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Re^2: while(1) haiku

by zentara (Archbishop)
on Nov 10, 2011 at 11:07 UTC ( #937333=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: while(1) haiku
in thread while(1) haiku

How should I pronounce {} for one syllable? Also, "escapes infinity" is 6 syllables,

Well I've taken poetic license, where {} and () are kept silent. :-)

As far as syllable count goes, it's a tough one, but slur your syllables to conform to 5-7-5, it can be done. The added s, to make escape an active verb, make escapes a 3 in my mind. Es scape ss :-)

the why el 1 loop es cape s in fin i ty by tran scend ing time

I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth.
Old Perl Programmer Haiku ................... flash japh

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Re^3: while(1) haiku
by davies (Parson) on Nov 10, 2011 at 18:17 UTC

    You can make the second line work without torturing the language. Conjugating "Escape" traditionally, you get

    I escape

    Thou escapest

    He, she or it escapeth

    So if you use real English, the second line could be written as

    escapeth infinity

    Proper English results in proper scansion and the prosody you want. If only more people spoke proper English. If only I spoke Perl half as well as I speak English! :-) And this post would be formatted much better if only I spoke HTML.


    John Davies

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