Friday, June 24, 2011

Haiku Friday

Your challenge: write a haiku featuring one of the subjects discussed here in the past seven days, including foxglove or something from Monday's nature quote. Feel free to mine the comments, too.

Post your haiku in the comments, below. Remember the pattern of a haiku is:

First, 5 syllables,
the second line has seven.
And 5 at the end.

Looking forward to what you come up with this time!


  1. This one will make sense if you've read the comments under last Monday's nature quote:

    Stick in the toilet
    to save a kangaroo rat.
    That's no cartoon mouse.

  2. Love the kangaroo rat anecdote---and the Emerson quote of another commenter.  This haiku is a response to that quote and the shocking tidbit I once read about Audubon:  He wrote in his journal that he considered a day unsuccessful in which he had not shot 100 birds!

    Ralph Waldo would not
    have been a friend to John James,
    who shot birds daily.

  3. oooh, nice combo of the quote and the JJAudubon factoid!

  4. How about a double haiku?

    An Alternate Universe

    Walt, seeking mittens
    Just Mickey's size finds instead
    A perfect foxglove.

    Moved, he turns the park
    Back into a wilderness
    Our lives less cartoon.

  5. Standing ovation!!!!

  6. omg----that is gorgeous---a REAL poet, methinks---not just the Friday variety---

  7. And the more I read, the more I saw---b/c I first read it as Walt, meaning R. Waldo Emerson , and thought it was great :-)---granted, I was a little slow on the uptake---not till the final line did I realize it was Disney---and that  the park is DW and that the title refers to Universal studios.   All because of a perfect foxglove.  You gotta love a poem that can whip you around like that---

  8. That is great!

  9. It's a day late, but here is a Haiku:

    Visitors are shocked
    at rangers pulling flowers
    and writing haikus.

  10. Yes, JKH must be a haikuologist.

  11. Fabulous! I love Haiku Friday (or Saturday, or...)

  12. Just stopped by to thank you for stopping TNS by and I ended up getting your book on Kindle. Sounds like a great read as I am a tree hugger also.  

  13. Welcome, Arkansas Patti! And thanks for buying the book. I feel quite sure that you will be the first in Arkansas to read it!

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