Friday, March 15, 2013

Weekend Haiku & Limericks

Your challenge: write a haiku or limerick featuring one of the subjects discussed here in the past seven days: less work = slower climate change, 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. There's choices that we all must make
    What to leave - and what to take.
    It's raining outside.
    Shall I go for a ride?
    Or walk to the store like a flake?

  2. Matters not to me
    If the earth is green or blue
    Best damn show in town

  3. Green seems to emote
    beginnings, harmony, peace,
    the calm in our life.

  4. I don't know who you people are, but I like the way y'all think. Perhaps I and my family and friends landed in the wrong corner of the country---the precise opposite of yours in both thought and place. All the more noble, the work we have to do in our shorter work week---that of convincing the rest of our state to go blue! (I may be assuming too much about your politics, but I doubt it :-)

    Green or blue, Patricia, this week's photo is sublime. I twisted the haiku rules a tad:

    Path of greenness bids,
    Patch of darkness asks,
    What mystery lies beyond.

  5. Quiet rain forest
    The color green incarnate
    The song of the earth

    Apparently, the color green can change your life:

  6. Oh, how I love these responses!
    (And thanks for pointing out that article, Dave--i hadn't seen it. Very interesting stuff--I have no window to look through in my office, and am sometimes surprised when I open the door to go home and discover it has snowed or the morning funk burned off and the sun is brightly shining.)

  7. Red or blue or green,
    the noble work continues.
    Take a hike, my friends!