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Lets Do Haiku! by lindalee(f): 10:26pm On Feb 17, 2011
Haiku is a Japanese poetry form. The best haiku uses just a few words to capture a moment and create a picture in the reader's mind. It is like a tiny window into a scene much larger than itself.
In English, haiku is normally written in three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line.
So if you are ready lets go! I'll start ,
     
     
      The fierce thunderstorm
      excited dormant clouds anew
      In blinking seconds.
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by kodewrita(m): 7:43am On Feb 18, 2011
the cold rainy day
stormy clouds darkly shrouded
an army at war

embarassed
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by fellis(f): 8:53am On Feb 18, 2011
O good. I like haikus. I was starting to wonder if I was the only Nigerian that knew about haikus.
                                                                                 
                                                           Embers in the hearth,
                                                           Are coaxed by the passing wind,
                                                            But bring forth no flames.
I composed that when the attraction I felt towards a certain person died, and the feelings were no longer kindered by seeing them. tongue tongue tongue
I am coming with more to keep this going, although I foresee an early death for this thread.
Many Nigerians are not educated.
@Kodewrita and Lindalee,
Your last lines both have six syllables.
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by lindalee(f): 1:40pm On Feb 18, 2011
Hmm! nice write-ups:

The strength of the wind,
swaying the branches around,
to its own rhythm.
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by lindalee(f): 1:46pm On Feb 18, 2011
@ Kodewrita: that was a good one, the essence of haiku is to make us see beyond the natural existence and urs really did that. Nice piece!! kudos
@ Fellis: Love your write up gives u so much to imagine, pls keep them coming,
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by kodewrita(m): 6:07pm On Feb 18, 2011
liquid fire downslope,
gasping breath in beating hearts,
love's hot kiss anew

wink
lame methinks
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by adolfebad(m): 6:23pm On Feb 18, 2011
The tears in the eyes,

Crawling in formless delight,

When your child is born.

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Re: Lets Do Haiku! by fellis(f): 8:28pm On Feb 18, 2011
Another;
Girl's eyes shiny damp,
All the tears in the world,
Yet such bright beauty.
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by jimmyflord(m): 12:05am On Feb 19, 2011
U r a nit-wit,an ,foolish old tin,mentally disordered n confused soul.you refer men of God as animal.am sure,you wil live to regret dt statement.my sure.
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by lindalee(f): 2:06pm On Feb 19, 2011
This is getting interesting:
here's another,
A walk in the night
the moon is shining so bright
its a lovely sight
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by dominique(f): 5:22pm On Feb 19, 2011
love haiku too, can't compose any though embarassed

lindalee:

This is getting interesting:
here's another,
A walk in the night
the moon is shining so bright
its a lovely sight

nice one there smiley
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by adolfebad(m): 11:12pm On Feb 19, 2011
The eyes of a lover,

Shining brighter than the sun,

So hard to resist.
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by lindalee(f): 1:31pm On Feb 20, 2011
On a withered branch
The orange balls of the sun
Made it look so brown
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by firestar(f): 5:59pm On Feb 20, 2011
For my first and last
To the present and the past
Nairalanders, BLAST!
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by adolfebad(m): 11:59pm On Feb 21, 2011
The heart in great thirst,

Panting beside the rivers,

Of strenght and weakness.
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by lindalee(f): 8:51pm On Feb 22, 2011
I write to produce,
In this worlds life of drama,
A plot that is mine.
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by KennyG6(m): 8:52pm On Feb 22, 2011
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by KennyG6(m): 8:54pm On Feb 22, 2011
salt-waves caress sand
tickling my toes and heart
in their short-spurn wake
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by KennyG6(m): 8:57pm On Feb 22, 2011
cloudless clear-blue sky
sandy beach and blue seas
paradise no doubt
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by lindalee(f): 8:59pm On Feb 22, 2011
Kenny_G:

salt-waves caress sand
tickling my toes and heart
in their short-spurn wake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             That was beautiful. it totally stood out in the sea of all other haikus. it takes real talent to be able to grab somebody's attention with 17 syllables. keep at it!
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by KennyG6(m): 9:05pm On Feb 22, 2011
^^^tnx, nice work setting up the thread. Do you do write stories?
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by lindalee(f): 9:12pm On Feb 22, 2011
adolfe bad:

The eyes of a lover,

Shining brighter than the sun,

So hard to resist.
A beautiful haiku! nice array of verbal imagery, very creative!!!
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by lindalee(f): 10:43pm On Feb 22, 2011
@ kenny G: Yes i do, though i find it difficult to finish a story, i do more of poems, found out about haiku's recently and its really been captivating. Its short and simple yet  so deep.
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by afrosays(m): 2:36pm On Feb 23, 2011
Sounds interesting,
Lemme try?

Arrows of the gods,
Falling from the crimson sky,
Making home on earth

How did I do?
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by lindalee(f): 8:37pm On Feb 23, 2011
afrosays:



Arrows of the gods,
Falling from the crimson sky,
Making home on earth

How did I do?
Nice!!!
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by vescucci(m): 12:16pm On Feb 24, 2011
Hmmm. Haikus. I think I can get used to this thread.

I'm gonna try one but with a little twist.

All animals age
Beautiful babes become bald
Constant curse can't cease

How's that?
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by lindalee(f): 10:55pm On Feb 25, 2011
vescucci:

Hmmm. Haikus. I think I can get used to this thread.

I'm gonna try one but with a little twist.

All animals age
Beautiful babes become bald
Constant curse can't cease

How's that?
Nice,
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by adolfebad(m): 3:33am On Feb 26, 2011
How disappointing,

To check lindalee's profile

And find no picture!
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by lindalee(f): 11:36am On Feb 27, 2011
adolfe bad:

How disappointing,

To check lindalee's profile

And find no picture!


Nice one adolfe bad
Its true there's no profile pic
Will look into it
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by afrosays(m): 4:09pm On Mar 02, 2011
Would LindaLee be kind enough to feature on my blog?

Shall we be corny?

I beg on my knees
LindaLee toh Kwoloti
Afro needeth thee

I'm Afrosays on afrosays.wordpress.com
All and sundry are welome

Lindalee can post affirmative! (haiku please)
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by Nebulae: 12:34pm On Mar 13, 2011
For The People of Japan

Of whirlpools and earth
Towering peaks to valleys
Gather tears or mirth
Re: Lets Do Haiku! by kodewrita(m): 8:23pm On Mar 13, 2011
@nebulae. thanks for taking it back to the origin. God bless and protect the people of Japan.

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