Friday, December 30, 2011

Weekend Haiku & Limericks

Your challenge: write a haiku featuring one of the subjects discussed here in the past seven days: Greenpeace, jumping aboard a ship, 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 happy haiku or limerick in the comments, below.


  1. Thanks for the inspiration, Patricia!

    I'll Be Spring ~ Expression in Haiku

    winter purifiesweakness purged, character builtspring gives, warms, nurtures

  2. Happy New Year 2012 to you Patricia

  3. Don't know why the form changed...

    winter purifies
    weakness purged, character built
    spring gives, warms, nurtures

  4. Thanks for visiting FT-L and your nice comment.  I just bought the Lorax book for my Kindle -- looking forward to reading it.

  5. Thanks, Sallie! 
    Sallie writes about her "happily houseless" RVing adventures.  You can check out her blog at

  6.    Sky Capers on the Rainbow Warrior
                  for Pat and Dan’l
    We jumped up when the ocean got rough,
    flew high when the ship hit the trough.
    “Do you think we'll get canned
    when we get to the land?
    The captain is in a big huff.
    “He thinks that we'll crash on the deck,
    break a leg--not for luck--but a wreck
    of femur or hip,
    then home, a sad trip.”
    “From the port we'd have quite a trek.”
    We wait for the foredeck to rise
    then jump gaily again to the skies,
    looking down at the ship
    as the bow does its tip,
    ignoring the captain’s mad cries.

  7. Hello Patricia, I've tried haiku just a few times but I'd love to come here and read them. Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog. It's always nice to 'meet' someone new. Hope to interact more in 2012.

    Happy New year!

  8. Oh Rosemary, what a riot! This is fabulous! 

  9. And to you, too!