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Old 06-15-2009, 11:27 PM   #1
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haiku only!

Haiku only now!
Time to watch your syllables
Follow 5-7-5

That's 17 total
Other ways to do it too
But this way is fun!

So give it your best
I can't wait to read them all
Funny funny stuff
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:43 PM   #2
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:25 AM   #4
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Unwise poetry attempt.
Perhaps more words will assist;
Indeed, they do not.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:33 AM   #5
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:34 AM   #6
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:38 AM   #7
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In the true spirit of poetic licence :)

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Old 06-16-2009, 09:17 AM   #8
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:36 AM   #9
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I cannot get it
This idea of a haiku
does it have to rhyme
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:02 PM   #10
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My favorite dog haiku:


Love my master;
Thus I perfume myself with
This long-rotten mouse.

I lie belly-up
In the sunshine, happier than
You ever will be

Today I sniffed
Many dog behinds—I celebrate
By kissing your face.

I sound the alarm!
Paper boy—come to kill us all—
Look! Look! Look! Look! Look!

I lift my leg and
Whiz on each bush.
Hello, Spot—Sniff this and weep

I sound the alarm!
Garbage man—come to kill us all—
Look! Look! Look! Look! Look!

How do I love thee?
The ways are numberless as
My hairs on the rug.

I sound the alarm!
Mail carrier—come to kill us all—
Look! Look! Look! Look! Look!

My human is home!
I am so ecstatic I have
Made a puddle

I sound the alarm!
Gardener—come to kill us all—
Look! Look! Look! Look! Look!

I Hate my choke chain—
Look, world, they strangle me!
Ack Ack Ack Ack Ack Ack!

Sleeping here, my chin
On your foot—no greater bliss—well,
Maybe catching mice

Look in my eyes and
Deny it. No human could
Love you as much I do

The cat is not all
Bad—she dots the neighborhood
With Tootsie Rolls

Dig under fence—why?
Because it's there. Because it's
There. Because it's there.

I am your best friend,
Now, always, and especially
When you are eating.

My owners' mood is
Romantic—I lie near their
Feet. I fart a big one
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:26 PM   #11
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what a wonderful
haiku, Ricky, thanks say we
cats and dogs unite.
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:18 PM   #12
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what a wonderful
haiku, Ricky, thanks say we
cats and dogs unite.
And, as a follow up, the cat haiku!!

You never feed me.
Perhaps I'll sleep on your face.
That will show you.

You must scratch me there!
Yes, above my tail! Behold,
elevator butt.

I need a new toy.
Tail of black dog keeps good time.
Pounce! good dog! good dog!

The rule for today.
Touch my tail, I shred your hand.
New rule tomorrow.

In deep sleep hear sound
Cat vomit hairball somewhere.
Will find in morning.

Grace personified
I leap into the window
I meant to do that

Blur of motion, then-
Silence, me, a paper bag
What is so funny?

The mighty hunter
Returns with gifts of plump birds
Your foot just squashed one.

You're always typing
Well, let's see you ignore my
Sitting on your hands.

My small cardboard box
You cannot see me if I
Can just hide my head.

Terrible battle
I fought for hours. Come and see!
What's a "term paper"?

Kitty likes plastic
Confuses for litter box
Don't leave tarp around

Small brave carnivores
Kill pine cones and mosquitoes
Fear vacuum cleaner

Want to trim my claws
Don't even think about it!
My yelps will wake the dead

I want to be close
To you. Can I fit my head
inside your armpit?

Wanna go outside.
Oh, no! Help! I got outside!
Let me back inside!

Oh no! Big One
has been trapped by newspaper.
Cat to the rescue!

Humans are so strange.
Mine lies still in the bed, then screams!
My claws aren't that sharp....

Cats meow out of angst
"Thumbs! If only we had thumbs!
We could break so much"

Litter box not there
You must have moved it again
I'll crap in the sink

The Big Ones snore now
Every room is dark and cold
time for "Cup Hockey"

We're almost equals
I purr to show I love you
Want to smell my butt.
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Old 06-16-2009, 04:18 PM   #13
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People in a line
up on the rugged mountain
calm in this high queue.

A man and bird talk
with no shared understanding
just a brief 'Hi', 'Coo'.

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Old 06-16-2009, 05:10 PM   #14
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This po-em is short
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Old 06-17-2009, 04:02 AM   #15
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haiku forces you
to be so succinct and clear
to be understood

it's hard for ramblers
like myself, to cut way down on
all the words they use

but if you try it
you will know the fun that is
the art of haiku

(original haiku by gracekrispy )
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