Drought

August 21, 2010
By AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)


World is hot and dry
Water gate to warp open
Finally comes Rain


The author's comments:
Combine a hot dry summer with a home-made wooden gate and what do you get?

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AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Mar. 31 2011 at 5:36 pm
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

Now we can't STOP the rain. -_- haha

PJD17 SILVER said...
on Mar. 31 2011 at 5:16 pm
PJD17 SILVER, Belleville, Illinois
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I do the best imatation of myself- Ben Folds

cool poem keep it up

AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Nov. 11 2010 at 8:37 am
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

I'm glad it makes more sense now. :)  Personally, I wish all haikus had explanations - I never understand them. lol

on Nov. 10 2010 at 5:13 pm
Healing_Angel SILVER, Sydney, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Live for today, not for tomorrow

Thanks for explaining! It makes much more sense now! You should continue this! I like it!

AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Sep. 14 2010 at 11:07 pm
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

Thanks :)  The middle line is more of a personal thing.  We have a homemade wooden gate out to our barn, and when it is really hot, it shrinks and the latch gets stuck.  Sometimes we take the latch off, but sometimes we spray the gate with the hose until it swells and warps enough to unlock it. :)

on Sep. 14 2010 at 11:03 pm
apocalyptigirl BRONZE, Staunton, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"DON'T PANIC." ~from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

I like this haiku, especially the last line. The part I didn't get was the 2nd line: "Water gate to warp open" -- why "to warp"? That's a syntactical weirdness that confused the meaning.


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