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.


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

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

  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.

  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

  5. Yeah! And I echo dkm, who'd wondered in the comments why this spill is not getting media attention...

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

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

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