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Haiku U.

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Rowan
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Haiku U.

Postby Rowan » Mon September 8th, 2008, 2:26 am

I just checked my mail earlier this evening and received a book I'd forgotten my friend Barry said he was going to send me. It's 100 Great Books in Haiku. My favourite is the first one...

The Canterbury Tales

Pilgrimmes on spryng braecke --
roadde trippe! Whoe farrtted? Yiuw didde.
Noe, naught meae. Yaes, yiuw.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Mon September 8th, 2008, 9:12 am

That could be a lot of fun!
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Rowan
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Interest in HF: I love history, but it's boring in school. Historical fiction brings it alive for me.
Preferred HF: Iron-Age Britain, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain
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Postby Rowan » Mon September 8th, 2008, 6:39 pm

My second favourite is...

Kama Sutra

Advice for those in
a difficult position.
First, be flexible.

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Spitfire
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Location: Canada

Postby Spitfire » Mon September 8th, 2008, 7:42 pm

LOL, love it! Sounds hilarious, never heard of that before.
Only the pure of heart can make good soup. - Beethoven

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Rowan
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Interest in HF: I love history, but it's boring in school. Historical fiction brings it alive for me.
Preferred HF: Iron-Age Britain, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain
Location: New Orleans
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Postby Rowan » Mon September 8th, 2008, 9:39 pm

I hadn't either, Spitfire, until two friends - both of who are Brits - told me about it and shared one or two of them with me. Then one of them bought it for me.

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Tanzanite
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Postby Tanzanite » Mon September 8th, 2008, 11:25 pm

Rowan,

Those are funny! I think it would be fun if you could post one a day or something.

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Rowan
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Interest in HF: I love history, but it's boring in school. Historical fiction brings it alive for me.
Preferred HF: Iron-Age Britain, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain
Location: New Orleans
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Postby Rowan » Tue September 9th, 2008, 1:27 pm

As soon as I get the book back from my co-worker, I'll do just that Tanzanite!! She took it home last night and forgot it there. :rolleyes:

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Rowan
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Interest in HF: I love history, but it's boring in school. Historical fiction brings it alive for me.
Preferred HF: Iron-Age Britain, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain
Location: New Orleans
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Postby Rowan » Tue September 9th, 2008, 6:27 pm

Okay here's today's haiku:

The Iliad

Sing, Goddess, of how
brooding Achilles' mood swings
caused him to act out.

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Rowan
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Interest in HF: I love history, but it's boring in school. Historical fiction brings it alive for me.
Preferred HF: Iron-Age Britain, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain
Location: New Orleans
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Postby Rowan » Wed September 10th, 2008, 12:43 pm

Oedipus Rex

Chorus: Poor bastard.
Oedipus: This is awful.
Blind Seer: Told you so.

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Rowan
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Interest in HF: I love history, but it's boring in school. Historical fiction brings it alive for me.
Preferred HF: Iron-Age Britain, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain
Location: New Orleans
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Postby Rowan » Thu September 11th, 2008, 12:44 pm

Remembrance of Things Past (Marcel Proust)

Tea-soaked madeleine--
a childhood recalled. I had
brownies like that once.


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