Friday, October 28, 2011

Weekend Haiku & Limericks

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

Post your haiku or limericks 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 your haiku or limerick in the comments, below.


  1. When caught twixt a shark and sea lion
    The surfer who doesn't choose dyin'
    will think that he oughter
    just walk on the water
    or at least take a good shot at flyin'

  2. Oh Roxie! You've done it again!!!
    (Reminds me of this recent article in the Oregonian:)

  3. A seal by the beach,
    His eyes a window to mind:

  4. Lovely! (And so nice to hear from you again, Rosemary!)

  5. No matter what else,
    In our goings and comings,
    Nature will be there. 

  6. Thank you!  Thank yew vurry much!

  7. Once again, you've summed it up beautifully!

  8. well,  my first time here... 

    A really bad haiku about seals... 

    I climbed to the top
    superiority rocks
    I am watching you

    An only slightly better limerick about surfers...

    the waves were most certainly highthe surfer did not wish to dieshe took to her boardand prayed to the Lord,and laughed at herself with a sigh

  9. Yay! A two-fer from a first time visitor!
    Welcome, Sidewalkdiva! Please come back again and share more. (I look at it as a good brain-stretch for the weekend ;o)

  10. Slick seals and surfers
    happily ride upon waves.
    Soul mates in the sea.