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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.


Shambala by artguy Jan 30, 2004 6:49 PM
add vice to buddha by mtmynd Jan 30, 2004 10:28 AM
nocturnal home by squidwork Jan 30, 2004 9:48 AM
Near misses by ARAHH Jan 30, 2004 3:16 AM
Reading 'The Essential Haiku' by buddhabitch Jan 29, 2004 8:10 AM
counting haiku in your sleep by mtmynd Jan 29, 2004 8:22 AM
doggy ku by zero hero Jan 29, 2004 8:34 PM
chapstick by fingurz Jan 29, 2004 6:52 AM
shampoo by fingurz Jan 29, 2004 6:55 AM
froth (pc) by pinstripe Jan 28, 2004 2:49 PM
just a quick opinion by kkizer Jan 29, 2004 7:06 AM
good good by pinstripe Jan 30, 2004 3:52 AM
a painting for you by 4 degrees Jan 29, 2004 8:45 AM
_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_| by pinstripe Jan 30, 2004 4:00 AM
hmmm by 4 degrees Jan 30, 2004 6:09 AM
really? by pinstripe Jan 31, 2004 5:50 AM
..... by 4 degrees Jan 29, 2004 8:47 AM
the by pinstripe Jan 30, 2004 4:00 AM
the best movie ever (almost) by 4 degrees Jan 30, 2004 6:08 AM
fight club-ku by pinstripe Jan 31, 2004 5:52 AM
... by 4 degrees Jan 31, 2004 5:56 AM
" by Tormenta Jan 27, 2004 4:06 PM
role model of sorts by pinstripe Jan 27, 2004 1:19 PM
hilarious! by runfast1617 Jan 27, 2004 5:24 AM
composure by runfast1617 Jan 27, 2004 5:32 AM
?!---0---!? by runfast1617 Jan 27, 2004 5:21 AM
So what if its been done before? by seajay1221 Jan 26, 2004 10:42 PM
release by runfast1617 Jan 27, 2004 5:13 AM
another age by orange Jan 26, 2004 2:46 PM
desert sand by runfast1617 Jan 27, 2004 5:10 AM
#4996 by mtmynd Jan 26, 2004 9:07 AM
anger by runfast1617 Jan 27, 2004 5:16 AM
intermediate haiku by buddhabitch Jan 26, 2004 7:55 AM
#2 by buddhabitch Jan 26, 2004 8:21 AM
#3 by buddhabitch Jan 26, 2004 8:22 AM
nitrous oxide by em.elia Jan 25, 2004 9:16 PM
father by runfast1617 Jan 25, 2004 7:56 AM
a few...haiku by buddhabitch Jan 25, 2004 7:55 AM
I smell them warm oats by runfast1617 Jan 25, 2004 8:03 AM
Still, in outside silence.. by ARAHH Jan 24, 2004 1:45 PM
forecast by mtmynd Jan 24, 2004 6:53 AM
forecast by Yabyum Jan 24, 2004 7:29 AM
sand by runfast1617 Jan 25, 2004 8:07 AM
staying by panta rhei Jan 24, 2004 6:24 AM
spin by mtmynd Jan 24, 2004 6:50 AM
both feet on the ground by zero hero Jan 24, 2004 2:28 PM
ThankYou, kkizer ... by ARAHH Jan 24, 2004 5:30 AM
Links by kkizer Jan 26, 2004 6:37 AM
haiku? by buddhabitch Jan 23, 2004 6:08 AM
The scene by ARAHH Jan 23, 2004 11:29 AM
haiku? by buddhabitch Jan 23, 2004 6:05 AM
haiku ? by buddhabitch Jan 23, 2004 5:59 AM
SSSSSHHHHLLLUUUMMMMNNNPPP by Booswa Jan 22, 2004 8:48 PM
Seen It by KHRISTOPHOROUS Jan 22, 2004 5:45 PM
way 'ome by squidwork Jan 22, 2004 1:02 PM
the tsetse fly by squidwork Jan 22, 2004 12:14 PM
kerouac cat by truck Jan 22, 2004 8:28 AM
night vision by zero hero Jan 22, 2004 9:49 AM
Frost can last eternally by ARAHH Jan 23, 2004 11:55 AM
a few practice haiku... by buddhabitch Jan 22, 2004 5:58 AM
zenn driving(PC) retitled by zero hero Jan 22, 2004 6:22 AM
second try at first ku by zero hero Jan 22, 2004 6:26 AM
sisyphus.... by buddhabitch Jan 23, 2004 5:55 AM
I think I see you mean by zero hero Jan 23, 2004 9:14 PM
I especially liked by buddhabitch Jan 23, 2004 5:53 AM
those by Emelia Jan 22, 2004 7:35 PM
thank you Emelia by buddhabitch Jan 23, 2004 5:54 AM
Piercing and sharp by ARAHH Jan 22, 2004 2:45 AM
comforthead by squidwork Jan 22, 2004 12:06 PM
333am by squidwork Jan 21, 2004 11:26 AM
when the c(aesarean) s(ection) wasnt yet by squidwork Jan 21, 2004 10:17 AM
quitting by greenteaFRK Jan 20, 2004 6:54 PM
quit by Emelia Jan 20, 2004 9:40 PM
don't be a quitter! by damian_le_bas Jan 21, 2004 6:28 AM
hermit by greenteaFRK Jan 20, 2004 6:51 PM
what cave by squidwork Jan 21, 2004 10:15 AM
honestly by Vaselina Jan 20, 2004 1:24 PM
His 18th Birthday, 16th April 1916 by enemy Jan 20, 2004 9:18 AM
Content.... The Art of Peace and Satisfaction by enemy Jan 20, 2004 9:16 AM
17 syllable life (PC) by enemy Jan 20, 2004 9:14 AM
sixteen by squidwork Jan 21, 2004 10:21 AM
Alone in Paris by enemy Jan 20, 2004 9:13 AM
beauty of cities by SoundOfSilence Jan 21, 2004 2:58 AM
hindsight by squidwork Jan 21, 2004 10:19 AM
Allocative Inefficiency (PC) by enemy Jan 20, 2004 9:12 AM
The beginning and the End. (Please critique....) (now in haiku form!) by enemy Jan 20, 2004 9:11 AM
Another haiku for a train ride by enemy Jan 20, 2004 9:09 AM
Haiku for a long train ride (PC) by enemy Jan 20, 2004 9:08 AM
... by pottygok Jan 22, 2004 2:35 PM
... by enemy Jan 23, 2004 3:04 AM
... by pottygok Feb 26, 2004 7:14 AM
... by squidwork Jan 20, 2004 8:15 AM
... by bazshi Jan 20, 2004 9:47 PM
. by light04 Jan 20, 2004 9:51 PM
Haiku Onto You by Dave The Dov Jan 19, 2004 11:02 AM
first aid by zero hero Jan 19, 2004 11:13 PM
second try by zero hero Jan 20, 2004 3:33 AM
autumnal leaves by bazshi Jan 19, 2004 6:08 AM
a hammock outside by squidwork Jan 19, 2004 7:22 AM
tarzan loves haikus by squidwork Jan 17, 2004 12:05 PM
yoda loves haikus by Emelia Jan 17, 2004 12:50 PM
Dr. Watson would say by zero hero Jan 18, 2004 7:10 AM
Moses loves haiku by judih. Jan 19, 2004 7:24 AM
.... by squidwork Jan 17, 2004 12:02 PM
5-7-5 *haiku for beginners* by buddhabitch Jan 17, 2004 6:45 AM
windowless (curtains) by Emelia Jan 17, 2004 11:34 AM
tightrope dancing by panta rhei Jan 17, 2004 2:36 AM
but then by panta rhei Jan 17, 2004 2:37 AM
eye by panta rhei Jan 17, 2004 2:35 AM
dark by panta rhei Jan 17, 2004 2:34 AM
silent inner slaughter by Vaselina Jan 16, 2004 7:42 PM
This Morning by vance Jan 16, 2004 11:51 AM
tension by seajay1221 Jan 16, 2004 8:57 AM
... by squidwork Jan 21, 2004 10:23 AM
...... by squidwork Jan 15, 2004 12:18 PM
three (for ananda claire) by rain70 Jan 14, 2004 2:31 PM
70 by Emelia Feb 6, 2004 9:57 PM
selfish sadness by enemy Jan 14, 2004 1:59 PM
selfish happiness by enemy Jan 14, 2004 2:01 PM
decline of a mind by enemy Jan 14, 2004 2:06 PM
not so bad by Jimboloco Jan 15, 2004 5:22 PM
i like you and smiles and all by squidwork Jan 14, 2004 1:05 PM
work. squid. by Emelia Feb 6, 2004 9:58 PM
hey em by squidwork Feb 9, 2004 10:00 AM
heck you by Jimboloco Jan 13, 2004 5:51 PM
god dam mother fucking no good son of a bitch by zero hero Jan 16, 2004 10:02 AM
I just loved that one, so proud I wish it would implode by zero hero Jan 29, 2004 8:37 PM
new year (pc) by urban.jim Jan 13, 2004 1:55 PM
Absolution--PC by pottygok Jan 13, 2004 8:34 AM
gives the feel by squidwork Jan 13, 2004 9:18 AM
for what it is (PC) by zero hero Jan 13, 2004 9:42 AM
pc--sickness by squidwork Jan 13, 2004 6:49 AM
... by pottygok Jan 13, 2004 12:53 PM
ah by squidwork Jan 14, 2004 10:52 AM
Merle Haggard (PC) by zero hero Jan 16, 2004 10:44 AM
... by pottygok Jan 22, 2004 2:35 PM
thank you by zero hero Jan 26, 2004 5:23 PM
lochside by vance Jan 13, 2004 6:28 AM
no by temppixie Jan 13, 2004 8:25 AM
almost by zero hero Jan 16, 2004 9:59 AM
my dad by vance Jan 17, 2004 1:54 AM
no haiku but I thought you might like this one by zero hero Jan 26, 2004 5:32 PM
#4942 by mtmynd Jan 12, 2004 6:03 PM
somehow by seajay1221 Jan 16, 2004 8:59 AM
every thing the same for me except it is raining too by zero hero Jan 16, 2004 12:17 PM
cheap thrills by twocentsrequired Jan 12, 2004 12:21 AM
QUICK-SOMEONE WRITE SOMETHING by twocentsrequired Jan 12, 2004 12:03 AM
okay (please critique--i'm curious about reactions) by ellipsis Jan 12, 2004 9:50 AM
A couple of thoughts... by kkizer Jan 12, 2004 11:41 AM
thanks for the comment by ellipsis Jan 12, 2004 4:33 PM
quote from Christopher Herold by kkizer Jan 13, 2004 11:38 AM
hi by squidwork Jan 13, 2004 9:13 AM
yeah by ellipsis Jan 13, 2004 9:33 AM
... by pottygok Jan 13, 2004 12:56 PM
Always a glance away by ARAHH Jan 12, 2004 12:49 PM
hmmm... by pottygok Jan 13, 2004 12:55 PM
sweet roses by cynical_scribe Jan 12, 2004 12:00 AM
brunch -- PC by e_dog Jan 11, 2004 6:56 PM
... by pottygok Jan 13, 2004 1:04 PM
landscape by in a sense Jan 11, 2004 6:52 PM
michigan night by anniefay Jan 10, 2004 4:07 AM
full moon (PC) by zero hero Jan 9, 2004 7:45 AM
poinsettia wilting--PC by pottygok Jan 8, 2004 1:57 PM
the second line is by e_dog Jan 11, 2004 6:58 PM
wolf moon--PC by pottygok Jan 8, 2004 6:00 AM
!-) by pottygok Jan 8, 2004 6:02 AM
noun noun by Emelia Jan 17, 2004 11:39 AM
desperately alliterative renga by kshithapragjnee Jan 7, 2004 10:12 PM
Summer by Arcadia Jan 7, 2004 5:29 PM
cuddled topless--PC by pottygok Jan 7, 2004 6:59 AM
graveyard shift--PC by pottygok Jan 7, 2004 6:58 AM
reply to graveyard shift by damian_le_bas Jan 21, 2004 6:26 AM
staring at neighbors--PC by pottygok Jan 7, 2004 6:58 AM
heavy snow--PC by pottygok Jan 7, 2004 6:56 AM
Hey You!!!!!!!!! by Booswa Jan 6, 2004 9:47 PM
not too deep by zero hero Jan 23, 2004 4:50 AM
chance by kkizer Jan 6, 2004 6:28 PM
hike (PC) by Illuminara Jan 5, 2004 8:22 PM
it works for me by zero hero Jan 5, 2004 8:47 PM
guess by Illuminara Jan 5, 2004 9:51 PM
What book? by pottygok Jan 6, 2004 7:33 AM
seeds from a birch tree (PC) by zero hero Jan 6, 2004 9:47 AM
as zero said by Illuminara Jan 6, 2004 12:46 PM
... by pottygok Jan 5, 2004 8:58 PM
snapshot by Illuminara Jan 5, 2004 9:09 PM
Useless to gnaw on the husks that the silence assembles. by Snow Leopard Jan 5, 2004 10:13 AM
Apologetics by damian_le_bas Jan 5, 2004 7:33 AM
No balls by damian_le_bas Jan 5, 2004 7:36 AM
specks by Sharik Jan 3, 2004 10:21 PM
melted snow-- by pottygok Jan 3, 2004 5:16 PM
empty bottles--PC by pottygok Jan 3, 2004 5:16 PM
sky explodes green--PC by pottygok Jan 3, 2004 5:16 PM
candle flame--PC by pottygok Jan 3, 2004 5:15 PM
loved by c.w. williams Jan 3, 2004 7:33 PM
yeah, well done pottygok by madwomaninthestatic Jan 5, 2004 7:30 PM
O sho by judih. Jan 3, 2004 4:52 AM
5-7-5 #3 by buddhabitch Jan 3, 2004 4:32 AM
5-7-5 #2 by buddhabitch Jan 3, 2004 4:28 AM
5-7-5 #1 by buddhabitch Jan 3, 2004 4:26 AM
Skylight meditation (Back Then) by ghostwalker Jan 1, 2004 1:02 PM


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