..
- Saskatchewan Road... haha...


No place to turn, for
the mind is full of questions
unanswerable
- untitled


Too Little Too Late
never forget what was, know
Iíll always love you
040410
...
VR No Kookabura,
That was not directed at
You, just reaction.
040411
...
Doar VR A strange phase this is,
Jumping from emotion to
Emotion, hurting.
040411
...
pete a door opens in air,
whispering winds mate with the fire
spilling forth aeons' light
040411
...
pete *whispering winds mate with flames 040411
...
misstree chill wind, biting at
ears and fingers, cannot touch
blossoms, defiant.
040412
...
misstree suxx0r birds trill in spite of
lingering winter, faithful,
spring's congregation
040412
...
Doar tears grasped by tender
morning, dew slipping off rose
blossoms, spent with ease.
040412
...
Voodoo child As a breeze blows through,
Boredom fills the mind of me,
Frozen is my soul


Our world is beauty,
Countless beings living in peace
I believe in god
040612
...
zeke turtle on moss log,
pond still like glass, trees sway slow
look back he is gone
040708
...
Death of a Rose sipping the water,
submersed in wavy blue depth,
ripples spreading lies.
040708
...
puredream to_the_boy_with_forever_in_his_eyes

i am completely
in love with all that is you
forever, always
040708
...
phil wrinkled jaguar drinks
cowboy oozing tall squirrel
crying haystacks smear
040808
...
delial reaction? clockwork.
you? always ten steps behind.
this attempt? scripted.
040808
...
p2 haunting memories
the snow continues to fall
i yearn for numbness
050228
...
realistic optimist
chechs and balances?
only checks for shrubya's boys,
doesn't concern us.

unfortunately,
the bush administration
is incestuous.

foolhardy plans made
based on quarterly reports
ignore long term gains

peraps someday we
will put human development
and evolution first.
050228
...
realistic revisionist perhaps someday we'll
put human development
and evolution first
050228
...
伊拉克 Given

a_wrong_war_in_21k...
050228
...
realistic optimist your haiku is
not only overly pear shaped,
but also legless.
050228
...
realistic optimist whereas my haiku
had a shrunken head on a
rather normal frame.
050228
...
realistic optimist traditionally,
one will reference nature
in proper haiku.
050228
...
realistic optimist so along those lines,
mentioning the maple leaf
makes this one proper.

yet still the essence
of traditional haiku
has not been captured

final submission
after this sacrilicious
haiku butchering:

the swan song echoes
twixt bonsais clutching stark cliffs
shaking the branches.
050228
...
Christine silent bob knows more than even
you could realize.....
050228
...
Christine silent bob knows more than even
you could realize.....
050228
...
Christine silent bob knows more than even
you could realize.....
050228
...
dreamer this is a haiku
five by seven by five lines
why can't there be more?
050301
...
z lotus blooms eaten
shines the sun heart beating slow
water sings with light
050421
...
dandy cat circles on lap
magic 3 drowses the heads
quiet solitude
050512
...
falling_alone solace in blue sky
ocean of a thousand fly
white cranes dip below
060208
...
z no one was looking
he came quiet and no one saw
monkey stole my grapes
060209
...
neesh shiver, wind bites through
spindly trees, shadowed in light of
pale scarred winter dawn.
060216
...
z n: that was very beautiful. thank you. 060217
...
jordie simmers, in the night -
the fire of pallid moon
burn me with beauty
060524
...
camille teach me 070825
...
camille words like sweaters unfold themselves 070830
...
delial Two glasses of wine
Three telephone calls and text
One big silly grin
080318
...
Doar simplicity in,
thoughts made high, think inwards to,
each chord, strummed near.

.
080318
...
z one floats, one dips low
ripples cross, reflections skip
two ducks feeding now
091013
...
In_Bloom
one hit can heal nine misses
I believe in this
seen it again and again
091014
...
K@T in the H@T this haiku
says "fuck you"
to syllable counts

(sorry - that's just how i am)
091014
...
Doar observation can
say fuck you without a mind
needing substance now
091014
...
In_Bloom Imitation of
Love you ask why would I say
Yes I want to live
091014
...
Photophobe It feels like my heart
Is approaching Spring's first thaw.
I just can't be sure.

If I hold my breath
And lie, silent as a stone,
I might be ok.
091016
...
Caroline 452 Once, you told me that
ďI donít find you attractiveĒ.
I cannot forget.
100919
...
snook I did it again
How many mistakes I've made
A bad decision
100919
...
oren It's autumn again.
The leaves are changing colors.
Life keeps moving on.
100919
...
Doar Autumn keeps it's rose,
petals falling, when all is
turned to a yellow.

.
100920
...
hello :) 100920
...
In_Bloom When I think I know
The way up with you or us
You tip me over
100920
...
perfectly_chaotic Looking down from above

Dirty red and yellow blankets

Windy shakedown of woods
101017
...
Doar a shakedown, you say,
even though you shudder at
every dream halved.

.
101017
...
perfectly_chaotic Fire buried below
Cool breezes of black dark air
Light blue, fresh and new
101018
...
z wind stills, in sun basks
little lizards against rock,
winter will chase them
101019
...
(z edits) wind stills, in sun bask
little lizards against rock,
winter will chase them
101019
...
perfectly_chaotic Leaves come dancing down.
Thunder slices black midnight sky
Many trees topple.
101021
...
z morning, sun through mist
caress fallen trees in piles
the storm has passed now
101022
...
Phil Haiku is 5-7-5, not in syllable, but in the length it takes to read the line.
Americanized haiku take toom uch time to read, 3 seconds per poem is a decent standard. Or you could try using 12 syllables instead of 17.
The 5-7-5 are measured in the shortest syllable you can say, called mora, or on. The word a, counts as one. The word an, with an n following a vowel, counts as two.
Aslo , an elongated vowel is two, so do dipthongs and doubled consonants.

There also should also be a description of two, maybe three, sensory experiences, related to a season. Separated by a cutting word, or a stop between the lines, denoting a change in the stream of thought, or be a definite ending to the line.
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Haiku is a small poetry with oriental metric that appeared in the XVI century and is very popular, mainly in Japan.

It's a contemplative poetry that valorizes nature, color, season, contrasts and surprises. Usually it has 3 lines and 17 syllabes distributed in 5, 7 and 5. It must register or indicate a moment, sensation, impression or drama of a specific fact of nature. It's almost like a photo of some specific moment of nature.

More than inspiration, one needs meditation, effort and perception to compose a real Haiku. (Bill Higginson)

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phil Go read a classical Japanese haiku and show me how you can get 17 syllables out of it.
http://thewordshop.tripod.com/asian/Japan/haikudef.html
http://www.poemofquotes.com/articles/haikupoems.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku

If you want something more authentic, try a poem of 12 syllables, with the 7 or 5 being one description.

Then it should read in about 3 seconds.

I was just wondering this today, so I looked it up and found out stuff.
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z it opens the sky
jumping, mist lets go of feet
the crane flaps it's wings
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z frosty window leaf,
edges both stuck and curling
flapped, the moth takes off
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z tiny frog climbs tree
many follow in the dusk
the glade is singing
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v I love music so
music helps me go to work
work in the garden
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z woods at night a cry
laughing anguish shrieks dark woods
hunting of foxes
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Doar foxes in the woods,
leaf and shadows bound, trying
to escape the hunt,
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REAListic optimIST Sounds pierce crisp Fall air
Processed dino-bones roar anew
Concrete beach sound waves
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REAListic optimIST Sounds pierce crisp Fall air
Processed dinosaur bones roar
Concrete beach sound waves
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Death Bones awaiting the
stone age, discovered at the
frost covered fingers.

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Doar Such a life, becomes
stilled and reposed, staring at
the walls of tanned blue.
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Doar the limerick has
a certain ryhme to discuss
a past parentange.

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rhin it began with two
then life and time intervene
sad...it ends with one
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z life, sprouting, hatching
the woods are alive with it
and i am witness
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Doar little glass soldier
begging for the last kiss touch
guns held up, a fight
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z circles expand fast
together they roll larger
turtle dips under
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z mist erases lines
drifts up and over edges
out flies a crow now
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z mist erases lines
drifts up and over edges
out flies a crow now
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