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.

4 comments:

  1. Trees grow.  Fire burns.
    Devastation, then new growth.
    Perpetual change.

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  2. David McTaggart
    Dreams became reality
    The world is better

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

    Rooted in ash
    Blooming after the bombs
    Fireweed

    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.

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  4. A two-fer! Thanks, Rosemary.

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