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RE: Haiku

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 08.14.2006 1:23 pm

AJBryant wrote:
Ummm... haiku are 5-7-5, not 7-5-7. ;)


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Tony is there not a 3-5-3 varient as well? Or is that called something else?
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RE: Haiku

Postby clay » Mon 08.14.2006 1:53 pm

I don't know if there is a Japanese 3-5-3 form, but I found this:
http://www.ahapoetry.com/keirule.htm
Which says American haiku poets began limiting their poems to 3-5-3 instead of 5-7-5 because English can convey enough information in those 11 syllables.
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RE: Haiku

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 08.14.2006 4:19 pm

you know Clay, that might be what I was thinking of.. But for some reason or another I certainly thought it was japanese..
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RE: Haiku

Postby Chris Hart » Mon 08.14.2006 5:55 pm

Just curious, are there Lymericks in Japanese?
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RE: Haiku

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 08.15.2006 9:52 am

no they aren't lymericks.. but the very best at haiku get them to rhyme..
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RE: Haiku

Postby coco » Tue 11.07.2006 9:39 am

北半球は秋ですね。
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RE: Haiku

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 11.07.2006 10:26 am

AJBryant wrote:
My favorit Basho haiku of all time:

蚤虱 馬の尿する 枕もと(のみしらみ うまのばりする まくらもと)

Fleas and lice,
and a horse pissing
by my pillow.

Basho was such an artful guy. :)

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it's a good thing that didn't say on my pillow.. now that would be disturbing.
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RE: Haiku

Postby AJBryant » Tue 11.07.2006 11:37 am

it's a good thing that didn't say on my pillow.. now that would be disturbing.


Well, depending on the slope of the ground....


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RE: Haiku

Postby Mukade » Wed 11.15.2006 12:27 am

In the spirit of the onset of the (seemingly endless) chilly weather here, I would like to offer this one:

暖かい
起きて仕事へ
行きたくない
意味がなくてもええねん!
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RE: Haiku

Postby AJBryant » Wed 11.15.2006 8:33 am

I feel your pain, Mukade. :)

Some random musings of my own:

Sekigahara:
Ishida thinks he's winning.
"Neener neener nee--"

昼も夜
テレビを見れば
時代劇。

黒パジャマ。
死なせてもらう
忍者ボイ。

縁組みの
相手にしたい
靖子さん

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RE: Haiku

Postby ss » Sun 08.05.2007 9:32 pm

Our motherland will be celebrating her 42 birthday on this coming 9th August.
I'm proud to be here in this beautiful city, a place where I feel at home. Yet hope to be able to travel far and learn much, bringing with me knowledge and experiences from this island to share with every new friend.
Here’s my first attempt on composing haiku (I hope it makes sense), dedicate to my country – Happy Birthday!

慕わしき
藤色の蘭
我が國花

したわしき
ふじいろのらん
わがこっか
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RE: Haiku

Postby AJBryant » Mon 08.06.2007 6:22 am

Good one!!

Brava. :)


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RE: Haiku

Postby tanuki » Mon 08.06.2007 9:39 am

Nice! My motherland's birthday is today, August 6th, but I couldn't write poetry to save my life. :p
僕の下手な日本語を直してください。
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RE: Haiku

Postby ss » Tue 08.07.2007 12:09 am

Glad to hear that Papa, thank you for your encouragement. :p

Thanks 子狸, 誕生日の歌を歌います。。。。Feliz cumpleaños, Bolivia! ♭ ¶ #&♪ 

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RE: Haiku

Postby JaySee » Tue 08.07.2007 1:06 am

Everyone who studies Japanese I guess goes through a period of wanting to write haiku at least once... I went through such a period during my first year at uni and came up with these:

この俳句
面白いけど
意味がない

このはいく
おもしろいけど
いみがない

寝るときに
夢見たいけど
怠慢だ

ねるときに
ゆめみたいけど
たいまんだ

Well at least they're 5-7-5...
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