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    Poems

    In the Trivial (or not so trivial) stuff that makes you happy thread, KaiYeves raised the subject of haiku.

    I thought it might be fun that people could post poems they had written, haiku or not.
    At night the stars put on a show for free (Carole King)

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    This is one I wrote years ago

    Dream,
    gorgeous rain
    honey of spring

    Gone,
    shadow winter
    bitter white sky

    Shine,
    delicate sun
    recall the luscious garden
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    Nice, Swift!
    (one of mine, written in the spring)

    Out on the back deck
    Wading through the pollen of oak, walnut, alder
    I watch the moon climb the ridge
    And leap into the sky

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    Nice!!

    I might give it a try (current is not a good time).

    p.s.: Peter Pauper Press published lovely little collections of Japanese Haiku from mid-1950s to early 1970s. Check them out. I've got every volume.
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    Somewhere (one of my kids has it stashed) I have a large volume of haiku

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    I have no haiku.
    I wish I did, but I don't.
    Shame, it would have rocked.
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    starry haze all in my brain
    lately things don't seem the same
    I'm star gazing but I don't know why
    excuse me while I watch the sky

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    Martians, Grays, and robots
    Observe us from on high.
    Governments deny this.
    That's why I watch the sky.

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    There once was a dingbat named Bjork
    (not related to Mork from Ork)
    who could only sing
    like a real ding-a-ling;
    She is the Earth intruder
    who never liked "MacGruder"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    There once was a dingbat named Bjork
    (not related to Mork from Ork)
    who could only sing
    like a real ding-a-ling;
    She is the Earth intruder
    who never liked "MacGruder"
    There once was a singer named Bjork,
    Who took a short ride on a stork,
    But she started to sing,
    And it folded one wing,
    And crashed when they ran out of torque.
    As above, so below

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    Bad Astronomy
    Didst bring many of us here
    Oh thank you, Phil Plait

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    Dome of the night sky
    Jeweled with tiny motes of light
    Dreams of distant worlds
    At night the stars put on a show for free (Carole King)

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    ^Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    There once was a singer named Bjork,
    Who took a short ride on a stork,
    But she started to sing,
    And it folded one wing,
    And crashed when they ran out of torque.
    Good one!!

    Swift - like your recent as well.
    Dip me in ink and toss me to the Poets.

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    This is a haiku
    The second line must be seven
    The last is five beats
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    Reference to itself
    The self referring haiku
    Down the rabbit hole
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    One Two Three Four Five
    Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Eel
    Evan Twelve Thirteen

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    Haiku on Norwich station having missed the last train:

    anticipator,
    Wait, You will arrive and die,
    Sooner or later
    sicut vis videre esto
    When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
    Originally Posted by Ken G

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    Stars, between the dots,
    Weaving them together,
    See Con stellar plots
    sicut vis videre esto
    When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
    Originally Posted by Ken G

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    If syllable were
    a seven syllable word
    would this post exist?

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    Be a new rhythm
    It's ok to be
    Existentialism
    sicut vis videre esto
    When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
    Originally Posted by Ken G

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    The true nature of reality,
    Is it internal or external?
    Do the angels dance on the head of a pin,
    Or in my mind?
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    Is this the right thread to post about "the man from Nantucket"?
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Is this the right thread to post about "the man from Nantucket"?
    It would probably be the right thread, if CQ was the right forum.
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    seventeen hurrahs
    go up for all the right stars
    while counting di-dahs
    sicut vis videre esto
    When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
    Originally Posted by Ken G

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    Continuance,
    A determined form of maintenance,
    Is the proof of my existence.

    Existence,
    A delicate form of performance,
    Is the cause of my maintenance.

    (I wrote quite a few poems during my high school and college years; even during this time, I call myself "the lousy poet".)

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    I think there cannot ever be,
    a poem lovely as a cup of tea,
    a tea that spreads it warmth around
    from leaves that started in the ground,
    so woodman pause, lay down your axe,
    and have a cup of tea, relax.
    sicut vis videre esto
    When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
    Originally Posted by Ken G

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    My simple cup, fired clay
    Filled with water
    Reflects the entire sky

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    Sonnets on the Net,
    Trinkets on a jacket,
    Twinkle and sparkle,
    But hardly give a dent.

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    All let us Bjork today
    we have to try
    no matter what Bjork means

    We'll bork or spork
    I don't know what
    no idea whats bjorking

    oh I give up
    its not a word
    its not a word
    for proseing

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