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Yvettep
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Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 01:07 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OK, Chris, all--here's your chance to right a wrong!

It's been a while since our last haiku thread. Too long. So have at it with your very own inaugural haiku. (Or, a limerick if you prefer.)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 02:13 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Serious:

Black child on shoulders
Breath misty in winter air
Glimpsing her future

Sweet:

Rev'rend rhymes chants from
My childhood summer playground
Like grape Now-Laters

Silly:

"Use the bathroom now
No more chance once parade starts"
First words in White House
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Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 03:43 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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Haiku sucks too.

That's why Poetry is dying.

Haiku, like Hip Hop, is on
its last legs.

I'm into stream of consciousness:

kiss

lick

Kiss

lick

kiss

lick

SMILE.










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Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 04:08 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Um. Was that about the inauguration, Kola? LOL
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Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 04:48 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mom and Grandma dreamed
But did not live to see it
They are shouting, though

Cried as I watched it
Boyfriend's kids saw daddy's tears
It was the first time

Watched in Maryland
Came home to burst water lines
I hate cold weather

Note to Yvette P
Boyfriend is NOT Freeman, but
He can still get it
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Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 05:22 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Men don't cry often
Emotions are hard to share
I cried yesterday

Quite room, just me
A new President arrived
I am man, I cried

Made bacon, toast too
Tears left, joy stayed all night long
I burned the bacon

At home all day long
Shared moments with friends afar
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Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 05:46 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

LOL, Yvette.

No, that was not about the
inauguaration. :-)




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Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 06:17 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Haiku you say?



troubled times tick tick away
new watch with sweepin hands is wound up
by man of the hour
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Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 08:03 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, Cynique---if the rest
of them wrote something as
clever and honest as you did,
I could enjoy Haiku.

Usually it just comes off as
so pedestrian.

And of course "contrived" as
the whole art form literally
calls for contrivance.

American Poetry is boring because of
Haiku dominance.





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Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 10:04 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Haiku's cogency certainly offers a challenge. It's difficult to be brief,- to say in a few words what others feel the need to go on and on about.

Haiku is very esoteric, tailor-made for Zen disciples who love to read between the lines.
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Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 10:30 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's difficult to be brief,- to say in a few words what others feel the need to go on and on about.

Cynique, that's one of things I've always admired about your writing/posting style.
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Posted on Friday, January 23, 2009 - 09:41 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bravo, Cynique and FK! (And FK, don't be letting your man see what I write about him! LOL)
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Posted on Friday, January 23, 2009 - 09:44 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We now have a Prez named Hussein,
Got sworn in round noon last Tuesday, an'
The judge got it twisted;
Barack nearly missed it
So they made him swear to it again.

:-)
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Posted on Friday, January 23, 2009 - 08:07 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yvette, that was best served with a Guiness Extra Stout. ;-)
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Posted on Friday, January 23, 2009 - 09:02 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

LOL@ Yvette and FK.

Yes, FK, I'm usually a woman of few words. It's easy to understand why Kola doesn't like Haiku poetry, isn't it? This type of verse is not the forte of long-winded people.

OK, Yvette. Here I go:

There once was an Illinois senator
Who got an office he wasn't a winner for
But the Governor of his state
needed some trouble to make
So Roland Burris went from old vet to beginner.


(Well, limericks are nonsense poetry! )
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Posted on Friday, January 23, 2009 - 09:14 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Brava, Cynique! That calls for a round of Chicago's own Goose Island Beer, which was the official beer of the inaugural balls and festivities. ;-)
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Posted on Friday, January 23, 2009 - 09:17 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

CHEERS!
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Posted on Friday, January 23, 2009 - 10:25 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Carey, I missed yours up there--guess I was just on an estrogen-fueled poetry jam. Bravo to you as well!

FK, thanks for the offer of beer but I have already had a vanilla vodka and Coke so prolly shouldn't mix it. :-)
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Posted on Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 03:08 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Kola Boof:


Fuc/k Haiku
Mama say Been-to
Mama Hey
Mama Say!




*I call this Haiku poem "Haiku Is Dead"
and will use it in my next book, Cynique.
_________

Been-to poetry is the best poetry, Cynique.

In my book "Nile River Woman", a book that
was acclaimed by the N.Y. Times, I wrote
sparse 1-page been-to poems but it can done at
epic lengths.


http://www.amazon.com/Nile-River-Woman-First-Poems/dp/097120196X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1232913941&sr=8-1


Ousmane Sembene and Franz Fanon were two
of the first BEEN-TO writers/poets.






Definition of Been-to writing:

(a) You are from Africa (which is all black
people) but you have been to somewhere else
for such a long spell that your writing is now
shaped by both places.

Africans back home call us "been-to" writers.

Aretha Franklin is called a "been-to" singer.

(b) The writing can be read or sung.
It is told in Black traditional Folk "cuts"
with call and response or a percussion
break. Storytelling is traditional, of a Fabulist mode.


_______

**Japanese "Haiku" is introverted and
contrived.

African "been-to" is soulful, expressive
and colorful.





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Posted on Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 03:40 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Who cares whether you like Haiku or whether it's going out of style, Kola? Are you a trend setter?

In the present all poetry is on the wane, as it slowly degenerates into an artsy-fartsy venue for self-indulgent people who think other people care what their verbal diarrhea smells like.


BTW, what you tried to pass off as haiku came no where near to conforming to what constitutes legitimate haiku verse.
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Posted on Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 04:21 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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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Yes, FK--seems that in traditional haiku there must be one "season" word. In one of the ones I wrote about the inauguration I tried to do that, but it is not always easy.

Maybe some wouldn't call that haiku, but we called it lurve

Maybe some would not
Call our first spring's mail haiku
But we called it "lurve"

Awwwwww! LOL
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Posted on Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 04:31 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Kola:

"Been-to" OK, too!
Haiku, thru: Mamma say, mamma do!

LOL :-)

(Reminds me of a song...mamma-ko-mamma-sah mah-KO-sahhhhhhh...)
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Posted on Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 04:37 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Maybe some would not
Call our first spring's mail haiku
But we called it "lurve"


Nice, Yvette!

Lemme see here...digging around in frig...Got it. Okay to toast my chocolate sister's haiku skillz, here's a Chocolate Stout from Indiana's own Upland Brewing Co.

It was either that or some O. E. from my man's native Southeast D.C. ;-)
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Posted on Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 04:53 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for proving my
point, Yvette.



Contrived.



It's like playing Rubic's Cube,
right?

No soul; no scats or runs
--no feeling needed.

A "season" is required
and mathematical templates.

Which is the reason the masses
aren't exactly being MOVED no
matter how impressed they are
with being Waldo Pepper.

Give me Long-winded Maya Angelou,
Sylvia Plath and Mark Twain any
day of the week.

One thing I will give you Cynique
--the SHORT ATTENTION SPAN is
definitely in vogue right now.

So I'm not suprised about you
using Haiku as "filler" inbetween your
Crossword Puzzles in the TV-GUIDE.

Translation: "Don't start none,
won't be none.
"

Of course, since we respect
Japanese culture so much more,
and since we're waiting on the
White Poetry Balcony to dictate
to us what is the next new big
thing--we will continue to try
and breathe HOT AIR into this
dying animal.

And yes, Cynique--I most definitely
am a trendsetter.

The count is now 3 major rap acts
that have mentioned "Kola Boof"
in their lyrics.

Now I'll let you and Miss Ferocious
get back to bumping Crab Armour
in that barrel you love so much.













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Posted on Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 06:43 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Now that you mention it, I do remember the "season" thing, FK and Yvette. I'd forgotten all about that! Chrishayden also knows his stuff when it comes to poetry.

And. of course the beauty of Haiku is lost on you, Kola, because discipline of thought is a foreign concept to your spongy brain.

Because you bomb when it comes to haiku, you hope to convince me that your being the poetic personification of Chevy instead of a Toyota makes you a trend setter. Puleeze.

BTW, who are the major Rappers mentioning your name in their spits, Kola? Mo, Curley and Shemp??? \clipart. I can hear em now.


All dat bytch kola got is a real smart tongue
cuz it can teach your d i c k a new way to cum.
She thinks Africa lies between her thighs
And this is supposed to make her wise.
But all she talks is a lot of BS
And all she wants to hear is yes yes.
No, No, No, No,
No, No, No.
That big mouth Kola got to
Go go go.
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That was pretty good, Cynique, I like
that. :-)

I would have to ask my oldest son for
the specific details, because I don't follow
rap anymore.

I know for sure that one is "Bones Thugz
'N Harmony" (2006) and I believe another is
"The Goody Mod" or something, which is
brand new.

Actually...I'm barely mentioned
in the two American rap songs.
They just use my name in passing.

I believe one goes something
like: "fire up on the roof...
burn 'yo ass blacker than
Kola Boof
."

I heard Mariah Carey singing on
one of the versions of it.

But the Sudanese rapper Emanuel
Jaal did an entire song called
"Kola Boof" and it's about a female
soldier wished into being by the
Dinka tribe. He raps that she
will go down as the "wife" of the
Cattle God. :-)

He has another song that references
Alek Wek and Kola Boof.

That CD went Gold here in the States.

It was YOU who asked.






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