Real Haikus?

March 10, 2010
By magic-esi PLATINUM, Hyde Park, New York
magic-esi PLATINUM, Hyde Park, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one."
"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light."


People, real haikus
Are supposed to be about
Nature, time, seasons.


The author's comments:
It's not to criticize people. I'm stating a fact- technically, haikus are supposed to be a nature. Your non-nature haikus are very beautiful, they're just technically not haikus. They're poems with certain syllables.

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on Apr. 20 2010 at 1:07 pm
redsoxandsunshine SILVER, Hamilton, Massachusetts
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I laughed :)

on Apr. 18 2010 at 3:53 pm
magic-esi PLATINUM, Hyde Park, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one."
"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light."

Yeah, I know, but I thought it would be fun to write a haiku about the Proper Rules of Haiku.

on Apr. 18 2010 at 12:32 pm
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous

Not necessarily - haikus don't have to be about nature. The dictionary says that they are traditionally about nature, but technically, the only requirement for haikus are that the first line has 5 syllables, the second has 7, the third has 5. I've written a lot of haikus, and I think they're fun, like this one: "My old blue jeans are / Faded and grass-stained and frayed / ripping at the knees." I just wrote that while sitting here, so it's not great, but just saying, haikus can be about anything!




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