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FlashBack1968
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2009 6:46:28 PM
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HAIKU for PEOPLE
In this game your haiku's last line becomes the new haiku's first line!

(standard 3-line, 5 - 7 - 5-syllable pattern -- does NOT need to rhyme):


It looks like fun but I've never tried haiku. So I'll start it off with one from the old masters, Etsujin.

Covered with the flowers,
Instantly I'd like to die
In this dream of ours!

(so you use "In this dream of ours" as your first line and so on...)
grammargeek
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2009 7:00:03 PM
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In this dream of ours
Illusion becomes alive;
Reality hides.
ChildofTheKing
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2009 7:06:45 PM
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Reality hides,
But only from the blinded;
Vision, guides the wise!
grammargeek
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2009 8:23:00 PM
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Vision guides the wise,
But GPS guides the lost.
Why can't I have one?
JPK
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2009 8:59:17 PM
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Why can't I have one?
I've been a good boy all day
I crave a muffin!
grammargeek
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2009 9:08:19 PM
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I crave a muffin
Of the banana nut type;
Oh, how sweet it is.
ChildofTheKing
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2009 9:20:36 PM
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Oh, how sweet it is
to meet a kindred spirit;
I pray it will last.
bugdoctor
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2009 9:43:38 PM
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Always have a heart
That opens like a flower
You won't be lonely.
kiran_11
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2009 10:31:41 PM
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You won't be lonely
For there is someone waiting
To rest in your heart
bugdoctor
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2009 10:32:51 PM
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They sailed their warships
out into the starry sea.
Their wives got horny.
TB
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2009 10:43:27 PM
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bugdoctor wrote:
They sailed their warships
out into the starry sea.
Their wives got horny.



Their wives got horny
And females will know this fact
George Clooney caused that


grammargeek
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2009 10:53:26 PM
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Just a little reminder of the rules, per FlashBack1968:

In this game your haiku's last line becomes the new haiku's first line!

(standard 3-line, 5 - 7 - 5-syllable pattern -- does NOT need to rhyme):
JPK
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2009 10:58:48 PM
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To make it up for the last lines that did not get used:

I pray it will last
To rest in your pulsing heart
Our sweet memories

Thank you grammargeek for setting us straight! :)
grammargeek
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2009 11:05:50 PM
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Our sweet memories
Get us through the hardest times;
I miss my little dog.
kiran_11
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2009 11:10:34 PM
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Location: India
I miss my little dog
He loved to lie on my lap
And wag his cute tail
grammargeek
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2009 11:27:29 PM
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And wag his cute tail
He did, each time he saw me.
What a precious thing.
wercozy
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2009 11:36:20 PM
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(bugdoctor messed it up twice)

I pray it will last
This time we call life
Birth, life, death so fast

To rest in your heart
Forever and ever
As one, as lovers...

(before it got messed up it was really rock'n cool)
pjay
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 12:37:10 AM
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Birth, life, death so fast

flies by; ferris wheel

ride is unsurpassed


TB
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 1:04:28 AM
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pjay wrote:
Birth, life, death so fast
flies by; ferris wheel
ride is unsurpassed



Ride is unsurpassed
Walk can be a blast
I'd rather sail
wercozy
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 1:11:46 AM
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I'd rather sail
To where it could be
And soon I will be free
grammargeek
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 1:21:46 AM
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(resuming the 5-7-5 syllable rule)

Soon I will be free
To enjoy this awesome world,
Relieved of sorrow.
wercozy
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 1:44:31 AM
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Relieved of sorrow
Sorrow not without hope
Hope without fear
Dreamy
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 1:44:35 AM

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Deep anger cold heart
Blame yourself before others
Become very wise.

[Author: Michael Coldham-Fussell]
FlashBack1968
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 2:02:15 AM
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Dreamy wrote:
Deep anger cold heart
Blame yourself before others
Become very wise.

[Author: Michael Coldham-Fussell]

Dreamy, you're not following the rules of the game.
I'll continue with wercozy's last Haiku...

Hope without fear
my mind is clear,
precious moments.
kiran_11
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 2:36:27 AM
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Precious moments
Like my first birthday present
A giant teddy!
Dreamy
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 2:40:16 AM

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FlashBack1968 wrote:
Dreamy wrote:
Deep anger cold heart
Blame yourself before others
Become very wise.

[Author: Michael Coldham-Fussell]

Dreamy, you're not following the rules of the game.
I'll continue with wercozy's last Haiku...

Hope without fear
my mind is clear,
precious moments.


A giant teddy
Blame yourself before others
Become very wise.
kiran_11
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 2:50:30 AM
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Become very wise
For there is competition
In this vast vast world.
Dreamy
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 2:54:16 AM

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kiran_11 wrote:
Become very wise
For there is competition
In this vast vast world.


In this vast vast world
Not confined by its matter
Birdsong resonates
kiran_11
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 3:02:20 AM
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Birdsong resonates
With echoing chirps and tweets
My heart leaps with joy
Articulate Dreamer
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 3:46:36 AM

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My heart leaps with joy
At every act of charity
That's truly selfless
kay pirinya
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 4:34:43 AM
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that's truly selfless
give your love without asking
and share it with joy
Terri DC
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 4:59:40 AM
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And share it with joy
Or she will trample you flat
In a fit of rage
PapaEcho
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 5:16:17 AM
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In a fit of rage
The door was slammed
And bags were packed
Terri DC
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 5:21:47 AM
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*** AGAIN - THE RULES.

standard 3-line, 5 - 7 - 5-syllable pattern -- does NOT need to rhyme)***
PapaEcho
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 5:30:26 AM
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In a fit of rage
The front door was slammed
And designer bags were packed

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