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Monday 31 December 2007

Haiku

I was recently introduced to what is called Haiku. For info on Haiku,click here . With my winter break on, since I have nothing to do.... officially :D, it didn't take me long to get hooked on to this new concept. I feel it makes you wanna improve your conciseness, given you have only 3 lines to put forth your idea :D. Smart enough,ain't it?

So here it goes, my first 3 Haiku. Suffer:

HI-KU
me,
haiku:
a literary catastrophe awaits.


GLACIOUS
winter,
multilayered clothing,
a squished adam's apple.


ALMOST
a gasp,
the sprint slackens,
the bus shrinks.

shamie,
30th december, 2007

11 comments:

  1. Master, O Master...

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  2. Happy New Year, buddy!

    And I just noticed, when I looked beyond your wise words, that you and Haiku are a literal literary catastrophe.
    You are not supposed to have any commas, semicolons, fullstops, etc in a Haiku.
    But well, you were the disaster waiting to happen.
    So keep going!!

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  3. oh...is tht so...??
    cuz wikipedia says this :
    "Haiku usually combine three different lines, with a distinct grammatical break, called kireji, usually placed at the end of either the first five or second seven sound units. These two parts of a haiku are called the ‘phrase and the fragment’. In Japanese, there are actual kireji words. In English, kireji is often replaced with commas, hyphens, elipses, or implied breaks in the haiku."

    thts th reason i used th punctuation marks.
    so plz lemme know if this is right.

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  4. Oh! My bad.
    The ones I read had no puntuations.

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  5. so to p or not to p is the question???
    p being punctuate :D

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  6. All three are brilliant! Btw, are they supposed to have names?

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  7. thx...
    from wt i read on th net about haiku, every one cums up with their own style. i thought i'll add a title just for the sake of it.
    lemme know if titles are just not allowed in haiku :D

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  8. grr... i nvr understnd d formation of haiku..i mean d 17 syllable rule!!...

    ok here one i read:

    Zipped in,
    Her jeans,
    His genes..:)

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  9. @manisha:
    holy shit!!! gr8 haiku u read ther!!!!
    rotfl!!!
    btw... thx for goin thru my posts so religiously and commenting them too :D

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  10. p or nt to p...he he..!!!!!

    1.dnt remebr hw i stumbled, bt i lykd d hinglish title :dimaagkoshot!!!!! so i came to read!!!!!!

    2.u dnt need 2 thnk me so much!!! :)..

    3.n i thnk u 4 d coments now!! he eh:)

    kip giving shots to dimaag...bie!!!

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  11. abbey shamie! where was i???...dnt remember reading the first haiku, though i remember we discussed about the bus one!!!

    i loved loved loved the first one!! literary catastrophe *giggles*

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