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Haiku Unchained

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A thread for poems

Original or quoted

Compose or discuss

 

Five, seven, then five.

A form we know very well.

Cast off this constraint.

 

For those times when,

Expression is more important,

Feel free to bend rules.

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Good idea, my friend.

Many haiku in the chain

wanted to break free.

 

I think we had a "Mystical poetry thread" at some point but that, too, is a chain even a mystic might want to break.  Sometimes nothing can restrain poetry except its own chosen restraints. 

 

The lifeguard on duty,
a muscular cutie,
proclaimed that he spotted a shark. 
The ocean spat out
a hurried wet crowd.

 

To rule us takes merely a lark.
Who knows if there's really a shark?..

 

 

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@Jim D. 

 

this thread might be more your alley

unlike the haiku chain 

free yourself from the uncanny valley 

spare yourself a haiku structure’s pain

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16 hours ago, Earl Grey said:

@Jim D. 

 

this thread might be more your alley

unlike the haiku chain 

free yourself from the uncanny valley 

spare yourself a haiku structure’s pain

 

Alleviate pain

By forging a wiggly chain 

More like a noodle

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2 minutes ago, Nintendao said:

 

Alleviate pain

By forging a wiggly chain 

More like a noodle

 

More like a noodle,

an expressive word doodle -

structure hard to break

 

:lol:

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Here's one for the whimsical immortal Lan Caihe (藍采和).

 

Peaceful blue orchid,
dozing half-blitzed in the snow,
where's your other shoe?

 

 

Who's your favorite Baxian (八仙)?

 

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