Haiku is beautiful

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By Verawench on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 07:18 pm: Edit

Teeheehee

By Head_Prosthesis on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 07:18 pm: Edit

Oh shit wrong one...

By Head_Prosthesis on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 07:17 pm: Edit

Oh yeah! You got rave reviews for this one...

Remember that? That was some crazy shit...

By Mattb on Friday, May 25, 2001 - 01:50 pm: Edit

I like a good drop
Secondary soma
Or a placebo?

By Anatomist1 on Thursday, May 24, 2001 - 10:38 pm: Edit

ASURULES!

That's right. Every single one of Arizona Sate University's teams could kick all of your favorite teams asses at their leisure. Your teams bite. ASU rules!

By Verawench on Thursday, May 24, 2001 - 02:30 pm: Edit

Heiko in despair
Kevin in yankee frenzy
Marc in, well, let's not talk about that.

By Anatomist1 on Thursday, May 24, 2001 - 02:06 pm: Edit

U S A!
U S A!
U S A!

By _Blackjack on Thursday, May 24, 2001 - 02:01 pm: Edit

What are you people,
A bunch of goddamned commies?
Love it or leave it!

By Heiko on Thursday, May 24, 2001 - 12:48 pm: Edit

I hate poems
poems are queer
I will not obey any damn fascist syllable laws

By _Blackjack on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 11:00 pm: Edit

Jesus Fucking Christ
I hate working the late shift!
I need some nachos.

By Head_Prosthesis on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 10:37 pm: Edit

Hands of the Devil
Tickling the ivory type
Is a waste of time

By Dr_Ordinaire on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 10:33 pm: Edit

The alembic sings
House is all mint
For two hours, I'm a god.

By _Blackjack on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 10:27 pm: Edit

But doesn't Heiko
Have the dreamiest sad eyes?
I'm weak in the knees.

By Mr_Rabbit on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 05:18 pm: Edit

Anatomist, son of Texas
Red Blooded American
as real as a $3 bill

Sarcasm sent
into the ether
beers, steers, and queers

By Thegreenimp on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 04:45 pm: Edit

I Ku,
You Ku,
We all Ku,
For Haiku.......

By Rupert1029 on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 04:20 pm: Edit

if you write haiku
and write in southern slang
Is it then "hicku"

By Heiko on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 03:59 pm: Edit

is there a rule that a haiku has to have more than one word?

Donaudampfschiffahrts-
kapitänswitwenrenten-
überschussausgleich.

By Verawench on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 03:50 pm: Edit

you can't write heiku
In the german language
too many syllables per word

:P

By Heiko on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 03:38 pm: Edit

If you write haiku
And if it is in German
is it then 'heiko'?

By _Blackjack on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 02:17 pm: Edit

If you write haiku
And it's not in Japanese
It ain't a haiku

By Artemis on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 12:39 pm: Edit

"your armadillo koo needs a seven syllable second line"

No it doesn't. That syllable stuff applies to Japanese. English doesn't work the way Japanese does, so why handicap yourself with rules that weren't meant to be applied to the English language? If you translate Haiku from Japanese to English and concern yourself with the number of syllables to use in English, you destroy the spirit of the haiku every time.

If you're writing one in English, you've got to keep it short, but to hell with syllables.

"the really good ones say so much in so few words"

THAT is what a haiku is. It's not about syllables, although if you're good enough with syllables to lend some rhythm, that's certainly a plus.

By Morriganlefey on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 12:04 pm: Edit

I (unfortunately) cannot take credit for actually penning any of these, but here's a little link to one of my diary pages entitled "Redneck Haiku" -

http://morriganlfey.diaryland.com/010507_74.html

Kind of gives you a hankerin' for a spin in Head's rust primer Camarro, no?

- M

By Bob_Chong on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 12:32 am: Edit

I like the one with
"seven seven seven um..."
by Head Prosthesis.


BC

By Head_Prosthesis on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 12:32 am: Edit

I had the same reaction once...
My friend was driving us to school and I was half awake and am really slow to react in the first place. He was about to cross a busy intersection and he looked to the right and he looked to the left... I looked to the right while he was lefting and here's this huge truck coming at us as he's creeping in front of it and all I say is...

"Yow, fuck!"

He says "What?" sees the truck and floors it across the intersection. The truck missed us by half a car length. Funny I've suppressed that experience for a long time.

Oh Vera. He should wore his Camiriches(sp?) ZIP SNAP and DROP.

By Verawench on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 12:23 am: Edit

on the open road
horny armadillo says
fuck! my zipper's stuck

By Marc on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 12:22 am: Edit

head,


what makes your haiku so good is:

we're all like the fucking lazy armadillo. walking around in our shells. suddenly we're confronted with harsh reality. and at this point of seeing things for for what they are its too late, we're dead. and in most cases when we are about to die we utter the word "fuck" or "shit" or "look at the truck".

I love haikus. the really good ones say so much
in so few words.


and on that upbeat note, I'm having a cup of koolaid and going to bed.

By Head_Prosthesis on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 12:16 am: Edit

hahahahahahhahahahahahahah...

I can't breath

I really gotta go to bed.

By Marc on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 12:14 am: Edit

on the open road
lazy armadillo says
fuck! look at the truck

By Head_Prosthesis on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 12:14 am: Edit

On the open road
Lazy armadillo sez
Fuck! Look at the truck

It's like trying to turn the two nuclear detonator keys to blow up Russia at the same time...

By Head_Prosthesis on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 12:12 am: Edit

Oh shit I screwed up too...

By Head_Prosthesis on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 12:11 am: Edit

On the open road
Lazy armadillo sez
Fuck! is that a truck

Aww! Our first collaboration.

By Marc on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 12:11 am: Edit

oops. I fucked up your haiku twice. "look at the truck" is perfect. The armadillo is kind of stupid. He's watching his destiny bear down him.

By Marc on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 12:08 am: Edit

oops. I forgot the exclamation point. The exclamation point is what makes its so funny.
That armadillo is freaking!

By Marc on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 12:06 am: Edit

on the open road
lazy armadillo sez
fuck, is that a truck

By Head_Prosthesis on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 12:02 am: Edit

On the open road
Mister armadillo sez
Fuck! Look at the truck

By Marc on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 12:01 am: Edit

head,

your armadillo koo needs a seven syllable second line. you missed by 1 syllable. otherwise, its as perfect a haiku as I've seen. Add a syllable to the second line and you've got fuckin' classic.

By Head_Prosthesis on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 11:59 pm: Edit

My ass is bleeding
sitting in this chair so long
PROCTOLOGIST NOW!

By Head_Prosthesis on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 11:56 pm: Edit

five five five five five
seven seven seven um ...
five five five five five

I don't know if that helped me out

By Marc on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 11:54 pm: Edit

yes, five seven five
makes the haiku rock and roll
otherwise, dull poem

By Marc on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 11:53 pm: Edit

wow that big blue vein
looks like a lonely highway
bisecting my prick

By Head_Prosthesis on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 11:52 pm: Edit

fuck the rules bee-atch
I will put as many damn syllables in mah Haiku
as I damn well please!!!

By Head_Prosthesis on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 11:50 pm: Edit

Is the rule

5

7

5


I forget?

By Marc on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 11:50 pm: Edit

the girl in black tights
is wiggling around the room
papa go poo poo

By Head_Prosthesis on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 11:48 pm: Edit

On the open road
the armadillo sez
Fuck! Look at the truck

By Marc on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 11:45 pm: Edit

Man, don't fuck with me
I'll crush you're balls with my teeth
Smoke another joint?

By Head_Prosthesis on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 11:40 pm: Edit

In the wheat the mouse
Sits quietly barfing
while reading the posts

By Marc on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 11:30 pm: Edit

I peeked thru the blinds
Two girls lying on the bed
Why can't I be one

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