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03-23-2002, 06:00 AM
Proving once again that there is beauty and poetry everywhere, here is a place to display your pool Haikus.

<font color=purple>As you know, Haiku is a contemplative poetry that captures actions, colors, contrasts and surprises. Haiku is about sharp observation and minimalist description. It's almost like a photo of some specific moment. The best haiku reflect an undeniable Zen influence. Writing and reading Haiku will promote relaxation and harmony, which will provide benefits for all your activities including shooting pool.</font color=purple>

The Haiku poem must have 3 lines and 17 total syllabes distributed as five, seven, and five in each line. For example:

<font color=red>A colorful rack,
Spinning, crashing, back and forth,
Then the 8-ball drops. </font color=red>

<font color=orange>I ran the table,
One more ball will make my day,
Noooooo, I choked on nine.</font color=orange>

<font color=green>White milk on green cloth,
Staining blouse along the way,
Should have wore a bra.</font color=green>

<font color=blue>Railbird makes snide remark,
Knock him out and drag to lav.
All is quiet now.</font color=blue>

03-23-2002, 07:35 AM
Tom, you win the prize for most original post of the day! Here is my poor effort to keep on the Haiku path...

<font color=green>Bright light on green felt</font color=green>
<font color=green>Higher truth found in movements</font color=green>
<font color=green>Balls move, become still</font color=green>

<font color=blue>Drop down on the shot</font color=blue>
<font color=blue>Keeping still is the mountain!</font color=blue>
<font color=blue>One pointedness of mind</font color=blue>

<font color=red>Pool gods smile or frown</font color=red>
<font color=red>Shots go in or hang on lip</font color=red>
<font color=red>Just shoot and move on</font color=red>

03-23-2002, 08:03 AM
Players on the hill
chalking wrong end of jump cue
Audience laughing

03-23-2002, 08:05 AM
Correcting mistake
jumping the ball pocket it
crowd claps takes a bow!

03-23-2002, 10:31 AM
I put this cueball
in my mouth, and now it won't
come out. Can't breathe. Help!

03-23-2002, 10:34 AM
The cheese is in sight
my opponent is in fright
remember your place

The cheese is in sight
my opponent is in fright
then Carol walks on bye

the poolhall doorway
is like a line in the sand
that the wind will blow /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

Tom from New York City
has way to much time on hand
he should hit more balls

The W P B A
is out of touch with the play
of this very fine game

03-23-2002, 11:02 AM
As Carol walks by
The cheesemouse is on the hill
She winks,he shoots,WINS!

03-23-2002, 11:30 AM
Playing on air for
a grand, as he chokes on the
9 he soils himself.

03-23-2002, 11:42 AM
Woo!!! I think I just had a flash back. I used to hang in a Coffee house many years ago Called The House of Pegasus, and listened to that style of poetry all night. I even wrote and performed some myself.

03-23-2002, 11:53 AM
She bends and stretches
To reach Whitey, I glimpse her
Thingies' undersides.

03-23-2002, 12:32 PM
CRACK..thump, ... click thump, click
thump, click thump, click thump, click thump,
click thump, click thump, “RACK!”

03-23-2002, 12:50 PM
a thump equals downed ball
you left the cheese on the table
and now you will pay

....this fun http://www.copzilla.com/cards/boogie.gif

03-23-2002, 06:24 PM

You have waaaaaay too much time on your hands. Do you need an assistant at let's say $60K a year??

Let me know. I'm signing off for tonight but will eagerly await your reply tomorrow.

Good night all,


03-23-2002, 07:11 PM
Sweet stroke of my cue
and wow! all of my balls fall
Hey, grab the rack please

03-23-2002, 08:54 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: cheesemouse:</font><hr> a thump equals downed ball
you left the cheese on the table
and now you will pay <hr></blockquote>
Again survey the slate.
Your seven stripes indicate
that this game was 8.

03-23-2002, 09:09 PM

A very good catch Al
but you failed to call the eight
now give me the cash /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

03-24-2002, 04:17 AM
The 8 was straight in
with BCA rules, my friend,
so that means I win.

(I threw the rhymes in.
And left out the zen.)

03-24-2002, 04:54 AM

I always get the screw
when it comes to the damn rules,
I should quit this game!

03-24-2002, 05:20 AM
<font color=red>Do not give up now.
The rules are the same for both.
Some you win, some lose.</font color=red>

[Some very nice Haikus so far. Some excellent thoughts captured like a snapshot picture moment. Some are funny, and some are very clever. Exclam!]

(Remember to count those syllables: five, seven, five. Discipline combines with freedom to create beauty.)

<font color=blue>Samurai pool cue.
Do Tom Cruise imitation,
Bang. Opps. Sorry, man.</font color=blue>

03-24-2002, 09:23 AM

I posted many times
the addiction is complete
my will is no more.

....Tom, this is your fault
get a fricking job, poolboy
just kidding, of course /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

03-24-2002, 09:51 AM
Nine in a diamond
A bolt of lightening strikes
Pulse racing nine falls

03-24-2002, 05:17 PM
Bunjee emerges.
Cueball flies like a hard thrown
stone off a driveway.

03-25-2002, 02:56 AM
The moment is now
Be a hero or a fool
Bank the nine, long rail

03-25-2002, 07:23 AM
<font color=green>The balls are racked tight</font color=green>
<font color=green>Masters makes my tip dull blue</font color=green>
<font color=green>Miscue sends ball high</font color=green>

<font color=red>Strikes opponents mouth</font color=red>
<font color=red>Jaw droops in bloody red pain</font color=red>
<font color=red>He curses loudly</font color=red>

<font color=blue>Rerack for his break</font color=blue>
<font color=blue>SNAP! Nineball disappears in void</font color=blue>
<font color=blue>Inside, I giggle</font color=blue>

My "dark" $.02 worth.


Ken (not much of a poet)

03-27-2002, 03:07 AM
<font color=blue>The Perfect-Pool Zone.
<font color=red>If you think about The Zone,</font color=red>
You are not in it.</font color=blue>

03-27-2002, 04:43 AM
<font color=red>Question:</font color=red> wear pool glove??
Ask the greatest Gloved One...
<font color=purple>Micheal J. Jackson!!</font color=purple>

Chris Cass
03-27-2002, 05:30 AM

Chris Cass
03-27-2002, 06:04 AM
Her legs are sleek,
Her tits are hard,
I felt her all over.

I entered through whim,
sat and watched,
soon it was gin.

My face turns red,
she says it again,
I am her Mantra.

My heatbeat sounds,
Fingers shaking,
beads calling me.

Rebel Yell,

03-27-2002, 08:16 AM
This game friggin sux!
How is this guy beating me?
Oops, he missed, I'm out!

03-27-2002, 11:02 AM
Think, the balls racking
chalking my tip, this moment
putting hips in break

Seven ball drops fast
run out is available
taking dead aim now

In the zone TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!
click, balls are dropping, ALRIGHT!!!!!!!!
gimmie your cash, PUNK!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, this is the best I can do while I'm at work. Sadly, my sarcasim is sapped!!!!!!! I've lost my powers!!!!! ARGGHHHH!!!!!!!

taking dead aim now

In the zone TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!
click, balls are dropping, ALRIGHT!!!!!!!!!!
Gimmie your cash, PUNK!!!!!!!!!!

03-27-2002, 11:31 AM
Stickman is stroking,
the nine ball is rolling home,
fork out your money.

I feel better now,
my time is payed for by you,
rackem up again.

03-28-2002, 02:58 AM
OK Tom, one stupid poem. I never heard of Haiku before.

A crash of the balls

tells me this game has started

bam the nine goes in

Repeat as nesessary!

03-28-2002, 05:51 AM
She gets down to aim
Her mantra is in her head
she jumps,makes it,WINS!

03-29-2002, 03:45 PM
Here we go, into
The wild blue yonder… break
Out the jump cue, fly!

Voodoo Daddy
03-29-2002, 08:27 PM
Big smash,
balls scatter,
collects dough...

Listen for railbirds,
cherping sadly,
stuffs more dough in pocket..

Watching Kato,
sloutch in chair,
turtles waddle home..

Voodoo lurks,
trees bow in fear,
Kansas is National Champions...

Voodoo..feels he missed his calling as a monk or a Buhda

03-30-2002, 05:17 AM
Seeking harmony?
How can you achieve it now?
By writing Haiku.

Why can’t torts play pool?
Because they can’t hold a cue,
Or reach the table.

(tort is short for tortoise)

03-30-2002, 07:58 AM
You are soooooo done you don't even know it. There will be no slouching however. This will be something for you to always remember. Maryland 92, Kansas 79. Nap time for Voodoo.


Voodoo Daddy
03-30-2002, 08:16 AM
Here is my second attempt at Haiku-ing;

R.J. on crack,
boy needs rehab,
True score...Kansas 104-Maryland 94

Voodoo...tells all Turtle fans to bring it

03-30-2002, 08:31 AM
Now before ya'll go thinkin' that ole Steve don't have all his bolts tightened, you're gonna have to excuse the boy, he's under a lot of pressure. Now Tom, I can't believe that you're gonna stand there and take a crack at my boys. Well, come 8 o'clock in the p.m. tonight everybody that doubts The Turtles will be sorry.

Kato~~~realizes Steve's Hakiu's is 4,4, and 13 syllables. He probably didn't pass poetry in school.

Maryland running
3 pointers fall with no sweat
rebound, fast break, score!!!!!!!

Kansas foul trouble
players getting tired now
gasping for some air.

Tic-toc goes the clock
Terps finally get ring, just due
Kansas choaks, again.

03-30-2002, 09:01 AM
My Uncle Bill is a pastor in the Lawerance, Kansas area. He does the prayers before all Kansas football and basketball home games. Little tidbit of knowledge for ya. Doesn't mean Kansas gets to win though.

Kato~~~is much closer to Kansas basketball than Voodoo is.

Voodoo Daddy
03-30-2002, 09:20 AM
Your right R.J....I didnt do very well in poetry, spelling or school in general. I was in the bathroom taking book from guys that believe they had a handle on college baskets. Kansas + 1 1/2 is a joke... Jayhawks are chalk today!!

Voodoo...loves R.J. like the 'lil brother I never wanted

03-30-2002, 09:24 AM
Private victory's precede public victory's.

One more? OK. This is a twist on an Albert Einstine quote.

Everything is reletive. The Universe is expanding into nothing which is something, so making a long nine on a hill-hill match is easy. /ccboard/images/icons/wink.gif

03-30-2002, 11:11 AM
Don't tread on Kansas,
Kansas will put you away,
The trophy is ours.

Just another Kansas fan. /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

03-30-2002, 11:16 AM
Now I just happen to know that the terps football team had to import a quarterback from my home town in KANSAS. HaHa Any Kansas Bball players on your team?

03-30-2002, 11:21 AM
Oh, if I could count
what a danger I would be,
maybe a poet. /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

03-30-2002, 12:00 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Kato:</font><hr>Now Tom, I can't believe that you're gonna stand there and take a crack at my boys. Well, come 8 o'clock in the p.m. tonight everybody that doubts The Turtles will be sorry.<hr></blockquote>Hi RJ, actually, I thought Vodoo's eloquent prose about waddling turtles was a reference to Herman, the Redfoot Tortoise that resides with me. He's about 25 yrs old now and weighs 16 pounds. Of course, both of us are rooting for the advance of the Maryland Terrapins, especially Herman. I've sometimes wondered why Maryland chose a terrapin to be their mascot, as mostly they are not that fleet of foot, however they are very strong and steadfast. Herman can wedge himself under small pieces of furniture and move them around the room. He used to lodge himself in place under my nieces rolling walker when she was a baby and roll her around her house all day long. Therefore, I expect Maryland to dominate under the boards and wear Kansas down over the course of the game.

03-31-2002, 10:38 AM
Ease,squeeze, smooth grooved stroke.

hocus, focus, making ball's a joke.

pride, stride, perfect shape march.

Money, honey, bread without starch.

Name, fame, heads turn now.

They see what is done, but all forget how.

.....and all forget why, in the great try and try.

For the love of the game is the last wall to clime.

For the last lesson, for the last time. St

Voodoo Daddy
03-31-2002, 11:17 AM
Well...Kato was right, Maryland had what it took to whip my JayHawks. It hurt me so much to see the Terps play so well and my guys play so bad. Oh well, maybe next year.

Voodoo...will be sad all week.

04-02-2002, 09:46 AM
She walks in the room,
surveys the place for a game,
she smiles, here fish fish.

04-02-2002, 09:51 AM
Tom, you have a turtle named Herman that weighs as much as a large bowling ball? In the words of the immortal Mel Allen, "How about that?"

Kato~~~glowing with happiness today although sick as a dog.