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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Really Bad Haiku

I had a professor once who would have us warm up before each class with a mini writing assignment. Let's try it here! Before blogging today, I want each of you to write at least one really bad haiku poem.

Haiku is easy. It doesn't have to rhyme, and it consists of three lines. The first is 5 syllables long, the second is 7, and the third is 5 again. Like this:

Steaming possum poop,
Smeared everywhere just because
I fed her dogfood.

(I had no idea that possums could get so irritated. I've spoiled Pie by feeding her gourmet salads. The vet warned me that she's smarter than a dog. She's training me well).

or...

Tom Cruise is so nuts;
He needs anti-depressants
Worse than Brooke Shields does.

or...

There once was a girl from Nantucket... Oh wait, that's a limerick.

Give it a try! Get those creative juices flowing!

20 comments:

mal said...

mosquitoes on my mind,
my mind follows my itches
I am lunch

*L*

snicksnack said...

Breakfast this morning
Eggs scrambled with cheese, bacon,
V8 juice and toast.

Tabasamu said...

Hot, sticky wet sheets
Rank Florida summer nights;
Ceiling fan on high

bananarama said...

He saw me and stopped;
Arrested by my beauty-
And then moved away...

snicksnack said...

That damned little dog
Jumped the kitchen barrier
And ran through the house.

michelle said...

The kids think they're bored
Then they turned on the x-box
Now they're like zombies.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Non-rhyming poetry is the worst kind. Haiku is even worse because it's supposed to be cute. Do not make me waste good dynamite on a blogosphere tainted with haiku.

That goes for your ginzu knives, too.

The Lazy Iguana said...

My stomach hurts, bad.
Pains in my gut tell me this.
Hershey squirts are here.

Do you like cookies?
I like cookies very much.
I will buy some now.

Green, gold, red, and gross.
Nose goblins on my finger.
I must wipe them off.

My cat is hungry
If I do not get him food
He will bite my foot.

I am finished now.
Reading haikus is harmful.
To your sanity.

Barry Wood said...

I'm Canadian
A man from Nova Scotia
I'm Nova Scotian

Fred said...

Haha on the Tom Cruise poem.

Here's my try:

Hi, my name is Fred.
I love teaching high school kids,
Which is why I'm nuts.

Balloon Pirate said...

Perfect sunny day
Perhaps a trip to the park?
Nah. I blog instead.

Bloggers and haikus
Indygirl does the same thing
What's the attraction?

Yeharr

United We Lay said...

From my dog:

My name is Maggers
I like to pee on the rug
And make you clean it

kathleen said...

today is gray
the heat is heavy wet
I'm 'cool' inside

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

I have a post today on Tom Cruise and an article that appeared in the New York magazine.

Serious mental illness is not a laughing matter for anyone and can be very heatbreaking for the individual and his/her family.

Saur♥Kraut said...

Barbara,

Mental illness is
No laughing matter at all;
But Tom Cruise sure is.

;o)

Jamie Dawn said...

I went on a trip
I will blog about it soon
It was lots of fun

AP3 said...

Back from hockey game
Sore, tired, disappointed
We lost 3 to 2

AP3 said...

Having Pie withdrawal
Need to see more photographs
Cute little baby

AP3 said...

Insomnia strikes
Up at 2:30 a.m.
Nothing on T.V.

Saur♥Kraut said...

Aral, I'm so sorry, honey. I read your mom's blog and I understand why. *hugz*

Everyone, Congratulations on a job well done! You all get an A! Except for The Lazy Iguana who gets an A+ for so many submissions.