Thursday, August 31, 2006

Mrs. Linklater Does Haiku


Scalzi's Weekend Assignment #127: Write a haiku saying farewell to summer. A haiku, as many of you know, is a poem of three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven in the second and five again in the third. Simple and fun, and anyone can do 'em. You can do more than one if you want. As a bonus, technically speaking haiku are supposed to feature seasonal imagery, so we've got that going for us this time around.


Hay fever, sneezing all day
September is here
Anybody got Kleenex?

Ooops --

September is here
Hay fever, sneezing all day
Get me Kleenex, please

Extra Credit: A picture of a fun summer activity you're saying goodbye to for another year.

I follow my friends' kid's baseball and football teams. The picture shows the boys who made the all-star team at the 16 and under World Series in Colorado.


7 comments:

plittle said...

I wouldn't worry too much about the so-called "rules" of Haiku. The whole 5-7-5 form is hotly debated in the poetry world. Haiku traditionalists claim that seventeen syllables is far too wordy to really be effective haiku.

Achoo!
-Paul
http://journals.aol.ca/plittle/AuroraWalkingVacation/

jevanslink said...

Rules are made to be broken. But five seven five seems to be the generally accepted haiku way to go. The real problem writing in a poetry style whose origins are Japanese is that English syllables have such a wide variation in length.  

Mrs. L

suzypwr said...

Bless you.

Also, thank you very much for your assistance with my email class. They loved the emails you sent :). The hand pictures were excellent! The video was adorable - we had two videos, first time for those, and jaws dropped!

xoxo

bosoxblue6993w said...

MISSUS L WRITES BLOGS
FROM HOW-TO TO WHAT THE FUCK
A.O.L. CATCHES SHIT

mavarin said...

Someone in the stands
Sneezes through the doubleplay.
That you, Mrs. L?

(I commiserate on the allergies, and like a pic a lot!)
Karen

ber144 said...

Boring day today
Think I'll write about Starbucks
What harm could it do?

(Not to imply that you were causing harm!)

Jim

coelha said...

Cute Haiku!  :) Julie