Friday, October 3, 2014

TToT456: OctPoWriMo in Haiku

Bending the rules here a little. I'm going out on a limb to join my very first daily-writing-kind-of-blog-hop with OctPoWriMo, in which I am supposed to write a poem a day for the month of October.


Talented poet, I am not. Daily poster, I am most certainly not. But I can draft a haiku. And I can produce seven a week. So, for the month of October, I'll draft, every week, seven haiku of thankfulness. The SGV will have to cut me some slack for missing three. Surely there is a rule that states you can get away with fewer than ten if you write them in verse.  

October may be
my favorite of all months
Except for spring ones

Portrait of my babes:
One immediately wet
Other hesitates

Licensed arborist
supervises the trimming
Maple's new haircut

She enters the yard
with plunger in hand, plunder
from the dark garage
Finally, she says
Knuckles white, enormous smile
Oh, how she likes it

Dyanne understands
the emotionality
of hoarding; sends pics

Surely the last of the 
summer. One final fresh sauce 
for our pasta. Yum.



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30 comments :

  1. AW!!! Love your haikus Sarah!!! What a fabulous challenge!! And those pics are just adorable!! How was the sauce?

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    1. It was good but skimpy. Fortunately, Brian wasn't eating with us that night.

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  2. Beautiful Haiku...captures the images naturally. Sharing, yo!

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  3. I am totally impressed with your haiku. The photos are also poetic. Looking forward to your October posts!

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    1. Thanks, Val. Let's see if I can keep it up.

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  4. Love it! Great idea. I think these 7 count for 10. :-)

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  5. WOW! I am not good at Haikus... I think you did fantastic and the pictures are just perfect!

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  6. Well done. Haiku is probably my least favorite poetry form, but you nailed it! Pics are great - look how big those babies are! Kidzilla, too. Makes me excited and sad all at the same time.
    Loved the dresser post, by the way - I've just been too sick to do much reading and writing this week. You have to check out May's posts about finding great things to furnish an apartment - right along the lines of your dresser post.
    Please don't say the tomatoes are over...I have yet to see any great green ones for fried green tomatoes. Not over until I make my fried green tomatoes!

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    1. I'm definitely going to check out May's post, though I forgot after your last comment. This is a great time for green tomatoes because there are some on the plants that will never ripen. Go find some!

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  7. Um, what are those green and yellow things with your tomatoes?

    Very nice job with the poetry. Each one totally counts for 1.5 of a normal thankful.

    I laughed at the plunger photo the first time I saw it, and I smiled again this time. How long did she walk around with it?

    Swings are so much fun.

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    1. Those are an heirloom tomato--Green Zebras! They're fun, aren't they?
      I couldn't figure how to work it in to the haiku, but it was during the tree trimming. She'd come home from school and gone into the garage while I was chatting with the trimmers. Then, she just showed up with that plunger. It was so odd. I was both amused and somewhat embarrassed, but the trimmmers didn't laugh.

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  8. I adore haikus - these were wonderful, Sarah! Here is one for you:
    I love your haikus
    They made me smile hugely
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Dana! They're just about the only poetry I feel comfortable writing. Limericks, too, though.

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  9. You are so dang cool
    Doing Thankful in haiku
    I am not that smart

    Bon weekend Sarah
    May the pasta sauce be great
    I am now hungry

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  10. That's an awesome way of hitting both hops :)

    I still really love the pic of Maggie and the plunger :D

    Hope you're okay. x

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    1. Maggie and the plunger is just great, isn't it?

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  11. Finally, she says
    Knuckles white, enormous smile
    Oh, how she likes it

    How lovely! I love this one! You ARE a poet see!

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    1. But did you get my reference in that one to another poem?

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  12. I'M IN A HAIKU! I'M IN A HAIKU! I'M IN A HAIKU!

    I'm a horrible poet, but I LOVE yours! I'm with Zoe that I love the one about the swing. Well, and the one about me :)

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    1. I don't pretend to be any good, but yes, you're in! I loved your emails and pics.

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  13. Oh poo I wish I'd have known about this poetry october thing. Great Haikus!

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  14. Way to multitask
    Two hops for the work of one
    Blogger excellence

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