Friday, February 22, 2013

Weekend Haiku & Limericks

Your challenge: write a haiku or limerick featuring one of the subjects discussed here in the past seven days: human nature, obstacles, 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. Big, dangerous world,
    made safer by your constraints?
    Ha! You only wish.

    Ha. You only wish
    for control over chaos
    and minimized risks.

    And minimized risks
    won't keep you that secure, dear.
    There's always earthquakes.

    There's always earthquakes
    and life is so uncertain.
    Why not live for joy?

    Why not live for joy?
    It's also part of this great
    big dangerous world.

  2. Forests primeval
    inspiring Charles Darwin
    yes, "sublimity"

    1. First his quote, and now a haiku in honor of Chuck's birthday this month! Thanks, Rosemary!

  3. Thanks to my choices,
    it is an uphill journey
    all the way--and back.

  4. Find ancient forests
    Portals to another time
    Breath deep step lightly