Friday, February 24, 2012

Weekend Haiku & Limericks

Your challenge: write a haiku featuring one of the subjects discussed here in the past seven days: looking for spring, red-winged blackbirds, backdoor lovers, SkyTruth, Sky King, oil spills, or a speaking acquaintance with a tree, or something else 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.

8 comments:

  1. Blackbird bachelor
    Not a life partner, but oh,
    such fun on the side.

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  2. Blackbird in the marsh
    Singing lord of the cattails
    The sound of sunlight

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  3. The Taylor Oil Spill

    There "once" was a leaky old oil rig.
    When we found out, it put us to boiling!
    Seven years of the crude
    is far worse than rude,
    for salt water never needs oiling.

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  4. Thanks, Dave, I was hoping you'd drop by! For those who haven't found it yet, check out Dave's page of haiku (and photos) at http://fidalgolight.tumblr.com/

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  5. Yeah! And I echo dkm, who'd wondered in the comments why this spill is not getting media attention... http://www.patriciaklichen.com/2012/02/skytruth.html#disqus_thread

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  6. Can't be too bad, huh? No responsibility defending the nest-site, but little bambinos who share your genes anyway.

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  7. Now darkness descends
    A flock of red wing black birds
    Morning sun shines bright 

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  8. Go back to the earth
    Plant, harvest food, and beauty
    Food feeds; flowers soothe senses

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