Yeah, didn’t think so.
Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times. — Napoleon Hill
Now that? That’s poetry!
How about a haiku, then?
stays silent forever now,
it can’t take my cool.
Better poetry than @discobot could ever manage.
Haikus are the lowest form of poetry, at least when taken out of the cultural context of Japan and transplanted into the English-speaking world (I can’t/won’t speak to how they might be better in their original cultural context). I am convinced haikus have achieved currency in the English-speaking world only because they’re easy to make and grade as a cookie-cutter assignment for elementary school-age children, not unlike obsessing over grading poetry on adherence to rhyme schemes or a certain number of syllables per line.
I don’t even need to get a ruling from discobot on this.
I take that as a compliment.
You may be convinced haikus are easy to make, however, maintaining the 5, 7, 5 syllable pattern while relating each line to the others is no small feat–and I’m not even an English major. For this Engineer, it’s a damn fine poem, and I stand by my work.
Now, back to my day job . . . @discobot’s just a ruined smouldering wreck.
@discobot bock bock bok-KAW
Hi! To find out what I can do, say
@discobot display help.
How are you guys getting discobot to answer without using his stupid keywords?
What stupid keywords?
You may rely on it
Just achin’ for attention, aren’t you @discobot?
Of course, I just rewarded a whiny puppy, didn’t I?