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Old 11-18-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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ER haiku - any takers?

How much can you say on the topic in 17 syllables?

My time is my own
Slave to the man no more, I
Do as I please now

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Old 11-18-2009, 03:45 PM   #2
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"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)

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Old 11-18-2009, 03:49 PM   #3
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Coffee aroma
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Old 11-18-2009, 03:52 PM   #4
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Good thought, but a *traditional* haiku is 5-7-5 based on the Japanese tradition. I tend to be a traditionalist.
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"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)

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I knew I shouldn't have posted on this thread...

How about:

Wake up!
And smell
The effing coffee

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Old 11-18-2009, 03:56 PM   #6
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I knew I shouldn't have posted on this thread...
Heh -- actually yours is as correct from the 17 syllable standpoint. I had never heard of the claim that in English, the number of syllables on a line don't matter...

Or maybe we should just use Mr. Garrison's definition from South Park: A haiku is just like an English poem, except it doesn't rhyme and it's totally stupid.
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Or maybe we should just use Mr. Garrison's definition from South Park: A haiku is just like an English poem, except it doesn't rhyme and it's totally stupid.
I love it when I master a subject on the first attempt...
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Poetry by the numbers
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How about:

Wake up!
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The effing coffee


ummm....REWahoo....that's nine
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