Friday, September 23, 2011

Weekend Haiku & Limericks

The people have spoken and they have said, "Add limericks to the haiku." Well, your wish is my command.

Your haiku and/or limerick challenge this week: feature one of the subjects discussed here in the past seven days, including crows, police, tickets, teenagers, or something from Monday's nature quote. Feel free to mine the comments, too.

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

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

A limerick is a wee bit more complicated. Here's one description.

Haiku--or limerick--away!


  1. Those hooligan scofflaws, the crows,
    are mobbed up, as everyone knows.
    So when the Godfeather
    calls the gang all together
    watch out for which way the wind blows.

  2. Way out in the woods I just heard
    the call of a raucus black bird.
    He was sounding alarm
    that the fox would do harm --
    and my chickens all heeded the word!

  3. A meeting of minds
    Watching a crow watching you
    He's got your number

  4. Hello--so good to hear from you again!
    For those of you who have not yet discovered the blog "Notes from a Jewish Thoreau," you can find it at where he's helping "'fellow Jews recover from Nature Deficit Disorder.'" Rooster's most recent post is titled "Viewing my autism as a gift, not a curse." Check it out!

  5. And it's $490. Thanks, Dave!

  6. Borne on a wavelet-
    Washed ashore for a moment-
    True body surfing.

  7. Oooh, inspired by the Monday quote--"body" surfing--I get it!

  8. black crows on green lawn
    black dog chases them away
    bird poop on his back

  9. He has an understandable vendetta against birds...

  10. Crows caw irritates
    so early in the morning.
    Sweet dreams were pierced through.

    Would someone invent
    a crow cawing silencer.
    Peaceful dawning morn.