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Animal Haiku

Jim Hall
December 2nd, 2008, 09:09 PM
Bright blue dawn cold wind
Rorschach cat watching the wind
Watching what she lived


Dusk comes quickly now
Squirrels sitting on the porches
waiting for the trash

hazelrunpack
December 2nd, 2008, 11:45 PM
I love it, Jim!!! Very creative! :thumbs up Amanda looks like she's part of the haiku :cloud9:

hazelrunpack
December 3rd, 2008, 01:44 PM
Ok, Jim...here's another :D


Horror in the hall
Running for dust pan and broom
Hairballs chasing me

:crazy:

Jim Hall
December 3rd, 2008, 02:16 PM
very nice

dawn invades the floor
look! wafting across the table
remnanats of fur balls

hazelrunpack
December 3rd, 2008, 02:39 PM
:laughing:

Jim, I missed you when you visited! But you musta been here to get it so right! :laugh:

Okay, so how about this one. Macie wrote it:

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Chasing butterflies
Dangerous work but very
Satisfying, too

Jim Hall
December 3rd, 2008, 02:43 PM
i love IT!!

luvsmallfurries
December 3rd, 2008, 05:16 PM
LOL - okay - I didn't write this one - poetry was never my strong point - but these two are my favourites from the Cat Haiku web site......

The rule for today,
Touch my tail, I shred your hand.
New rule tomorrow.

You must scratch me there!
Yes, above my tail! Behold,
elevator butt.

hazelrunpack
December 3rd, 2008, 05:17 PM
:laughing:

Elevator butt! :laugh:

chico2
December 3rd, 2008, 05:20 PM
Oh yeah,the famous elevator-butt:laughing:
Jim,that's a great pic and Hazel:lovestruck:

glasslass
December 3rd, 2008, 06:52 PM
Kitty Haiku! I've got to look up that website! Love all the poems!

hazelrunpack
December 3rd, 2008, 08:52 PM
*snicker* You've created a monster, Jim! :laughing:

Here's another one...not too 'nature' oriented, except that the dogs are all nature lovers. :D

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Greeting ecstasy
I get down upon my knees
Noses in my eye

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:laughing:

hazelrunpack
December 5th, 2008, 12:19 AM
The impatiens planters always get wintered over here. It's nice to walk into the basement (it's an exposed basement and the windows face south) and see blooming flowers all winter. This morning they looked quite cheery in the sun...

No animals, but another haiku, Jim:

Spared from winter's clutch
Splashes of red in bright sun
Impatiens for Spring

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It's still your turn :p You promised (sort of)... :D

chico2
December 5th, 2008, 07:46 AM
WOW Hazel,I never knew we could do that with the Impatients,I used to do that with the Geraniums(sp?)but not anymore,I have too many houseplants as it is:yell:

hazelrunpack
December 5th, 2008, 10:23 AM
Yeah, I just snip them off to the level of the planter rim, water/mild fertilizer once a week, put them in a south-facing sunny window and they bloom all winter. Give them another haircut about 2-3 weeks before you're ready to put them out and they'll be blooming when you hang them :thumbs up

If hazel can do it, anyone can. :o

:sorry:, Jim. :offtopic:

Jim Hall
December 5th, 2008, 10:33 AM
hazel that last one is beautifull!

hazelrunpack
December 5th, 2008, 11:10 AM
hazel that last one is beautifull!
No animals, though...unless I missed some aphids. :o :laughing:

So did you find any inspiration yet? You haven't done one about DU yet!! She'll get jealous. :cat:

hazelrunpack
December 5th, 2008, 02:43 PM
How about

Keep a low profile
down under where it is safe
'til Dad's love prevails
:cat:

Jim Hall
December 5th, 2008, 02:56 PM
On a cold still night
My cat lies in her warm bed
does she dream of salmon?

hazelrunpack
December 5th, 2008, 03:03 PM
:cloud9:

That one gives me a warm cozy feeling...and that's saying something since it's so cold outside! It's about 18... brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

rainbow
December 5th, 2008, 03:16 PM
You guys have soooo lost rainbow. :o

BenMax
December 5th, 2008, 03:19 PM
Ok let me try one:

As he lay on cement and peered through the bars
As he walks in the house to the cookies in the jars
As he sleeps so sound at the foot of my bed
As he now knows that the chains are now shed

hazelrunpack
December 5th, 2008, 03:25 PM
rainbow in the sky
swirling amongst slate blue clouds
we have lost rainbow

:sad:

:D

hazelrunpack
December 5th, 2008, 03:27 PM
Ok let me try one:

As he lay on cement and peered through the bars
As he walks in the house to the cookies in the jars
As he sleeps so sound at the foot of my bed
As he now knows that the chains are now shed

bittersweet :sad:/:cloud9:

BenMax
December 5th, 2008, 03:27 PM
Hey that one is pretty good Hazel!

rainbow
December 5th, 2008, 03:32 PM
rainbow in the sky
swirling amongst slate blue clouds
we have lost rainbow

:sad:

:D


:laughing: rainbow is very often lost in the clouds. :D

And, I'm very impressed with the colourful posting.....must have taken longer than making up the poem. :D

hazelrunpack
December 5th, 2008, 03:34 PM
I'm very impressed with the colourful posting.....must have taken longer than making up the poem.

:o

yeppers :p

rainbow
December 5th, 2008, 03:38 PM
:sorry: for hijacking your haiku thread. :o

Rainbow even googled it and still they make no sense to her. :o

Rainbow is just going to stick to her ditties. :D

BenMax
December 5th, 2008, 03:40 PM
You guys have soooo lost rainbow. :o

You are not the only one...that's why I tried to do a poem to see if it fits into this thread....I still don't know.:shrug::laughing:

rainbow
December 5th, 2008, 03:51 PM
You are not the only one...that's why I tried to do a poem to see if it fits into this thread....I still don't know.:shrug::laughing:

Don't ask me.....rainbow is a ditty girl. :D

BenMax
December 5th, 2008, 03:59 PM
Don't ask me.....rainbow is a ditty girl. :D

Nothing stopping you from ditting - go for it...come one Rainbow.

hazelrunpack
December 5th, 2008, 05:54 PM
Haiku is a pretty simple form--doesn't need to rhyme, but the coolest ones have a definite rhythm. True haiku has a nature theme. The simplest form is one line of 5 syllables followed by a line 7 syllables long, and finally a 5 syllable line.

excerpted from madame hazel's Guide to hazel's Bad Poetry :p

Jim Hall
December 5th, 2008, 09:37 PM
aww rainbow yours made me cry

Jim Hall
December 5th, 2008, 09:43 PM
you can use puntuaction to to parse the lines

i dont want to scare any one away cause this is too cool

but if you want to see how haiku works in japan as a classical method see the below link


http://www.ahapoetry.com/aadoh/intro.htm

hazelrunpack
December 5th, 2008, 09:57 PM
Holy cow! I knew the Japanese took their poetry seriously, but I had no idea of the extent! It's like a game...arranging a lexicon within a strict set of rules...

That's a very interesting read, Jim!

Jim Hall
December 16th, 2008, 10:23 PM
bright glow of fresh snow

two cats with puzzled eyes

Where did the grass go?

hazelrunpack
December 16th, 2008, 10:30 PM
You're so good at that, Jim!

I take it your sleet finally changed over to snow? :D

Jim Hall
February 26th, 2009, 11:52 PM
warm heavy air stirs
bringing cries of waterfowl
stirring the hunter

hazelrunpack
February 27th, 2009, 10:15 AM
shadows against drifts
hints of sparse color sprinkled
across white snow pelts

eyebrows frosted white
cold nose cold ears cold white toes
setters in the snow

Jim Hall
March 11th, 2009, 11:54 PM
smells of the earth dirt
birdsongs are making small sounds
snuggled in a bed

kwilli
March 12th, 2009, 11:21 AM
sleep with my stuffie
dreaming of my muddy yard
and liver treats too!:sleepy:

Jim Hall
March 12th, 2009, 12:13 PM
aww thats so sweet

hazelrunpack
March 12th, 2009, 04:23 PM
Aw, who could ask for more? Snoozies, mud, liver treats and stuffies! :cloud9:

hazelrunpack
March 12th, 2009, 04:31 PM
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Eying my approach
the flock gleans for sustenance.
Too close--thund'ring wings!

Jim Hall
April 2nd, 2009, 08:56 PM
a soft quiet time
eyes half closed in contenment.
cat sends me a sigh

the cares of the day
drop off, the world turns again
with my kindred spirit

kwilli
April 3rd, 2009, 12:18 AM
Snoring from my crate
While the big guy gets the bed
Hey... How fair is that!

If I meow loud
Think mom will get up say....
Dale... (shake THE bag) treats!

Magicwildwolf69
April 3rd, 2009, 12:41 AM
wow these are nice. i don't think i could ever write something like this.

hazelrunpack
May 21st, 2009, 09:54 PM
I hung the third nectar feeder out this evening...we've got about 20 swarming the feeders now and more hanging out in the tree above. As it gets toward dusk, the birds fade into the shadows...except when they fly up showing each other their bellies in challenge. Makes them look like fish darting around in murky water--you can see the shiny, light flanks of the fish, but not the darker backs. So this came to mind:

fish out of water
white bellies flash in the dusk
hummingbirds sparring

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pbpatti
May 21st, 2009, 11:24 PM
What great Haiku you have written here. Going to see if I can make it too.

swimming in the pond
with my lifejacket on
never will i drown

water dog am i
the sticks and balls my game
float for only me

hazelrunpack
May 21st, 2009, 11:30 PM
:thumbs up

Sasha! You're a wonderful poet! :dog: I'm glad your Mom shared your creativity with the world!

And those sticks and balls? Yep, they will float only for you! :cloud9:

pbpatti
May 21st, 2009, 11:32 PM
Ah thanks Hazel it has been many years since I tried my hand at writing Haiku it was fun.

chico2
May 22nd, 2009, 08:34 AM
You girls are so poetic:thumbs uplove the Humming-birds Hazel,you are so lucky.
What does Haiku mean?

hazelrunpack
May 22nd, 2009, 01:37 PM
Jim may know what Haiku translates as, chico. Darned if hazel knows... :o

chico2
May 22nd, 2009, 04:55 PM
If it brings out the poet in people,it can only be good:thumbs up