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2:23 am and drugs

my addictions, though
external and killing me
make me less empty

haikus have a  lot to say, if only my words were more powerful.

26 Jun 07

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Most popular definition, but there is more to haiku than meets the eye:

Haiku (also called nature or seasonal haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three
unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all.  Haiku is usually
written in the present tense and focuses on nature (seasons).

The 5/7/5 rule was made up for school children to understand and learn this type of poetry.  
For an in depth description of Haiku, please visit the Shadow Poetry Haiku, Senryu, and Tanka
section.  There is much more to haiku than the made up 5/7/5 version.

Example #1:

Pink cherry blossoms
Cast shimmering reflections
On seas of Japan

Copyright © Andrea

Example #2:

salt-waves caress sand
tickling my toes and heart
in their short-spun wake

Copyright © 2002 Diana

Example #3:

warm soup in a bowl
letters of the alphabet
hang on the teaspoon
 — unknown

To The Unknown:
If you're saying this isn't a haiku because
it doesn't involve nature,
I pity you. For you will never be a true artist.

That said, the title is great. It establishes a dizzy atmosphere that mimics the intoxication of drugs effectively. These three lines are so desperate and shameless; I absolutely love it.
 — mixtapeboy

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