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December 12, 2011
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The darkness descends

Capturing all within it

To never set free

Someday, I like to think. . .
December 12, 2011
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I like this one Smile. Everytime I think I come up with a good haiku I always end up one or two syllables over, so frustrating lol.

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December 12, 2011
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uniquelylost said:

I like this one Smile. Everytime I think I come up with a good haiku I always end up one or two syllables over, so frustrating lol.

Oh gosh I hate it when that happens!

I literally spent ten minutes just trying not to go over with syllables for this!

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December 12, 2011
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Exactly what is a Haiku?

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December 12, 2011
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I really like this work even if haiku isn't my forte, my vernacular isn't wired for it so I admire you who can write haiku

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December 12, 2011
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I really like this!

And I loveee haikus, i might post one soon :)

 
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luv2rite said:

Exactly what is a Haiku?

its a type of poem. Its structure is usually 5 syllables, then 7 syllables then 5 again. I think it comes from japan, although there are different styles of haiku

 
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December 12, 2011
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Thanks Awkward.

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December 12, 2011
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I thought haiku was what happened before someone says bless you<--- Yea I said it....

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January 11, 2012
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I'm gonna have to try this... Once

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January 11, 2012
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Haiku was the very first type of poetry I ever wrote, and it was taught to me by my fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Purcell. She ended up becoming a life-long friend of mine and I used to go and stay overnight at her house after I left her class.  When I was still a child, gave me a book of Haiku poetry inscribed, "To Janine, my little Haiku writer". I still have that book in my posession 47 years later! She was among the first of my teachers to really encourage my writing.

 

This is the first poem I ever wrote in 5th grade (I know, how can I remember it after all these years!)

 

The buffalo graze

On the wide open prairie

With eyes half-asleep

 

Usually Haiku poetry paints an evocative visual picture which conveys a feeling using a only a total of a mere 17 syllables, arranged in three lines of 5/7/5.  There are other styles, but I believe this is what most people associate with Haiku - and yes, it is a Japanese form of writing poetry...

 

-Janine

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