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Old 05-23-2014   #1
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Haiku Appreciation

The haiku isn’t discussed often on TLO and I think a thread devoted to this compact but dense verse form is long overdue. I’ll get the ball rolling with one I wrote about a scene I saw while driving home one day:

Tears stream down her cheeks
Hugging her now gone friend, flies
Buzz around the horse

So, share away! Whether written by you or someone whose work you appreciate.

“Madness, chaos, bone-deep mayhem, devastation of innumerable souls - while we scream and perish, History licks a finger and turns the page.” - Professor Nobody
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Re: Haiku Appreciation

Just when I opened this thread it started raining profusely, in my garden, so I'll give this a go:

Streaming missiles let
Slip themselves from social clouds:
Suicidal rain

Good idea for a thread, Cynothoglys.

Now I will try to keep awake. The fog.
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Re: Haiku Appreciation

I wrote this yesterday in my head and this is the first time I 'write it down'. It's a tanka, rather than a haiku, but I hope that counts:

In the morning I
Saw a soft-skull yellow rose,
A snail stuck in
Its eye. Returning home I
Saw the snail still there, stretching.

"I met the wolf alone
And was devoured in peace."

- 'The True Encounter', Edna St.Vincent Millay
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Re: Haiku Appreciation

Triple Haiku for Special Bonus Points!!!

Our quietism
Was broken by the poor truth
That life is an end

Worthless knowledge, in
Between the thick balustrades
Up to the temple

Morning came, we see
Even light is a dark lie
As the sun rose high

Now I will try to keep awake. The fog.
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Re: Haiku Appreciation

Interesting idea. Let's see...

*

Came into this world
to fulfill a couple's wish.
I've none of my own

*

My thoughts are haunted
by the soothing sound of rain
on a misty eve

*

I offered kindness
and her smile lit up the nightsky.
Sometimes life seems bright

*

My flesh and bones are
oblivious to future pains
I already fear
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Re: Haiku Appreciation

To monsieur Cioran:

Exile from yourself:
The man you could have become
Had you said one "Yes!"

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Blazing orange sunset

Twilight turns to memory

Darkness is complete
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