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Thread: {un}holy?! haiku challenge

  1. #4821
    sex machine fuel cell
    revving internal engine
    fire all cylinders

  2. #4822
    Fire all cylinders,
    Remnants of the Titanic.
    Your people need you.
    Last edited by Bruno Spatola; September 8th, 2010 at 06:50 AM.
    "When I am gone, it won't be long before I disturb you in the dark."

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  3. #4823
    your people need you
    people left behind
    who will save them?
    XOXO,

    Golfprincess

  4. #4824
    That's not a haiku. . .

    Imposter!
    "When I am gone, it won't be long before I disturb you in the dark."

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  5. #4825
    my bad...

    Your people need you
    people left behind
    you save them
    XOXO,

    Golfprincess

  6. #4826
    Can I continue this? This is the first time I'm doing this and I just checked the word 'haiku' in the dictionary.
    So accordingly, I should continue from "Your people need you", shouldn't I?
    Well, here goes


    Your people need you.
    Where have you disappeared?
    Come, brave warrior.

  7. #4827
    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno Spatola View Post
    That's not a haiku. . .

    Imposter!
    Technically, none of this is haiku as I understand haiku. It's more akin to senryu.

    Come, brave warrior
    stand, don't be beaten -- even
    grass bows to the wind

  8. #4828
    Okay, can I please have a better explanation of a haiku then? Because I looked it up in the dictionary and this is what I had understood: A 3 line poem with 5, 7 and 5 syllables in each line respectively

    Would appreciate the help

  9. #4829
    Quote Originally Posted by candid petunia View Post
    Okay, can I please have a better explanation of a haiku then? Because I looked it up in the dictionary and this is what I had understood: A 3 line poem with 5, 7 and 5 syllables in each line respectively

    Would appreciate the help
    Check out this article.

    In a nutshell, they're structured the same, but the focus is different. Haiku traditionally focuses on the observance of nature. Senryu deals with human issues and feeling. It probably doesn't matter much for the purposes of this game, but it doesn't hurt to brush up either.

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    Here is the OP (Original Post) for the thread:
    Quote Originally Posted by Kurkurrage View Post


    Here's a challenge for those of you with outstanding debts to society .. You know who you are; you wordsmiths of vicious repute. The thrust of this challenge is to create a series of haiku that are linked -- the last line of one is the first line of the next and so on ..

    quick example:

    Keeping faith is rough
    When the chips are down and I
    Stand, unrequited

    Stand, unrequited
    In pale beams of a guiltless
    Moon -- devoid of self

    cool? cool!

    So .. I leave the seed to you folk. Someone start it off. I love haiku, 'cuz that's what I started writing back in grade 7 when my creative mind leaped from my skull and planted a flag in the floor of my classroom.

    Props to Bartleby for giving me the idea
    The thread kinda went to everyone making up their own haiku after a while without linking them (which is fine) but if you're going to take liberties with a haiku (other than with the syllable count, we must have some standards) this is the place to do it! If they're written really well and as they traditionally should be that's good, too.

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