Friday, December 23, 2011

Weekend Haiku & Limericks

Your challenge: write a haiku featuring one of the subjects discussed here in the past seven days: octopuses (escaping or otherwise), the solstice, 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. One never knows what
    an octopus is thinking.
    Be the octopus.

  2. run outside to see
    sun barely clearing the trees
    I shout welcome back

  3. Roxie & Robin, I LOVE these!!!

    Anyone else?

  4. solstice of long night
    progression out of winter
    we turn toward the light

    An octopus played a good prank.
    Through a crack he squeezed and he shrank
    his diameter small.
    Neighbor fish he ate all.
    It's a wonder he got back in his tank.

  5. I just want to say
    Merry Christmas to you all
    Happy New Year too