Sunday, October 19, 2014

TToT48: OctPoWriMo in Haiku, Take Three

Here I am sliding in at the last minute with my TToT post. The haiku continue with the ones I scribbled down on a car drive last night. It's been a busy week.

Mutsu and Sun Crisp
Green and with a touch of pink
Fill our bags, tummies

In cuffs, underwear,
bits of hay are discovered
long after the ride.

Braved traffic jams
for a brief fall afternoon:
swings, slides, candles, cake.
Playtime with cousins
reveals hidden social skills. 
Family comforts.

Mrs. Blimlimlim:
our new houseguest brings unease
as she conquers fears.

And what does shit mean?
Vocabulary develops
through circumstances.

(See my Facebook page for that one.)
Comfort can travel
across oceans, through the web
in modern frienship.

And a bonus this week, from The Dude, himself:

She gets lost in dreams
Singularly unaware
Not meaning to hurt

Illustrates my post from earlier this week perfectly, doesn't it?



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27 comments :

  1. Good job! I love the apple-picking, hay-riding days of autumn.

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  2. Thank you for your lovely photos and haiku.

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  3. I loved the hay one because YES SO much yes. Also Shit. We do have such vocabulary we should be able to express ourselves without such a crass word but sometimes shit just feels so right and good to say.

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    1. There was a whole car conversations where she defined shit as when someone shuts the door too fast and hits another person. It was hilarious. And yes, sometimes it's just the best word for the situation.

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  4. I loved the hay one because YES SO much yes. Also Shit. We do have such vocabulary we should be able to express ourselves without such a crass word but sometimes shit just feels so right and good to say.

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  5. It is amazing where that hay manages to lodge itself during a hay ride.

    Looks like you all had a great time this week.

    How sweet of your husband to write a poem for you and your daydreaming self. It does sum up your post nicely. I don't think I've ever gotten that much into a daydream, but I know it's possible to get lost in something so much that the outside world seems to not exist. My kids can do that when they are reading. One day in school, my oldest's teacher thought he had fallen asleep in class. He had his forehead resting on the desk and didn't respond when she called his name. 3 times. She finally asked the girl sitting next to him to get his attention. The girl looked over and said, "He's not asleep. He's reading." She actually had to touch him to get him out of the story.

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    1. EVERYWHERE! And so itchy!
      Yeah, I do that with books, too. See, I love Phoenix.

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  6. What Christine said about reading - I do that - people have had conversations about me, IN FRONT OF me, on purpose, to see if I noticed whilst reading. I didn't, until they all burst out laughing about it.

    Anyyyyway. LOVE that The Dude wrote and shared a poem to join in, and such a sweet little haiku it is, too.

    Also, can I just say as loud and excitedly as possible HOW MUCH I LOVE YOUR RED SHOES WITH THE RAINBOW LACES!! SO SO VERY MUCH A LOT :D :D :D

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    1. Yep, me too. But I think the most memorable daydreaming experience was in Vietnam of all places when a motorcycle drove straight through the tiny restaurant I was eating in with my friends, and I never even noticed. It was withing three feet of our table. Missed it.

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  7. Love the haiku...AND the red hi-tops with rainbow laces! Looks like a fun time. Don't you just love the Fall?

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    1. I love my shoes, too. I get a new pair when the soles get too smooth. Thanks!

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  8. I love your "rhyming words" game and that it led to a haiku. I also love the one your husband wrote, and yes, it ties in with your earlier post perfectly!
    Hayrides just really aren't all they're cracked up to be, are they?

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    1. Wasn't that hilarious? Maggie loves hayrides. We do them for her, but yeah, I could skip 'em.

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  9. I completely empathize with the hay and shit ones...so true. Agree with the earlier post that we really should be able to find better ways to express ourselves - often challenged my teenage students with that - but sometimes the bad word is the only truly right word. Around here lately, I get told "bad mouth jar!" when I let one fly because we have a Kidzilla. Truly, the bad mouth jar is much less for her and much more for me. No one will ever wonder where she learned it if she says a bad word in school...it's her mother. I'm so ashamed.
    Love the Dude's poem! Definitely a great tie-in.
    Thanks for saying nice things on my blog. :)
    Hope things are moving along well.
    XO

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    1. Listen, I have to tell you the shit story some time. It was hilarious.
      I'm the one with the potty mouth in our family, but the truth is, I just don't care that much.

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  10. That fruit looks amazing! They look like they had a blast with their cousins. I know I used to. Great list! I hope you have a great week this week as well. :)

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    1. Cousins are the best, aren't they? I love mine, and I love to see my kids love theirs.

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  11. Wonderful haiku and wonderful pictures. The dude did a GREAT job with his haiku.

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  12. color me impressed! Haikus are HARD. Yours are lovely. :)

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  13. You've taught me something new ... I hadn't heard of mutsu apples before! Love this insight into your week through haiku. That photo of you and the kids in the haystack is lovely. Your little girl has the cutest big round eyes ever!

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    1. I'd never heard of Sun Crisps. I like Mutsus. They look like Granny Smiths, but they're not as tart. Granny Smiths make my teeth hurt.

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