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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    50+ Cycling Haiku

    I'll start...


    Fifty Plus Forum
    Promising to ride our age
    For rewards of pie.

    ~~~

    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.

    ~~~~

    Anyone else wanna try?
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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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    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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    I can't take this anymore! You people have waaaay too much time on your hands! Better go mount up!

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcm
    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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    Yeah

    5-7-5 is OUT!



    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

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    Berry Pie..the Holy Grail GrannyGear's Avatar
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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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    Friday's the day
    cardio is the game
    Doc says "Go pedal away!"
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeseflavor
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannyGear
    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.
    [/I]
    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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    dumb moose standing in lane
    stupid turkeys scratching pecking IN THE WAY
    pastor praying crash not today
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcm
    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
    I don't know what this is
    But it ain't Haiku
    I'm just trying to be the person my dog thinks I am.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaDog
    to return after many years
    the saddle like a long lost friend
    I'm a child once again

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

    B'Dog
    Sorry, that was

    8-8-6

    It's the syllables that count!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    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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    Berry Pie..the Holy Grail GrannyGear's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    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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    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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    Geez,

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

    Tyson

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
    dumb moose standing in lane
    stupid turkeys scratching pecking IN THE WAY
    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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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcm
    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!

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