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Conspiracy Haiku - Winners Announced!

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posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 09:16 AM
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Okay writers and poets, this is a quickie contest which will last only until Friday 8/26/2005. A little something to keep you going until the next Short Story contest which will most likely begin in September. Now while this may seem an easy task, writing a haiku can be quite difficult for some of the more prolific writers, because word choice now becomes more important since long narratives and descriptions cannot be used to get the point across.

I hope you are all familiar with the term Haiku. If not, get to know it. A Haiku is the shortest form of literary writings which gets it's basis from Japanese culture. It consists of only 17 syllables, making up 3 lines of 5-7-5 syllables in each line.

Links on Haikus:
www.toyomasu.com...
en.wikipedia.org...

Now for this quickie, you will post your submission IN THIS THREAD in the form of a reply. You may still ask questions/make comments or what not, but not start a new topic to write just one haiku.

Since you've read the basics above and know the rules, now it's time for the theme. CONSPIRACY or IGNORANCE

Any of the two words above should be your inspiration when composing your Haiku. You may only submit 2 entries, one on each word, but remember the word itself does not have to be part of the Haiku, just the inspiration for it.

3 prizes: 1000 ATS to 1st Place
750 ...... to 2nd Place
500 ...... to 3rd Place

And to show you that this is not hard at all, here's my haiku....

Conspiracy is (5)
What motivates me to look (7)
For lies told outright. (5)

Now why don't you give it a try


[edit on 8-31-2005 by worldwatcher]




posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 09:41 AM
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Wading through shallows
A shining pearl of wisdom
Muddied waters hide



posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 09:48 AM
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Cool bananas. You're so good to us, worldwatcher.


I've never written a haiku before, so no laughing:

Conspiracy
No need to wonder
There’s nothing there so don’t look -
What did we tell you?

Ignorance
Ignorance is bliss
Believe us when we say this
You don’t want to know

Can't wait to read what other people come up with.


[edit on 22/8/05 by Jeremiah25]



posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 10:53 AM
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The greys have probed me
The feds read my mind today
I hide in tinfoil

*edit because of stupidity*


[edit on 22-8-2005 by Amuk]



posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 11:49 AM
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wow!!! impressive already

keep them coming



posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 11:53 AM
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Turtle hides its head
while Hawk is screaming above
Deny Ignorance



posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 04:04 PM
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Shadows tall and short
Watch camouflaged in darkness
We are not alone


***

The truth lives hidden
Inside everyone of us
Stop denying it



(Edited for errr... not readling the rules properly)

[edit on 22-8-2005 by nikelbee]

[edit on 22-8-2005 by nikelbee]



posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 06:11 PM
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Kewl beans! I just love a quickie and now were having a contest to boot!


Since we can only post a grand total of two I think i'll wait till friday to post my entries. I can write a few each night on the subject and then on Thursday night pick out my favorites. Thats probably the sanest way to go about it.

Thanks WW. We love you


Wupy



posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 06:21 PM
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Only two? DOH. Must go and edit. I didn't read that sorry.



posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 06:21 PM
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Dispair is a friend

Never leaves, nor does it judge

alone I remain.



posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 08:46 PM
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Finally the catapillar has burst from its cocoon, to reveal a shark, with a machine gun.

I'm going to wait a while before entering my 2 Haiku's. I want to make sure they aren't horrible.



posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 09:03 PM
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Originally posted by Voidmaster
Finally the catapillar has burst from its cocoon, to reveal a shark, with a machine gun.

I'm going to wait a while before entering my 2 Haiku's. I want to make sure they aren't horrible.


I know the feeling Void, I know the feeling.

I sat here for awhile and wrote six and all I could think was, maybe the next one will be better


At this rate I should have about 20 or so to choose from come Friday. Which brings up another question.

Hey WW, After I choose the two i'm going to enter into the contest, would it be ok to post the ones I wrote but didn't choose to enter? I mean, creative endeavers were meant to be shared. Basicly, list my two official entries then in a defferant post list the ones I wrote but didn't feel like they were my top two. I thought i'd better ask before I just posted the things.

Love and light my friends,

Wupy



posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 09:07 PM
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sure why not, I like haikus and have written quite a few, maybe we can do a haiku showcase....would be nice if i can find a way to categorized them.
i'll figure out something



posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 12:04 AM
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Untold secrets lie
Out in the open hidden
Knowingly denied


Shiny Silver Disc
Compelling feeling of loss
Tiny scars of childhood



posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 12:46 PM
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Oh my god, I never really understood just how much I suck at Haiku. In fact I've been staring at the cursor, it's just blinking, and nothing is coming out of my head. Anyone who can do it well rocks in my opinion. Good luck to everyone who enters, I think I'm gonna sit and stew on this one for a day or so.

BTW, what's a syllable?

I'm gonna suck at this one.



posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 01:58 PM
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Conspiracy

Cold snow in summer,
your truth feels so ominous;
A lie is a lie.

Ignorance

Ignorance is snow,
erudition is summer;
Bask in the sunlight.


This is about all I could come up with. Haiku is silly in a way, but never the less, this is a fun little exercise to get the old brain working. I had to dust off the thesaurus AND the dictionary to get the syllable thing to work right.

Thanks WW, quick little challenges like this are fun. Points or no points, we need more of these. Good luck all!



posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 03:42 PM
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Knowledge is power,
Mountains of truth wait for thee,
So become a miner.


Ignorance is bliss,
valley's of ignorance await,
Don't get lost in them.

Man, those were horrible. They border on the Vogonic!



posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 03:54 PM
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Originally posted by looking4truth
Oh my god, I never really understood just how much I suck at Haiku. In fact I've been staring at the cursor, it's just blinking, and nothing is coming out of my head. Anyone who can do it well rocks in my opinion. Good luck to everyone who enters, I think I'm gonna sit and stew on this one for a day or so.

BTW, what's a syllable?



This is a good way to do it. A syllable is a clap of the hands - for example ba-na-na ( is 3 claps) ripe (is 1) Oddly (is 2) and so forth... If you feel silly clapping do a stomp. Pretty soon you will be doing it in your head or talking outloud like a nutter.

What you are trying to do is a 5/7/5 verse. There are others rules in haiku but this is the traditional classic method.

Haikus are great cause they are simple and beautiful but ALAS also very difficult. Simplicity is not easy and to pare things down to the very essence is no mean feat. Japanese Haiku masters spend 50 years or more - sometimes their entire lives searching for the right one. The perfect haiku is as rare and as unique as a snowflake.

Saying that though, when you write one it can be fun and challenging and when you finish you can stand back and be proud of it no matter what anyone else thinks. Some of the ones people have posted have been really good.

So give it a go.





[edit on 23-8-2005 by nikelbee]



posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 04:15 PM
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I might as well try this because I'm still about a bazillion posts away from chat.


The eyes see the self
Wherein a heart sees the soul
Behold the discord.

Dang, forgot to add a period.

[edit on 23-8-2005 by FEMA]



posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 04:59 PM
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Well I figure I'll give it ago as well...

It is my belief
Our government decieves us
We can not let it.

I'll add another later.



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