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  • Thievery UT Tanka/Haiku

    Just so we all get a refresher from our literature classes:

    Tanka: the standard verse constituting the original historical form of Japanese poetry, consisting of five lines of 5-7-5-7-7 syllables. Most tanka employed two poetic images. The first three lines are about the immediacy of experiencing nature. The final two lines are a corresponding personal reflection or meditation. The first three lines also include two other features: a “cutting word” (in English usually a dash or other punctuation) to indicate a break after either the first or second line, and as setting include a reference to a season, month, or annual festival.

    Haiku: the other major historical form of Japanese poetry, which developed as a shortened form of tanka. Haiku traditionally retain the same features as the first three lines of tanka (three lines, 5-7-5 syllables , theme, cutting word, setting reference).
    Now, then...

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    Summer night stillness,
    I watch The Judge and I learn
    I need more patience.

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    The AI charges!
    Wait. Breathe. Flash! Now run behind...
    Helmet shatters!. Smile.

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    Quietly I sneak,
    Careful not to alert the guards--
    Especially Poe.

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    "Come out you taffer!
    Nothing here now. All is well.
    Must have been a rat."

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    Ice and shattered glass.
    Folly working in such cold,
    The false flame won't frob.

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    Okay, I admit only two of these had the seasonal reference. Your turn. And please keep this topic on track!

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    Ambushed, lurking amateur,
    Fumbling, blunderer falls into quagmire
    A Rash move, I hurt


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    • #3
      Correction: The mere 5-7-5 are called Hokkus; Haikus however retain a reference to nature or the seasons.

      Icicles glitter.
      My breath freezes. Hark! A noise!
      Nah, must have been rats.
      "HTML is ON" -- LIKE HELL. I can use neither the < entity nor the <strong> element.

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      • #4
        The night is still
        window is open above
        my money awaits

        A guard! Run! Duck! Hide!
        The urge to BJ is strong
        I resist and smile

        The light hurts my eyes
        Soft is the bowstring I pull
        Splash! No more light here
        Thought for the day: Beware of Gods who do not laugh

        http://bobthemad.8m.com/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Daxim
          Correction: The mere 5-7-5 are called Hokkus; Haikus however retain a reference to nature or the seasons.
          Never new that. Found out a bit more of the history of things here:
          http://www.toyomasu.com/haiku/

          Thanks, Daxim!

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          Swiss Mercenary
          Can circle strafe me silly
          In any season.

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          • #6
            I ready my 'jack
            Thump Thump Thump Thump Thump Thump Thump.
            Seven more guards unconscious.

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            • #7
              she awaitz the sounds
              footfalls to lead her heading
              she drawz closer still

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