Frazz by Jef Mallett for June 05, 2022

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    Concretionist  6 months ago

    That whole discussion is a pun, because “rare” is really about steak, right?

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    jpsomebody  6 months ago

    A Haiku is heard from a stoned dove.

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    pschearer Premium Member 6 months ago

    From my favorite dictionary.

    rare: def 2: Excellent; extraordinary.

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    crisidelm  6 months ago

    I have shucked the moon / out of its black shell / with my prying eyes; / so I am tasting June / in its purest flavour coming through the skies / with a little squeeze of hell /

    / it’ll be over all too soon.

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  5. Whatever  6 months ago

    I really like the art in the first 4 panels.

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    Charles  6 months ago

    Haiku are poems

    That often don’t make much sense


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    The Old Wolf  6 months ago

    Haiku is 5-7-5, not 6-8-6. So, not quite. But cute.

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    sandpiper  6 months ago

    Have to say i enjoyed today’s Frazz. It gets both points across well.

    However, According to a Japanese exchange student I once taught, haiku is built on the 5-7-5 pattern and refers directly or obliquely to nature or a season of the year. Rhyming is not a requirement.

    As it is a very interesting art form I also recommend Britannica at and several other sites, including Wikipedia.

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    cervelo  6 months ago

    I really like the little dandelion. Fills that corner nicely.

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    trainnut1956  6 months ago

    If a mountain top, you desire to reach, put on your pack, and take a haiku…

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    Ignatz Premium Member 6 months ago

    And what is so rare as a day in June?

    Then, if ever, come perfect days;

    Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune,

    And over it softly her warm ear lays;

    Whether we look, or whether we listen,

    We hear life murmur, or see it glisten;

    Every clod feels a stir of might,

    An instinct within it that reaches and towers,

    And, groping blindly above it for light,

    Climbs to a soul in grass and flowers;

    The flush of life may well be seen

    Thrilling back over hills and valleys;

    The cowslip startles in meadows green,

    The buttercup catches the sun in its chalice,

    And there’s never a leaf nor a blade too mean

    To be some happy creature’s palace;

    The little bird sits at his door in the sun,

    Atilt like a blossom among the leaves,

    And lets his illumined being o’errun

    With the deluge of summer it receives;

    His mate feels the eggs beneath her wings,

    And the heart in her dumb breast flutters and sings;

    He sings to the wide world, and she to her nest,

    In the nice ear of Nature which song is the best?

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    Ignatz Premium Member 6 months ago

    “What is so rare as a day in June

    When the bull rushes out

    And the cow slips about.”

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    Ignatz Premium Member 6 months ago

    While I’m on the subject, why do you have to hit “Return” TWICE to get a line break? I don’t think any other site on the Internet does that.

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    Jhony  6 months ago

    Great thought. Wonderful art!

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    lee85736  6 months ago

    Remember, you only get so many June 5ths in your lifetime, so appreciate this one while you can.

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    Michael Helwig  6 months ago

    That’s “eight and two tenths” smart guy, not “eight point two”.

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    SteveHL  6 months ago

    I don’t always like “Frazz,” but I think this is excellent.

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    cervelo  6 months ago

    My father passed away on this day nine years ago. He was a very nice fellow and he taught me so much, often without opening his mouth. In retrospect I love that he passed away in early June. On a wonderful sunny day like today, thinking about him brings happy thoughts.

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    Doug K  6 months ago

    The day is quite long

    … ’Round the twenty-first of June

    … … When summer begins.

    The sun rises high

    Now that the solstice is here -

    … … It’s summer for sure.

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    Blaidd Drwg Premium Member 6 months ago

    I see what you did / Starting out first with a poem / And then a Haiku.

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    anomaly  6 months ago

    So is iambic pentameter.

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    rol.kibler  6 months ago

    A Duotrain followed by a Haiku. Cute Jeff!

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    DM2860  6 months ago

    What is so rare as a day in June?A day in April? A day in September? A day in November?

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    Lambutts  6 months ago

    When I was a child, my older brother (by four years) had a classmate named June who was — in today’s PC parlance, at least — a curvy gurl, so we always had fun with the phrase “June is bursting out all over.”

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