META: Haikus--A Public Service Announcement

META: Haikus--A Public Service Announcement

Submitted by Caesar on December 1st, 2013 at 6:59 PM

[ed-S: senior haikus are coming]

Dear Readers of MGoBlog,

I have read Brian's twitter reactions, and I hope to help improve the MGoBlog community through improved board content.

Haikus are almost certainly MGoBlog's poetry form of choice. These are generally viewed as three lines of poetry following a 5-7-5 syllable pattern. However, I have come across a fantastic resource that discusses why this form does not have to be followed precisely (link). A few other pointers from the website:

1. Haikus tend to examine the thing which caused an emotion and not the emotion itself.

2. Haikus, while not following a 5-7-5 structure precisely, are still sparingly worded and are written in three lines.

3. February is National Haiku Writing Month.

I hope this enriches your poetry and improves the board!


Preseason haiku

Preseason haiku

Submitted by OHbornUMfan on August 15th, 2011 at 11:48 AM

As the season nears, anticipation and excitement grow to the point that some steam must be released.  While some choose to release this by posting and re-posting anything even tangentially relevant to the program and others pile on the facepalm "How can you be dumb enough to clutter the board with that!" comments, I think that perhaps an outpouring of creativity and thoughtful expression will help.


Change permeates camp.

Coaches, systems, and scoreboards.

Tradition restored?


Who will step forward?

What metrics give us most hope?

All weight change is good!


We will sacrifice

The flash of sixteen through Ds

For his post-game smile.