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quatro
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0 posted 06-30-2003 02:59 AM       View Profile for quatro   Email quatro   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit quatro's Home Page   View IP for quatro


I would like to write one of these.  What is the rule?

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1 posted 06-30-2003 09:22 AM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

3 lines:

first line: 5 syllables
second line: 7 syllables
third line: 5 syllables

is about the 5 senses (or the sixth sense, if you will )

usually about nature

I said I'm going to buy a gun and start a war,
If you can tell me something worth fighting for
-coldplay

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Hi Quatro,

Haiku can also be 3,5,3.  Traditional haiku usually capture an exact moment in time, about nature.  However, many people enjoy writing non-traditional haiku as well.  I love writing haiku because of the simplistic nature of them!  Good luck!

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end...

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3 posted 06-30-2003 06:27 PM       View Profile for quatro   Email quatro   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit quatro's Home Page   View IP for quatro

Thank you Wind and LadyBug.

I will try this tonight.

quatro
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4 posted 06-30-2003 08:30 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

hmmmm...

That it's necessarily about nature is a bit of a misconception.  Haiku is supposed to be about "the nature" of what you are describing and nothing past it.  You as a poet are not to interfere with what you are describing... it's about "a few strong images presented in simple language," says the textbook I have in my lap.

Just create something completely sensual.  How it looks, how it feels, how it sounds.  It's about images...

Officially the syllable count is 5-7-5, but then again, that's not the crucial element of Haiku... a few strong images, in simple language.  Haiku isn't about your style, it's about content, it's about what you write, and what the reader sees when they read it...

Haha, personally I don't like Haiku...
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5 posted 06-30-2003 08:52 PM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

not depressing enough for LP?
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Depressing?  Wind, have you even read any of my poetry?  
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7 posted 07-01-2003 10:32 AM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

yeah...it's sad...Haiku just isn't deep enough to be your style

I said I'm going to buy a gun and start a war,
If you can tell me something worth fighting for
-coldplay
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quatro
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8 posted 07-01-2003 01:20 PM       View Profile for quatro   Email quatro   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit quatro's Home Page   View IP for quatro

Thanks you guys,

I don't always "feel" nature so I don't always write about it   But thanks LP for the additional information.

quatro
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Quatro, here's a link for your reading pleasure...
http://www.toyomasu.com/haiku/
 
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