Friday, December 9, 2011

Weekend Haiku & Limericks

Your challenge: write a haiku featuring one of the subjects discussed here in the past seven days: Kepler 22-b, and earth-like planet, 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.

If you stretch your mind into haiku or limericks, post 'em in the comments, below.


  1. There once was a planet named Keplier,
    which somebody thought might be emptier,
    number 22-B,
    but that's not to be--
    us, that is, when we get to her.

  2. Is Kepler empty,
    Or do we wish that it is
    So we can leave earth?

  3. Do they want us there?
    I'm guessing no. Even if
    We harvest their crops.

  4. Hey, my deathless poetry didn't post!  Well crap!

  5. Nooo! I went looking in the comments section to see if I could somehow find it, but no. I hate it when computers play that trick!

  6. Bravo, Murr.

  7. Yes--like some people REALLY got into the movie Avatar--wanting to go to that make-believe planet.