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Haiku poems are originally Japanese and are written in many forms. In English, they are usually expressed in the form of 3 lines of 5 syllables, 7 syllables and 5 syllables, although they don't have to be.

Traditionally, they are about nature, or feelings, or the environment, or senses. But for fun and without spending much time dwelling over each word and line, sometimes we just stick to the syllable rule alone. That's okay for this thread.

Examples might be like these:

An ocean voyage.
As waves break over the bow,
the sea welcomes me.

An afternoon breeze
expels cold air, along with
the fallen brown leaves.

Summer here again.
Music plays sweetly, drifting.
And life is renewed.

Every day I will
love you more than you could know.
We are here as one.

Notice, in these examples, how the punctuation and capitalization depend on where the line (or sentence, or thought) ends, not just helter-skelter. This is not the most important thing, but it helps to keep your thoughts organized. If you want to make your poem relate to the post(s) prior to it, all the better. If you want to relate your poem to what you are doing now, or these days, or even just with your outlook on something--well, that will work even better.

Try some if you wish.

Have some fun! :wink:

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To start off, here's one:

The magic of time
can bring what we imagine.
We'll dream forever.

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That's why we have an Off Topic category. If no one wants to participate, then this thread will fade to the bottom.

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Guess winter hit Arizona this year.
So let it be.
For it will soon pass again.

Nope. I don't got it!:D
 

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Guess winter hit Arizona this year.
So let it be.
For it will soon pass again.

Nope. I don't got it!:D
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Hog, we can re-word what you said, thus:

Make a winter guess
on Arizona this year
as it passes by.

Now we say the same as you did, but in the 5,7,5 syllable per line form. See?

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when young snow I loved
at fifty I hate this stuff
moving south I must
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In trying to relate to what Klrl wrote, I continue:

And go where you must.
Never be trapped by life's holds.
If it pleases you.

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That is the spirit.
When you really start this stuff,
you count in your sleep! :biggrin:

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Eat, eat, eat again.
Until you're full of turkey,
ham an' cherry pie. :p

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As for me, I'll just
have some Raisin Bran with milk
and call it a day. :biggrin:

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But that's okay too.
Less food there to gobble up
means less calories.

(I know it should be "fewer" not "less" but it didn't fit.)

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Time to rest my head
and let dreams of food imprint
no taste to be had. :frown:

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You're Canadian? That's metric, so about seven.

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