Monday, December 10, 2007
Descending into the darkest week...(not my mood)
I'll be travelling till the 18th, to Amnesty volunteer work in Ottawa for a few days, then a visit to friends in the Toronto area. It's a busy time and I'll be taking earning-a-living work along to do on planes, trains and late night hotel desks.
I think to make the week interesting, we just might need a little contest - in fact, another haiku contest. Here are the rules (which you're welcome to break as always).
1. Write a haiku that has a seasonal connection...winter, Christmas, Hanukkah, whatever...
2. Aim for this form: first line 5 syllables, second line 7 syllables and third line 5 again.
The exciting thing is there will be a prize - to a winner drawn at random at the end of the week.
To start things off...
Dark sky falls early
Cloak of winter grey silence
Rise from weight of light
Fat man in fast sled
Driven by expectation
Eat those cookies eat
losing in the future tense
hungry for the Light
Have a good trip and I hope your presents don't freeze out there in the snow :-)
Unique crystal prisms
Swirling, touching skin and tongue
Beneath the veil, peace
Wide eyes eager smiles
Lap, beard and candy beckon
Faith, belief propel
Have a safe trip!
I haven't written in quite a while but I am pleased to have given it a go.
I am turning 30 on the longest day of the year and plan for some quietude to celebrate solo.
I hope you have a beautiful trip and I hope I get to see you soon!
season of sharing
quiet and contemplating
beauty in the quiet
Yippety fucking doo da
pass the Wild Turkey
Christmas is coming
and I'm already sick of
Be safe G-man.
Beth, you break the rules in such a lovely manner.
Dana - enjoy your contemplation on your birthday (Happy Birthday!), then bring your energy into the festivities.
Fairlane - you have touched me so deeply with your spiritual and seasonal insights. I'm sniffling. Really man...
Scarlet - nice image - I keep the slippers next to the bed for just such haiku-like moments.
Progressive - yeah and what rhymes with Nantucket?
Snow on Nantucket
Falling like a limerick
From an Irish tongue
Save travels Gary, and when you finally go to Mexico, you must take me along - promise??!!??
OK, I forgot to write that Haiku - ahil buoe buackh
PT is a clever poet, yes?
Zee, what a great contribution! I wish you luck in the prize draw, but have to be honest, the prize is not a trip to Mexico :(
Me drive my pick up truck there,
whenever you wish.
Any price or premium is alright Gary - even the left over Rolaid's from the glove compartment.
I might actually see you there if I get a job in time enough to get me there. Cheap flights are still abundance despite oil prices going through the roof.
You are the Jedi's favorite person today!
to write a haiku
the second line already
almost finished, done!
Seraphine - that's a rather romantic little verse there (in that sad way).
PT - did you and Zee collaborate on that one?
Bohemian, I would expect unusual and you delivered. Now to get it translated...
Scarlet, well of course Nelson and St. Louis would have something in common - small world.
darkening my soul
where are peace, love, joy?
few wise ones are wandering
with gifts not pillage
look to the children
gift them with ancient wisdom
love of man and earth
door slams with windy gusting
can't get out of bed
How's that for a Pacific Northwest feeling?
Happy travels in lands of snow
Zee - you are a haiku machine... good verse too.
haggis - you are one fine writer for a feline!
grannfiddler - not only haiku but three stanzas that fit so nicely.
Welcome Fran - very nice glimpse of the Pacific Northwest and reminds me why I like to get a southern break now and then in winter :)