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06-15-2008, 15:24
The island of Hawaii is, according to the last Federal census, the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. There are many Japanese-Americans here, and the haiku is cherished as an art form and encountered frequently. A haiku is a three-line poem of five, seven, and five syllables. It normally refers in some way to a season or seasons. Haiku often seem elliptical or even obscure, which adds to their charm.

I suggest we modify the theme to suit our own purposes. No new ground here; a search brought up a couple of threads from a few years ago which didn't take off.

Having recently participated in the Two-Word Challenge thread, I think it's now appropriate to expand our literary horizons (or, in my case, pretensions). Here are three offerings to get us started:

Red wax shines brightly
Prepare to meet your Maker
Yes there is a God

Sitting on the curb
Plastic flask in paper sack
Feel the white dog's bite

Listen to Zappa
And swill blackjack over ice
Weasels ripped my flesh

Like I said, elleptical and/or obscure are OK!


06-15-2008, 15:39
Charred oak, grain and time,
Distinctive American;
bourbonista's glass.

06-15-2008, 16:37
(With apologies to Jack Kerouac and the famous haiku poet he was adapting):

Cases of vodka and fancy labels
Useless, useless.


06-15-2008, 16:57

Chasing the goodness
To the bottom of the glass
Where did it all go?

We laughed loud and long
The whiskey flowed like water
Social lubricant

My wife says I stink
like some kind of alcohol
I know what it is



06-15-2008, 21:00
Enquiring minds ask
Does whiskey make you frisky?
I just crash and burn