Monday, December 22, 2008

Loving the Haiku!


The FlutherHaiku Contest is going full swing and we have some fabulous entries. Just remember, there is a handknit ornament of some type at stake here, so enter often! Here's one more just to keep your creative juices flowing:
Munchy the Penguin
Giant orange beak aglow
My heart loves Munchy

14 comments:

Unknown said...

Wow, a munchy the penguin haiku... no wonder you were champion!

zaideafraidey said...

dainty little ornaments,
destiny-fur tree,
looks like pussy.

zaideafraidey said...

snow falling gently,
rising to the sky,
my ass is freezing.

zaideafraidey said...

kids all a flutter,
scattered here and there,
Virginia is stupid.

Laurie said...

excellent work Zaide! I can see Mrs. Fountain taught you well!

Meg said...

Hey you little Haiku whores...you're not even doing it right!!!! It's five, seven, five. B-Z and Lavs are disqualified. And Mrs. Fountain was a bad teacher.

Laurie said...

don't dis the F. She was the BEST. And you are just high on the fact that you managed to work 'phalanges' into a haiku. Your mother and I are poets, not bean counters. We're still in the contest (well she is)

zaideafraidey said...

you have stirred the poetic juices so thought it was a fine time to unearth one of my earlier masterpieces...you all remember "Joseph" (and the time of year couldn't be more perfect!!
Joseph, you helped Mary in the cold,
You helped her in the wind so bold,
You found a place that wasn't the best,
But at least a person could sit and rest
(dramatic pause) Joseph.

You stood by her side from day to night,
You told her about the moon so bright,
You weren't a farmer, miller or clown,
You worked as a carpenter til the sun went down.
Joseph.
(why oh why did I not continue in tis vein, another lost talent!!)
I will have to dig out the prequel "Witches" come Halloween.
(L, I know that something is shooting out your nose at this moment)

Katie said...

OMG Zaide, you are too hilarious. "Joseph" may be the best/worst thing I've ever read! And i liked the Virginia haiku, if only it had actually been a legit haiku...

Laurie said...

omg JOSEPH!!! DRAMATIC PAUSE. We were such great authors. Maybe we need to revive Bits of Fairy Business. And sorry folks, even tho this is not haiku, I have to award the prize to B Davis for her dramatic holiday poem JOSEPH.

zaideafraidey said...

thanks L, you made my day (and joseph, the forgotten one) too.

Sue said...

why have I never heard of this?? Could I have been in Texas or something??? Want film at 11 B

Laurie said...

really? You've never heard the most dramatic recitation of a poem EVER? Def. make her read it on Xmas, but don't be drinking anything during the reading. You've been warned.

zaideafraidey said...

was it bits o' fairy business or "of". Amazing that we did not pursue journalism.