Monday, June 29, 2009

Haiku Hoopla!

Yeah, it's that time again! Write a haiku and post in comments for a chance to win a prize that will probably consist of grits, coffee, cobbler mix and/or pralines.

Or just leave a comment on what you think about poetry if you don't want to enter the Haiku Hoopla! You've got til midnight tonight. Feel free to pass the word around too. *wink*

And if ya missed the post yesterday on how you can have a better blog and accrue some blog love, scroll down and browse at your leisure.

Have a great week!

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Amy Sue Nathan said...

OK, that is the funniest thing I ever read. I think it is my new favorite poem in the world. A poem that makes you laugh combines all the best fundamental elements in the universe. Y'know?

Here's my stab:

Haiku for an Aging Blogger

Lost car key was found
Clenched between her own front teeth
Next time, more coffee

Lori said...

Oh, what fun! I said
Then I tried to write something
Writer's block haiku?

B.J. Anderson said...

Lori and Amy's are awesome!! Ugh. I can't write poetry to save my life and I admire those who can. :)

Cheffie-Mom said...

Oh, I need more coffee before my Haiku writing begins! LOL! I'm only on my first cup! Great job ladies!

CKHB said...

Haiku for a Deadline

The laundry tempts me:
soap suds, warm towels, clean socks.

Stacy Post said...

YAY! I love haiku! Amy, yours is hilarious. Here's my morning view

Lilies in sunshine
barely sway in the hot wind,
I'm air-conditioned.


Angie Ledbetter said...

EL.OH.EL, Amy! I loved the refrigerator haiku too. Made me cackle. Lurve your poem entry.

Lori, good one! Thanks for playing.

You can do it, B.J. Just three "simple" lines!

Cheffie, when you get fully caffeinated, maybe you can cobble together a java haiku? :)

CKHB, for some odd reason, I totally relate to your haiku.

Debbie said...

Your fridge haiku is the first one I've ever really understood. What does that say about me? I still mutter "bless you" every time a post I'm reading is about haiku. Immature much? Yes, thank you for asking.

Melissa Marsh said...

I'm not much into poetry anymore, though in high school and college, I used it a lot to deal with my angst - especially over boys. ;-)

Sandra Leigh said...
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giddymomof6 said...

LOL! The fridge one is awesome! LOL! I'm so laughing!....

Ok so here's my attempt.

Company swirling all around me.
Loud. Busy. Loved.
I am home.

The Paper Whisperer said...

Farrah, Michael, Ed and Billy,
Take me down to paradise city.
Someone's at the door.

The Paper Whisperer

Sandra Leigh said...

Guess I should have actually drunk that cup of coffee before I hit Send. I left out a word. My haiku should have read:

Serena Williams
Dominates the sun-drenched court -
That's Big Babe Tennis.


Kathryn Magendie said...

I don't know how
to write a haiku so probably this
isn't even one

Marguerite said...

Oh sweet Bloody Mary,
Is it really noon
Or am I dreaming.

Irish Gumbo said...

Falling rain, breeze blows,
her soft breathing on my cheek,
heart swelling, love blooms

~Irish Gumbo

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Summertime blogging
America's Top Model
Lazy kind of day

Anonymous said...

Can't even say it, how can I do it.

Karen said...

We bought a canoe
The sun has not come out since
Stupid canoe

Angie Ledbetter said...

Stacy, good one!

LOL, Debbie. You always make me smile.

Melissa, poetry is greath (and free) therapy. :)

Nice take on the haiku, giddy/Jenni. Hugs!

Thank you, Paper Whisperer. :)

Sandra, I like it!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Love it, Kathryn. hehe

Marguerite, there ya go, sha!

You've used the form masterfully, Irish. Yay!

PHST, nice entry. Thanks.

LOLLLL, Oren!! (Saw #2 son's Eagle photo in paper today. Congrats!)

Oh, Karen, nice nice!

Janna Qualman said...

Angie, I've missed you!
And your blog, with all its shine.
You rock! Hope you're well.

Kora Bruce said...

I'm terrible at haikus. So I'll spare everyone the pain of reading my feeble attempts. BUT this did remind me of a blog I came across a few days back. It's all haikus about everyone's favorite pork-product, BACON!

Here's the link:

And here's my favorite one:

Girls that eat bacon
Are hotter than girls that don’t
Scientific fact!

Just wanted to share! Xo-KB

Angie Ledbetter said...

Janna girl, so good to hear from you! Hope all's well and that your WIP is coming along. Love the poem. :)

Kora -- bacon and haikus? What a great combo. Thanks for the linkage!

Lady Glamis said...

Eleven at night
I'm much too weary to think
Of anything good


Lady Glamis said...

Um, is that midnight my time or your time. Darn if it's your time!

Hilary said...

Long past your deadline
So I'll do this just for fun
Will you take pity?


CKHB said...

If you like bacon haiku, may I also recommend some zombie haiku?

Angie Ledbetter said...

Lady G & Hilary, got your entries. Thanks!

CKHB, thanks for the link. I've GOT to go see that! :)

K. said...

Blogland is so fun,
I like to visit every single day
!Muy fantastico!

LOL...this one won't win any awards, but I had fun doing it! Thanks, Angie...

PS You are going to have 3 entries in my book giveaway! Thanks for signing up...


K. said...

Hey Angie, writing a haiku for you inspired my meal and blog tonight...thanks!

I linked to your blog on it...;)

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Oh, I'm so glad I saw this after the deadline. No pressure to write one. I do think they are most fun, though.

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