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thank you!
Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2007, 12:25 am
In Response To: Lynne, this is beautiful!!! (Cheryl)

I came across some haikus my son had written (in previous years), and I remembered Dick and Elena talking about them. Thought I would try.

They are fun, Cheryl. After playing with it for a bit, you start getting the hang of the 5-7-5... actually, I've read that as long as it is less than 17 syllables (5+7+5) then it is still a haiku. I like the discipline of it. kind of like a puzzle.

I remember having a book of poetry in high school that I really started to get into. It had poems from various poets, and it would give a short bio on each poet, and talk a bit about each poem that was presented. some of the imagery I didn't get at first (or the images were from another era).. but after a while, I started to really enjoy it. Probably because I had more of an understanding of it. and some of it was over my head. :P

all poetry has structure.. but I like the haiku because it is a well defined kind of structure.

you should try it! I bet you would be good at it. it's fun!

Messages In This Thread

Tiger Eyes
Lynne -- Sunday, 18 February 2007, 11:59 pm
tiger eyes
Maddy -- Monday, 19 February 2007, 2:21 pm
yes, I did...
Lynne -- Monday, 19 February 2007, 4:24 pm
tiger eyes
Maddy -- Monday, 19 February 2007, 4:52 pm
Thanks, Maddy!
Lynne -- Monday, 19 February 2007, 5:19 pm
Year of the tiger here, too NM *N/M*
Maggie -- Tuesday, 20 February 2007, 6:26 am
dogs and cats
Maddy -- Tuesday, 20 February 2007, 2:28 pm
dogs and packs
Lynne -- Wednesday, 21 February 2007, 12:14 am
Maggie -- Monday, 19 February 2007, 6:20 pm
Dick S. explained it..
Lynne -- Tuesday, 20 February 2007, 12:18 am
I forgot I did that
Dick S. -- Wednesday, 21 February 2007, 7:03 pm
so glad to see you, Dick
Lynne -- Wednesday, 21 February 2007, 7:19 pm
Green tea w Vit C
Iggy -- Wednesday, 21 February 2007, 8:12 pm
5-7-5-7-7 and all that
Dick S. -- Friday, 23 February 2007, 7:06 pm
thanks, Dick!
Lynne -- Friday, 23 February 2007, 7:15 pm
Lynne, this is beautiful!!!
Cheryl -- Tuesday, 20 February 2007, 9:58 pm
thank you!
Lynne -- Wednesday, 21 February 2007, 12:25 am