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Old 02-06-2006, 05:46 PM
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Haiku started as Japanese expressions of the four seasons in verse, but their words are so different than English, that their poetry doesn't translate as well and so much of the beauty is lost on us.

"Americanized haiku" is considered to be "watered down" poetry. Howerver, as many of us have found out the hard way, it is still a discipline of mind and patience to say something profound in three lines of 5/7/5 syllables.

It may be a challenge considered trite or useless by many, but it is a good way to knuckle down and say what you need to say, succently.

I say it is a terrific way to get into the poetry frame of mind. A brain exercise, so to speak.

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With that said, it's hard to screw up a haiku. Which is ironice, because my poetic illiteracy has managed to screw them up several times.

So, if I can't even get a haiku right, then I figured it was in societies best interest that I stay away from poetry all together.
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Old 04-26-2006, 04:14 AM
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You can also try FIBS, which are similar. But different. They number of syllables match the Fibonacci sequence, i.e. 1,1,2,3,5,8
e.g.
One
Small,
Precise,
Poetic,
Spiraling mixture:
Math plus poetry yields the Fib.
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