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Postby Catherine Edmunds » Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:32 pm

More words have been written about this form than virtually any other. I'm going to keep it simple. The commonest anglicised form comprises three lines, syllable count 5-7-5. Traditionally it should be about nature. And that's it. Many writers however use any subject, and don't keep to the syllable count anyway, as it doesn't strictly relate to the Japanese form, the languages being so very different.

I like to keep to the normal syllable count, and make each line a clear statement with no enjambment (ie, they don't run on into each other), but subject-wise, anything goes.

The Guardian newspaper runs a daily haiku challenge for poems based on current news. There's a prize for the best one each week. Here's the link, if anyone fancies having a go: http://books.guardian.co.uk/games/haiku/

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Rough Justice by Louis P. Burns aka Lugh © 7th July, 2006.

Postby Louis P. Burns aka Lugh » Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:25 pm

Just saw your entry Delph mate... Well done :D

I wrote this haiku when I clicked on the Guardian link you provided above and then surfed the Guardian's pages looking for a story to inspire:-

rough justice
by Louis P. Burns aka Lugh © 7th July, 2006.
    rough justice again.
    eleven thousand. that's all.
    for a life taken!
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Postby Catherine Edmunds » Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:25 pm

Yippee!!! Didn't even notice they'd picked one of mine. Thanks for spotting it, Lugh :D

These are very satisfying to write, as you've no doubt just discovered with yours. You can say a lot in just a few words.

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Postby Louis P. Burns aka Lugh » Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:10 pm

delph_ambi wrote:Yippee!!! Didn't even notice they'd picked one of mine. Thanks for spotting it, Lugh :D

These are very satisfying to write, as you've no doubt just discovered with yours. You can say a lot in just a few words.

Yes, it's satisfying to write Haiku poetry indeed Delph... How does the Guardian thing work? I submitted my poem about the 7/7 victims, and thought the Guardian would email me back but they haven't...

Ah well. Wait and see...
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Postby Catherine Edmunds » Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:33 pm

They don't reply, I suspect, unless you win the prize for writing the best haiku that week. (I haven't received a reply, despite having a haiku posted yesterday.)

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The Field And The Apple Tree by Louis P. Burns aka Lugh ©.

Postby Louis P. Burns aka Lugh » Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:41 pm

the field and the apple tree
by Louis P. Burns aka Lugh © 2006.
    after all these years
    the field and the apple tree
    ah, the memories
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Postby Catherine Edmunds » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:20 am

Now that is exquisite. A perfect haiku.

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Postby Louis P. Burns aka Lugh » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:58 am

Cheers Delph :D

I've had a turbulent week to say the least. When I wrote The Field And The Apple Tree, I was seeking to access some calmness and regain inner peace. I find writing or playing guitar (when I have one), very soothing...

Thanks for the feedback and compliment on this piece mate. I really appreciate it...
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Postby the_leander » Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:29 am

Haiku?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

In all seriousness, under a particular web browser I used to use, whenever you mistyped for otherwise couldn't connect to a web page, it would come up with the error 404, and then underneath have the following haiku such as this:

Rather than a beep
Or a rude error message,
These words: "File not found."

Another strange piece of geek trivia brought to you by...

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Postby Catherine Edmunds » Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:39 pm

Nice one Alan :D

I've just got another one on the Guardian site. :oops:

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Postby Louis P. Burns aka Lugh » Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:49 pm

delph_ambi wrote:I've just got another one on the Guardian site. :oops:


Way to go Delph :-D

Congratulations mate :)

Click here or the link below to see Delph's latest Haiku on the Guardian website...

http://books.guardian.co.uk/games/haiku/

Toooooooooo Coooool :D

Hyperlink and link in this post are to The Guardian Unlimited Books webpage.
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One For Syd Barrett...

Postby Louis P. Burns aka Lugh » Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:52 pm

black sky with peppered white.
Haiku Poem by Louis P. Burns aka Lugh © 2006.
    where are you tonight?
    stars remind, eternity.
    I'm disillusioned
    .
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Postby the_leander » Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:07 pm

Congrats delph :D

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Postby the_leander » Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:08 pm

Nice one lugh :D

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Cheers Alan :-)

Postby Louis P. Burns aka Lugh » Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:51 pm

Cheers Alan :-)

Here's another...

Bukowski's goatee
A Haiku Poem by Louis P. Burns aka Lugh © 13th July, 2006.
    Bukowski's goatee.
    words tangle in a white beard,
    then fall and are caught.
A gift for our creative friends over on MSN Bukowski's goatee... Here's hoping they join us
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