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Haiku, photos and computer woes

In Visual Arts

1:31 pm on Sun, 06.22.08

 

 

(Haiku poetry has strict construction rules: Each poem has only 17 syllables; 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second line, 5 in the third line. They are used to communicate a timeless message, often achieving a wistful, yearning and powerful insight through extreme brevity.) 

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Your file was so big.

It might be very useful.

But now it is gone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

monitorintree.jpg 

 

The Web site you seek

Cannot be located, but

Countless more exist.

 

 

 

 

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Chaos reigns within.

Reflect, repent, and reboot.

Order shall return.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Program aborting:

Close all that you have worked on.

You ask far too much.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

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Yesterday it worked.

Today it is not working.

Windows is like that.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Tao that is seen

Is not the true Tao until

You bring fresh toner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

screenofdeath.jpg 

 

 

Windows NT crashed.

I am the Blue Screen of Death.

No one hears your screams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
monitorflattire.jpg 

 

A crash reduces

Your expensive computer

To a simple stone.

 

 














 

  beautifulmonitor.jpg

 

 

First snow, then silence.

This thousand-dollar screen dies

So beautifully.

 

 

 

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Serious error.

All shortcuts have disappeared.

Screen. Mind. Both are blank....

 

 

 

 

 

To reach photographer Tom Nagel, contact Beacon features and commentary editor Donna Korando.

 

 

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