Friday, January 13, 2012

Weekend Haiku & Limericks

Your challenge: write a haiku featuring one of the subjects discussed here in the past seven days: Clawed, cats and/or ships, Washed Ashore, beach cleanup, gyres, 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 haiku or limerick in the comments, below. I love seeing what you come up with!


  1.  Tolstoy’s Three


    When to do it? Now.

    Who to do it for? Near ones.

    What to do? Their good.                         


  2. sorry about taking so much space with that haiku--copied it from my word document and it altered the spacing.  Next time I'll type directly into box.  And thank you for the lovely opportunity for brief wordplay every weekend---such a nice idea.

  3. Ooops.  What was I thinking?  Before somebody else corrects my grammar, allow me:

    For WHOM to do it?

  4. You haikued Tolstoy! Aw, he'd be so proud...

  5. The Impossible

    Do what needs doing,
    Work with hands, heart - never ears.
    Overcome doubters.

  6. Thanks, Mark. Perfect summation--in 5-7-5 time.

  7. New cat toy appears
    Some call it a Christmas tree
    Cats meow in mirth.

  8. Ha! Kitties love it when their annual cat condo shows up again!

  9. Your trash is in me.
    Plastic looks like jellyfish!
    --Tula Sea Turtle

    Is it possible?
    The task: Swing the planet.
    Let's try it and see.

    Note: The leatherback sea turtle has back-facing hooks in the throat, which keep jellyfish, their main diet item, from escaping. When a leatherback mistakes a floating plastic bag for a jellyfish, its only route is down, not out.   

  10. Live day to day,
    Using head, heart, hands.
    The ground is cold now.

  11. Wait, wait, uh, . . or 

    Being is today
    Using head, heart, hands!
    Spring grass grows in cold.

  12. I like this one better.