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-- (email@example.com), September 26, 2002
Thanks for the heads up. Is this a gentle hint that I should submit some haiku there? Some of it's really good!
-- Tricia the Canuck (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 26, 2002.
Well, haiku submitted. Now we wait to see if they publish it.
-- Tricia the Canuck (email@example.com), September 27, 2002.
Guessjuneshieght! Your sneeze!
Hope you're cold gets better ...
But wait until spring?
-- Robert A. Cook, PE (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 27, 2002.
It has been so long
Since "Der Unkl" has haikued
Does he need practice?
-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), October 03, 2002.
Do my eyes deceive?
Blinking, mouth hanging open.
Is that really Unk?
-- Gayla (email@example.com), October 03, 2002.
And no, you don't need practice. You did good! :-)
-- Gayla (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 04, 2002.
The master arrives.
I bow my head with respect,
Warmly welcome him.
Clearly practice is needed
So far unpublished :-(
-- Tricia the Canuck (email@example.com), October 04, 2002.
Is haiku around here limited to the 5-7-5 format? I thought that contemporary english haiku had no such constraint. I like the idea that the haiku should be about 8-12 syllables total; ie, it should take as long to read as did the "haiku moment" of recognition (the moment of "ah-ness"). Three lines seem to still be in fashion.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 10, 2002.
High-koo around here is 5-7-5, but Low-koo may be in any format you please. And welcome.
-- helen (email@example.com), November 10, 2002.
Helen, thanks. I'll just watch FRL for a while and see what youse guys is up to. I didn't realize any Greenspun forums were still alive.
I went thru a lowku phase in 1989. 90 and 91. It was a passion for a time, then fizzled. I had a couple published in the haiku periodical Frogpond and 3 more in a book, Anthology of Midwestern Haiku.
Then I lost the muse; even came to think of haiku as "the world's most trivial art form".
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 10, 2002.
-- (email@example.com), November 12, 2002.
Golden maple leaves
fall like drifts of moving snow
all over my yard.
We need some guv help,
even Deedah would agree,
make leaves a cash crop.
Crop with price supports,
with biomass incentives.
Now that would be fair!
-- Peter Errington (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 13, 2002.
The discipline, Lars,
Of haichu (Bless you!) to you
Trains the mind to sneeze.
-- Robert A. Cook, PE (email@example.com), November 13, 2002.