Thursday, October 6, 2011

Weekend Haiku & Limericks

Your challenge: write a haiku or limerick featuring one of the subjects discussed here in the past seven days: elk, gifts from the wild, 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.

Post 'em when you've got 'em!


  1. There once was a man from the Watershed
    Who asked an obliging elk to shake its head
    It shook off its load
    Right there in the road
    And now Ralph holds the antler to his head.

  2. Running a bit late here, Pat.  Let's see if I can come up with something worth waiting for.
    "Where have all the  antlers gone? Long time passing.
    Where have all the antlers gone?  Long time ago.
    Where have all the antlers gone? To horny Asians every one. 
    Oh when will they ever learn?  Whenwill they eeeeever learn?"

    Elk strides through brown leaves
    shakes his head, and antlers fall.
    The sudden lightness.

  3. Spending time outdoors
    You're surrounded by nature, 
    Receiving its gifts.

  4. "Look! Reindeer," I said.
    I snapped photo's of the beast.
    "An elk? Not Rudolph?"