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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:47 AM

Haiku Thread - post your favorite or make stuff up

Blizzard 2013 Haiku:

Snow is approaching,
windshield wipers sticking up,
pleading for mercy.

Your turn.

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Reply Haiku Thread - post your favorite or make stuff up (Original post)
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 OP
In_The_Wind Feb 2013 #1
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #8
Xyzse Feb 2013 #2
MiddleFingerMom Feb 2013 #3
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #9
In_The_Wind Feb 2013 #22
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #27
Doc_Technical Feb 2013 #4
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #10
Dr. Strange Feb 2013 #5
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #7
Orrex Feb 2013 #6
Chellee Feb 2013 #11
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #14
Chellee Feb 2013 #16
Chellee Feb 2013 #12
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #13
Chellee Feb 2013 #15
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #17
Chellee Feb 2013 #18
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #19
Chellee Feb 2013 #20
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #21
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #23
Chellee Feb 2013 #26
mokawanis Feb 2013 #24
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #25
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #28

Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:40 AM

1. This is one of my favorites:

In the moonlight,

The color and scent of the wisteria

Seems far away.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:13 PM

8. I love it! nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:02 AM

2. Heh

Oh, Monday Morning
The coffee is not ready
Spoiling the whole week.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:15 AM

3. My best... which was printed on a rice paper insert in the middle of a literary magazine.

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Frozen autumn doe
Feigns invisibility.
Inhales my presence.
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Its title was a haiku, but nowhere near as good as the haiku itself, so they left it off.
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Under Surveillance
While Tending a Remote Field
of Marijuana.
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My only erotic haiku:
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Auto-Erotaiku
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Oyster moist and warm
Raw ocean's movement pulses.
Pearl glows with pleasure.
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:14 PM

9. Most excellent! Particularly the last one

Kudos!

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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:37 PM

22. Auto-Erotaiku

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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:12 PM

27. This is not a Haiku

But it came to mind with your last haiku...

In its hidden beauty
like a soul, does the pearl know
that its softness and luster
was engendered by pain?

But who is worthy of hidden joy
but he who knows
how to engender tender and lustrous
a pearl from his own pain?

- Adoration
Leopoldo Lugones (1874 - 1938)


En su hermosura escondida
Como un alma, ¿acaso sabe
La perla nítida y suave,
Que es engendro de la herida?

Mas, de la dicha escondida
Sólo es digno aquél que sabe
Engendrar, nítida y suave,
Una perla de su herida.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:19 PM

4. Haiku

Three lines that don't rhyme
first and third five syllables
second line seven

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Response to Doc_Technical (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:15 PM

10. ...

Random thoughts abound.
Especially on Haikus.
this for example.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:02 PM

5. Let's do this thing.

Once upon a time,
I wrote a little haiku.
but that's over now.

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Response to Dr. Strange (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:57 PM

7. ...

That sounds like Baldrik's
magnificent octopus
about sausages.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:56 PM

6. One of my favorites:

"Three Brazilians died."
"Dreadful," said the President.
"How many is that?"

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:29 PM

11. Dinner plans

Bahn Mi for dinner?
No, let's go out for Chinese.
Whatever. I'm starved.

I realize that's not exactly keeping in the spirit of Haiku, but I'm really hungry.

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Response to Chellee (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:45 PM

14. ...

What's wrong with Bahn Mi?
other than waiting in line
in freezing weather?

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:50 PM

16. You're good.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:41 PM

12. Ok. Blizzard 2013

Film at eleven
Snowstorm envelopes Northeast
I'm glad it's not us.

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Response to Chellee (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:44 PM

13. Works for me!


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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:48 PM

15. Spring.

Blossoms unfurling,
tree branches tipped with chartreuse,
inspire birds to sing.

There you go. A nature one.

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Response to Chellee (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:01 PM

17. Early

To early for Spring.
We still have six weeks to go.
Just ask the groundhog.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:09 PM

18. Dreaming.

Outside, the wind howls.
A girl dreams of the sunshine.
Waiting and hoping.

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Response to Chellee (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:22 PM

19. Haikus to a Saturday morning in New England

Blue Hills, early Spring
golden morn melts glassy ice
that cracks underfoot

my breath makes a cloud
that follows to the summit
to watch the daybreak

startled white tailed deer
caught in the open, eating,
leap across my path.

Down by the water,
Boston glows in the sunlight
not ready to wake.

Sat Mar 24th 2007, 11:36 AM

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:30 PM

20. Xipe Totec for the win!

Truly lovely.

Thank you.

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Response to Chellee (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:33 PM

21. I wanted to share these with receptive soul

Thank you for reading them.


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Response to Chellee (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:42 PM

23. PS: Your last Haiku was deeply touching

My response was an acknowledgment of how evocative yours was.

Sometimes I forget to give direct recognition.

Thank you.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:51 PM

26. Thank you.

I've been reading your journal.

I particularly liked the Father's Day entry from 2011, about washing a sarape. People treated it like a comment, but it reads like poetry. It was very touching.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:47 PM

24. Here's mine

struggled into waders
walked out far into the lake
need to take a piss

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Response to mokawanis (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:51 PM

25. Heh!

Well, proper planning,
prevents piss poor performance.
Or wader pissing.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:22 PM

28. I don't usually write Haikus, but when I do,

The Rude Pundit picks them for his end of the Bush Era haiku contest!

Decade of psychopaths
The godly blame democrats.
What short memories.



I'm not a poetry reader but I *have* always liked haikus.

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