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Michael Shepherd



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

..and then haiku begin to get into your head...:

Old tree by the pond
with crutches under each branch:
help from other trees.


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Peter Blumsom



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Michael, for encapsulating that moment. Sometimes it takes another to show you what you observed. Travelling in the environs of London on a day off is bliss for me.

Here's an extremely little 'journey poem' composed at the traffic lights:

The things I said
In Berkhamsted
I will sing
when I get to Tring

Pete
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Michael Shepherd



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:46 pm    Post subject: haiku Reply with quote

Betje read that suburban poet, Pete !

It's your poem, not mine.. but I would rearrange it :

When I get to Tring
I'll sing
the things I said
in Berkhamstead..


it's almost set itself to music...and do I sense another verse or two, about Slough, or Diss ?

Leaving Slough,
I vow
I'll now be merry
at the thought of Waterperry


When I get to Diss
I'll miss
the bliss I glean
from wise Brook Green


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Michael Shepherd



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:58 am    Post subject: haiku Reply with quote

I'm sure Kenneth Verity will support me in this : haiku are a great way of limbering up for longer poems; especially for the agile minds of philosophers...

A Sad Moderator's haiku

Asked for a poem --
the expression on his face
told me more than words.


So here is a little competition for you to try in your personal space...it should show that intellectuals, emotionals, intuitives, imaginatives, and rule-breakers are all welcome in the world of haiku :

Supply a last line (or several individual last lines, even better practice) of just five syllables, to follow these two lines, which arose during the weekend :

Blackboard

So many words there:
the past, present and future --


Go on, have a go -- you have nothing to lose but your ego...
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David Taylor



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:24 am    Post subject: Re: haiku Reply with quote

Blackboard

So many words there:
the past, present and future --

Chalk, words! Love lives on....

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Peter Blumsom



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So many words there:
the past, present and future --
Can't find the duster!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:51 am    Post subject: haiku Reply with quote

So many words there :
the past, present, and future --
time for a coffee ?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:57 am    Post subject: haiku Reply with quote

So many words there :
the past, present and future --
beautiful, black board !
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David Taylor



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter Blumsom wrote:
So many words there:
the past, present and future --
Can't find the duster!



So many words there;
the past, present and future--
Erased by Your brilliance!

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Peter Blumsom



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
So many words there;
the past, present and future--
Erased by Your brilliance!


So many words there;
the past, present and future--
E'en flattery is there!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:13 pm    Post subject: haiku Reply with quote

So many words there:
the past, present and future --
mind needs a duster !

Students, their heads down:
one or two are smiling now :
must be a haiku !
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Students, their heads down;
are their smiles too premature ?
They can't count to five !


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haiku smiles weakly
poetry's wings of love caged, unseen
by too small numbers.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Students wth their heads down;
are their smiles too premature ?
They can't count to five !


Students wth their heads down;
are their smiles too premature ?
Words die in still birth
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:43 pm    Post subject: haiku Reply with quote

Teacher smiles sadly --
discipline loves its students
more than they love her..
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