Thursday, April 03, 2014

Haik-Roo #1

Ha roo, pups and cool cats!  It's me, Zim.  As long-time readers of the Ao4 Digest may remember, our brother Dave used to write some awesome Haik-Woo -- you know, like the traditional Japanese haiku (three lines of non-rhyming verse, 17 total syllables: 5 in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 in the last) only his last word was always "woo". You can read them in our Flickr set, if you'd like. Anyway ... I got an idea the other day and it went like this!

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"Do you really think we can, Zimmie?"
"Oh, yeah, Cam!  This'll be great!  We'll work together!"

Cam said she was game.  After we got back from our walk, I explained my plan to her.

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"I'll take the first line!"

I thought we could write our own version of a Haik-Woo!  How cool would that be?!?

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"OK!  I'll do the second line."

Then we'd come up with the third line together!  Are you ready to give our first poem a read?  Here you go!  We'll call it Haik-Roo #1!

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Haik-Roo #1

I think we're on to something!

Play bows,
Zim

PS: Inspired by Dave's Haik-Woo,  Cam and I have begun to write Haik-roo. Same rules as Haiku (a Japanese poetry in the form of three lines of non-rhyming verse, 17 total syllables: 5 in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 in the last) but the last two syllables are "ha roo".   More coming soon!

21 comments:

  1. Great haik-roo! I think you make a great team. And while I don't mean any offense to you two, I think it shows what a poetry genius Dave was that it takes two to fill his paws.

    Steve

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  2. Great idea. We think you working as a team is perfect
    Lily & Edward

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  3. that was great (and it gave mom the giggles)

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  4. Great haik-roo mates, we always loved Dave's haikwoo! love an wooos an play bows,

    RA

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  5. Excellent! We loved Dave's haik-woo, so we look forward to the haik-roo!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

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  6. Hi Zim, I think you did a smashing job! What a great collaborative
    effort.
    Thanks for sharing today.
    Wags,
    Noreen & Hunter

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  7. Oh we loved it!!
    stella rose

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  8. Oh Zim, that is the sweetest Haik-Roo ever!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty and Bilbo

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  9. Ha Roo to you Woos. Pawsome. I am going to put on some silk, brew some tea and join you. Can you do one for me about squirrels? Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  10. Oh that's lovely! What a nice way to have fun and honor Dave!

    Kiki and Nala

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  11. For a first Haik-Roo
    Dave will be most proud of you
    Excellent! Ha Roo!

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  12. Oh.....thanks for the Dave Haik-WRoo! My mom told me about them but she didn't quite do as good a job as you two.
    Dolly

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  13. We CERTAINLY do REMEMBER DAVE. We miss him.
    THIS is a super tribute to Davy.
    Love the Peeps pawt...

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  14. We bet Dave has a great big Siberian smile on his face as he looks down on you three remembering him in such a nice way.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  15. Davy would be so proud!

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  16. BRILLIANT!! Oh Dave is smiling real big I just know it.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  17. It's perfect! We love it!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  18. hee hee! just pawsome, Zim! great Haik-roo and we can't wait to read more!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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  19. Ha-roo-roo-roo!! What a grreat haik-roo!

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