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date : 5/7/5 equals international haiku day on FreeRepublic

Posted on 05/07/2005 7:31:27 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch

international

haiku day is what we love

on FreeRepublic


TOPICS: Poetry; The Poetry Branch
KEYWORDS: 575; haiku; poetry
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haiku? gesundheit!
1 posted on 05/07/2005 7:31:28 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch
haiku day?
Nope sorry. Nothing compares with "Talk Like A Pirate Day".
2 posted on 05/07/2005 7:33:28 AM PDT by Condor51 (Leftists are moral and intellectual parasites - Standing Wolf)
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To: Condor51

ARRRRRRGGGHHH!!!

:)


3 posted on 05/07/2005 7:33:58 AM PDT by MikefromOhio
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To: InvisibleChurch

Celebrate? No, thanks.
Today is ex-wife's birthday.
Please pass the vodka.


4 posted on 05/07/2005 7:35:09 AM PDT by T'wit (Anything the liberals call "fair" is guaranteed to be unfair, deceitful and larcenous.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Mecosta Newaygo.


5 posted on 05/07/2005 7:35:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (I don't suffer from stress. I am a carrier!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

There was a young man from Peru,


Oops, sorry, wrong thread.


6 posted on 05/07/2005 7:36:25 AM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: InvisibleChurch

Bump for checkin' back!


7 posted on 05/07/2005 7:36:33 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (I don't drink and FReep...it just looks that way)
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To: InvisibleChurch
A freeping haiku

I would rather not today

I have lawn work now

8 posted on 05/07/2005 7:37:42 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

It be three
then four more or
three again end


9 posted on 05/07/2005 7:38:45 AM PDT by big bad easter bunny (I live so far beyond my means it could be said we live apart.)
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To: All

I'll celebrate Mothers Day tomorrow. It's the only day of the year I get the, 'so this is how it feels to be rich and have people waiting on you hand and foot day'. :-)


10 posted on 05/07/2005 7:39:14 AM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: Condor51

Ive been known to order (beg) the wife to "come about and prepare to be boarded."


11 posted on 05/07/2005 7:39:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (I don't suffer from stress. I am a carrier!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

These are terms used for various styles or attitudes when writing haiku.

shasei - Shasei is the principle of "sketching from life" in a haiku. The idea is that a haiku should describe a scene rather than be about your thoughts about the scene. Haiku should also be written while directly looking at a scene and not from memory.

karumi - "Lightness", as opposed to heavy-handedness. A light tone suggests talking about very ordinary things and presenting them in ordinary ways. This presents a very personal and comfortable poetry.

renso - The loose association of disparate images. A common approach to writing haiku is to mention 2 separate images and then in the 3rd line link them together in a surprising or unusual way.

hosomi - "Slenderness". This principle advocates the use of short, simple, and plain language. Modest and unpretentious.

kanjaku - "Supreme quietness". Tranquility and meditation are often sought as a mood for haiku.

wabi - Austere beauty. Beauty in loneliness and misery, in poverty and simplicity. Wabi and Sabi reflect an important mindset and value system in the writing of traditional haiku.

sabi - Quiet elegance. Elegant loneliness, simplicity, or deprivation. Elegance in antiquity and simplicity.
Haiku captures the heart of Japanese seasons From Barbara Burr, Fukiko Kyota and Yasuyo Miki, Himeji, Japan


http://writeonline.sac.sa.edu.au/Archives/June_02/haiku.htm


The change of seasons in Japan is dramatic and swift. Suddenly winter is over and the cherry blossoms appear. Then, just as suddenly, these symbols of Spring are gone again. It is not surprising that Japanese people like to capture the special elements of the seasons in painting or poetry. Since the natural world transforms itself swiftly and since inspiration is fleeting, the changes must be caught in words which are quick, short and precise. Japanese haiku does just that. Haiku is probably the shortest poetic form in the world.

Each haiku consists of just three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables. A haiku must also contain a special word which evokes the season. Sometimes the simpler the word, the more effective it is for capturing the elusive. But don't be deceived by its simplicity. Finding the right words and then arranging them within the strict form of the haiku may not be so easy. The words need to be arranged in such a way that the images last as long as possible in the mind of the reader. According to a famous haiku poet, Masaoka Shiki (1867 - 1902), "Haiku is a sketch with simple, plain words."

Just as artists take their brushes, paints and palette to capture the beauty of nature in a painting, groups of haiku writers often travel to special places to seek inspiration for their writing. Haiku classes are very popular in Japan, particularly for people with lots of leisure time. What may seem to be a bus full of tourists may really be a bus full of poets, on a day trip to a beautiful spot in the country. As an art teacher helps students with their brush strokes, the master haiku poet helps each person to find the right word to get the get the effect they want.

Haiku competitions are offered all over Japan. A famous tea company offers prizes and uses the best haiku to advertise their product. Many newspapers also offer prizes, not just for haiku in Japanese but also in English.

Writing haiku in English is a novel idea for many Japanese and of course English translations of Japanese haiku, haiku in English, haiku in other languages, and traditional Japanese haiku, are not all the same. The interpretation of haiku depends on the readers. When it comes to international haiku, we need to understand the background culture of the poet. When written in other languages, the rigid rules of form and specific words of haiku are often relaxed.

The best haiku is clearly written, without metaphor, personification and other literary devices.. It can be easily understood from the direct words, but these words often contain a stronger message that has to be searched for. They are often parables for life. This is what makes them last.

Famous haiku are passed down from generation to generation. Here is a famous haiku by one of Japan's best known haiku masters, Matsui Bashö (1644-1694). It's not as easy as it looks.

furuike ya
kawazu tobikomu
mizu no oto

Listen! a frog
Jumping into the silence
Of an ancient pond

It is about the momentary action and lingering sound that reminded the poet of the wonder of a moment and eternity.


12 posted on 05/07/2005 7:40:38 AM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: P.O.E.

thank you, edgar allen


13 posted on 05/07/2005 7:41:22 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Look! Jimmy Carter! History's greatest monster!)
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To: Condor51

Nothing compares with "Talk Like A Pirate Day".

LOL!


14 posted on 05/07/2005 7:42:09 AM PDT by jocon307 (Irish grandmother rolls in grave, yet again.)
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To: InvisibleChurch; maikeru; Dr. Marten; Eric in the Ozarks; Al Gator; snowsislander; sushiman; ...
Kokusai Haiku no Hi? Kudaranai na... (International Haiku Day? What rubbish...)

Japan * ping * ? (kono risuto ni hairitai ka detai wo shirasete kudasai : let me know if you want on or off this list)

15 posted on 05/07/2005 7:42:53 AM PDT by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

A good haiku has

five syllables followed by

seven and then five


16 posted on 05/07/2005 7:43:15 AM PDT by nhoward14
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To: InvisibleChurch
>date : 5/7/5 equals international haiku day on FreeRepublic

Haiku? What is this
haiku people talk about?
Sounds like a Jap car . . .

17 posted on 05/07/2005 7:43:21 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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Goofing off again,
reading the Free Republic,
instead of working.


18 posted on 05/07/2005 7:43:28 AM PDT by digitalbrownshirt
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To: InvisibleChurch
Bullets not required

when zotting is the mission

Electrons are cheap.

19 posted on 05/07/2005 7:44:03 AM PDT by Uncle Fud
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To: InvisibleChurch
Horse face conceding
Daschle is deeply saddened
The Dims lose again

-Eric

20 posted on 05/07/2005 7:44:49 AM PDT by E Rocc (If God is watching us, the least we can do is attempt to be entertaining.)
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To: jocon307
Talk like a pirate day
21 posted on 05/07/2005 7:44:52 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Look! Jimmy Carter! History's greatest monster!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

went to the corner
had nothing but tens on me
the girls all said no


22 posted on 05/07/2005 7:46:01 AM PDT by nhoward14
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To: InvisibleChurch

Haiku is simple;
Seventeen syllables but
Very embarrassing when you mess it up and go on too long.


23 posted on 05/07/2005 7:46:26 AM PDT by Trimegistus
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To: Trimegistus

bump for great haiku


24 posted on 05/07/2005 7:47:39 AM PDT by Tailback
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To: InvisibleChurch
A liberal skank
wants the Whitehouse like hubby
but her chance has passed.
25 posted on 05/07/2005 7:48:18 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Proud infidel since 1970.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

You can always "gizzoogle" yourself some ghettoku.

http://www.gizoogle.com/


26 posted on 05/07/2005 7:48:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (I don't suffer from stress. I am a carrier!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Haiku for Democrats

I awake mourning
Inhale the stale air of doom
Republicans win


27 posted on 05/07/2005 7:49:41 AM PDT by MisterRepublican
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To: Condor51; MikeinIraq

Avast! Why fight, ye knaves,
O'er Pirate talk and haikus?
Two birds with one stone.


28 posted on 05/07/2005 7:50:35 AM PDT by southernnorthcarolina (UNC Tar Heels: NCAA Basketball Champions 1957/1982/1993/2005)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Free Republic is
The best website on the net;
End of discussion.


29 posted on 05/07/2005 7:50:44 AM PDT by 4mycountry ("No, Samus, prioritize! Getting off of an exploding ship is more important than fighting a dragon!")
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To: InvisibleChurch
Cat is on the couch

Waiting for opportune time

To challenge DUmmies

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

30 posted on 05/07/2005 7:51:26 AM PDT by andyandval
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To: Condor51

Talk Like a Pirate
Is always a favorite
Shiver me timbers


31 posted on 05/07/2005 7:51:44 AM PDT by socal_parrot (Turn the beat around!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Haiku for Democrats

America sucks
Is my patriotic scream
Halliburton bad


32 posted on 05/07/2005 7:52:27 AM PDT by MisterRepublican
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To: andyandval

LOL


33 posted on 05/07/2005 7:52:56 AM PDT by cyborg (Serving fresh, hot Anti-opus since 18 April 2005)
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To: cripplecreek

As long as you don't get confused when she answers, "Aye, aye."


34 posted on 05/07/2005 7:56:11 AM PDT by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has ever led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: T'wit

yeah ,... LOL , my wife's b-day is the 9th ,...would you like me to refresh your memory about the daily agenda [their's not ours , we're just in suspended animation until they bark our name!!]


35 posted on 05/07/2005 7:57:22 AM PDT by Dad yer funny
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To: savedbygrace

Not much chance of that happening. (we're married now)


36 posted on 05/07/2005 7:57:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (I don't suffer from stress. I am a carrier!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Haiku for Democrats

My sadness departs
Hillary speaks to NARAL
Life is glorious


37 posted on 05/07/2005 7:59:09 AM PDT by MisterRepublican
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To: InvisibleChurch

Then what was 4/20?


38 posted on 05/07/2005 8:03:13 AM PDT by sharktrager (The masses will trade liberty for a more quiet life.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Site where zotting is

doug from upland sings fun songs

FreeRepublic? Cool.

39 posted on 05/07/2005 8:04:24 AM PDT by ikka
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To: MisterRepublican
The Clintons
craved our guns
they're history now.
40 posted on 05/07/2005 8:05:06 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: MikeinIraq; InvisibleChurch; theFIRMbss

http://www.nanceestar.com/CatHaiku.html


41 posted on 05/07/2005 8:05:25 AM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: InvisibleChurch
The first time I looked haiku up in a dictionary, The closest to it was haik which means tramp in Norwegian.
So I took it to mean tramp you or you tramp.
42 posted on 05/07/2005 8:06:13 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Love a Duck MOLLY MAUK)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Crafting new poems:
Not my hobby as it was
When I was still young


43 posted on 05/07/2005 8:08:47 AM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: P.O.E.

Did he drive a little white Austin?


44 posted on 05/07/2005 8:09:24 AM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Grass is ankle high
My bike requires an oil change
But I Freep instead.
45 posted on 05/07/2005 8:10:54 AM PDT by Uncle Fud
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To: P.O.E.
I was taught about these in the 4th grade. I still remember the one that I wrote way back then. I've always loved poetry although I'm not very good at writing it, lol.

Softly the wind sings
Listen to the leaves talking
Morning will come soon

:-)

46 posted on 05/07/2005 8:10:54 AM PDT by Reborn
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To: InvisibleChurch

Epiphany and departure from the Democratic party during the Clarence Thomas hearings

Nina Totenberg,
PBS, distort reports.
Escape to realness


47 posted on 05/07/2005 8:11:09 AM PDT by syriacus (Weird George Felos repeatedly flicked his tongue out his gaping mouth when lying to the press 3/31)
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To: Lijahsbubbe; bentfeather

Poetry ping.


48 posted on 05/07/2005 8:12:35 AM PDT by Do not dub me shapka broham ("What in the world happened to Gerard's tag-line?")
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To: InvisibleChurch
Witt, news, pithy zots.
Many find Jim's creation
creates addiction.
:)

49 posted on 05/07/2005 8:13:04 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: InvisibleChurch; martin_fierro; mikrofon
Keep your sonnets, your
Iambic pentameter!
Go take a haiku!
50 posted on 05/07/2005 8:17:45 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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