Monday, August 29, 2005

The Dickolas Wang Haiku Contest 2005

Lately I've been thinking a lot about haiku. I was thinking about writing some, but before I did I found that Dunning had already written one for me. Before I knew it, Jim had another one.

Since I enjoyed these both so very much, I'd like to announce the inaugural Dickolas Wang Haiku Contest. I would like you (yes, you) to come up with a haiku about yours truly, and submit it via the comments on this post for all to see. You can flatter me, you can make fun of me, you can do whatever you want, just so long as it's a haiku, and it's about me.

From Wikipedia's "haiku" entry:

This is the article on the ancient Japanese form of poetry. For the BeOS open-source re-creation project, see Haiku (operating system). For the town in Hawaii, see Haiku-Pauwela, Hawaii.


More pertinently:

Haiku (俳句) is one of the most important modes of Japanese poetry, a late 19th century revision by Masaoka Shiki of the old hokku, the opening verse of a linked verse form, haikai no renga. A traditional hokku consists of a pattern of approximately 5, 7, and 5 morae, phonetic units which only loosely correspond to the syllables of Western languages. It also contains a special season word—the kigo—descriptive of the season in which the hokku was set. Hokku often combine different elements into a unified sensory impression, with a pause (the kireji or "cutting word") at the end of either the first five or second seven morae. Although rarely broken by Japanese hokku poets, these rules are often broken in the later, more "free-form" haiku movement, both in Japanese and in other languages.


Since I don't really know much about the actual form nor the inherent beauty of it, I'll decree that any entries in this contest should be of the typical haiku form we learned in school: three lines, 5-7-5 syllables. No breaking of words over two lines if they're too long.

I already have two entries, and the deadline for more is one week today: September 6, 2005. The categories and prizes are TBA.

Current Music: The Decemberists - Picaresque

32 comments:

joyce said...

Dickolas Wang's blog
is interesting if it
wasn't about him


(ps: just kidding)

Anonymous said...

Hey, quit stealing my bit.

--VG

Dickolas Wang said...

What bit? Is it a bit that you stole from me?

dinning said...

No, it's a bit he stole from Steve Allen.

A Sheltered Town said...

Dick is number one
Love him more than my own bum
He is like the sun

Hardest Shot said...

Our Dickolas Wang
He's like the Chinese Yao Ming!
So big he's jolly

Thomas Nguyen said...

summer's gone at last
the cycle is, he must go
how we miss him so

Hardest Shot said...

A second submission:

Pees once a "Richard"
A river runs through him 'cuz
He has no bladder

(P.S. 1 Richard = 30 Minutes.)

Adam said...

A fact you should know:
From Central Weed to South Weed
Nobody likes you.

joyce said...

the name Dickolas
Wang brings up lots of great and
fun-filled memories

complimetns should score me some points XD lol

G said...

I really do not
Wish that I had calves that were
Shaped akin to Dicks'

joyce said...

there once was a man
named dickolas wang whose hair
was as white as snow

joyce said...

why was the haiku
contest held? of course it was
to increase comments!

that is truly how
sly dick wang must be, to do
such an evil thing

GOC said...

Biggest Dick out there.
You will see it everywhere.
Gives you quite a scare.

M Rexin said...

My post modern philosophy student haiku:
robots in the sky
silken monks against the grain
time evolves slowly
One for you:
tones, quarternotes, sound
awash in a wave of string
complicated noise
One for the road
victoria road
two men, one falls, and other
tries to stand aloft

Jowen said...
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Jowen said...

You are in my sight
My sword cuts of your head - ouch!
I win again - ohhhh!

Jowen said...

My sandwich is gone
Where could it be? Dick has it!?!?
I am going to kill him

Dickolas Wang said...

Rexin, would it kill you to include some damn paragraphs?

regan said...

Richard has a Sparc.
No one will take it for free
so it stays at home.

Dickolas Wang said...

Jowen, "I am going to kill him" is 7 syllables.

G said...

Oh Dickolas Wang
Why does your name have to be
So very phallic?

joyce said...

who in their right mind
would call himself Dickolas
wang? just richard liang

lol i was trying to come up with one while i was waiting for a bus today XD

Li'l Devilangel said...

O garrulous Wang
A piquant wit among rubes
Hallowed be thy cock

Graham said...

Dicholas ur great
ur blog is so good
I read it w/ my freinds alot

Dickolas Wang said...

<speechless>

The gauntlet has been thrown down!

Stevie K said...

if (bread && buffer)
// Does "bread" mean bytes read, or bread?
make_toast(bread, buffer);

D.R. Gilbert said...

Haikus are real cool
Though I prefer limericks
But Haikus are cool

Dickolas Wang said...

I had the same thought
the Limerick Contest is
coming soon enough

Jowen said...

With his Richform hat
He looks so hot and sexy
I bought him that hat

G said...

Oh Dickolas Wang
I love it when you try to
Sing Backstreet Boys songs

M Rexin said...

you went over goal
thirty two comments right now
you get a "you bitch"