Friday, June 29, 2012

Weekend Haiku & Limericks

Your challenge: write a haiku or limerick featuring one of the subjects discussed here in the past seven days: David McTaggart, fire or fireweed. 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. Trees grow.  Fire burns.
    Devastation, then new growth.
    Perpetual change.

  2. David McTaggart
    Dreams became reality
    The world is better

  3. Rosemary LombardJune 30, 2012 at 8:13 AM

    Rooted in ash
    Blooming after the bombs

    The haiku above isn't a 5-7-5-syllable haiku, so common in this country, but rather is trying to move closer to the Japanese haiku model, which is shorter in translation--and, I think, more difficult, relying more on image than syntax. What is counted in Japanese is smaller 5-7-5 phonemic divisions.

    In our usual 5-7-5 syllable divisions it could be

    Rooted in the ash
    Blooming after London's bombs
    Resilient fireweed,

    which, in this case, I think I prefer.

  4. A two-fer! Thanks, Rosemary.