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    I think that I shall never see
    A poem lovely as a tree.
    But then I know of no leg broke
    'Cause poetry fell on some bloke.

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    Whose woods these are I think I know.***
    His house is in the village though;***
    He will not see me stopping here
    To fill his woods with yellow snow.

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    The last to post wins
    Has been pushed down to page two
    Is victory mine?

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    remembered from verse and worse, possibly from a headstone in Harrow on the hill churchyard/

    Here lies John Bunn,
    he was killed by a gun,
    his name was not Bunn but Wood,
    but Wood would not rhyme with gun,
    but Bunn would.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    I have no haiku.
    I wish I did, but I don't.
    Shame, it would have rocked.
    Roses are red, violets are blue...

    I don't know poems...

    Especially Haiku!

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    A wonderful poem I learned in boot camp back in the day used for setting a march cadence:

    A yellow bird

    With a yellow bill

    It landed on

    My window sill

    I lured him in

    With a piece of bread

    And then I stomped

    It's yellow head.


    I guess you just had to be there.

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    Oh sly moon, see how she slips
    Across the sky and sun,
    Viola, eclipse.
    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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    Darkness where the sun has been,
    Chill air surrounds us,
    What can it all mean?
    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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    Mean? Look back u.s. to nineteen eighteen's
    Then it brought flu from war scenes
    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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    Here's a poem (my own) and a question:

    From ancient time in every time, I've shaped the world you know.

    From desert's heat to urban street to blinding Arctic snow.

    I carve the runes from rock and dunes and sculpt the ocean shore.

    I give the pines majestic voice

    And make the mountains roar


    It's a riddle I entered in a forum riddle contest decades ago An easy one - I lost big-time.
    "The difference between theory and practice is that in theory, there's no difference."

    "Aikido: the art of hitting people with planets."

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernDevo View Post
    From ancient time in every time, I've shaped the world you know.

    From desert's heat to urban street to blinding Arctic snow.

    I carve the runes from rock and dunes and sculpt the ocean shore.

    I give the pines majestic voice

    And make the mountains roar
    Nice. The wind, I suspect.
    Conserve energy. Commute with the Hamiltonian.

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    Nice poem I saw at a site remembering laser/space advocate Jordin Kare (1956-2017)

    Prometheus, they say, brought God’s fire down to man
    And we’ve caught it, tamed it, trained it since our history began
    Now we’re going back to Heaven just to look Him in the eye
    And there’s a thunder ‘cross the land and a fire in the sky

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    Quote Originally Posted by publiusr View Post
    Nice poem I saw at a site remembering laser/space advocate Jordin Kare (1956-2017)

    Prometheus, they say, brought God’s fire down to man
    And we’ve caught it, tamed it, trained it since our history began
    Now we’re going back to Heaven just to look Him in the eye
    And there’s a thunder ‘cross the land and a fire in the sky

    Ohh - did Jordan Kare die?
    That was a lovely song - I enjoy singing it when I'm at work; keeps the blood flowing.

    (Oh - and Grey is correct )
    "The difference between theory and practice is that in theory, there's no difference."

    "Aikido: the art of hitting people with planets."

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    I think that I shall never climb
    A tree as lovely as a rhyme
    'Cause I can't climb like I was young
    But still hear rhymes when songs are sung

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    my fire is just a glow now,
    the dusk has caught me,
    so I must up and go now,
    but lighting it has bought me
    space and room to grieve
    and something boy remembers
    it's just a pile of leaves
    a smell of past Septembers
    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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    With little air and little heat,
    Building stuff is quite a feat.
    Long canals and a giant face,
    Pretty tough, that Martian race.

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    Ok hurricanes deserve a name,
    But I was watching last night, late,
    And this one's name seems rather lame,
    Whoever thought up, really, Nate?
    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 names of storms
    Were more fun picks
    When they were all
    Named after chicks.
    Last edited by Chuck; 2017-Oct-10 at 02:46 AM. Reason: Original didn't scan

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    If only all those naming geeks,
    Had turned to older sources,
    We would have a street of Greeks,
    As mythic winds pursue their courses
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    This is a haiku
    The second line must be seven
    The last is five beats
    To express subtle
    insight in just seventeen
    syllables? V. diff.

    Grant Hutchison

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    Oh, and here's one I prepared earlier:

    A BAUT haiku thread!
    The essentials in three posts:
    Question. Answer. Joke.
    Grant Hutchison

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    Do haikus come from
    My mind independent brain
    Or arrive uncaused?

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    cause: is it an illusion,
    just a model,
    to help with confusion?
    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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    Mental model
    Or a real cat?
    So hard to tell
    From in my vat.

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    I paste my memory on the wall,
    where shadows add to my recall.

    I know that I can see them there,
    but where they came from,
    I hardly care.
    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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    Although unseen and
    Just a hunch,
    I doubt some shadow
    Stole my lunch.

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    shadows creep and shadows steal,
    cloaked dusk trips and choked dust falls,
    they hardly need to take a meal,
    but all the lunchless hear their calls.
    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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    Why is it that the poor shadows
    Are portrayed as evil blokes?
    Just 'cause they're made of dark matter,
    Don't mean they aren't pleasant folks.

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    Eye shadow, now there's a thing,
    The size of the market in umbers,
    Telephones ring
    To those numbers.
    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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    When the last photon
    Has decayed or been absorbed,
    Do the shadows win?

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