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Haiku Poetry by an Engineer
I Haiku. Do You?
Why haiku? I am lazy and haiku requires me to compose a mere seventeen syllables. I hope you get a few laughs from the following "poetry."
Haiku is a poetry format with the following constraints:
- Line 1 has 5 syllables.
- Line 2 has 7 syllables.
- Line 3 has 5 syllables.
I have included three examples in this lens, all composed by me.
Engineers and Poetry? Really?
Several years ago, an engineering education journal published an article about a university that required engineering students to write poetry in class. This exercise was supposed to somehow enhance their engineering abilities. Right! Some of the examples were so hilarious, I decided to try my hand at poetry, too.
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Haiku Example #1
Engineers don't write
poetry because, you see,
bad haiku results.
(This was one of my first attempts at haiku. Can you tell?)
Haiku Example #2
A strong work ethic has he.
Beaver builds his dam.
(A beaver could probably write better haiku, too.)
Haiku Example #3
The Squidoo website:
Talented writers convene
to ink World Wide Web.
(See the cute octopus.)
Your Opinion Needed - Do I have a future as a poet?
Which of my Haikus do you like best?
What do You Think?
Should engineers write poetry?
Rather be an Engineer than a Poet?
- Academics - College of Engineering, Purdue University
My own alma mater
- Home: American Society for Engineering Education
- APS - ABET
Find an accredited engineering program
Japanese Music to Inspire Creativity
Links to Good Haiku - Poetry Instruction and Examples
These are really good examples of haiku.
- What is Haiku? | Haiku Project
HAIKU is an open source operating system currently in development. Specifically targeting personal computing, Haiku is a fast, efficient, simple to use, easy to learn, and yet very powerful system for computer users of all levels.
- Free E-issues | Haiku Journal
Haiku Journal--A project of Poetry Quarterly Magazine
- ThinkGeek :: Submit your Techie Haiku
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