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    Somone in another thread lamented the loss of the current Haiku discussion, but if I recall correctly, the mando-themed Haiku is a tradition at mandolincafe that predates the internet cafe board. #In light of this, I would like to start this thread anew with my own humble submission. #(Excuse me for stretching line two a bit, in order to get seven syllables. )

    Bad day at office
    Hello my eight string-ed friend
    Make me smile again
    Estne volumen in toga, an solum tibi libet me videre?

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    Plinkity plunk plink
    Chippity chirpity chop
    Prompts perception pop

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    Okay, I'll bite . . . .

    Internet Cafe
    The source of many problems
    It's now history
    2015 Chevy Silverado
    2 bottles of Knob Creek bourbon
    1953 modified Kay string bass named "Bambi"

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    There was a set of musician haiku that was making the email rounds a few months ago, which I just found again here. #Some of the jewels of the collection are:

    Money's everything
    Playing any gig that comes
    Whores, we are all whores

    The jam session starts
    Somebody calls "Giant Steps"
    Cold fear grips my brain

    That plate of hors d'oeuvres
    Cost more than we're getting paid
    Think we underbid?

    (And my favorite of the lot

    My drummer helped me
    Count the syllables

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    Mandolins, haiku
    They seem to go together
    Both harmonious.

    Teardrop-shaped flattop
    Elegant simplicity
    Poetry in wood



    Ah! The fragrant spruce
    Hope nobody sees me sniff
    My mando's soundhole......


    I love this thread!

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    Bunnylady -- that last one left me LOL!
    Estne volumen in toga, an solum tibi libet me videre?

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    South of equator,
    do the scrolls on mandolins
    go counter-clockwise?


    Wary family cat
    sniffs the mando cautiously.
    "Are those strings of gut?"

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    Here we go again...
    Wasn't all the haiku lost
    When the Cafe closed??
    "Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now." -Bob Dylan

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    You will not believe...
    In my younger days I played
    In the "Haiku" Band!
    "Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now." -Bob Dylan

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    It's incredible
    The number of bands in which
    Mandodude has played
    Estne volumen in toga, an solum tibi libet me videre?

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    I probably have the syllables wrong, but here goes:

    Tiny spiderwebs
    Dance across the top plate
    Damn, my mando's cold!

    A resounding crack
    Disturbs my deep slumber
    Shall I open the case?

    Left in a taxi
    My mando sallies forth
    On its big adventure

    Bob
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    TOUCHE', mad dawg, friend...
    The first liar doesn't stand
    A chance around here!

    ;-)
    "Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now." -Bob Dylan

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    Cheap plywood import...
    Vintage Florentine Lloyd Loar...
    Who Cares? Just play it.


    McCoury, Monroe
    Grisman, Wakefield, Compton too.
    These are my Muses.




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    I'm so new at this,
    Damn! There went my E-string...
    Guess that's why there's two!

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    Bad Board Sys Admin!
    Removed Internet Cafe
    What!? Talk mandolins!?

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    No more S U V
    No more poo poo French party
    Tch Tch Tichenor!
    Bill James
    www.axinc.net

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    Can't resist this one...the tune is on the cd player right now, and sure enough, the voice in my head stopped humming along long enough to chime in..."Did you hear that? Seventeen Syllables! Cool!"

    Sweetheart, I beg you
    to come home tonight...I'm so
    Blue and all alone

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    Quote Originally Posted by (Scott Tichenor @ Mar. 11 2003, 23:05)
    Bad Board Sys Admin!
    Removed Internet Cafe
    What!? Talk mandolins!?
    Scott, you are MY MAN!!
    You remember my old band,
    "Bad Board Sys Admin!!"

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    "Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now." -Bob Dylan

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    The sage know the way
    Slender threads across the void
    Make 'em vi-ba-rate




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    'Dude's played many bands!
    Strange names, glibly apropos.
    Laughs now. (But not then...)
    Ted Eschliman

    Author, Getting Into Jazz Mandolin

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    SUV drivers?
    Weapons of mass destruction?
    Let's talk mandolins!
    \"Try again, fail again, fail better\" - Samuel Becket

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    Texan poetry:
    Limericks and some short verse.
    Haiku? I think not...
    Ted Eschliman

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    "Scroll worship" sounds like
    Another of Mandodude's
    Former stringband gigs!

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    Mando! Mandolin!
    Mando, mandolin, Mando?
    Mandolin, Mando.
    We few, we happy few.

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    Mandolin haiku...
    This is hard, I think. Oh, wait!
    I'm out of syllab

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