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    Cyburbian zman's avatar
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    I responded to an inquiry about a plat today via email. The response was written as a Haiku.

    No one got the joke.


    No one gets me...
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN View post
    I responded to an inquiry about a plat today via email. The response was written as a Haiku.

    No one got the joke.


    No one gets me...
    Keep your secret safe.
    Do not recite the haiku.
    We don't want to hear.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Keep your secret safe.
    Do not recite the haiku.
    We don't want to hear.
    Was not going to
    No one will see my genius
    Sorry to dash hopes.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN View post
    Was not going to
    No one will see my genius
    Sorry to dash hopes.
    Dude, I was in jest
    Please tell us about your poem
    Many here will laugh
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    when in japan
    the beat was there
    just like this

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    An idea dawns
    A new thread springs into life
    Time wasting ensues
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    The Haiku Chat Thread

    Think 'hilarity'
    Fertile Cyburbian minds
    Provide us with laughs
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    I am here at work
    With plans and maps and coffee
    I am a planner

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    "What can I do here?"
    She asked. Told her to read
    The damn ordinance.

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    I am here at work
    With plans and maps and coffee
    I am a planner
    I would never guess
    Based upon your username
    you were a planner!
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    nap time has arrived.
    but there is no bed in sight.
    i need a pillow.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    I look productive
    i am drawing on Sketch-Up
    Little do they know.
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    Color me red please
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    Quote Originally posted by boiker View post
    I look productive
    i am drawing on Sketch-Up
    Little do they know.
    Private sector work:
    Calculate billable hours!
    Public: One may sketch.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Dude, I was in jest
    Please tell us about your poem
    Many here will laugh
    Here's what was sent to the school district's planner.

    The plat is attached.
    Tract H is the one you seek.
    I do hope this helps.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    When I was a girl
    I wrote poetry myself
    Alas, not Haiku

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    So is there a rule?
    Or do you just
    Do as you please?

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    Public comments on
    Forty lot subdivision
    Need to be filed

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    Quote Originally posted by SkeLeton View post
    So is there a rule?
    Or do you just
    Do as you please?
    Rules: Three lines are made
    Five syllables in first
    Then seven, then five

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    Quote Originally posted by SkeLeton View post
    So is there a rule?
    Or do you just
    Do as you please?

    First line should be five
    Syllables, then comes seven
    Then again it's five


    Edit: MZ beat me to it!

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    Gesundheit.



    Bear
    Occupy Cyburbia!

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    First line should be five
    Syllables, then comes seven
    Then again it's five


    Edit: MZ beat me to it!
    MZ was faster.
    Tis true. More amazingly:
    She was even brief

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    Wow, some kids were saved
    From the Curse that is haiku
    In school not so fun
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN View post
    Here's what was sent to the school district's planner.

    The plat is attached.
    Tract H is the one you seek.
    I do hope this helps.
    Understandable
    That they didn't get your haiku
    It's way too sublte.

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