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    Default Firehouse Haiku

    I've been inspired to introduce a bit of fine culture to these forums. Therefore, I am encouraging everyone to take a moment, reflect upon your life in the fire service and write some poetry. But not any kind of poetry... a haiku.

    A haiku is a 3-line poem that has a total of 17 syllables:
    5 in the first line
    7 in the second line
    and 5 in the last line.


    Best of all: haiku's don't have to rhyme!!!
    Give it a shot! Have some fun! Here is mine...


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    Hairy Monkey Chick
    Strange noises coming from truck
    Malahat night life
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    Ok.. I'll give it a go:

    Me alone this night
    Her hair shining like spun gold
    Together and yet not




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    Explorers asking
    "Whats a syllable" gets slapped.
    so HARD ears will ring.
    Last edited by FlyingKiwi; 11-21-2003 at 04:18 PM.
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    Kiwi is upset
    Syllables go undefined
    The slapping begins
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    Went as intended,
    My last patient, I've tended;
    My shift has ended!

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    Default What is Haiku?

    Haiku is one of the most important form of traditional japanese poetry. Haiku is, today, a 17-syllable verse form consisting of three metrical units of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. Since early days, there has been confusion between the three related terms Haiku, Hokku and Haikai. The term hokku literally means "starting verse", and was the first starting link of a much longer chain of verses known as haika. Because the hokku set the tone for the rest of the poetic chain, it enjoyed a privileged position in haikai poetry, and it was not uncommon for a poet to compose a hokku by itself without following up with the rest of the chain.
    Largely through the efforts of Masaoka Shiki, this independence was formally established in the 1890s through the creation of the term haiku. This new form of poetry was to be written, read and understood as an independent poem, complete in itself, rather than part of a longer chain.
    Strictly speaking, then, the history of haiku begins only in the last years of the 19th century. The famous verses of such Edo-period (1600-1868) masters as Basho, Yosa Buson, and Kobayashi Issa are properly referred to as hokku and must be placed in the perspective of the history of haikai even though they are now generally read as independent haiku. In HAIKU for PEOPLE, both terms will be treated equally! The distinction between hokku and haiku can be handled
    by using the terms Classical Haiku and Modern Haiku.

    Modern Haiku.
    The history of the modern haiku dates from Masaoka Shiki's reform, begun in 1892, which established haiku as a new independent poetic form. Shiki's reform did not change two traditional elements of haiku: the division of 17 syllables into three groups of 5, 7, and 5 syllables and the inclusion of a seasonal theme.
    Kawahigashi Hekigoto carried Shiki's reform further with two proposals:


    Haiku would be truer to reality if there were no center of interest in it.
    The importance of the poet's first impression, just as it was, of subjects taken
    from daily life, and of local colour to create freshness.
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    Um E40

    a bit more than

    5 in the first line
    7 in the second line
    and 5 in the last line.

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    From a firehouse roof
    I throw water onto the Lou
    slight maddiness appears now.
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    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
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    Post Haiku...

    I drive the fire truck

    Quickly going down the street...

    Look out everyone!
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    A couple more...

    Steamer's Buckeyes lost
    Rev's Wolverines smell rosey
    Hail to the Victors!


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    Metal flashes - all goes dark
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    Old posts come to life
    Do a search and find them all
    Bump them to the top

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    I've Haikued for a while, 2 other not so commonly followed rules are. The author should avoid using "like" or "as" (no metaphore or simily) and avoid using I in the first person. It makes it tricky, but to fit a complete thought into 17 syllables is tough.

    That said...

    Sleeping in later,
    Two eggs, home fries, and coffee,
    This is the weekend!
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    There once was a girl from Nantucket...


    hehehe...
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    Stayback's limerick
    Not what we are looking for
    Stick with haiku, Bob

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    GIRL from nantucket?
    never heard that one before.
    Makes me think about it...

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    I'm going to be thinking about this all night now...

    When something goes wrong
    You can turn to your brother
    We stick together

    When the alarm sounds
    Stay calm and don’t lose your head
    Or you’ll lose your...butt
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    We just got a call,
    flare into a porch with smoke
    no fire, no fun, done

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    Rev - LMAO!!!
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    Blue light, blue light flash,
    Whackers have six on the dash,
    Drive too fast and crash.


    Better? Mine even rhymes!!
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    Stinky dumpster fire
    All this hose must now be washed
    Get to it, probie.....

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    or...

    George and Hillary,
    could never...ever agree.
    Friendship would not be.

    LOL!!! George and Hillary in the same sentence...just looks funny!!!


    (And yes Rev, I've rhymed yet again...WOOOHOOO! STAYBACK - HAIKU MASTER!!!)
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    We drive a red truck.
    Your truck is yellow or green.
    Our truck works better.
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    Smooth Bore, Fog, Piercing
    Cellar, Curtain, or Deck Gun
    Which one is best please

    (OMG, We can even have pointless arguements in Haiku too! )
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    Originally posted by StayBack500FT
    or...

    George and Hillary,
    could never...ever agree.
    Friendship would not be.

    LOL!!! George and Hillary in the same sentence...just looks funny!!!


    (And yes Rev, I've rhymed yet again...WOOOHOOO! STAYBACK - HAIKU MASTER!!!)
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    He thinks he is a master
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