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Ferociouskitty
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Username: Ferociouskitty

Post Number: 561
Registered: 02-2008

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Posted on Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 04:21 pm:   

Cynique, you reminded me of something. Do you remember a few years ago when there was a haiku thread here, and someone (Chris Hayden maybe?) pointed out that haiku was more than just 5-7-5 verse? That, by definition, the poem also needed to have nature as its subject? I think that was here on these boards, but I'm not 100% sure.

At any rate, I remember thinking then that even if what we were playing around with wasn't "real" haiku, I still enjoyed the challenged of taking the 5-7-5 constraint and presenting a coherent thought within it. When my boyfriend and I were first dating, we spent a day corresponding via email using only the 5-7-5 constraint. Maybe some wouldn't call that haiku, but we called it lurve.

*cue nauseating Celine Dion music* LOLOLOL!

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