Friday, February 25, 2011

Hazy Holidays

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Yeah, I know I did the holiday thing a few days ago, but Big Tent Poetry wants to see holiday-ish (or anti-holiday-ish) writings for today.  What’s a girl to do?

Add to that the fact that SiS/Few Miles gave the hazy, crazy prompt of ‘haze,’ and you can see where this is all going.  Or maybe not, since it really is a bit hazy right now, but anyway...

So, first, I'm posting some more 5/7/5 Haiku poems (see stuff below) and then afterward, I’m gonna check out all the nice comments I’ve gotten in the last couple of days, which I haven’t been able to do due to a hectic schedule and other stuff (am I being too hazy about this?) – and then I'll do the return visit thing, too.  But in the meantime...

Haze Affirmation

The sky is filled with stars; invisible by day. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If I look beyond
the haze of the commonplace
I can see the stars.


Now let’s tackle the holidays.  I checked my sources (see Holiday post) for weird celebrations.  Since this is the start of a weekend, I decided to list holidays for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which means you're gonna get a 5/7/5 Haiku for each of the three days. Wow.  Just.  Wow.

Friday the 25th

Pistol Patent Day (Samuel Colt)
Go Bowling Day
Renoir was born today in 1841

Image courtesy of Wikipedia
If Renoir painted
bowling balls, alleys would have
striking impressions.


Saturday the 26th

Open that Bottle Night
International Sword Swallowers Day
Carnival Day
Tell a Fairy Tale Day
Ring Finger Day
For Pete’s Sake Day
National Pistachio Day
American Birkenbeider Race (according to Birkie, it’s a mondo crazy race for outdoor fitness enthusiasts)

 Sunday the 27th

Polar Bear Day
Flip a Pancake Day
No Brainer Day
Longfellow was born today in 1807 (and now you know why I used the quote in the Haze Haiku)
Image courtesy of Biomes

It’s Polar Bear Day
and if you mess with this bear
it’s No Brainer Day.

Have a nice weekend...and celebrate!



  1. Very neat haikus! It seems there's something special - often many things - for every day of the year!

  2. The Haze Affirmation, coupled with that beautiful Longfellow quote, was probably my favorite. But Renoir with bowling was pretty awesome too. ^_^

  3. RJ, I love the the Renoir, Longfellow and Renoir, two fellow Pisceans.
    My Bday is Monday;)


  4. Wow! You've been busy! Nice work, RJ.

  5. You tickle me so :-) ... if in need of a lift, I know exactly where land! ;-)
    Nice job with the prompt ... Thanks for sharing ~becca~

  6. Striking Impressions definately left an impression on me. Well played!

  7. I can see the stars.. Wow.. nice.. Please visit this page for the grand Celebrations, it starts here

    Someone is Special

  8. I enjoyed every single one of these, with a special giggle for the polar bear no-brainer!

  9. Fun, RJ. striking impressions? ouch.

  10. Nifty post - a delightful series of haiku. Love the Renoir and NoBrainerBear. Celebration is under-rated!

  11. Interesting way to combine a bunch of strange days.

  12. Joseph - thank you so much! It was a lot of fun! ♥

  13. Janice - there sure are! Thanks!

  14. Thanks Pamela - and Happy Birthday!!!

  15. versebender - thanks for stopping by and thanks for the nice comments.

  16. I loved them all, but especially Renoir...