The Daily HaiTaku

Well, that was a lot of fun! Congratulations to both Crotchdot and Arky who guessed correctly! The answer was Sean O'Connor's Slay! Yep, that was an absolute humdinger.

Today's haiku comes from Zar! Remember you can all send in your own efforts to me and we'll put them on the site.

The Dead man wanders. Secretive crimes are plotted, The Run Farther away.

Good luck everyone!

This is HaiTaku. We write Haikus about old video games and leave it you to guess what game we're talking about. If you want to submit a Haiku feel free. Send it here!


Comments

    Planescape Torment? Only played for thirty minutes so this is a wild guess. Should go back and give it another go.

    still not a haiku though :\ do you check these before posting @markserrels?
    I've seen more non-haiku's posted than haiku's!
    Don't mean to sound harsh or anything, but I mean.. if you're gonna do it, should at least do it right! ;)

      Traditional haiku consist of 17 on (also known as morae), in three phrases of 5, 7 and 5 on respectively.[3] Any one of the three phrases may end with the kireji.[4] Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables,[5] this is inaccurate as syllables and on are not the same.

      -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_(Japanese_prosody)

      so lets stop this false its not a haiku thing.

      Last edited 15/10/13 2:49 pm

        I am aware of the rules to making proper haiku's, and it's not a stab at you. I just personally can't see how it fits.
        for example, your use of the word 'away' - 2 syllables in english, but the breakdown in my mind would be 3 on for away - a-wa-ee.)
        Perhaps I'm not reading it correctly due to my illness, but yer. Feel free to point out how you make it fit. I'd actually be keen to know in case I did miss something.
        Again though, please don't take it as an attack on you. After all, it's all in good fun, and not the end of the world if people do mess it up, but I'm just curious if these are checked, or if it's near enough is good enough :)

          I make it fit, as a haiku does not use syllables, if anything the closest thing to a "on" would be phonics. making haiku's in english impossible.

            yeah that's kind of my point. it doesn't work properly with english, which is why it's generally accepted as a 5-7-5 syllable pattern, cos it's the closest approximation. Wrong or right though, it still offers a bit of fun to everyone's day.

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