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Re^3: I usually debug via...

by Boots111 (Hermit)
on Feb 17, 2005 at 00:03 UTC ( #431792=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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So close to a haiku....

debug code with print
a mind using alcohol
dogs with flea powder

If you are not going to go 95, just avoid our state. Please.
-Ian Sulam

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Re^4: I usually debug via...
by BUU (Prior) on Feb 20, 2005 at 08:09 UTC
    But it's still not a haiku (at least to my limited understanding) because it's not about a seasonal event, and his original form, I feel, reads much more poetically. What is with this obsession of things that look similar to haikus? Is it just that they appear easy to create and everyone wants to be a poet?

      The basic form of ha-i ku is an "amusing sentence" that follows the three-line, 5-7-5 form. Note, it must be a sentence, not several. There are more constraints, depending on school of thought and whom you ask. Popular constraints:

      • Must have to do with nature
      • Must have to do with a season
      • If using the above constraints, you must introduce that element in the first line of the poem.

      Anima Legato
      .oO all things connect through the motion of the mind

        Wikipedia has a good article on the Haiku form- 5-7-5 gets taught in schools a lot but slavishly holding to a syllable count does not produce a haiku. The most important thing is the juxtaposition or twist which causes you to stop and think. Natalie Goldberg in Writing Down the Bones calls it "A Sensation of Space" - "If you read a lot of Haiku, you see there is a leap that happens, a moment where the poet makes a large jump and the reader's mind must catch up.". The Wikipedia article puts it this way "the subtle linkage or juxtaposition between the two sets of images within a haiku will be found to contain an interesting insight or spiritual message". Unfortunately it is rarely taught and leaves most Haiku wanting.

        Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Basho

      Is it just that they appear easy to create and everyone wants to be a poet? Yes.
Re^4: I usually debug via...
by chime (Friar) on Feb 22, 2005 at 10:34 UTC

    Heres one I made earlier on the same theme

    Bug haiku

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