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The Haiku Board

Try out your original haikus here. If you would like to be critiqued, please say so (PC=please critique, or NC=no critique).

kkizer offers some useful background information on haiku :

The classic form of haiku generally involves the seasons or some simple, unadulterated (not overly verbose) description of life or an instant image before the poet. The three poets generally considered to be masters of the haiku tradition are Basho (1644-94), Buson (1716-83) and Issa (1763-1827). They differed greatly: Basho was spiritual and poignant, Buson was more artistic and Issa was more emotional and humane.

What's interesing to note is that the commonly accepted 5-7-5 syllable style was never used by any of them. In fact, according to my research, the only 5-7-5 syllable style I could discover was as part of a larger poem called a RENGA, which was a collaborative poem. The first poet wrote the first verse in the 5-7-5 form, and each following poet had a different structure to follow.

For more on the history of haiku, please read this page.


koan chips & dip by buddhabitch Jun 30, 2003 4:43 AM
watcha haiku grow by judih. Jun 30, 2003 4:59 AM
tabled by beatvibe Jun 29, 2003 10:05 AM
time by auziea Jun 29, 2003 6:06 AM
what are you afraid of by crushed Jun 30, 2003 7:02 PM
memories, from Kerouac: by ARAHH Jun 29, 2003 3:58 AM
ku head phones by thunder chicken Jun 29, 2003 2:24 PM
hai new you by buddhabitch Jun 28, 2003 8:59 AM
hai new part two by singlemalt Jun 28, 2003 9:35 PM
oh so momento by buddhabitch Jun 28, 2003 7:45 AM
causality by ARAHH Jun 29, 2003 4:04 AM
random by subterrissole Jun 27, 2003 2:59 AM
random reply by thunder chicken Jun 27, 2003 9:52 PM
Switch On by WolfStrange Jun 26, 2003 9:25 PM
tentacles by ARAHH Jun 26, 2003 12:48 PM
penetration by ARAHH Jun 26, 2003 12:46 PM
the sun by auziea Jun 26, 2003 9:40 AM
Dragonfly by Sabertash Jun 26, 2003 9:06 AM
dragonflight by buddhabitch Jun 28, 2003 8:55 AM
mistexture by beatvibe Jun 25, 2003 9:27 PM
i'd never sell. by ellipsis Jun 25, 2003 10:13 PM
misanthropy by ellipsis Jun 25, 2003 10:27 PM
paint,strokes & principles by vytalatek Jun 26, 2003 4:31 AM
jun by Emelia Jun 25, 2003 6:42 PM
workweek by ellipsis Jun 25, 2003 10:22 AM
workweek sucks but at least by ellipsis Jun 25, 2003 10:24 AM
overworkweek by ellipsis Jun 25, 2003 10:30 AM
worklunchhour by ellipsis Jun 25, 2003 10:49 AM
overworkweek by ellipsis Jun 25, 2003 10:52 AM
workweek sucks but at least by ellipsis Jun 25, 2003 10:43 AM
workday by ellipsis Jun 25, 2003 10:33 AM
workhour by ellipsis Jun 25, 2003 10:34 AM
workminute by ellipsis Jun 25, 2003 10:36 AM
workhour by ellipsis Jun 25, 2003 10:47 AM
workday by ellipsis Jun 25, 2003 10:44 AM
workmonth by ellipsis Jun 25, 2003 10:38 AM
workyear by ellipsis Jun 25, 2003 10:41 AM
workmonth by ellipsis Jun 25, 2003 10:55 AM
workerbees by ellipsis Jun 25, 2003 11:00 AM
Very nice by kkizer Jun 25, 2003 2:16 PM
stairs of anxiety by ellipsis Jun 25, 2003 3:02 PM
virus by kkizer Jun 25, 2003 3:12 PM
Almost makes me wish I lived in Toronto by singlemalt Jun 25, 2003 8:13 AM
New York Code Orange Jaisini new art series by gleitzeit Jun 24, 2003 11:27 PM
New York Code Orange Jaisini new art series by gleitzeit Jun 24, 2003 11:27 PM
post it note by buddhabitch Jun 25, 2003 4:18 AM
. by Yabyum Jun 24, 2003 9:01 PM
.. by Yabyum Jun 24, 2003 9:05 PM
... by Yabyum Jun 24, 2003 9:08 PM
..................... by Yabyum Jun 25, 2003 3:58 PM
......... by Yabyum Jun 25, 2003 4:00 PM
...... by Yabyum Jun 25, 2003 8:01 PM
....... by Yabyum Jun 25, 2003 8:03 PM
dirty by Emelia Jun 24, 2003 3:01 PM
shanghai by Emelia Jun 24, 2003 3:02 PM
frustration by Emelia Jun 24, 2003 3:03 PM
Visitas by Arcadia Jun 24, 2003 6:10 PM
fandango by Emelia Jun 25, 2003 5:57 PM
...so goaded the spiteful looking glass: seers, behold thy dubious fruits! by beatvibe Jun 24, 2003 2:08 PM
whooooooeeee by anniefay Jun 24, 2003 1:25 PM
wasps by kkizer Jun 24, 2003 10:26 AM
mosquitos by singlemalt Jun 24, 2003 11:29 AM
Mosquitos II by Arcadia Jun 24, 2003 6:14 PM
fragmentary nail by mtmynd Jun 24, 2003 7:15 AM
and they shall return by mtmynd Jun 24, 2003 6:48 AM
Sanity I-III by ARAHH Jun 24, 2003 6:06 AM
digging for oysters by buddhabitch Jun 24, 2003 4:52 AM
solaris by ARAHH Jun 24, 2003 6:04 AM
Give 'em a try by singlemalt Jun 24, 2003 11:11 AM
In defense of thongs by singlemalt Jun 24, 2003 11:20 AM
More thong musings by singlemalt Jun 24, 2003 11:23 AM
myths by judih. Jun 24, 2003 4:16 AM
mack haiku by beatvibe Jun 23, 2003 4:52 PM
good day ku by Vaselina Jun 23, 2003 3:17 PM
Potter's Pappa by singlemalt Jun 23, 2003 1:54 PM
Others by singlemalt Jun 23, 2003 1:59 PM
tit for tat by buddhabitch Jun 24, 2003 4:03 AM
Pappa, part deux by singlemalt Jun 24, 2003 11:08 AM
Oprah, my goddess by singlemalt Jun 23, 2003 11:08 AM
pray tell by buddhabitch Jun 24, 2003 4:07 AM
vinaigrette vignette by singlemalt Jun 23, 2003 11:04 AM
home comforts by buddhabitch Jun 24, 2003 4:16 AM
Nice one! by singlemalt Jun 24, 2003 11:04 AM
Heaven & Hell by singlemalt Jun 23, 2003 10:59 AM
Presence by Vaselina Jun 23, 2003 3:23 PM
conclusive missive disguised by threats of love by buddhabitch Jun 22, 2003 10:10 PM
love strikes back with a dharma hack by buddhabitch Jun 22, 2003 10:15 PM
love rolls in the hay-ku by buddhabitch Jun 22, 2003 10:18 PM
while you sit pondering love and fish by buddhabitch Jun 22, 2003 10:20 PM
Lee Po-ndering over Soo-Zen meditation by buddhabitch Jun 22, 2003 10:23 PM
Breath proceeds Boing by buddhabitch Jun 22, 2003 10:28 PM
you've left me an antimated character in the zendo by buddhabitch Jun 22, 2003 10:31 PM
Zen Burlesque Show in the Zen doh by buddhabitch Jun 22, 2003 10:33 PM
dramatizing dharma for the bums in the theatre of the absurd by buddhabitch Jun 22, 2003 10:38 PM
revenge of the interplasm by beatvibe Jun 22, 2003 9:56 AM
Dr. Feelsgood by buddhabitch Jun 22, 2003 6:34 AM
what we don't lose by ARAHH Jun 22, 2003 5:53 AM
open marriage by judih. Jun 22, 2003 4:43 AM
vows not taken by Vaselina Jun 23, 2003 3:25 PM
he said by ellipsis Jun 21, 2003 5:40 PM
i said by ellipsis Jun 21, 2003 5:41 PM
we said by ellipsis Jun 21, 2003 5:44 PM
now i say by ellipsis Jun 21, 2003 9:52 PM
Q: Are we not disciples of the Honorable John Ashcroft? by beatvibe Jun 20, 2003 1:14 PM
A: it's a matter of Christianity by Nihilbert Jun 20, 2003 10:36 PM
"it's a beautiful world we live in" by beatvibe Jun 21, 2003 4:54 PM
Mourning by ARAHH Jun 20, 2003 3:22 AM
Impurity by ARAHH Jun 20, 2003 3:01 AM
in dreams by Vaselina Jun 23, 2003 3:30 PM
............... by Yabyum Jun 19, 2003 9:16 PM
... by Yabyum Jun 20, 2003 10:11 PM
......... by Yabyum Jun 20, 2003 10:22 PM
hep by beatvibe Jun 19, 2003 10:52 AM
Bop by Nihilbert Jun 19, 2003 4:36 PM
hip by Vaselina Jun 23, 2003 3:21 PM
my o my by buddhabitch Jun 18, 2003 12:27 PM
Incomplete by Nihilbert Jun 18, 2003 9:39 PM
Sit by artguy Jun 18, 2003 7:04 AM
the medium but not the message by luke mcgrath Jun 17, 2003 7:12 PM
Masochist Satori by Nihilbert Jun 17, 2003 11:21 PM
sleep by Yabyum Jun 17, 2003 4:26 AM
Voodoo Insomnia by Nihilbert Jun 17, 2003 11:48 AM
bed by Yabyum Jun 17, 2003 5:22 PM
Sudden 80's Nostalgia by Nihilbert Jun 16, 2003 8:47 PM
sudden 80's nostalgia by ellipsis Jun 16, 2003 9:09 PM
communion by beatvibe Jun 16, 2003 5:32 PM
confused by ellipsis Jun 16, 2003 6:39 PM
Jezebel by Nihilbert Jun 16, 2003 8:42 PM
waiting... by luke mcgrath Jun 16, 2003 4:56 PM
waiting.... by anniefay Jun 16, 2003 5:16 PM
waiting... by ellipsis Jun 16, 2003 6:36 PM
desperately waiting by Nihilbert Jun 16, 2003 8:45 PM
anxiety (personified) by ellipsis Jun 16, 2003 9:05 PM
anxiety (definition) by luke mcgrath Jun 16, 2003 10:19 PM
four a.m. by luke mcgrath Jun 16, 2003 4:48 PM
negative violence by ellipsis Jun 16, 2003 6:35 PM
making do by luke mcgrath Jun 16, 2003 7:10 PM
...... by Yabyum Jun 16, 2003 1:46 PM
clockwork by ellipsis Jun 16, 2003 2:17 PM
........ by Yabyum Jun 16, 2003 2:25 PM
" by ellipsis Jun 16, 2003 6:31 PM
Delikatessen by Arcadia Jun 16, 2003 12:25 PM
mmhmm by ellipsis Jun 16, 2003 2:18 PM
red by ARAHH Jun 16, 2003 11:22 AM
reflection by ellipsis Jun 16, 2003 2:21 PM
pot by rastaruined Jun 16, 2003 9:19 AM
... by ellipsis Jun 16, 2003 2:24 PM
picket-ku by mtmynd Jun 16, 2003 7:06 AM
traveler-ku by ellipsis Jun 16, 2003 2:29 PM
in a sea of humanity by thunder chicken Jun 17, 2003 4:20 PM
seeking submissions by clipon Jun 15, 2003 10:10 AM
The mission by Arcadia Jun 15, 2003 3:57 PM
seeking submission by buddhabitch Jun 15, 2003 4:07 PM
request by Emelia Jun 15, 2003 6:27 PM
seeking submissives by beatvibe Jun 15, 2003 7:16 PM
june by Emelia Jun 15, 2003 7:31 AM
Cold June by Nihilbert Jun 16, 2003 1:27 AM
Even in June by luke mcgrath Jun 16, 2003 6:10 PM
travail by buddhabitch Jun 14, 2003 4:21 PM
...to which she replied by beatvibe Jun 14, 2003 11:27 AM
It's Plato's fault... by Nihilbert Jun 14, 2003 11:53 AM
places by Emelia Jun 14, 2003 11:14 AM
people by Nihilbert Jun 14, 2003 11:57 AM
harping by mtmynd Jun 14, 2003 9:05 AM
bagpiping by Nihilbert Jun 14, 2003 12:00 PM
bagpiping II by Arcadia Jun 16, 2003 12:11 PM
a peel by buddhabitch Jun 13, 2003 1:07 PM
an enlightment by Nihilbert Jun 13, 2003 1:14 PM
truth by thunder chicken Jun 13, 2003 10:53 PM
sorry by thunder chicken Jun 13, 2003 10:58 PM
Ironic passport by Nihilbert Jun 14, 2003 12:04 PM
Bananas by artguy Jun 13, 2003 2:14 PM
master by judih. Jun 13, 2003 8:49 PM
psuedo enlightened by thunder chicken Jun 13, 2003 10:47 PM
ignore this by ellipsis Jun 13, 2003 10:30 AM
too true by luke mcgrath Jun 16, 2003 10:50 PM
topic by beatvibe Jun 12, 2003 8:31 PM
Levi-Strauss by Arcadia Jun 12, 2003 8:49 PM
Levi's by Nihilbert Jun 13, 2003 1:26 PM
?????? by Yabyum Jun 12, 2003 8:20 PM
Bai-bai by Arcadia Jun 12, 2003 8:35 PM
,,,,,, by Yabyum Jun 12, 2003 8:39 PM
baY by Arcadia Jun 12, 2003 9:01 PM
....... by Yabyum Jun 12, 2003 9:10 PM
Sai Baba by Nihilbert Jun 13, 2003 1:41 PM
....... by Yabyum Jun 12, 2003 7:37 PM
Nooze by Arcadia Jun 12, 2003 8:03 PM
... by Nihilbert Jun 13, 2003 1:20 PM
Booze by Nihilbert Jun 13, 2003 1:20 PM
Duplex by Robotussinfeind Jun 12, 2003 8:29 AM
Synesthesia by Nihilbert Jun 12, 2003 12:03 AM
luscious sounds by judih. Jun 12, 2003 5:49 AM
Love the gracefulness of the symbol "&" by Nihilbert Jun 11, 2003 11:58 PM
Infinito by Arcadia Jun 12, 2003 9:57 AM
Celebrating my 101 haiku by Nihilbert Jun 11, 2003 11:54 PM
One more to go haiku by Nihilbert Jun 11, 2003 11:30 PM
Enchanting evening with the Hare Krishnas by Nihilbert Jun 11, 2003 11:28 PM
Passage by Arcadia Jun 12, 2003 10:05 AM
Hank Chinaski - ku by Nihilbert Jun 11, 2003 11:24 PM
A bull with a Christian spirit by Nihilbert Jun 11, 2003 11:02 PM
aug/ sept 2002 by Emelia Jun 10, 2003 3:21 PM
...eaten by buddhabitch Jun 11, 2003 4:30 PM
now i'm certain by Emelia Jun 11, 2003 6:46 PM
1994 in the heart by Nihilbert Jun 11, 2003 11:18 PM
haitwo by foolish_Paeter Jun 10, 2003 11:01 AM
Dialoguing with a leaf by Nihilbert Jun 11, 2003 11:13 PM
--- by foolish_Paeter Jun 12, 2003 1:41 PM
neil young ku by judih. Jun 9, 2003 9:46 AM
duane allman by thunder chicken Jun 9, 2003 5:52 PM
B.B. King by judih. Jun 9, 2003 8:18 PM
Helpless by artguy Jun 11, 2003 2:42 PM
Haiku of Mass Destruction by mtmynd Jun 9, 2003 7:36 AM
Haiku of Mass Rusty Iron by Nihilbert Jun 11, 2003 11:10 PM
5-7-5 hike by buddhabitch Jun 9, 2003 4:30 AM
5.7.5 by Emelia Jun 9, 2003 9:11 PM
role haiku by beatvibe Jun 8, 2003 9:54 PM
satisfied! by anniefay Jun 9, 2003 8:20 AM
to my "boss" by Yabyum Jun 8, 2003 6:23 PM
"landlord" by Emelia Jun 9, 2003 9:23 PM
client/ customer by Emelia Jun 9, 2003 9:24 PM
digital prophile by momgab Jun 8, 2003 9:15 AM
Lily(a bunch of haikus strung together to make an uber poem) by LimeGreenBiologist Jun 7, 2003 4:24 PM
Presumably drowned by ARAHH Jun 7, 2003 1:45 PM
learning by ARAHH Jun 8, 2003 7:52 AM
Frosty Haiku PC by Honus Jun 6, 2003 8:03 PM
2:21 by Emelia Jun 6, 2003 11:26 AM
passage by beatvibe Jun 6, 2003 9:53 AM
Kapitalist amauta by Arcadia Jun 5, 2003 8:27 PM
the first line.... by LimeGreenBiologist Jun 7, 2003 4:27 PM
Im afraid by Arcadia Jun 7, 2003 4:36 PM
Damn you maldito gringolio by Nihilbert Jun 16, 2003 1:40 AM
Polyester Prison by Ricker Jun 5, 2003 5:17 PM
a thought about haikus during study hall (pc...can one critique a haiku?) by IncendiaryWit Jun 5, 2003 4:18 PM
a thought about haikus during study hall (pc...can one critique a haiku?) by IncendiaryWit Jun 5, 2003 4:17 PM
the myth of still waters by beatvibe Jun 6, 2003 11:13 AM
saxophones by kkizer Jun 5, 2003 2:36 PM
love-ku by stevadore Jun 5, 2003 8:17 AM
hide & seek by panta rhei Jun 5, 2003 6:23 AM
show & tell by stevadore Jun 5, 2003 8:14 AM
the way by Jarad Barkeim Jun 4, 2003 5:22 PM
Trapped by belle_cherie Jun 4, 2003 1:28 PM
look again by orange Jun 4, 2003 12:38 PM
headache by panta rhei Jun 4, 2003 1:37 AM
the decrepitude by beatvibe Jun 3, 2003 7:56 PM
corporate motivation by ARAHH Jun 4, 2003 1:19 AM
morning by artguy Jun 3, 2003 7:31 PM
dawn by Vaselina Jun 7, 2003 2:03 PM
Asamblea by Arcadia Jun 3, 2003 7:05 PM
Fotocopias by Arcadia Jun 2, 2003 6:04 PM
it happened by palace Jun 1, 2003 4:58 PM
disqualified haiku by beatvibe Jun 1, 2003 2:12 PM
alt route by Emelia Jun 1, 2003 2:49 PM
stereo.lab.dizzy by Emelia Jun 1, 2003 1:42 PM
clarification by Emelia Jun 1, 2003 1:44 PM
mikado by Emelia Jun 1, 2003 1:45 PM
7.refractions by beatvibe Jun 1, 2003 2:22 PM
7.refractions (correction) by Emelia Jun 1, 2003 3:00 PM
uh... by beatvibe Jun 3, 2003 7:55 PM
um by Emelia Jun 4, 2003 11:36 AM
ah... by beatvibe Jun 4, 2003 8:07 PM
instant surprise by ARAHH Jun 3, 2003 2:31 AM


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