Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Three 5/7/5 (Faux) Haiku

As I mentioned yesterday, February is the Haiku-a-thon month.  In keeping that form-theme going, I'm posting a triple threat today.  Now, I realize I am really writing the 'school-5/7/5' stuff, but as my poet friend Cara Holman says, "...there's a place for both kind of haiku."  I totally agree - and thanks!

Few Miles posted a photograph today for inspiration:



 
One moment she’s born
and in the blink of an eye
dreams become full-grown




3 Word Wednesday posted, "abrasive, handful and loss," for its prompt:



That wood’s such a loss.
Too-abrasive sandpaper ~
handful of sawdust.



and finally, We Write Poems wants to see what we'd do with a 'Bucket List'...

38 comments:

  1. Awesome Haikus and the list.. Pleasure to have you in the Challenge.. Haiku On!

    Someone is Special, the author of Few Miles

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  2. Absolutely brilliant.. nice treat.. well done..

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  3. The first two haiku's were wonderfully paired...so tender..the third made me smile..Jae

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  4. Jae Rose - thank you!!! That is so kind of you. I was hoping that last one would engender a smile.

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  5. RJ, three very enjoyable haikus.
    I love the photo of the baby.
    On your list, if you should
    find that genie, send him my way;)
    Pamela

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  6. Nice pairing! Always nice to end on a smile. :)

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  7. Thanks, Pamela! And to be honest, I'm still looking for that genie-dude. ☼

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  8. Really enjoyed both - especially the first.

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  9. both works were equally good :)

    sarah

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  10. subtlescribbler - your kind words are really appreciated!

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  11. Danny - thank you so much!

    I went over to your blog - and I really liked your latest haiku (dust-devils) but there wasn't a place for me to leave a comment, so I guess this will have to suffice for now. ☼

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  12. I love all three, but the bucket list truly floats my boat.

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  13. lol! Thanks so much, Vivienne! ♥

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  14. And sometimes, I am my own "too abrasive sandpaper"
    Nicely strung together.

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  15. Ah, but if you had a longer life you would also want to have a healthy life! Most important!


    I love the haiku. So true. Children grow so quickly! TOO quickly. You captured it so well.

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  16. Kim - thanks - and aren't we all?

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  17. Thank you so much, Fear Not the Darkness! ☼

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  18. Mary - thanks. And also, you are so right. I wouldn't want to live longer if the quality of my life was pain and unhealthiness.

    As for kids growing up too fast, boy ain't that the truth!

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  19. I love your haikus and the pictures you put with them.

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  20. Great Haikus. Mind you wishing for the genie and asking for more besides seems a little greedy.

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  21. RJ, the handful of sawdust from 3WW is great stuff. You have that knack for creating vivid images from a handful of words!

    Here's mine:
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/ill-never-lose-my-abrasiveness-3-wd-weds/

    Your buddy, Amy

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  22. The haikus are a real treat :)

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  23. Oh, they are great! I enjoyed them all, very much!

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  24. OldEgg - thanks! I would tend to agree with you, but if I get a genie, then asking for stuff (or even more stuff) seems to be the point.

    At least, that's what genie legend suggests. ☼

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  25. Mariya - your sweet comments are so appreciated!

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  26. kids do grow up in lightning speed :)

    you gave three words a life through haiku- thats quite a tough job to me.

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  27. Sharmishta - thank you so much for your kind words!

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