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Can Templar write a haiku a day?

My aim is to train myself to look at something with a new perspective and thoughtfulness every day. If I continually produce a new poem, it'll force me to consider things in new ways. Therefore it's encouraged that I use a limited number of subjects. Originally I had in mind to limit it to simply the weather in a day, but I think a little freedom in subject is helpful.

As this is not a challenge, I don't think it's all that imperative that this be done daily, but that is the goal. It's not like I fail if I don't have time some day, but the more frequently I write something with a poetic edge to it, the closer to enlightenment and free thinking I am.

For those who are unaware, haiku are a common form of poetry originating in Japan. They are brief, three-line poems that are typically reflective and often center around a common object. The first and third line have five 'on', which are similar to syllables (and the two will be considered synonymous for my purposes), and the second line has seven syllables, making a 5-7-5 pattern.

- 5/18/08
Towering above,
Floating majestically,
Great billowing clouds.

- 5/17/08
Roof of many leaves
Sheltering from the tempest
Bouncing in the rain.

- 4/17/08
Clear, cool, crisp spring air.
Time is harder to see through.
Feel life each moment.

- 4/16/08
Rain drips off the leaves,
The ground beneath a haven,
Shelter from the world.

- 4/15/08
Green and blue and red
leaves silhouetted against
the glow of twilight.

- 4/14/08
Five and eleven,
seventeen, twenty-three, and
twenty-nine: sexy.

- 4/13/08
Leafy walls protect
Branches beneath and above
It's my tree castle

- 4/12/08
Streaming the heavens
Clouds glow in majestic light
Blazing sky ignites.

- 4/11/08
Deep blue sea of air
Soft clouds and dark thunderheads
The heavens tumult.

- 4/10/08
Poised carefully above
Resting on the thin branch, the
sparrow sweetly sings.

- 4/9/08
Blue sky and fresh air
Spring is a time of rebirth
The new is nurtured.

- 4/8/08
A break in the clouds
White battles blue above me
Sunset glows blue-red.

- 4/7/08
The still, blue twilight
Cool wind washes over me
Far off, leaves rustle.

- 4/6/08
Birdsong in the mist
The landscape cloaked in mystery
Shows a whole new world.

- 4/5/08
Whether a drop falls
into a pond or a sea
it leaves a ripple.

- 4/4/08
Light out of nowhere
Thunder screams across the sky
Storm descends on us.

- 4/3/08
Bleached skies overhead
Draw out the color below,
Make Spring more lovely.

- 4/2/08
Pontomaris Vesco
My own made-up animal
He is teh roxxors.

- 4/1/08
Clouds without sure form
Colors cast from the sun beyond
They are beautiful.

- 3/31/08
A fog in the sky
Spring mist whitens everything
Green blooms from the ground.

- 3/30/08
Grey clouds cover blue
A warm wind blows through the leaves
Not a drop of rain.

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2008-04-03 [Aradon Templar]: :( The scientific name actually has six syllables, I just noticed. Oh well. I like the haiku anyways. It can stay.

2008-04-05 [Aradon Templar]: Saturday's poem was delayed due to the temperamental Elftown connection. In unrelated news, check out the daily poem Soul Blade, tis all haiku!

2008-04-06 [Aradon Templar]: Weather's been clouds and rain since I started XD

2008-04-06 [iippo]: I was worried it was your inner landscape that's all dark and dreary like that. :P

2008-04-06 [Aradon Templar]: Nah, I've tried to put the boring old clouds into a positive perspective, but it's a grey day again today. Getting tiresome :D

2008-04-10 [Aradon Templar]: Reorganized, so the newest haiku is on top, rather than scrolling down all the way. Unless that's preferred o.O I guess I'll move them to a separate page when I get a month's worth. Or perhaps I should do weekly cleanup.

2008-04-11 [iippo]: Maybe boxes/tables could be considered? They are a very particular shape, haikus, and there is a lot of empty space on the wiki, right of the poems.

2008-04-11 [Aradon Templar]: Boxes are working better. Tables would be hard to update because I'd have to shift every poem to the next column when I add, but I think this will work. I wish I could do a box225, though, and fit three on a page :P

2008-04-11 [iippo]: It looks good :)

2008-04-13 [Mortified Penguin]: ...*eats ramen*...

2008-04-13 [Linderel]: This reminds me of my April challenge last year :P

2008-04-14 [SilverFire]: Featured Wiki <img:44166_1164145305.gif>

2008-04-14 [Aradon Templar]: Unexpected, to say the least :o But thanks :)

2008-04-14 [Aradon Templar]: In explanation of today's (4/14/08) haiku, prime numbers that are six apart are known as sexy primes. There is only one quintuple sexy prime series: 5, 11, 17, 23, 29. Wiki it for more info :)

2008-04-16 [iippo]: NumberPedia that for me? *puppy eyes*

2008-04-16 [Aradon Templar]: But what would it go under? Sexy primes have to be groups of numbers :S

2008-04-16 [SilverFire]: There is nly one quintuple sexy - a group of 5 numbers. So stick it under 5.

2008-05-16 [smakeupfx]: what is a haiku?
are they fun to write or not?
I could not do it

2008-05-17 [Aradon Templar]: I think you've answered your questions for yourself, there :) And I apologize for the lack of update recently. No good excuse at all, other than I'm not outside anymore because I'm in my house, where I don't need to walk to classes and am spending too much time at the computer.

2008-05-18 [Aradon Templar]: Month-long hiatus, I'll try and update this more regularly.

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