Sunday, April 11, 2010

Haiku

Kristen at KAH-Wink-E-Dink, has issued a challenge. She has been getting her creativity flowing a bit differently with a book. She is reading, and taking on the challenges in Caffeine for the Brain. I haven't looked at the book, or even seen it's cover. But, I know Kristen, and she is very creative, so I trust her when it comes to creativity. (I am going to see about getting this book right after this post goes up.) Anyway, the challenge is to write HAIKU (Japanese poems written in three stanzas. First one is 5 syllables, second one is 7, and the last one is 5) about the following subjects:
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Typical Day, Your Boss, Grape Jelly, Country Music, The Eraser, Garbage and Cheese.
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My first reaction was probably much like yours is now.
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What??? I can't write poetry.
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But guess what? YOU CAN.
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I did it in about 20 minutes.
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Before you read mine, take the subjects and go write your own.
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Trust me. It is mentally liberating.
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You can do it. And I'll be right here when you get back.
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Back so soon? WOW - You're fast.
Okay then, here are mine...
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Typical Day
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Alarm sounds at five.
Work from six thirty to three.
Home again. Hurray.
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Your Boss

He is demanding.
Knows what he wants and gets it.
He praises me too.





Grape Jelly

It makes me smile.
Put on biscuits or on bread.
Purple, sticky YUM.






Country Music

Listen long enough,
you get your wife and dog back.
Get your boots and go.






The Eraser
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Mistakes made by me.
Easily taken away.
Thank you Eraser.
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Garbage

Stinky smelly stuff.
It has to go in the can,
where we won't see it.






Cheese

Havarti, Gouda,
Provolone, Parmesan, Swiss,
Cheddar, Romano


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Now that you have written yours, and read mine,
go and post them on your blog,
THEN go and add your link to Kristen's blog.


(And of course leave me a note and let me know that you played along.)
(Images were all found on FLICKR)

5 comments:

Deb said...

Hi Jana ~ Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. :o) I love your little poems here! What fun...I am inspired. ~ Deb

lauren said...

HA!!!!! i totally loooooooooove haiku in general...and now i think you are my foremost practitioner of the art! ♥♥♥ i love that you have pics to go with yours, as well. it's a delight for all the senses! :) i think my favorite is "eraser"...but no...it's too close to call!!!

Dianna said...

I LOVE country music {I giggled out loud!!!} and eraser!

Kristen said...

These are GREAT! Thank you for playing along with me on this. I loved your photos to match as well. I loved all of these.

Have a most wonderful day!!!

Bla said...

I hate country music.