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Haiku [Feb. 1st, 2002|01:21 pm]
Peter Sheil
The Web site you seek
cannot be located but
endless others exist.

Stay the patient course;
Of little worth is your ire -
The network is down

To have no errors
Would be life without meaning
No struggle, no joy

*no GPFs; no late nights debugging code; no irate users; no corrupt databases - sure sounds like paradise to me*

You step in the stream
but the water has moved on.
This page is not here.


[User Picture]From: elliebellie4
2002-02-01 10:38 pm (UTC)
You're a haiku freak! I'm burned out on haikus because every year for english class, my teachers have made us study them. They're losing their fun for me.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-02-02 01:40 pm (UTC)


Ahh that is a shame! I find them very expressive in such a concise form. Being a geek I'm not that "literate" :) and haiku are the only verse form I am happy writing. For me they capture several of the senses and recreate a moment in time.

Why not imagine an emotional moment in your life. Think about all the senses - smell, sight, sound, taaste. Picture the little details and then just put down the words that come to mind. In a traditional haiku there should be a seasonal reference and a juxtaposition of to conflicting or complementary images. Does that sound like more fun? :)))

How about your Riki Tiki scene ... would that generate a haiku for you? I need inspiration to start but once I get going a lot spill out - even the occasional good one :) The computer ones are not original - they were posted on the net several years ago and I rediscovered them when tidying up some papers.

Take care and hope you can ppreciate haiku in the future
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-02-02 03:00 pm (UTC)
Tell me the following three cat haiku don't make you laugh ...

Grace personified,
I leap into the window.
I meant to do that.

Blur of motion, then
Silence, me, a paper bag.
What is so funny?

The mighty hunter
Returns with gifts of plump birds
Your foot just squashed one

In each one I see a picture of the cat actually doing it and curl up in laughter.

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