Some Go haiku

I’m bored so let’s write haiku.

Cat, 30k (for @teapoweredrobot)
Don’t worry human
I shall score the board for you
(These stones are mine now)

Leela’s Poem
This is too easy
Humans are all so stupid
Oh no, a ladder

The Immortal Song of the Demon Greed
Woah there, mortal
Looks to me like you’re behind
Grab just a bit more

Underestimation
Eight kyus are all weak
They are all weak, yes indeed
All except this one

Aliens Play Go
On a game of Vrinct
Sulgo Fal Wztk has wagered
The small planet “Earth”

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One that I found online:
「手が読めて
我に悔いなし
初碁会」

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Translation for us gaijin?

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Perhaps:


I could read the moves
So I do not have regrets
First game of the year


I’m not sure about the last line, the Japanese says literally “first go meeting”, but the “first” often refers to the first thing of the year.

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Note: pressing the “like” button didn’t do justice to how awesome those are!

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Why not a poll? I vote for Leela’ Poem.

Real life scoring is hard!

The last line is good :+1:
(I was going to add a translation, but I was running late to something and forgot about adding it after, so thank you for your translation :smile:)

Also, another one I found online (this one’s English XD): https://emptytriangle.com/archive/show/81

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Not a haiku-

Starting out go is quite daunting
The expert plays are haunting
I do not know what they’ll do!
They know what i’m going to…

To the center!
Too hard to take
Take the corner!
They got me in a snake

Invasion!
it’s hard to fend off
My territory?
None! Soft!

A ddk I am i say
Weak I do but continue to play
A ddk I will stay
But a few digits lower I will say

This slow improvement like a poison
Wearing down my rank like a noise
Penetrating the wall and penetrating the brain
Grace, Poise

A silent ddk learning the ploys

Invasion! Net!
Not done learning yet!
Manual scoring
small cut scores

Manuals, boring!
Lets continue to play!
DDK today
DDK tomorrow

Let’s meet eachother on the battle field on the morrow!

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Nice, I get five stones.
パチ, パチ, oops, I’m dead.
The joy of Igo.


パチ = “pachi”, as used in Hikaru no Go for the sound of a stone hitting the board.
https://senseis.xmp.net/?HikaruNoGoQuestionsAndAnswers

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Other threads related to poetry:

I’m not a poet,
but I can search the forums
to revive old posts

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Is there a Limerick thread? I tried to think of one after reading the lovely haiku

A young three kyu from West Hampstead
Enjoyed playing Go from his bunk bed
With Tesuji in place
Phone fell on his face
He lost an eye and is now dead

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I see what you did there (took me a moment, nearly missed it, doh! :smiley: )

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There was also this poetry thread, in which I burned myself out writing hiakus: Christmas Go Haiku Challenge

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That’s pretty clever, but you know, a real limerick has to be obscene, which wouldn’t quite be suitable for this family friendly site.

A new move is played
The pleasure and pain of Go
Didn’t see that one

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Black and white stones
Time waits for no king or soldier
Moves must be made

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I can rid you of that, just say the word.

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That’s not a haiku,
It should go five-seven-five
Yours goes four-eight-four

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Stunning exercise
of pedantic gatekeeping
via your haiku

If we must be strict
remember the season and
juxtaposition

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