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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!


(requirements:


first line, 5 syllables)


(second line, 7 syllables)


(third line, 5 syllables)

Big box retailer


Everyone has one of them


Not Palo Alto
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City Council meets


People smile and talk


Decisions are slow
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City Manager:


"Explain yourself" they tell him


He does; they approve
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Old Police building


Forty million, maybe more


How safe can we be?
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Housing shortages


Property is expensive


Move to Mountain View
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Unanimous vote


Every Palo Altan's dream


It doesn't happen
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University...


Restaurants are everywhere


Big Box retailer?
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Library needs books


There isn't any money


Bond or parcel tax?
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Stanford Mall, upscale


No place to get food for kids


Bring my own apple
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Palo Alto news


Seen in Weekly and Daily


But where is the truth?
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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.
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Retail or housing?
Developers fight neighbors.
We can't have it all.
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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
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time was butterflies
cocooned in milkweed fields back
of my Midtown fence
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PA schools rated tops
Still, some choose a private school--
How special are we?
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Fields of grown wheat made
great playgrounds for burrowing--
now developed, gone
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once was a tree house
high on Stanford hill where we
wrote poems for fun
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Gunn high school has its
number 40 coming up--
My class! Fun! Woo-hoo!