Friday, November 18, 2011

Weekend Haiku & Limericks

Your challenge: write a haiku featuring one of the subjects discussed here in the past seven days: truffula trees, books, books books, 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.

Kindly post your haiku or limerick in the comments, below.


  1. Kidnapping the Lorax just rocks!
    Knocked competitors out of their socks.
    As a fresh eco-thriller
    it's just killer-diller
    And as General Fiction, it's tops!

  2. Oh Roxie!!!! What a sweetheart you are!

  3. Roxie's treatment of the Lorax congratulatory category is insurmountable, but here's my squeezed down version of the John Muir quote, written before the big announcement. (I think a couple of mountains have been climbed here, and I'm pleased as can be for you!)

    Mountains’ good tidings:
    cares drop off like autumn leaves
    peace flows into us

  4. Thanks for both the compliments and the haiku, Rosemary!

  5. What a fun prompt! I wrote two haiku on my blog; here's one.

    Poor truffula trees
    made into useless thneeds
    for the Onceler's greed.

  6. Welcome, Jessica!
    Folks can find Jessica's other haiku--and her poetry blog--at

    Jessica is writing a poem every day!

  7. Trying to convince
    of truffula trees value
    the Lorax spoke up.

    though he spoke up for the trees
    his pleas were ignored.

    Now we all suffer
    the loss of the truffula.
    You say one seed left?

    Does experience
    teach us and make us treasure
    second chance gien?

    Lorax entrusted
    the one last truffula seed.
    Will we do what's right?

  8. Rose, Theodore Geisel would be proud!