Friday, May 4, 2012

Weekend Haiku and Limericks

Your challenge: write a haiku or limerick featuring one of the subjects discussed here in the past seven days, like civil disobedience, jail, The Shining, 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.

Post your haiku or limerick in the comments, below.


  1. Pat Lichen was working for Greenpeace
    when their crew told the whalers to cease
    by getting between
    the whale of baleen
    and the villains who wanted its grease.
    [or “meat,” if you prefer]
    But the navy from Spain took their ship,
    and without a good bargaining chip
    our Pat soon was tested
    by being arrested,
    so to jail she made her first trip.

  2. Re: primal wonders

    To appreciate
    the mysteries of the earth,
    go in solitude. 

  3. Oh, Rosemary! You made me laugh--how funny! (And clever!)

  4. I love these  distillings of the quote into haiku!

  5. Disobedience
    Disagree but be civil
    No shouting bad words.

  6. Patricia LichenMay 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Yes, let's be civil about this disobedience, please!