Friday, January 6, 2012

Weekend Haiku & Limericks

Your challenge: write a haiku featuring one of the subjects discussed here in the past seven days: condors and/or their lice, or something from Monday's nature quote. Feel free to mine the comments, too.

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 limericks in the comments, below. 


  1. There once was a lady named Pat
    She checked Barb's blog as she sat.
    A dangling participle she found,
    In TwoPan's news story mound,
    Now she wears the honorary editor's hat.

    (5,7,5...has never satisfied me like a good ol' limerick.)  Thanks, Pat, you got the byline this week.

  2. The thing about birds:
    That they sing in spite of us.
    Universal truth.

  3. Condors would have died out if we'd blinked.
    They were pretty well nearly extinct.
    But we trapped 'em and bred 'em
    and trained 'em and fed 'em
    And flushed all their lice down the sink.

  4. How much more lonely
    The barren winter branches
    For lack of birdsong

  5. Yes! Oh, I love seeing what you clever people come up with!

  6. Ain't it good to be reminded that the world does not revolve around us humans...

  7. They may be lonely, but my favourite tree is at its most magnificent when the branches are bare.

  8. a cruel truism
    for the balance of nature
    raptors essential

  9. Amen---and has been for millions of years before we ever evolved!

  10. Yep, sometimes 5,7,5 just isn't enough.  Nice limerick Roxie.

  11. Always fun to visit Two Pan at
    ...even if it does dangle a participle...or two...