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On valentines day, someone proposed to write haikus for your favourite Walküre. I did. I also asked for someone to open a forum thread about it. No one did. Now I have the time and the resources, but alas Valentines day is over.

Very well, I write a haiku for every interviewed Walküre. Here's my first few.

 

Mehr Heimat geht nicht.

Mutig, stolz und forsch bist du.

Liebe Scharnhorst mein.

 

Grace- and beautiful

High spirits and good humour

Belfast enchantress

 

Voykov the Russian

Stoic worker in the fleet

Even Winter fears

 

Cat lady Exeter

Hunting nobility far

And away in spring

 

Beautiful pictures

By a beautiful lady

La Motte-Picquet

 

With a bashful voice

And a bashful spirit you

Are truly Boisy

 

For la patria

Black raven flies excited

Cheery Velasco

 

A Belle and southern

Mississippi has to be

Formally addressed

 

Introduced them all

With one big exception we

Wait for it Mahan

 

Husbando she has

No mind for manners as well

Eager Nautilus

 

Deutsch und von Adel

Gejagt nicht nur von der Maus

Admiral Graf Spee

 

So mysterious.

Can she stay for long with you?

What plots Surcouf now?

 

For Battenberg cake

And good tea, no less, we fight

And die Ark Royal

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The second part:

Sleep is for the weak
Parizhskaya Kommuna

Work has to be done

 

African huntress

Axum dives for Italy

Brings coffee with her

 

Complete Samurai

Incomplete dancer tries hard

Start off the Hi-ryu

 

Most experience

Most impact most hides Yavuz

Most hugged of all

 

Loving the outside

Enjoys to play with golf balls

Watch out Chiyoda

 

Ideas in mind

Lampo improves every

Ship with her genius

 

Pure to most captains

Traitor to one. Not easy

Acting like Nerpa

 

Can you smell what fries?

Lexington prepares a treat

Both for friend and foe

 

Colour explosion

Embracing the new always

Nenohi searches

 

A l’attaque

Dunkerque is on our side

We fear for nothing

 

Faithful postal ship

Rawalpindi bring us post

Death to enemy

 

African huntress

Nubian sails for England

Brings dead prey with her

 

Can you smell something

Fishy? Could it be cooking?

Kitakami is

 

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For el caudillo

Fierce Canarias is here

Polished unwavering

 

 

Can you smell kaneel?

In de Keuken De Ruyter

Preparing ontbijt

 

 

Fearless in a storm

Do not call her Peking duck

Dutiful Wicher

 

 

Sei auf der Hut vor

Nürnberg. Sie legt Fallen für dich aus.

Lass dich nicht fangen.

 

Sharp tongue and sharp blades

Watch out or you might get hurt

Leningrad is here

 

 

Do not insult her!

Heavy cruiser heavy punch

Pola means you die

 

 

Create beautiful

Spirits with a beautiful

Kumano creates

 

 

Nevada with cards

Means lady luck in her hands

Go on play with her

 

 

Mighty Lady Hood

Only the finest are good

Enough to command

 

 

Diether von Roeder

Sie lehrt preußische Werte

Du wirst perfekt sein

 

Party ensues now

New Orleans took care of it

Hands and pants all down

 

 

A real movie star

Arizona desert dry

Sails on the war path

 

Huntress from Quebec

Fluently Saguenay

Follows the war path

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Foul tongue but sharp blades

Bulldog, you like a good fight

Wellington likes you

 

 

Kirov joins the fight

Against the enemy and

About the captain

 

 

Bearn what ship is she?

One which fights the enemy

One which loves good food

 

 

Hans Lüdemann sorgt

Für alle flotten Schiffe

Pünktlich und für mich

 

Only one shirt fits

Harbinger of death itself

Camicia Nera

 

 

Is she the finest?

Nagato tries hard to be

Refined Japanese

 

 

Do not approach her

First you need to be assigned

To the sub I 8

 

 

New to the waters

Find at the end of the world

The musical Perth

 

 

Sail on the scent of

Tea brought to you by the belle

Algerie by name

 

 

Vive la france et

Vive la morale cheers

Le Triomphant now

 

 

Up and at them

Cheers Stewart in her routine

To pump you up high

 

 

Wanderlust is good

Houston has plenty of it

Tag along a bit

 

 

Can you smell the bread?

Henley made a lot of it

Go on and take one

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Silent and concerned

Lady D’Aosta is

Noble and restraint

 

No time Profintern

Showed you all of her hobbies

Was there shown too much?

 

Elegant Moskva

Focused on things which matter

Unlike her sister?

 

Always on the search

For something new exciting

Is Maille Breze

 

Is she the finest?

Kongou has seen much but is

Refined Japanese?

 

Besiege mit ihr

Deine Fehler und Feinde

Wähl Leberecht Maass

 

A lot of blood seen

Willing to see more of it

Verdun engages

 

Rätsel entdecken,

Lösen und Wahrheit finden

U-29

 

Im Winter sind wir.

Nur kalt. Gedanken wärmen.

Holde Gneisenau.

 

A fierce warrior

Takao improves herself

Every way possible

 

Stars in her eyes she

Pursues them and fights with you

For you Orion

 

Aoba Goldberg

Has nothing on her skill for

Crafty beauty things

 

Girl Scout submarine

Serves King and country good

Join Salmon your scout

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That's a lot of poetry.  I think you can guess where my favorite is...

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1 hour ago, Ninjapacman said:

That's a lot of poetry.  I think you can guess where my favorite is...

The Cat lady, because you can read AND understand it perfectly? And everyone likes a good spring hunt, right @Wellington99 ?

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1 hour ago, Käpt'n Korky said:

The Cat lady, because you can read AND understand it perfectly? And everyone likes a good spring hunt, right @Wellington99 ?

You wound me.  Are my thoughts so shrouded in enigma that you cannot see where my heart lies?  If I’m an open book, I believe you, sir, are illiterate.

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I see where your heart lies. In fact everyone sees it. At the bottom of the Rio de la Plata. And I sure do hope you prevent that once the game is out.

Also I have to profoundly apologise to Fubuki and Espero. For some odd reason (since Espero is one of my favs) I forgot about them being interviewed.

So here are the two missing haikus:

She will steal your heart

Espero is on the way

Steals your pocket too

 

 

Focused yet dreamy

Old but modern Fubuki

Odd and silent ship

 

 

And I felt this one was in order as an apology for my lack of attention:

 

What are you and where?

We know you exist but how?

Glorious is missed.

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I'm tossing my own one in the fray of my Belle (also I appreciate the Pupper haiku, Korky, and Hood's is very correct, as I am the finest and I'm destined to command her)

 

Northern hooligan

Pride hides lack of confidence

Falshaw's Manchester

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Korky how could you!  I knew Germans were mean-spirited, but that was harsh.  In the spirit of the thread though, I shall respond.

Stronger than ever

In Rio De La Plata 

My Heart never Sinks

 

 

And since he mentioned his fan fiction, I shall continue on Welly’s with two of my own.

Size is but a word

The starry-eyed warriors

Never to falter

 

Always something new

Life is a wonderful dance

with an honest heart

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@Wellington99

Not mine, entry from the wiki and according to it printed in Young (1952), who gives his source as Chief ERA "Skips" Marriott. Young, Edward (1952). One Of Our Submarines. London: Rupert Hart-Davis. pp. 60–61.

Twelve little S-boats "go to it" like Bevin,
Starfish goes a bit too far — then there were eleven.
Eleven watchful S-boats doing fine and then
Seahorse fails to answer — so there are ten.
Ten stocky S-boats in a ragged line,
Sterlet drops and stops out — leaving us nine.
Nine plucky S-boats, all pursuing Fate,
Shark is overtaken — now we are eight.
Eight sturdy S-boats, men from Hants and Devon,
Salmon now is overdue — and so the number's seven.
Seven gallant S-boats, trying all their tricks,
Spearfish tries a newer one — down we come to six.
Six tireless S-boats fighting to survive,
No reply from Swordfish — so we tally five.
Five scrubby S-boats, patrolling close inshore,
Snapper takes a short cut — now we are four.
Four fearless S-boats, too far out to sea,
Sunfish bombed and scrap-heaped — we are only three.
Three threadbare S-boats patrolling o'er the blue,
...
Two ice-bound S-boats...
...
One lonely S-boat...
...

The survivors, left blank in the fatalistic rhyme, were HMS Sealion (scuttled), HMS Seawolf (broken up), and HMS Sturgeon (sold).

It refers to the 12 S-class submarines in british service in 1939.

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Thank you for providing me a poetic checklist, Korky.

 

Only seven submarines

We've met in '39

So many as yet unknown, unseen

I will make them all mine.

 

Spoiler

Muahahahahahahaha!

 

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So technically songs are just poetry set to music. With that in mind, have my half assed attempt at a VB parody (couldn’t find a good replacement for the battle cry part or replacement for “real American hero” so gotta make due with whatcha get)

 

Music: 

Crashing through the night
Comes a fear full cry
Morganas! (Morganas!) Morganas! (Morganas!)
Navies of great might
Evil taking flight
Morganas! (Morganas!) Morganas! (Morganas!)
No where to run
No where to hide
Panic spreading far and wide
Who can turn the tide?
Victory Belles - (Defenders of humanity)
Mahan: Let’s teach them a lesson!
Victory Belles are there
Victory Belles - (Defenders of humanity)
Victory Belles are there
Fighting for humans
Wherever there's trouble
over all the seas and air
Victory Belles are there
Can the world oppose
Deadliest of foes?
Morganas! (Morganas!) Morganas! (Morganas!)
Belles will risk it all
To end the evil call of
Morganas! (Morganas!) Morganas! (Morganas!)
They never give up
They never say die
Walking tall with banners high
They sound their battle cry-
Manchester: Get stuffed you Morgana bit-
Victory Belles - (Defenders of humanity)
Victory Belles will dare
Victory Belles - (Defenders of humanity)
Victory Belles are there
Fighting for humans
Wherever there's trouble
over all the seas and air
Victory Belles are there
Victory Belles is the codename for the world’s daring, highly trained special naval force.
It's purpose, to defend human freedom against Morganas- an extraterrestrial organization determined to wipe out man.
Victory Belles - (Defenders of humanity)
Victory Belles will dare
Victory Belles - (Defenders of humanity)
Victory Belles are there
Fighting for humans
Wherever there's trouble
over all the seas and air
Victory Belles are there
Avarice: Morganas! Retreat! Retreat!
Victory Belles - (Defenders of humanity)
Victory Belles are there
Victory Belles

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