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Okay if you want to hear me reading some of these--and being a total giggly derp in the process--clicketh the link.

The ever-lovely Nichrysalis came up with a crazy haiku game and I thought I'd collect my creations. This was immense fun. :heart: The ones with bolded numbers are my personal favorites. :)

The haikufest is still going quite strong, so feel free to jump in! I'll probably keep on adding to this until it dies down--though with me and intricately-ordinary in there... we could go on for a while. ;)

1.
Prompt: zombie pirates at the rodeo

cowgirls like a guy
who's after more than booty:
zombies dig brains too.

2.
Prompt: Water balloon fight on the moon!

Balloons inflated!
...antigravity. Well shit--
that's disappointing.

3.
Prompt: Your haiku must also be a six word story.

Intricate numbers,
unpoetic equations--
freaking syllables.

4.
Prompt: plastic bottles

cracklecrush--the song
of those breathless, scorching days;
cicada summers.

5.
Prompt: shallow voice

voices like koi ponds--
choked with silent minnows;
too shallow for whales.

6.
Prompt: Use the words 'breakneck' and 'cacophony'.

breakneck city streets
glaring red--cacophony;
this is the world's end.

7.
Prompt: Your haiku must be a palindrome.

cyclical nature--
fleeting life, death. Life--fleeting
nature: cyclical.

8.
Prompt: Something granddad would always say.

"I'll die anyway.
Why not die full and happy?"

Ninety--going strong.

9.
Prompt:

The Dirt in my Hands by ChrisK-photo

leave me to the dust.
allow me the peace of death
among the forests.

10.
Prompt: an angel's sleep

angels have nightmares.
restless sleep--all the horrors
they must watch over.

11.
Prompt:

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inky eyes, scarlet
lips--tongue like creeping ivy,
inescapable.

12.
Prompt: heat

shiverhazed asphalt--
we will drive far from here, love,
chasing the summer.

13.
Prompt: Use the word 'precarious.'

when we were children:
full of precarious dreams
yet never stumbling.

14.
Prompt: Try and tell a fairy tale.

once upon a time,
there was love and loss and pain--
happiness pulled through.

15.
Prompt:



oh, that autumn hair
and voice of October rains.
she fell with winter.

16.
Prompt: mor(t)ality

life in sin, death at
your own hand? ah, decisions--
thank mor(t)ality.

17.
Prompt:

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let me dance with crows--
nightshade wings and starlight eyes.
sunsets surrender.

18.
Prompt: babies

soul unmaternal,
i run for the hills--offspring
are not in my cards.

19.
Prompt:

wakeful by agnes-cecile

watercolor love;
we bleed together--souls and
possibilities.

20.
Prompt: machinations

machinations, now--
there's a word that bothers me.
how do i pronounce?

21.
Prompt:

Storm by kimerajam

take me out into
the storm--i will catch you words
fit to mount on cards.

22.
Prompt: lyrical lies

sweetheart, let me sing,
croon tales of freedom and hope--
just put on the leash.

23.
Prompt:

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horror flick swingset--
the truth is: the lack of life
is most heartwrenching.

24.
Prompt: weathered

boulders stand stoic
but the winds are more clever.
slow decay, and sand.

25. (ohmyfreakinggodiwrote25poemstodaywhatthehell)
Prompt:

I've given up by manuelestheim

the world from a nest:
there's suffering still, but here,
here, i am quite safe.

26.
Prompt: eye candy

dyed locks like skittles
blue crush eyes and cherry lips--
ocular sweet tooth

27.
Prompt:

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here's the lucky bird.
cloth flowers won't decay, and
don't need compassion.

28.
Prompt: Use 'liquor' and 'lacquer'.

liquor, lacquer fumes,
and leather--mechanics' shops:
fuel for racecar dreams.

29.
Prompt: dancing praying mantis

the most pious bug
has Broadway dreams--just some jazz
and moth-proof spotlight.

30.
Prompt:

He's free by gnorw

hush, the sky's on fire--
the sea rages, but the fleet
is on its way home.

31.
Prompt: cleansed

rain will wash you clean
so ditch umbrellas. enjoy
the cool purity.

32. 
Prompt: tarantula legs

spiderling scurries
eliciting frantic squeals--
what an ego trip!

33.
Prompt:

Koi Fish by Januairie

by night, the koi fish
dance: fluidity and poise--
wetscaled acrobats.

34.
Prompt:

The Biting Pear of Salamanca by ursulav

the majestic pear.
oh, what the hell--you have teeth.
that's terrifying.

:stare:

35.
Prompt: comedic opening

"So did you hear the
one about megaphones--" Yoink.
No mercy for puns.

36.
Prompt: internet gaming

Profanity from
twelve-year-olds. Some people should
just turn off their mics.

37.
Prompt:

See through the smudge and tar by wannabeliterate

graffiti girl, you
are city beautiful--sharp
eyes and sharper tongue.

38.
Prompt: porcelain truth

wild night, crap morning.
hunched in the bathroom, vowing:
no more tequila.

39.
Prompt: selfish offerings

Here, have this sweater!
Winter's coming... no, keep it--
mustard's your color.

40.
Prompt:

Asgwrn Cefn by RhynWilliams

foundations anchor,
but the columns bear the weight.
my spine is fragile.

41.
Prompt: shortbread

a gnome's morning meal:
shortbread. and no--he does not
care for puns, thank you.

42.
Prompt: aging in reverse

poor Benjamin, cursed
with a life in reverse--death
in cradle, not hearse.

43.
Prompt:

stranger by fae-eyes

my soul from stranger
lands--my heart bared [for a ghost].
where is my ending?

44.
Prompt:

I Belong To You by atomickelsey

can't write something deep.
lyrics called out to me: Muse.
am now fangirling.

45.
Prompt: NicSwaner himself.

weaver of words, please
forgive the haiku-crazed dork
that forum-flooded.

46.
Prompt: 95%

so damn close, but that's
nothing to brag about when
crash-testing Kevlar.

47.
Prompt:

:thumb192338011:

thigh-high-slit skirt and
rakish corset, Miss Mouse puts
the 'rat' in 'pirate.'

(I swear to god intricately-ordinary is trying to kill me.)

48.
Prompt: sleeping late

light sleeper--except
Saturday morning. what sun?
i've slept through earthquakes.

49.
Prompt: your biggest fear

i can handle gore.
blood and guts? no problem. just
ditch the damn mirrors.

50.
Prompt: disturbia

welcome, new neighbor!
don't mind the late-night noises--
just... vermin control.

51.
Prompt:

Charcoal face one by MeleeMistress

starburst--i decay
before your eyes. fret not: it's
only just begun.

52.
Prompt: circles

screw conformity--
i wander in squares because
fun's 'round the corner.

Day Two Haiku

53.
Prompt: fighting nature

your feeble struggles--
nature pats you on the head;
she's used to tantrums.

54.
Prompt: a man with crazy hair

not slovenly, just
the scalp of a man with big
things to think about.

55.
Prompt: annoying fire alarm

stop reminding me
of my baking issues, yeah?
i'm taking lessons!

56.
Prompt: edging

Momma said 'never
break the rules,' but she never
outlawed bending them.

57.
Prompt:

Flight by nurecas

juddering flightpath,
i am no blazing phoenix.
the wind's against me.

58.
Prompt: life without you

nights are so quiet,
thrumming with the lack of you.
where'd you take my heart?

59.
Prompt: cotton candy

first glorious bite
cedes to disappointment--just
a big ball of air.

60.
Prompt: after dark

reflecting moonshine,
dewdrops shine amongst the grass;
the Moth Ball begins.

61.
Prompt:

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pent up, she watches.
someday seas will overflow--
freedom will follow.

62.
Prompt: deer

bleak mortality--
antlered skull rests quietly
on the riverbank.

63.
Prompt:

Skeptic by cloistering

voices like matchbooks,
they whisper and promise warmth--
hungry firegirls.
This. Is. So. Much. Fun.

Also I will be counting syllables for -weeks-.
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:iconmeggie272:
Meggie272 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is an enormous and lovely collection of haikus. Your writing leaves me in awe.
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Oh, thank you so much! :blush:
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:icondrippingwords:
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. You've done a lot XD

I love writing haiku's, so you, me and *intricately-ordinary will keep it going FOREVER.
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Hahaha I have, haven't I? :)

FOREVERRRRRRR. :mwahaha:
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:icondrippingwords:
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, you do XD How much free time do you have on your hands?

:salute:
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Too much... -.-
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:icondrippingwords:
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
XD
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:icongadgetsmith:
Gadgetsmith Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You Experience
Life in more Beautiful Ways
than I ever could

{I suck, but even your "worst" (for lack of a better term) Haikus up there far outclass anything I'm capable of}
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Oh, don't put yourself down like that, love. :heart:
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:icongadgetsmith:
Gadgetsmith Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really liked the Benjamin Button one, along with so many others.

As I've stated previously, My best work was a lame limerick about Lime Jell-O
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I am having a blast with this! I hopped off last night, but am back at it today! Yay, haikus! =P

Also, 7 blew my mind.
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
WOOT! :D

Haha, thank you! :heart:
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:-D absolutely!
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:iconfuzzyhoser:
FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, this was fun. Haha...very entertaining. :D
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Hehehe it was awesome. :happybounce:
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:iconfuzzyhoser:
FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I bet, lol. Me and `vespera pretty much only speak in haiku to each other some days. It makes for a wayyyy less boring day at work. :D
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Tehehehe, I can imagine. ^^
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
45.
Prompt: NicSwaner himself.

weaver of words, please
forgive the haiku-crazed dork
that forum-flooded.

:love:
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
:heart:
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:iconscatteredwords:
scatteredwords Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
URSULA VERNON (#34) IS ON DA?!?!? .... *runs off to watch*

Also, this looks like a great prompt list!
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I thought it would stump her .-.
she defeated us all
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
-dons Loki helmet-

KNEEL TO MY SYLLABLE SKILLS. KNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEL.
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:iconscatteredwords:
scatteredwords Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:worship: I can't even pick a favorite. So many great ones!
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
:heart: Thank you!
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:iconscatteredwords:
scatteredwords Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If admitting defeat means someone wrote some kick-ass haiku, then I surrender! :surrender:
:D
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Oh god, there's so many good prompts floating around in those threads... :D
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:iconnawkaman:
nawkaman Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
O (o)
<
~~~

Have a picasso face!!

I can't believe you have written 40+ haikus in one day. That is bananas.
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
What can I say? *intricately-ordinary gives good prompts. :heart:

I -am- bananas. :D Also I am now VERY good at counting. :lmao:
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:iconnawkaman:
nawkaman Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
she does, indeed
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vespera Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:excited: I CANT WAIT FOR THE RENGA TREE - This is going to be so much fun now that I know there are so many haiku-lovers in the group.
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Renga tree? -curious-
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You shall see, oh you shall see ;)
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
:eager: Don't leave me in suspense!
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:giggle: ask :icontwilightpoetess:
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:iconbetwixtthepages:
betwixtthepages Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I second this! I can't wait, either! :eager:
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I have been instructed by vespera to bother you with this: what is a renga tree!? :happybounce:
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:iconbetwixtthepages:
betwixtthepages Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As described by :iconthe-haiku-club: (and as I learned it from them)--

    A Renga Tree is an open form of renga in which anyone may post a response to any previously posted response. The result is a branching "tree" of poems beginning with a single "seed."


It's basically the same idea as what's going on in ^NicSwaner's forum, except instead of introducing new "prompts" to people, they'd respond to the previous haiku. ^.^ Does that make sense?

:eager:
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That sounds great! We ought to try that out as well.
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:iconbetwixtthepages:
betwixtthepages Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We're going to! `vespera is going to be kicking it off sometime in the next few weeks. :boogie:
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:woohoo: Can't wait!
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Ohhhhhh! That sounds awesome. :D

I know very little about Eastern poetry, heh. ^^; Thanks for enlightening me. :D
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:iconbetwixtthepages:
betwixtthepages Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is SO much fun!

And you're welcome, hon. :heart:
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
:heart:
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:boogie:
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
we have an addiction o_o
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
And. It. Is. FAN. TAS. TIC.
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
if I weren't lazy I'd write it all in my notebook for glorybe!
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Yikes, you're handwriting your Glory Be journal? Yeah, I don't blame you. I hate writing longhand. :P

I swear to God I'm just picturing Nic checking his forum and going "I LEAVE YOU ALONE FOR ONE. DAY." :lmao:
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That WAS my response. :icontehestareplz:
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Ahahaha come on. We're awesome. XD
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