Friday, November 9, 2012

Weekend Haiku & Limericks

Your challenge: write a haiku or limerick featuring one of the subjects discussed here in the past seven days: red-tailed hawks, or something 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.

Post your haiku or limerick in the comments, below.           


  1. It's harder for your
    troubles to find you if you
    hide deep in the woods.

    Hide deep in the woods.
    Be still and coax peace to come
    and eat from your hand.

    Peace eats from your hand,
    nests in your heart wherever.
    Let your troubles go.

    Let your troubles go.
    They're a bitter stick to chew.
    Learn, let go, go on.

    Learn,let go, go on.
    Or you will find in all ways
    It's harder for you.

  2. Roxie, Roxie, Roxie! Not limerick or haiku, but a pantoum! (And what a lovely one.) Roxie, you've outdone yourself.

  3. Crown of haiku akshully. But thanks, glad you like it. let the brain lie fallow long enough, and there's no telling what will spring up.

  4. Swimming the day streams
    Left all troubles at the door
    Beautiful night falls

  5. Jenny Landis-StewardNovember 10, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    A woman walked fast to the trolley
    Then stopped with a gasp and a golly
    Looked long at the red
    Leaves, lovely ahead,
    Her soul rejoiced in fall's folly

  6. Oooh, I like the name "crown of haiku" way better than "pantoum" anyway!