You're A Poet, You Know It!

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 5:39 AM

How many of you have tried Haiku before? Given that I seem to be on a poetry streak at the moment, for some reason, I was thinking, wouldn't it be fun if each of you would contribute one Haiku of whatever strikes you at the moment of composition (Haiku, after all, being about the moment). As a grouping, it could be quite fascinating.

Want to give it a try? It's simple, really. First, it doesn't have to rhyme. Second, it does not have to follow a certain meter. Those two things make Haiku some of the easiest poetry to write, from a technical standpoint. What's hard is fitting a whole moment in its confining size. In particular, a Haiku should be composed of three lines, the first being five syllables long, the second seven, and the third five again. This 5-7-5 pattern can be a bit difficult, but fun to try.

Poesy in Haiku
Can be fun and amusing,
And soon fill comments.

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7 comments posted so far.

Re: You're A Poet, You Know It!

Tried it? I was the Haiku Master when I was in 9th grade. There was nothing I couldn’t make a Haiku of (except eight-syllabels words) :) On the other hand, that was in Swedish.

Expressed in Haiku Everything is poetry Even silly things


Posted by Flip - Feb 18, 2005 | 9:14 AM- Location: Sweden

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Ooo, I like Haikus. But now I have to make one. That’s too hard for me.


Posted by Ciaran - Feb 18, 2005 | 12:28 PM- Location: England, UK

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Evil they are. Went to Catholic for my entire grammer school years and one teacher no matter what topic the test was on, always had you come up with a Haiku, Lymric(sp?) or something else on the spot. Hated every minute of it. Actually still going to therapy for that class as I type. ;-)

Posted by Mark - Feb 18, 2005 | 1:20 PM- Location: MA

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Rain on a Friday One road into the valley Working from home now

Posted by Jason - Feb 18, 2005 | 5:15 PM- Location: So. Cali

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I like the Haiku That has been posted here now. Thank-you everyone!

Mark: sorry to bring back the trauma! :-)

Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Feb 19, 2005 | 6:09 AM- Location: MO

Re: You're A Poet, You Know It!

Mind my own business That’s what he told me one day Now he begs my help

Posted by Ed Hurst - Feb 19, 2005 | 9:16 PM- Location: Rural SE Texas

Re: You're A Poet, You Know It!

Beef, bun, cheddar cheese. Pickles, Onions, mustard too. Are you hungry, yet?

Posted by kevin - Feb 20, 2005 | 6:30 AM- Location: Milwaukie, OR

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