Follow

Friday, May 24, 2013

HAIKUS FOR THE COMPUTER AGE


A haiku is a poem consisting of three lines.  The first line has five syllables, the second, seven & the third, five again.  The poems do not rhyme.  They are generally meant to convey a feeling or an emotion.  Following are too many some examples, which were stolen borrowed taken from too many places for me to remember so that I can give credit to their authors.  These first four (pre-computer ones) & several others are mine:

These are MY haikus.
I think they are quite clever
But I may be wrong.

Too much to absorb.
I'll use a pen and paper
To write this all down.

I make many errors
When using a typewriter.
Where is the Wite-Out?

I must admit that
I’m computer ignorant
But filed stuff is still there.


Even kids can write (or speak in) haikus:




Here are some more haikus, apparently written by computers (& some by me):

Three things are certain:
Death, taxes, and lost data.
Guess which has occurred.
 

Everything is gone;
Your life's work has been destroyed.
Squeeze trigger (yes/no)?
 

Windows Seven crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.
 

A file that big?
It might have been useful.
But now it is gone.
 

Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.
 

This site has been moved.
We'd tell you where, but then we'd
Have to delete you.
 

Abort this effort:
Save and close all that you have.
You ask way too much.
 

First snow, then silence.
This thousand dollar screen dies
So beautifully.
 

With searching comes loss
And the terror of absence:
"My Novel" not found.
 

The Tao that is seen
Is not the true Tao, until
You bring fresh toner.
 

Yesterday it worked.
Today it is not working.
Windows is like that
 

Out of memory.
We wish to hold the whole sky,
But we never will.
 

Having been erased,
The document you're seeking
Must now be retyped.
 

The ten thousand things,
How long do any persist?
Netscape, too, has gone.
 

Rather than a beep
Or a rude error message,
These words: "File not found."
 

Error message.  Damn!
All shortcuts have disappeared.
Screen. Mind. Both are blank.

You step in the stream,
But the water has moved on.
This page is not here.
 

No keyboard present
Hit F1 to continue
Zen engineering?

And some Redneck haikus:

Beauty naked in repose.
Silvery silhouette girls
Adorn my mudflaps.

Damn, in that tube top
You sometimes make me forget
You are my sister.

Remorse & sadness.
Can't fit big screen TV through
Double wide trailer's door.

Unemployment's out.
Hey, maybe I can get on
Disability.

Distant siren screams.
Dumb ass Verne's been playing with
Gasoline again.

Tonight we hunger.
Gran sent grocery money
To Jimmy Swaggert.









This came from someecards:

If you haven't gotten my book yet, don't worry--
you can click  HERE to buy it on Amazon
or HERE on Goodreads.
If you've already bought it,
If not, what are you waiting for?




Had perfect haiku
In mind.  Now it's forgotten.
Damn you, ADD!!
----fishducky