Friday, December 2, 2011

Weekend Haiku & Limericks

Your challenge: write a haiku featuring one of the subjects discussed here in the past seven days: boots, squirrel statue, oak savanna, Christmas trees, 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. We had an aluminum tree
    moderne to the highest degree.
    When the colored lights twirled,
    reflections all swirled
    just like tripping out on LSD.

  2. Oh Roxie! You do make me laugh! :-D

  3. Where is this statue-
    squirrel in stump among oak trees?
    Please reveal it Pat!

  4. Ms. Lichen tell us, oh please,
    where did you find the oak trees?
    You gave us clues very few
    about a cute  squirrel statue,
    and now I beg on my knees.

  5. Boots are made to walk
    'neath trees and wide open skies.
    Bare feet swim in stream.

  6. Rose, I hate to even mention it now, 
    (you did your best to answer, and how!)
    But the very first guess
    (and her only, no less!)
    by Murr Brewster was correct! (Ow!)

  7. oh lover of nuts
    and seeds and maybe worms too
    furry squirrel, eat

  8. sparkle and  crimson
    satin and lace, shining bright
    glowing Christmas tree

  9. will we ever find out the one thing you never did on the list ? i am interested. i loved your book, kidnapping the lorax, hated the ending, then after pondering, realized there could be no other ending and that it was perfect.

  10. Oh, I thought I'd 'fessed up about that one thing I hadn't done on the list (to the right, above, and also on the back "Kidnapping the Lorax").

    I never learned how to tap dance. Rusty Frank and I thought we would likely be arrested when I climbed aboard the Japanese whaler and chained myself to the harpoon gun--meanwhile, Rusty went into the whaling station itself and handed out pamphlets written in Japanese that we'd prepared to explain our action. We figured we'd be sharing a cell for months while awaiting a trial, and during that time Rusty would teach me to tap dance. But that didn't happen after all. 

    Rusty has gone on to do amazing things over the years, including starting Rusty's Rhythm Club in CA: