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message 1: by Arctic (last edited Jan 01, 2008 11:34AM) (new)

Arctic | 82 comments Mod
Please jump right on in!
Don't be shy - just speak your mind -
All poets welcome!

Book Talk and Questions
belong here in General
Discussion, take note.

Haiku speak is just
optional, but can be fun -
and fun is the point. :)

message 2: by Alison (last edited Dec 30, 2007 12:50AM) (new)

Alison Arctic did not tease.
She started the haiku group.
Color me impressed.

message 3: by Dottie (last edited Dec 30, 2007 02:38PM) (new)

Dottie (oxymoronid) My mind can't function
Haiku speak is out
Still haiku verses rule.

Baaaddd. Glad you did this though -- I have a book of haiku by Jack Kerouac -- yeah THE Kerouac -- and I've not explored it yet.

message 4: by Arctic (new)

Arctic | 82 comments Mod
yeah i noticed Kerouac had a book of haiku when i was searching for things to add to the group bookshelf. Sounds really intriguing! please post about it when you read it - I'd love to hear what you think.

I'm so glad both of you could join. :) silly haikuing on one's own just isn't as good.

message 5: by Misty (new)

Misty I do love this group.
I hope I am welcome here.
This will be such fun!
- Misty

message 6: by Arctic (new)

Arctic | 82 comments Mod
Welcome? yes, of course!
of course! unless of course your
name is Mr. Ed. ;)

(no offense intended, Ed)

message 7: by Erin (new)

Erin | 6 comments Brown and white dog loves
books that mean a quiet day
and a warm lap

catch a quick moment
with words colorful and brief -
the skill escapes me!

But I'm still excited about the group!

message 8: by Arctic (new)

Arctic | 82 comments Mod
Glad you're here Erin! Your haiku goes well with your avatar. Very cute puppy! :) what's its name if I may ask? I have a thing for naming my pets after literary characters.

message 9: by Arctic (new)

Arctic | 82 comments Mod
btw, Erin, thanks for inspiring my new topic! ;)

message 10: by Erin (new)

Erin | 6 comments Thanks for your welcome Arctic! Since Mollie - my 9-year-old English Springer - is my faithful reading companion (she gets excited when she sees me carrying a book), she was a good choice for my avatar... and the haiku gave me the perfect place to explain that! There's no literary reference there... it's just that English Springers have always LOOKED like 'Mollie' to my dh and I.

message 11: by Arctic (new)

Arctic | 82 comments Mod
sounds like a very cool dog! My sister has a beagle named Molly. Her Molly has never expressed any excitement about books like yours has though. That's so cute! :)

I named my dog after a powerful and fearless sorceress, and it turns out she's about as meek as they come. Good dog though.

message 12: by Arctic (last edited Jan 09, 2008 03:21PM) (new)

Arctic | 82 comments Mod
I was also just thinking - Bush Sr has (had?) a springer spaniel that 'wrote' a book (Millie's Book). I remember reading it when I was younger. Must be something about springers and books. I thought its name was Mollie too, but it's Millie (close!).

message 13: by Meghan (new)

Meghan Artic way to go!
Poetry can be fun, no
more A.P. English

But seriously, this has been a lot of fun for someone who isn't into poetry much.

message 14: by Arctic (new)

Arctic | 82 comments Mod
Thanks so much Meghan!
Glad you're enjoying your stay
Please don't go away.

yeah I'm not much good at doing any other kind of poetry myself. I kind of think of haiku as poetry lite in some respects. Short, simple, and easy. Poetry in general really interests me quite a bit, I'm just no good at the more difficult stuff. I read a good book on the subject recently, The Ode Less Travelled, but still I suck at putting a respectable poem together.

Abigail (42stitches) | 4 comments I love Issa so
I went looking for him here
I am, in such awe!

Lol, I had to try, but it's always harder than you think. I joined an Issa email group awhile back, one haiku a day. It's amazing. I just joined GR today and stumbled on this group. I'm amused, so I'll be back.

message 16: by Queen (new)

Queen | 4 comments goodreads haiku group
welcomes lovers of haiku
to read, post, share, love

message 17: by Ryan (new)

Ryan | 2 comments Hi everyone! I'm glad to have found this group. I write haiku and am always trying to improve. I have a blog at and invite any feedback anyone can give.

Thank you,

message 18: by Ryan (new)

Ryan | 2 comments black sabboth rings loud

as a car passes me by

rock and roll lives on

message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

A haiku is one breath
I am asthmatic, so mine
Might be shorter.

message 20: by Dan (new)

Dan Absalonson (dandantheartman) | 1 comments Hey guys! Haikus first came on my radar when a fellow blogger asked me to join him in a project where he was assigning different chapters of the Lord of the Rings trilogy to people to summarize into a Haiku. It was really fun so I started writing a book of Haikus in my free time.

Here's a haiku about haikus I'm about to write on the fly:

Restrictions of verse
Aid our creativity
Precise small poems

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