Of Poetry and Counting

Mike chuckled as he looked to his instacomms (Twitter).  He sent out a message


Over the next few hours his fellow councilor put out some poems as did others.

Having been corrected on this himself he put out a single haiku showing he had learned his lesson.  Sugar did not understand that he was just showing he had finally learned his own lesson and was not critiquing hers. He loved her short form writing in spite of its lack of adherence to some ancient structure rules.



Look guys, a simple twitter contest.  Now till Sunday night.  @mikeazariah and @tweetfleet included.  Gimme a short poem, haiku or sugarku, about the market or what you love/hate about the game.  Ships to the ones I really like or get a lot of love from others.

Sugar, you are entered and I do love what you wrote today.

fly it like you won it


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5 Responses to Of Poetry and Counting

  1. Sugar Kyle says:

    I know that there are rules to things that have names and definitions. I enjoy the simple creative.moment is all. I know in the end that I’m in the wrong. But I’m not always good with rules just because they are there and I shouldn’t expect others to indulge in my manic bursts of random.

  2. The official defintion of English Language Haiku emphasizes the linking of nature to human nature rather than the actual syllable count. Per the Haiku Society of America (updated definition in 2004) “A haiku is a short poem that uses imagistic language to convey the essence of an experience of nature or the season intuitively linked to the human condition.”

    This is an update to the 1973 definition which is the source of the 5-7-5 rule. That definition was “(1) An unrhymed Japanese poem recording the essence of a moment keenly perceived, in which Nature is linked to human nature. It usually consists of seventeen onji (Japanese sound-symbols). (2) A foreign adaptation of (1). It is usually written in three lines of five, seven, and five syllables.”

    It is worth noting that most of the award winning haiku in the last several years has not adhered to the 5-7-5 rule.

    Also, most “Haiku” including pretty much everything written above is more correctly classified as Senryu

    Definition: “A senryu is a poem, structurally similar to haiku, that highlights the foibles of human nature, usually in a humorous or satiric way.”


    (It is because of all these complexities that I avoided doing an official Haiku contest. You were wise to leave it open ended!)

  3. Vivi says:

    I don’t have a Twitter account and don’t want one anyway so…

    And they shall call him,
    Mike of House Azariah,
    The first of his name.

    [A Noob’s first time playing EVE]
    Frantically searching,
    the edges of space, New Eden,
    I can not log out.

    My warp cycle ends,
    gate flashes but time stands still,
    10 percent Ti-Di.

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