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Palo Alto Haiku

Original post made by Just a citizen, Evergreen Park, on Sep 9, 2006

Here is some formal haiku, with a local flavor - surely others can do better than I! Try your hand!

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Posted by Just a Citizen
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Sep 9, 2006 at 7:06 pm

gee, they didn't format! - darn!

OK, I'll separate each one with a dotted line

Here is some formal haiku, with a local flavor - surely others can do better than I! Try your hand!


first line, 5 syllables)

(second line, 7 syllables)

(third line, 5 syllables)

Big box retailer

Everyone has one of them

Not Palo Alto

City Council meets

People smile and talk

Decisions are slow

City Manager:

"Explain yourself" they tell him

He does; they approve

Old Police building

Forty million, maybe more

How safe can we be?

Housing shortages

Property is expensive

Move to Mountain View

Unanimous vote

Every Palo Altan's dream

It doesn't happen


Restaurants are everywhere

Big Box retailer?

Library needs books

There isn't any money

Bond or parcel tax?

Stanford Mall, upscale

No place to get food for kids

Bring my own apple

Palo Alto news

Seen in Weekly and Daily

But where is the truth?

Fiber to the Home

Will it ever happen here?

Wireless is good, too.

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Posted by Haiku too
a resident of Palo Verde
on Sep 15, 2006 at 11:11 pm

"Rrrun" in Bowden Park
A car sprouts from chubby legs
I think it looks weird.
Retail or housing?
Developers fight neighbors.
We can't have it all.
Unhoused now have homes.
Opportunity Center -
a feel good story.

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Posted by dramagal
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Oct 2, 2006 at 12:05 am

kites fly in Peers Park
Grass is finally green now
Dog people happy too

time was butterflies
cocooned in milkweed fields back
of my Midtown fence

PA schools rated tops
Still, some choose a private school--
How special are we?

Fields of grown wheat made
great playgrounds for burrowing--
now developed, gone

once was a tree house
high on Stanford hill where we
wrote poems for fun

Gunn high school has its
number 40 coming up--
My class! Fun! Woo-hoo!

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