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 n.— «Stickers near 6th ave. below waverly. small print: “nick beef………..A DieKu………..nyc.”» —“sixth avenue, manhattan” by Joe Holmes Flickr Dec. 7, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  • DieKu – (plural-DieKus) n. the arrangement of photographs of actual grave markers in such a manner that the names on the stones take the form of a traditional haiku (a verse form that relies on brevity and simplicity to convey its message) consisting of three lines of five, seven, and five syllables (respectively) and frequently includes natural images or themes based on a Zen Buddhist philosophy of simplicity and the idea of perfection that excludes the extraneous, created by the non-performing New Yor City Performace Artist known as Nick Beef.

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