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HAIKU for Gamequitters


KDY
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This came up in destroyah's journal, so thought I'd start the thread.

 

Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry, rrrrreally short, no rhyming or fancy stuff needed.  If you can count the syllables in the words (of any language), you can haiku.  http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/lists/7-hilarious-haiku

 

All you need to know is the syllable count for each line:

Line 1 = 5 syllables

Line 2 = 7 syllables

Line 3 = 5 syllables

 

My offering for today:

 

AMBUSH

The mouse is a rat

gnawing the bones of  my days.

I'm setting a trap.

-- KDY

 

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Nice, I counted the syllables, seems to fit! Good luck killing that nasty rat! Or get a trackball, haha

 

GAS CØMPRESSION SPRING

"How many lives
I've borne office chaired
demising my soul
"

–destoroyah

 

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"Haikus make bad poems <- These are 6 syllables, man!
But gamequitters is cool, so
I made one anyway
"  <- This too.

me

and my own poem is wrong too!

 

 

GAS CØMPRESSION SPRING

"Just how many lives
I must have borne office chaired
demising my soul
"

–destoroyah

So much filler now! O.o

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I thought I'd say . . . .

So happy to see

this thread collecting poems:

Minds playing with words.

 

Dull Diamond

Solitaire for one,

alone with machinery.

Red, then black:  fade out.

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"Haikus make bad poems <- These are 6 syllables, man!
But gamequitters is cool, so
I made one anyway
"  <- This too.

me

and my own poem is wrong too!

Oh, jeese.

"I don't like Shakespear
Iambic Pentameter
Is worse than Haikus"

 

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Shredder

Strawpiles:  work to do. 

Rodents:  mice clicking sharp teeth,

chewing time to shreds.

 

Freefall

Rotors in neutral,

helicoptering to Earth: 

touch down, grow up, live!

-- KDY

 

PS:  is there a way to get single linespacing?

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faulty boldfacing by poster (me) doesn't show in original, only after posting
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Trinary
Zero, one, two, three,
Solve the equation: freedom
equals infinity
 

Transporter Room
Ready to beam out:
the only way off the ship
is when shields are down.

I guess creativity was one of the taps that got turned off when gaming took so many hours, cuz I kinda can't stop this . . . .

 

Obstetrics
I.
Marshall MacLuhan called it
the glass teat.  Now, when we curl
inside?  the glass womb?

II.
Glass womb, classroom, flat
screen to hide behind.  Breech birth
messy, painful, real.

III.
Who has ears to hear,
hear voices unmediated by
electrons:  singing.

IV.
Who has eyes to see,
see colours unbalanced
(no RGB):   free.

V.
Who has hands to touch,
touch the living world again.
It might touch you back.

--KDY

PS:  Cam, thanks for the shift+enter tip!

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Balance

Zero, one, two, three --
Solve the equation:  freedom
Equals  infinity . . .

 

Volta

Electricity
fails, machines halt.  Everywhere
a fresh perspective.

Stellae

Stars come out to play,
Tumbling across the night sky,
Pixel-free, sharp, bright.

KDY

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  • 2 weeks later...

DisOrienteering
Feeling lost: seeking
a mountain of achievements
I can’t see for trees.

Spillway
Toxic gaming leak
vented into cyberspace:
warp core is safe now.

Ohm
If I meditate,
just who will I encounter
when I click “enter”?

Anakin's Observation
Om mani padme . . .
hmmm.  A galaxy drifts ‘round
this black hole’s heart

Astronomy non-Dominé
Spiral galaxy:
two arms, black hole for a heart.
Data loss:  guaranteed.

Snow's White
Turned seven hours loose
upon the day.   They reported back,
put their feet up, napped.

For Tom Lehrer
Mathematically
“prime” time can’t be divided
between games and me.

-- KDY

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  • 2 months later...

Egad, it's been a loooong time.  I have actually passed the 90-day mark!
The first two are inspired by Cam's June 12 post on responding to a shitty day.

Cloudy

Stormy, cloudy day
Grey and unsettled, moody. 
Wind blows gloom away.

Patience
Dump on me, go on --
I'm not playing your game, see?
Your moves expose you.

 

The Long Game
Two weeks was easy,
Two months hard -- third month hardest. 
Ninetieth day -- in sight!

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  • 3 months later...
  • 9 months later...

I feel kinda weak
Sadness is rushing in me
Is this a real feel?

Eh, complaining...
You failed? You should explain it.
Explain it yourself.

Success or failure
Your life versus your pleasure
Everyday's pressure

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Fixing linespacing. I also added two more haikus.
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