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575 @ f4.5 - The Haiku and Photography Thread

Old 07-22-21, 08:07 PM
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Deadfall presents a challenge.
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I've never done a haiku before but had a puncture at this exact spot and thought I'd take the opportunity to give it a go....

Streets strewn with broken glass brings rides to a temporary stop
You'll see so much more if you pause, look around and up
And what was half empty becomes a now half full cup
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Originally Posted by botty kayer View Post
I've never done a haiku before but had a puncture at this exact spot and thought I'd take the opportunity to give it a go....

Streets strewn with broken glass brings rides to a temporary stop
You'll see so much more if you pause, look around and up
And what was half empty becomes a now half full cup
Not sure about the 5-7-5 haiku part, but the photo and poem are lovely.
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Thanks and yes I didn't get the 575 thing right there did I. And I know they mostly don't rhyme, but they please my simple mind more when they do. OK I'll have another bash.....

Concrete jungle more grey than green
Yearning for countryside scenes with burbling streams
Painted jungle can still be serene

Still not quite 575, I'll maybe get there eventually.

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Third time lucky...

Middle aged peepers with myopia
Middle aged knees and a suspected hernia
Must pedal until beyond dystopia
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Aha! I see what weíre missing: itís syllable-count, not word-count that makes Haiku unique. But still lovely poems and photos.
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Aha! I see what we’re missing: it’s syllable-count, not word-count that makes Haiku unique. But still lovely poems and photos.

Merriam Webster's definition of haiku: An unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables respectively.

I actually learned about haiku from a girlfriend, while I was stationed in Iwakuni, Japan. Not poetry as we understand it, it is more contemplative; something to meditate on. The discipline of staying with the pattern causes you to expand your vocabulary, to find words that fit both the definition you are looking for, and the syllable count you need to complete the puzzle. I find it nice to practice on long solo rides.
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here along the river trail
shade is a blessing


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Odd, every other source I find defines haiku as poetry - I certainly would define it as such. To me, poetry is the concentration or better yet distillation of words to paint images in the mind. I would agree that haiku is like a puzzle.

Of interest, haiku was created out of renga, a collaborative poetry session - it was the first stanza. We are far from the conventions of renga, but this collaborative group effort seems to be in the spirit of renga.
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Pedal for hours,
No cars yet to mar the peace;
Going to the Sun.
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Old sad Wrights saddle
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That is a "nice" looking Frankensaddle. If it were mine, I would build a "nice" looking Frankenbike to put it on.
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my brother-in-law


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That is a "nice" looking Frankensaddle. If it were mine, I would build a "nice" looking Frankenbike to put it on.
For an old Raleigh
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in brilliant color this time

see the shadow-play?



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a gondola here?

Stillwater is not Venice

maybe they are lost


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Gravel action shot,
Inelegant framing job.
Abandoned rail line.
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But how could I resist you?

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Beauty is, they say,
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So much patina!
What's not to love? With chrome!
And low gears, to boot!
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A well worn partner
In a high position view
Now I rest my case...
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Clad in blue and chrome
Cinelli quite distinguished
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Your place is so far
The clouds are yet darkening
Shall I drink raindrops?

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