Haiku Contest 2012: Discussion Thread

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Re: Haiku Contest 2012: Discussion Thread

Post by Gil Hamilton » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:26 pm

I like that we only have four entries and two only bothered to follow the rules. :))

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Re: Haiku Contest 2012: Discussion Thread

Post by Azrael » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:32 am

How do you figure only two? /:)
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Re: Haiku Contest 2012: Discussion Thread

Post by Gil Hamilton » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:31 pm

You submitted two separate haikus, unless you can show that the two haikus you submitted have anything to do with each other and thus constitute "verses", and the other guy submitted four. The rules say you can enter exactly one haiku, with three verses (which by definition means they must be related somehow). I don't care, really, I just thought it was funny that such a high percentage of the contestants in this decided to double (or more) dip.

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Re: Haiku Contest 2012: Discussion Thread

Post by Azrael » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:52 pm

both of mine deal with the Gisele-verse. That's close enough for my give-a-fuck. :p
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Re: Haiku Contest 2012: Discussion Thread

Post by Gil Hamilton » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:58 pm

The Crab Nebula
Epitaph of a dead star
Source of creation

Magnetic lines flow
Jupiter blasts radiation
Pioneer observes

Both fall under the heading of "Space Stuff", but they aren't exactly related in theme or content as to represent a single poem together.

Eh, I don't care that much. If it's fine with the judges, I'm cool.

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Re: Haiku Contest 2012: Discussion Thread

Post by Don Alexander » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:22 pm

Color me confuzzled. :-\

I first thought you had posted in the wrong thread, since this seems to be an entry.

But then I saw you already have an entry.

So: whu?
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Re: Haiku Contest 2012: Discussion Thread

Post by Gil Hamilton » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:27 pm

I was giving an example of a set of haikus that I wouldn't consider being part of the same poem, even though they both are "space things".

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Re: Haiku Contest 2012: Discussion Thread

Post by Azrael » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:50 am

Gil is going through argument withdrawl and is therefore picking nits with other people's entries. :p
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Re: Haiku Contest 2012: Discussion Thread

Post by Don Alexander » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:32 pm

Radbaron, your middle verse is not correct Haiku... /:)
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Re: Haiku Contest 2012: Discussion Thread

Post by Radbaron » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:41 pm

oi?
Edit: yeah, off by a mile there, wasn't it?
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Re: Haiku Contest 2012: Discussion Thread

Post by Don Alexander » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:02 pm

you kind of did 5-5-7...
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Re: Haiku Contest 2012: Discussion Thread

Post by Radbaron » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:17 pm

Fixededed it now, yes?
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Re: Haiku Contest 2012: Discussion Thread

Post by Azrael » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:53 pm

Well you fixed that but the third line of your first stanza only has four syllables. :-? Unless that's supposed to be Désirée, of course, then you're good.
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Re: Haiku Contest 2012: Discussion Thread

Post by Iceman » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:06 pm

Nice play on words in the first stanza, Rad.

But, am I mistaken, or have you put the third stanza as a 6-7-6?
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Re: Haiku Contest 2012: Discussion Thread

Post by Azrael » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:10 pm

First one is five but the third does have six.
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