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Posted by: smurd Jul 3 2001, 09:04 PM
Hey, peoples, I just want it to be known that there has been some terrific crimes against the poetic artz committed on this site and I love it all!

Here's da links to the threads I know about, since we started this delightfuil tit-fer-tat:

"Haiku Survivor"
"6-27 haiku (^^; )"
"Haiku 6-25"
"6-22 haiku (off topic)"
"6-20 haiku"
"6-18 haiku"
"6/15 haiku"
"6-13 Haiku"
"A haiku introduction... plus a top 5"
"6-11 haiku"
"6-8 haiku"
"6/6 haiku"
"i...i feel a haiku coming on."
"Megatokyo haiku"

(It's amazing what a holiday evening, enough beer, and the Talking Heads played EXTREMELY LOUD can do fer ya.)

Posted by: nekohime Jul 3 2001, 09:12 PM
oh what the's one for the contest:

guest strip contest! who all will
draw the winning strips?

Posted by: Phaedrus Jul 3 2001, 09:59 PM
I do love these threads.
Creating, reading, riffing
on others ideas.


Talking Heads? Loud poems!
Did Byrne write about MT?
Work with me on this...

Girlfriend is Better
for Piro. "Bows in her hair".
That sounds about right.

Largo is tougher.
Burning Down the House, maybe?
Life During Wartime?

Posted by: smurd Jul 3 2001, 10:07 PM
Remain in Light at
fifty decibels; fuel'd by
sweet Chimay, jewel

of the brewer's art;
no Perl now, just japery,
typing like a fool;

after writing code,
it's as refreshing as a
dive into the pool.

Posted by: smurd Jul 3 2001, 10:15 PM
Silence is golden
when writing serious stuff,
no tunes permitted.

But for other things,
silence hampers progress, and
makes one slow-witted:

for graphics, source code,
suchlike things, conventional
wisdom be twitted.

Posted by: smurd Jul 3 2001, 10:26 PM
"Ph33r my drunk3n sk1llz!"
did Dylan Thomas ever
say? Was ever there

a poet, good or
bad, who lov'd the bottle so,
helpless without its

help, the Philistines'
snarky snipings to ignore?
O poetry juice,

press'd from the grape, or
steep'd from hops and barley,
loosen our still tongues.

[!haiku]No, I'm not drunk. But when so-called inspiration comes you go with it. First lesson of foreign language student in target country: alcohol removes inhibitions. "We clowns having a saying: 'When you put on the nose, it grows...'"[/!haiku]

[ July 03, 2001: Message edited by: smurd ]

Posted by: smurd Jul 3 2001, 10:43 PM
Remain in Light Haiku (abject apologies to D. Byrne, J. Harrison, T. Weymouth, C. Frantz, B. Eno)

"Crosseyed and Painless,"
Largo ignores "The Great Curve."
"The Overload" builds.

"Once in a Lifetime"
he'll see "Houses in Motion"
as ("The Heat Goes On)."

"The Listening Wind"
blows the dust of this city
"Born Under Punches."

Posted by: Phaedrus Jul 4 2001, 06:38 AM
Ping-chan meets Firesign:
"I think we're all bozos on..."
Hey, who tossed our bus?"

Posted by: smurd Jul 4 2001, 06:15 PM
Bozos in Japan.
Now that's quite a can of worms
best left unopened.

Posted by: Phaedrus Jul 4 2001, 08:21 PM
Never let it be
said that our l33t group left
worms in cans, unopen.

Posted by: plink Jul 4 2001, 09:05 PM
Haiku for the movies!!

The peaceful silence
Broken by evilwhispers
"Where is my popcorn?!"

That was pathetic...

Posted by: AkilikaQ Jul 5 2001, 04:19 AM
Hand pressed against glass,
A small child gazes out
The bus's window.

"<Mom, who is that girl
With braids in her ponytails?
Why is she so sad?>"

"<Come, now,>" says his mom,
"<Don't stare at strangers like that.
It's not our concern.>"

"<But mom . . .>" he looks up.
"<She's coming over! Look! There!
She seems very mad.>"

"<It's rude to stare, son;
Just leave them to their own--ahh!>"
They're tossed from their seats.

"<Help!>" the boy calls out
Before he is crushed beneath
The weight of people.

"<I can't breathe! Help me!>"
But there is no help coming
Until it is late.

Largo, crushed beneath
The bus, looks into scared eyes.
A child looks at him.

Unable to speak,
Largo looks up with sadness.
I'm sorry, he thinks.

Two eyes, connected,
For a brief moment, dimming;
Their lives flare, then end.

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