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Haiku. Cannot think.My story of writer's block.Utter tragedy.
Hey guys. What is up?What is up with the spaces?I am confused now.
Most haikus are gay.All haikus are pathetic."Gay", as in Boy George.
(no handcuffs were harmed in the making of this haiku).
Ha. Very funny.What will he think of next, Iwonder? Guess we'll see.
Any moron canWrite haiku. Just stop at theSeventeenth syllab
basic instructions:meyer's unexamined life is not worth living.
I have to say it. Rick in the first panel is the single greatest thing ever. Greatest haiku, greatest use of Rick's picture. New Rick is quite tragic by comparison.No haiku for youWords dripping with ironyI follow suit. Damn!
five syllables, thenseven, then five syllablesblah blah fucking blah
(thanks to The Onion)
Haikus are easyBut they don't always make senseRefrigerator
I wrote a haikuonly to be told it ispronounced ha-i-ku.
(Yes I feel a strangecompulsion to reply tomentions of haiku.)
Occurs all the time:: One person writes a haiku and all do the same. Argh :) I can't resist, but I'll try to hide it by not writing in verse.
last frame is so truethe president of europewrites often haiku's
The last panel made my day... a friend of mine and myself have an ongoing limerick-haiku war. Well played, Scott Meyer...
This is poetry.Technically, you can't deny:I wrote a haiku.
"Haiku" by Tally Hall: Fun little song! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICtFeTGsMOo
Expressing yourselfWith seventeen syllablesIs very diffic-
Uh, shouldn't that say "Adams" not "Adamas"?
i love all these comment haikus...and so was Rick's in panel 1
I'm easily impressed.
I wrote a Haiku.Now everyone will like meand make love to me.
T-shirts with haikus.They're kind of overated,But I'm wearing one.
Look at these comments!There are too many haikus!Now there is one more.
Not all haikus madeHave to have seven or fiveIf I remember
Haikus are not thatpoetic in my book. So I won't try.
Haiku are viralAs all reading it write moreSpreading the word plague
My favorite haiku is "hide and seek / count to three / winter comes " (it's a haiku before you translate to english.) It's quite sad, really. That little kid standing there until winter. Manly tears...
This is a haiku,but there's one error in it. good luck finding it.
I just made you count out syllables. THROUGH THE INTERNET.
you guys have it all WRONG! haiku isn't just a 5-7-5 poem about ANYTHING, it's about an expression of one's perception of nature, with a heavy use of imagery!
Mitch is very rightHis comment hurts my natureNow I get him back
I think it is weirdWhen one person writes haikuEveryone else does
Haikus are so funBut they don't always make senseRefrigerator
This looks like haikuIt seems like it is haikuBut it's not
Haiku's are meant to include seasonal imagery. If they don't, don't bother. Especially in English.
For the information of the readers a Haiku is specifically about nature any mentions of any man-made object makes the poem a Senryu. Also a Haiku/Senryu should create a picture in one's mind and the last line should create an 'ah-ha' moment for example:
Beautiful splendorIn every natural shadeGlorious Sunset
I remember learning about haiku in my Asian Lit course in college. The first thing I learned is that if you stick to the syllable count, haiku doesn't work in English---there's too much description, because English words tend to be much shorter than Japanese words, and that basically defeats the point of traditional Japanese art, where what isn't shown or described is as important (or even more important) than what is.
Adama is from Battlestar Galactica.Writer's Mormon, see?
(Then again, I'm not sure I buy that angle.)
Haiku, senryu,Let's not split hairs over thisIt's all in good fun.
Authentic haikuOught to invoke a seasonUnlike Burma-Shave
Haikus are awesomeBut some don't make any sense.Refrigerator.
bald head, leafless branch,missing the point can be fun,basicinstructions
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