The Caudata Haiku thread

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The Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry consisting of 17 syllables (technically it's not syllables but for English purposes that's the best format). Generally speaking it is a 3 line poem, each line a phrase. The first phrase traditionally makes a seasonal reference, but not always. The first line consists of 5 syllables, the second line of 7 syllables, and the final line is 5 syllables. Post your best Caudata.org / newt / salamander / amphibian Haikus here.

I'll start the ball rolling.

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The spring approaches.
Yet winter's chill lingers on.
Axolotls court.
And another:

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Spring rains drench the plains.
Tiger Salamanders march.
Larvae will hatch soon.

Here's another addition:

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The spring brings new life
Worms emerge from winters freeze
Axolotls nom

:p
 

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Poetry puts forth bare tendrils
Truly off-topic


John Clare, El Jefe
Imagination stretches to describe
But comes up short
 

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Nice but the syllables are off in the second one.
 

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My salamander
However cute you may be
It's not dinner time


Little Eduardo
Changed from an 'axolotl'
You have deceived me.


Out in a forest
Or maybe someplace mossy
Where do caudates live?

...I do not live in a moist green place, so, never seen one being wild. :(
And Eduardo is my tiger. He was given to me as a gift of axolotl. He wasn't an axolotl, but I love him anyway~ <3
 

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Hmm. It might be the way I pronounce it. maybe 'was once an 'axolotl''


squiggly little worm
silently wiggling in dirt
then the tiger strikes

get off the keyboard
you are a salamander
you can't even type


...I assume he likes the screen. He always goes right for it. D: Even now, he's pressed against the glass, watching......
 

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White dots in the weeds
Transforming into commas
So many mouths to feed

The baster beckons
Remove larvae without delay
Cannibal parents

Not sure about this Haiku lark. I prefer a good old limerick.

There was a young newt from New Dehli
Who ate Nandos whilst watching the telly
He finished the lot
Although the chillies were hot
Which rather upset his poor belly
 
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allegoriest - you are some kind of caudata haiku master.
 

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When the summer cum laude
Then the living is easy
I´ve been told.

Both a terrible, free style haiku and a quote! xD I so need some proper sleep.....

Ooh, i liked your limerick, Mark, xD My turn!

I trully love my dunni
Although some are a bit of a bully
They bite each others tails
But regrow them like nails
Which amazes yours trully.
 
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You are so tiny
You must eat to grow larger
Patience wearing thin
 

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my newt, I ask you:
frozen blood worms, cold wet feet:
can you be happy?


If my newt were me
he would chop worms, siphon poop
and pay my taxes.


I like rain, cool moss.
Probably have been a newt
in another life.

and a limerick:


I had an S. gigliolii in Nome
who said: Signora, I'd rather be home.
So I fed him a cricket
and bought him a ticket
first class on Alitalia to Rome.
 
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I'm not much for poetry but having just watched Dead Poets again, here we go

My 2 axoltls are golden
And at 16 degrees they are cold then
they eat at their turn
shrimp, pellets and worm
and then their bellies are swollen
 

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Skinny little newt
Looking at a yummy worm
Why won't you eat it?


Silly little newt
Fanning his tail at shadows
There are no girls here.
 

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My arm is missing
Bad sister bit it right off
I'll grow another
 

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Life’s dull in this fridge
Why did I eat that gravel?
I crave the daylight
 

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I'm glad he's rethinking his eating habits while captive in the fridge.


my little tiger
though you may like the water
please live on land now


Steep wall of glass
You foil my plans for now
Soon I will climb you


I lived in water
Back when I was a larva
Now I prefer land


Springtime is now here
Into the water I go
Why hello ladies


dearest nintendo
salamander pokemon.
please consider it


Did you know there is a pokemon that is an exploded bag of trash, but no salamander? Really now. (Well, Wooper's sorta an Axolotl, and Charmander sort of sounds like salamander... But he is a lizard.) 649 and still no salamander.
 

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Springtime is now here
Into the water I go
Why hello ladies

I love this one. It sounds like it was actually written by a randy newt.
 
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