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Board Archive  •  The Haiku Board  •  March 2003
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.


I saw, eyesore by aliengrove Mar 30, 2003 3:43 PM
sunshine bomber by judih. Mar 30, 2003 9:58 AM
inane haiku by beatvibe Mar 30, 2003 9:33 AM
love shall be present, within my lonliest hour by sonofthesun Mar 30, 2003 4:40 AM
...STOP... by Mob Mar 30, 2003 4:15 AM
...IT... by Mob Mar 30, 2003 4:16 AM
...NOW!... by Mob Mar 30, 2003 4:18 AM
trumpet by mtmynd Mar 30, 2003 9:57 AM
Be careful by Pin Mar 29, 2003 5:41 PM
Nice by Pin Mar 29, 2003 5:38 PM
dwelling tanka by beatvibe Mar 29, 2003 5:20 PM
mountain top by thunder chicken Mar 29, 2003 6:17 PM
molar (a quin-ku) by mtmynd Mar 29, 2003 10:17 AM
ku bis by thunder chicken Mar 29, 2003 11:38 AM
haiku deconstructed by beatvibe Mar 28, 2003 6:02 PM
maybe ku by thunder chicken Mar 28, 2003 6:13 PM
kU by ellipsis Mar 28, 2003 6:18 PM
you're right by ellipsis Mar 28, 2003 6:20 PM
not ku by thunder chicken Mar 28, 2003 6:25 PM
high ku by jitterbug Mar 28, 2003 2:48 PM
ahh Ku! by mtmynd Mar 28, 2003 2:56 PM
choo ku by jitterbug Mar 28, 2003 3:02 PM
question? by mtmynd Mar 28, 2003 7:17 AM
ku? by thunder chicken Mar 29, 2003 1:23 PM
no-ku by firecracker Mar 29, 2003 5:28 PM
war by mtmynd Mar 28, 2003 7:13 AM
ying/yang by Arcadia Mar 28, 2003 3:46 PM
ku too by ellipsis Mar 28, 2003 6:25 PM
haircut by mtmynd Mar 28, 2003 7:05 AM
letting it flow by panta rhei Mar 28, 2003 6:35 AM
Wet and dusty haiku by Arcadia Mar 28, 2003 3:53 PM
Abschiedshaiku (ode to Nicki) by Mob Mar 28, 2003 4:32 AM
farewell by panta rhei Mar 28, 2003 6:29 AM
ohm haiku by beatvibe Mar 27, 2003 6:04 PM
heart by judih. Mar 26, 2003 8:18 PM
open by panta rhei Mar 27, 2003 12:43 AM
will by mtmynd Mar 26, 2003 7:37 AM
definition by panta rhei Mar 27, 2003 1:01 AM
a view from my bench by Mob Mar 26, 2003 1:22 AM
mishapen clay by aone Mar 25, 2003 5:54 PM
eminem by wendyfaber Mar 24, 2003 8:05 PM
visitors by wendyfaber Mar 24, 2003 8:11 PM
silent sniffs by wendyfaber Mar 24, 2003 8:15 PM
digression haiku by beatvibe Mar 24, 2003 7:03 PM
depression haiku by Mob Mar 26, 2003 1:53 AM
Pissed by artguy Mar 24, 2003 6:34 PM
first shot by JrMint Mar 24, 2003 4:49 PM
haiku mandate by beatvibe Mar 23, 2003 12:10 PM
haiku for a poetry goddess by judih. Mar 23, 2003 11:17 AM
and another for the goddess... by buddhabitch Mar 24, 2003 5:49 PM
Midnight Melody. by Crimson War Goddess Mar 23, 2003 11:09 AM
#3958 by mtmynd Mar 23, 2003 9:17 AM
annoying old fool by wendyfaber Mar 23, 2003 8:33 AM
Lao tze by wendyfaber Mar 23, 2003 8:36 AM
rumi by wendyfaber Mar 23, 2003 8:38 AM
unseen particles in motion by wendyfaber Mar 23, 2003 8:40 AM
dont cry by wendyfaber Mar 23, 2003 8:43 AM
blazetime by wendyfaber Mar 23, 2003 8:46 AM
hidden by wendyfaber Mar 23, 2003 8:49 AM
Dolor y cambio by Arcadia Mar 23, 2003 9:18 AM
Rasberries by Ferrari Mar 23, 2003 7:05 AM
Fog in my brain by Ferrari Mar 23, 2003 7:01 AM
winter by wendyfaber Mar 23, 2003 3:58 AM
winter shore by wendyfaber Mar 23, 2003 4:03 AM
winter greet by wendyfaber Mar 23, 2003 4:06 AM
lacy flakes ..NH by wendyfaber Mar 23, 2003 4:09 AM
note :white flag by wendyfaber Mar 23, 2003 4:12 AM
moist noses by wendyfaber Mar 23, 2003 4:15 AM
startle button by wendyfaber Mar 23, 2003 4:19 AM
winter by wendyfaber Mar 23, 2003 3:56 AM
General Mills Haiku by beatvibe Mar 22, 2003 5:40 PM
Two Meta Tankas by beatvibe Mar 22, 2003 12:33 PM
Today by artguy Mar 21, 2003 4:40 PM
Tomorrow by Crimson War Goddess Mar 22, 2003 8:17 AM
Age by ARAHH Mar 21, 2003 1:15 PM
uninspired haiku by beatvibe Mar 21, 2003 9:49 AM
white out by thunder chicken Mar 21, 2003 8:17 PM
Oto˝o by Arcadia Mar 20, 2003 7:40 PM
Oto˝o 2003 by Nihilbert Mar 22, 2003 1:46 AM
haiku for frank by beatvibe Mar 20, 2003 4:24 PM
song ku by thunder chicken Mar 20, 2003 10:29 PM
blurry hatefull kuhai by Arcadia Mar 19, 2003 3:12 PM
petulance by learned Mar 19, 2003 10:31 AM
chicken jack by thunder chicken Mar 19, 2003 1:14 PM
blue by cylance Mar 19, 2003 5:46 AM
zap by cylance Mar 19, 2003 2:24 AM
TV stats by judih. Mar 19, 2003 2:38 AM
good by cylance Mar 19, 2003 5:45 AM
peace, cylance by judih. Mar 20, 2003 12:13 PM
lunar blues by Mob Mar 19, 2003 1:08 AM
Our by riveting ranter Mar 18, 2003 2:23 PM
"Spain & the War" Haiku by Nihilbert Mar 18, 2003 10:21 AM
"Spain & war" by Arcadia Mar 18, 2003 1:46 PM
Based on the last stand of Miguel de Unamuno by betabandido Mar 25, 2003 5:38 PM
The Fraud. by Crimson War Goddess Mar 17, 2003 6:58 AM
imagine by ellipsis Mar 17, 2003 7:17 AM
North by northwest by ARAHH Mar 17, 2003 5:54 AM
north by northwest by __ Mar 17, 2003 6:42 AM
oops by ellipsis Mar 17, 2003 6:43 AM
oooopsie ku by st. jack Mar 18, 2003 12:23 PM
North times East by ARAHH Mar 21, 2003 1:13 PM
family worries by Mob Mar 17, 2003 4:33 AM
family murders by ellipsis Mar 17, 2003 7:19 AM
evo-devo by thunder chicken Mar 18, 2003 12:03 PM
homicide haiku by beatvibe Mar 16, 2003 12:38 PM
cidal ku by judih. Mar 16, 2003 9:09 PM
ku - icide by thunder chicken Mar 16, 2003 10:40 PM
ku-icide by ellipsis Mar 16, 2003 10:55 PM
word-icide...edited by thunder chicken Mar 16, 2003 11:45 PM
word-icide by __ Mar 17, 2003 6:38 AM
lettricide by judih. Mar 17, 2003 6:41 AM
lettricide by ellipsis Mar 17, 2003 6:46 AM
Pi-ku by thunder chicken Mar 17, 2003 12:51 PM
Mathematical Musings by beatvibe Mar 17, 2003 2:31 PM
pi=3.14nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn by thunder chicken Mar 18, 2003 6:47 AM
My English/Math Analogy by beatvibe Mar 18, 2003 10:33 AM
Solving for n by beatvibe Mar 18, 2003 10:53 AM
i=square root of -1 by thunder chicken Mar 18, 2003 11:16 AM
differential haiku (ode to newton's infinitesimal) by beatvibe Mar 18, 2003 5:41 PM
beyond my limits by thunder chicken Mar 18, 2003 9:56 PM
all ku by thunder chicken Mar 17, 2003 12:46 PM
cured by boogie 1 Mar 15, 2003 8:50 PM
cured? by ellipsis Mar 17, 2003 7:21 AM
i watched by rouge saint Mar 15, 2003 6:24 PM
lunar haiku by beatvibe Mar 14, 2003 5:43 PM
moonlit by ironhands Mar 15, 2003 3:48 AM
For my Daughter. by Crimson War Goddess Mar 14, 2003 5:18 PM
my first attempt at writing a haiku by danceonfire Mar 14, 2003 1:30 PM
Rebirth by Crimson War Goddess Mar 14, 2003 5:16 PM
haikuldn't by boogie 1 Mar 15, 2003 8:57 PM
Brown (PC) by kickme Mar 14, 2003 10:09 AM
whole hole by buddhabitch Mar 14, 2003 10:02 AM
spring haiku by buddhabitch Mar 14, 2003 9:55 AM
natures galley by rouge saint Mar 14, 2003 8:03 AM
binary haiku (with translation) by beatvibe Mar 13, 2003 6:20 PM
frozen haiku by beatvibe Mar 12, 2003 8:17 PM
Bodhi road by artguy Mar 12, 2003 5:47 PM
a good ride by thunder chicken Mar 12, 2003 6:53 PM
iraq-ku by mtmynd Mar 12, 2003 5:33 AM
talk radio by thunder chicken Mar 12, 2003 6:32 PM
iraq-ku by ironhands Mar 14, 2003 9:45 AM
Winter Rain. by Crimson War Goddess Mar 10, 2003 7:19 PM
The rain by ~K Mar 14, 2003 10:13 AM
gale haiku by beatvibe Mar 10, 2003 5:30 PM
always visiting by sojunsan Mar 10, 2003 9:20 AM
two liner by buddhabitch Mar 10, 2003 7:39 AM
one liner by judih. Mar 10, 2003 7:49 AM
brew by buddhabitch Mar 10, 2003 7:31 AM
transmutation (abbreviated) by buddhabitch Mar 10, 2003 7:28 AM
On School by StopMakingSense Mar 9, 2003 7:13 PM
Reading by artguy Mar 8, 2003 12:57 PM
reading by ellipsis Mar 8, 2003 9:38 PM
Leaves in the gutter by tasgmon Mar 8, 2003 10:38 AM
suspended haiku by beatvibe Mar 8, 2003 7:49 AM
Coma (to Nicki) by Mob Mar 8, 2003 1:46 AM
A Graveyard Haiku by Mob Mar 8, 2003 1:32 AM
A Graveyard Haiku II by Mob Mar 8, 2003 2:26 AM
paper haiku by beatvibe Mar 7, 2003 8:06 PM
friday by panta rhei Mar 7, 2003 3:23 AM
tedious refinery by ARAHH Mar 7, 2003 12:01 AM
recycling me by ARAHH Mar 6, 2003 11:46 PM
vn÷rr haiku by beatvibe Mar 6, 2003 8:22 PM
more south ? by ARAHH Mar 6, 2003 11:35 PM
Finnish de-light by ARAHH Mar 6, 2003 11:44 PM
branching by ARAHH Mar 6, 2003 7:38 AM
probability by ARAHH Mar 6, 2003 7:37 AM
300 th by ARAHH Mar 6, 2003 7:34 AM
enter haiku by beatvibe Mar 5, 2003 5:17 PM
phoenix 2 by rudytoot Mar 5, 2003 1:14 PM
phoenix by rudytoot Mar 5, 2003 1:11 PM
southern haiku by Angel Mar 5, 2003 7:55 AM
Northern haiku I by Arcadia Mar 9, 2003 9:43 AM
Norhern haiku II by Arcadia Mar 9, 2003 9:45 AM
nightfall in los angeles - march by ironhands Mar 5, 2003 2:23 AM
is this true by ARAHH Mar 6, 2003 7:18 AM
everyword is true by ironhands Mar 7, 2003 3:01 AM
feline haiku by beatvibe Mar 4, 2003 7:42 PM
:-) by Angel Mar 6, 2003 2:55 AM
feline haiku (rewrite) by beatvibe Mar 8, 2003 7:18 AM
preemptive haiku by beatvibe Mar 4, 2003 7:40 PM
Watch the bowl by Danger D Mar 4, 2003 5:50 PM
Farmer by chimera Mar 4, 2003 4:57 PM
Numb by headburner Mar 4, 2003 5:25 AM
what! by 6'Oclock midnight Mar 4, 2003 1:28 AM
hungry by 6'Oclock midnight Mar 4, 2003 1:24 AM
hot steam by judih. Mar 4, 2003 1:41 AM
hoarfrost by panta rhei Mar 4, 2003 12:59 AM
what the crow saw by 6'Oclock midnight Mar 4, 2003 1:12 AM
In other related news by ~K Mar 4, 2003 1:17 AM
nice image by 6'Oclock midnight Mar 4, 2003 1:21 AM
circle by panta rhei Mar 4, 2003 12:56 AM
too much by panta rhei Mar 4, 2003 12:55 AM
morning by 6'Oclock midnight Mar 4, 2003 12:44 AM
ludicrous by judih. Mar 4, 2003 12:38 AM
in ludere by panta rhei Mar 4, 2003 12:47 AM
coffee by 6'Oclock midnight Mar 4, 2003 12:38 AM
de-sensed by panta rhei Mar 4, 2003 12:50 AM
coffee by 6'Oclock midnight Mar 4, 2003 12:36 AM
Winter Worry by Iodine Mar 3, 2003 7:41 PM
Galicia Honk by ARAHH Mar 3, 2003 5:22 AM
honk too by ARAHH Mar 3, 2003 5:20 AM
high-ku by Mob Mar 3, 2003 4:31 AM
and no one knew by rouge saint Mar 2, 2003 4:34 PM


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