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mookuka
« on: February 18, 2007, 07:43 AM »
Try your hand at writing a mookuka. The format is 5-7-5-5. The rhyme scheme is aaba. Here is an example:

Do not feel forlorn
For as sure as you are born
You can't make a friend
With a white Leghorn

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Re: mookuka
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2007, 12:06 PM »
I like this style~I tried the tanka~this looks interesting.

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Re: mookuka
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 06:13 AM »
Well, go ahead and give it a try. It doesn't have to be as silly as this one, that's for sure.

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Re: mookuka
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2007, 08:50 AM »
Ohhhh..another poetry form that is totally new to me...Learning all the time...thanks witt for introducing me to it, it really sounds cool...Let me have a try.


House near the Northsea
soon no longer home for me
always Stars and Stripes
Finally be free


A thing of beauty, is a joy forever ~John Keats~

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Re: mookuka
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2007, 01:02 PM »
gonna give a try
while the coffee is frying
smoking leftover dreams
with a cat named spy
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Re: mookuka
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2007, 08:33 AM »

Ha Ha Witt, yours is way cute.  Let me try.


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Re: mookuka
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2007, 11:18 AM »
if you came for bling
all you will get is poet's fame
so start a word string
find your poetry thing
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Re: mookuka
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2007, 01:42 PM »
I've never heard of this style before Witt.  Will have to stop by later and give it a try.

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Re: mookuka
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2007, 01:50 PM »
I just love saying it.  "mookuka, mookuka, mookuka"
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Re: mookuka
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2007, 02:29 PM »
elsie = mookuka ..lol.... couldnt resist

i just did a search for mookuka Sweet teacher ..the only place it came up was here at SplashHall ..maybe we'll start a trend ..heh.. teach us please please Sweet teacher of the Mookuka Way.

i love it ..kinda haiku and (strict) limerick hybrid.. so fun to write..

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Re: mookuka
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2007, 04:13 PM »
LOL Rg---I thought of that too!!!  "ELSIE"=Moo-kuka
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Re: mookuka
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2007, 04:28 PM »
Hmmm Witt.   Did you make this up?  Cuz I can't find anything about it either.  If you did, what a great idea!
But fess up!  We wanna know!

I found a fun site that started out with: " Everybody Was Haiku Fighting!"    :sunny

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Re: mookuka
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2007, 11:37 AM »
standing on your street
for the night and day to meet
gangsters slip away
sparks of high heel feet

 :blusmoke

tag.. your it..
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Re: mookuka
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2007, 06:31 AM »
OK, OK! I confess! Actually it started when John was writing a haiku, but it was too much to be a haiku, so he decided to change it to a tanka. That wasn't working out, so he decided to try something new. He showed it to me and said that it was a mookuka. He pointed out the meter and rhyme scheme and said, "Try THAT, smartypants!"
I decided that I liked the style, so here we are. A new form.