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Old 01-25-06, 02:02 AM   #1
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50+ Cycling Haiku

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Promising to ride our age
For rewards of pie.

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Snug on the saddle
Wind at my back, sun shining
Helmet hair today.

~~~

As the sun rises
I slip outside with my bike
To slice through the mist.

~~~

I get older, yes
But cycling reconnects me
To my very first ride.

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Old 01-25-06, 02:24 AM   #2
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Die Straße wartet,
über mir ziehen Wolken.
Rendez-vous am Pass?

Bad translation:
The road waits for me
while clouds are passing by.
Maybe I can meet them at the pass
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Old 01-25-06, 12:40 PM   #3
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Sailing on the road
My ship rolls on pavement seas
Toward adventure

The pathway is new
Experience says take care
But the bike just laughs

Road bike and race face
I am slow in my own world
The whirlwind passes

Pink neon jersey
Yellow vest, tight spandex shorts
Fashionista hell
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Old 01-25-06, 03:05 PM   #4
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I can't take this anymore! You people have waaaay too much time on your hands! Better go mount up!
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Old 01-25-06, 03:07 PM   #5
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I can't take this anymore! You people have waaaay too much time on your hands! Better go mount up!
Or you could have said...

Can't take anymore
People have too much free time
Better go mount up!

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Old 01-25-06, 03:15 PM   #6
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Yeah

5-7-5 is OUT!


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http://www.ahapoetry.com/haiartjr.htm

HAIKU TECHNIQUES
Jane Reichhold

(As published in the Autumn, 2000 issue of Frogpond, Journal of the Haiku Society of America.)

In my early years of haiku writing, I easily accepted the prevalent credo being espoused on how to write haiku. This was, sometimes implied and occasionally expressed, as being: if the author's mind/heart was correctly aligned in the "proper" attitude, while experiencing a so-called "haiku moment", one merely had to report on the experience to have a darn-good haiku.

One reason for rejoicing in the acceptance of this view, was that it by-passed the old 5-7-5 barrier crisis. This was certainly a plus for the whole 70s haiku scene as there seemed a danger of the entire movement bogging down in fights, arguments and broken friendships.
Another advantage of this system of defining a haiku was that it bestowed near-religious honor on the author of a passable haiku. No one knew exactly why a particular haiku was 'good' but it was clear from the ku that the author had experienced a moment of enlightenment (or satori for the Zen inspired). If the moment was holy and the form fit in with the group's philosophy publishing the ku, the haiku was said to be an excellent one. This happened more often if the person judging the ku was a good friend of the haiku's author.
So, saying goodbye to 5-7-5

Sitting at computer
Face all wrapped in tape
Legs yearning for outside jaunt

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Old 01-25-06, 04:39 PM   #7
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People!!!! Wake up.....what ever happened to sweat and grease and labored breathing? Our forum is being taken over by poets, flower sniffers, and belly button ruminators. (OK, OK some of us can't find our belly buttons.) Whatever happened to the virile pursuit of speed, sinew, and stong hearts. Put down this namby pamby poet element before it grows.

No bugles no rattling drums
Just whir of tires
And the awakening pink sky...



Hunched bright beetles
Fingering rubies
Where's that damned puncture?


Gary....another cool idea....this is fun and thoughtful....let's hear from more of us...(is WillDehne around to translate Marmotte's?)
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Old 01-25-06, 05:13 PM   #8
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Friday's the day
cardio is the game
Doc says "Go pedal away!"
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Old 01-26-06, 12:23 AM   #9
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Sitting on my bike today and thinking:

wheels spinning around
flying past automobiles
the bike is freedom

formerly fat guy
astride gleaming machine
fueled by sweat alone

rotten opossum
squashed snake, beloved family pet
all lie still by road

I spin cranks smoothly
wheels roll forward straight and far
Cappucino after

I love my helmet
it protects my cranium
from substantial harm
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Sitting on my bike today and thinking:
I love my helmet
it protects my cranium
from substantial harm
The wind in my hair
Speaks of what I realize now,
Helmet's left behind.
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People!!!! Wake up.....what ever happened to sweat and grease and labored breathing? Our forum is being taken over by poets, flower sniffers, and belly button ruminators. (OK, OK some of us can't find our belly buttons.) Whatever happened to the virile pursuit of speed, sinew, and stong hearts. Put down this namby pamby poet element before it grows.
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Crush my opponent!
Make him cry like a baby!
I beat him again!
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Old fat lazy puss-gut,
just can't quite reach the drop bars.
My quads burn like fire.
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Old 01-26-06, 04:53 AM   #13
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dumb moose standing in lane
stupid turkeys scratching pecking IN THE WAY
pastor praying crash not today
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Old 01-26-06, 10:32 AM   #14
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Old fat lazy puss-gut,
just can't quite reach the drop bars.
My quads burn like fire.
Good grief!! Now I'm actually into it! My high school boy's dean always said I was doomed to be a follower, not a leader.

Lungs like bellows blow
Question: How stupid am I?
It's raining sideways.
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Roses are red
Violets are blue
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Old 01-26-06, 11:19 AM   #16
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to return after many years
the saddle like a long lost friend
I'm a child once again

(5-7-5 lives on....)

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Old 01-26-06, 11:41 AM   #17
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to return after many years
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I'm a child once again

(5-7-5 lives on....)

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Sorry, that was

8-8-6

It's the syllables that count!
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Sorry, that was

8-8-6

It's the syllables that count!
picky picky you
haiku expert educating
corrected I am....

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Old 01-26-06, 02:25 PM   #19
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Sorry, that was

8-8-6

It's the syllables that count!

five spokes plus two more
make a total of 7 spokes
Ah...two's more than five



Ah, Denver, nothin' like following the rules to make poetry good !
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7 sev-en same
cut-ting close is like cheat-ing
hon-es-ty is best
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Old 01-26-06, 03:36 PM   #21
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recumbent I sit
legs spinning against the sky
stationary bike


cardiac challenged
plugged arteries, overweight
I'll ride tomorrow


mountain roads, forests
scenic vistas, sunsets, friends
my Holdsworth calls me


Clydesdales riding bikes
big strong men on bicycles
can't climb worth a damn


old men writing poems
of bicycles, sweat and pain
manly men? damn right!


I really need to get back to work....
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Old 01-26-06, 06:57 PM   #22
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Geez,

Twenty-one post! God!
Who would have ever thought it?
Fifty+ Forum is cool!

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dumb moose standing in lane
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pastor praying crash not today


the revised 5-7-5 version (they didn't teach us this stuff in seminary)

dumb moose stands in lane
stupid turkeys IN THE WAY
pastor crash this day

The corrected tragic ending version!
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For my bike, waiting.
Wrong! is this sentence structure!
Yoda I am now!
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Old 01-27-06, 12:55 PM   #25
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For my bike, waiting.
Wrong! is this sentence structure!
Yoda I am now!
I could never have hoped for such wonderful posts in this thread. I love 'em all -- but I have to say, this one really is sensational!

Two days and no ride
Business travel sucks sometimes
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