Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Yes, we have no bananas, but we're bananas about Haiku!

Image courtesy of Kaboodle

Today's prompts are just chock full of sibilants.  Ah yes, that famous fricative 'Ssss' sound.  And what are these 'S'-ish words?  We Write Poems' prompt is Safe place, SiS/Few Miles' prompt is 'Scintillate' and Three Word Wednesday's prompt is 'figure, juicy and StreSS.

So, I decided to write a bunch of 5/7/5 Haiku for the occasion - and then I titled my post 'Bananas...' because I realized we're we're out of bananas here.  (That's what happens when you write a shopping list and a blog post at the same time.) But just so you know, this has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with any of my poems, except I kind of went bananas with the 5/7/5 stuff.  But anyway...

The Haiku Collection of Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Dangerous Puddles Ahead

Way I figure it,
slipping on spilt Juicy Juice
could cause stress fractures.

Anagrams of Scintillate

Elastic Lint is
one example.  So are these:
Titanic Sell and

Lilac Tints I and
La Insect Lit.  Pretty weird
take on the prompt, huh?

Meditation

Think of warmth, comfort.
Imagine gentle voices
welcoming you home.

Cracker

Put your ear up close,
turn the dial ‘til you hear clicks,
then take out the stash.

Home Safe

He leaned off third base
waiting to hear that kerrrr-ack
which would send him home.

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44 comments:

  1. I long to be a
    haiku, but I am one syl-
    lable too short.

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  2. RJ, quite the collection you've
    got there. You always manage to
    bring a smile to my face. Thanks
    for that!

    Pamela

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  3. You never cease to tickle my spirit! :-) Thank you for sharing, becca

    http://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/dark-velvety-sky/

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  4. An excellent collection there. Enjoyed them.

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  5. Way I figure it
    You have now nailed the haiku
    Down to a fine art.

    Love them all...especially Dangerous Puddles!

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  6. Your creativity is in overdrive. What fun.

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  7. Good things come in fives, and these five prove it. Your inventiveness and productivity are amazing. Dangerous puddles ahead is superb!

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  8. You did get a lot of haiku practice in! Well Done, RJ!

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  9. I came for Figure, Juice and Stress and finished up cracking the safe. What a delight all these were.

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  10. I am completely tickled by this post. You are so creative.

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  11. I'm loving these. I even got a sssss Word Verification from blogger. Do you think they know?

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  12. i got such a kick outta the banana... and so much more the kuz

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  13. RJ, I came by a couple of times with every intention to post a comment, and never did. Finally, I thought I HAD POSTED one, though I hadn't.
    Well, I wonder at this great wit and lightness of your verse. It's so charming how funny you write and yet you say so much... I hope I'm making myself clear in this.
    Thanks for being here and for sharing with us!

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  14. hilarious takes on the prompts - just hilarious. loved every one of them.

    trisha
    http://sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/scintillate/

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  15. A fruit bowl bursting with sounds, flavours and juicy words...and in amongst 'meditation'..a simply beautiful piece..Jae

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  16. "Dangerous Puddles" was my favorite. Of all combinations for those three words, you found a winner! Peace, Amy

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  17. What a lively and imaginative post. I've read a couple of your other posts and now I'm going to stalk - I mean, follow - you;-)

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  18. your posts are really hilarious. every poem is terrific.

    trisha
    http://sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/stress/

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  19. creativity at its best.. Thanks RJ..

    Someone is Special

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  20. Jeff - wow! What a lovely surprise to see you here! And as usual, you're just so funny!

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  21. Thank you so much, Pamela! We are both members of a very special mutual admiration society! ☼

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  22. Becca - glad you were tickled! ☼

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  23. Anthony - thank you! Glad you enjoyed them!

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  24. Elaine - thanks for the kind comments! ☼

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  25. Mike - thanks! and yep, an understatement, that, ☼

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  26. Old Altonian - puddles of thanks! (heehee)

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  27. Hey Kim - thanks! I hope you're feeling better today!

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  28. L2W2D - thanks! What is that word verification thing that Blogger gives? I don't think I ever heard of it, but I'd love to find out. ☼

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  29. Ms. Pie - how sweet of you to say that! ☼

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  30. Sheilagh Lee - thanks for your nice words!

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  31. Mariya - thank you so much! I love when the things I write can make people smile, but also, I love the idea of changing things up and doing the unexpected. It's fun, but it's also really a treat for me to find out it's appreciated! ♥

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  32. Trisha - glad I could make smiles!

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  33. ThomG - thanks for the kind words!

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