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MML Haiku

Seven
syllables
suffice.
-- K.K., 2002

The Prior of the Flowers

She loves me, she loves me not,
she loves me, she loves me not.
Chance's doctrine shows us how
to balance sighs and glances now,
or icy looks when cares abound,
with petals falling on the ground.
-- L.A.

Trees

I think that I have seldom seen
a message lovely as a tree:
A tree whose branching form is best
has leaves enough that classes nest
But not so many intertwined
that classes scatter to the wind.
Upon this structure codes may form
which are no longer than some norm.
A perfect message minimum
may code this lovely tree sublime.
But messages from fools like me
will code a most unbalanced tree.
-- William Ockam Kilmer (MMLxxi - ?)
(Charles Twardy after Joyce Kilmer)

Mensch, werde wesentlich,
denn wenn die Welt vergeht,
So faellt der Zufall weg,
das Wesen, das besteht.
 
Man, become essential.
Then when the world decays,
Coincidence dissolves -
but Essence, that still stays.
-- Johannes Scheffler,
also known as Angelus Silesius
  -- translated by Peter Tischer

Does the [Ideal Gas] tell us anything about the human condition?


Hidden Message.   L.W.Johnson, Bethany Hse, 1990
The Hidden Message in Water. M.Emoto, Atria, 2005
Mandie and the Windmills Message.   L.G.Leppard, Mandie Bks, 1992
The Medium is the Message.   M. & Q.F.McLuhan, Bantam, 1967
Merlin's Message.   Marelin, Serious Comedy, 2000
The Message.   dir. D.W.Griffith, 1909
The Message.   dir. M.Akkad, 1976
  Message from Nam. D.Steel, Dell, 1990
A Message from the Sea. C.Dickens, 1860
  Message in a Bottle. dir. L.Mandoki, 1999
The Message of the Qur'an. M.Asad, The Book Foundn, 2003
  Message Stick. ABC (.au), 2006
  Messages from Mars L.Leedy & A.Schuerger, Holiday Hse, 2006
  Messages from my Father. C.Trillin, 1997
Mixed Messages.   J-J.Sempe, Phaidon, 2006
Mixed Messages.   L.Y.Williams, Urban, 2006
Mutant Message Down Under. M.Morgan, Harper, 2004
Red Message.   P.Abrahams, Avon, 1986
Statistical and Inductive Inference by Minimum Message Length.   C.S.Wallace, Springer, 2005
--L.A., 2006

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© L. Allison   http://www.allisons.org/ll/   (or as otherwise indicated),
Faculty of Information Technology (Clayton), Monash University, Australia 3800 (6/'05 was School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Fac. Info. Tech., Monash University,
was Department of Computer Science, Fac. Comp. & Info. Tech., '89 was Department of Computer Science, Fac. Sci., '68-'71 was Department of Information Science, Fac. Sci.)
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