Monday, May 10, 2010

My Soup is Too Hot

I've always liked haiku, those little Japanese poems. Traditionally they are 3 lines, the first being 5 syllables, the second 7, the last 5. If you read what they have to say on Wikipedia though it's pretty flexible as to the number of syllables, but the traditional rules involve a bit more than I usually adhere to. I prefer to stick to the 5-7-5 format because that's what I originally learned and I usually write them about whatever random thought is crossing my mind at the time.

I have a habit of making haiku about everything from little boys in Spiderman pajamas, to supper, flowers, pets, holidays, you name it. Sometimes silly, sometimes serious, but always fun.

Here's one for a previous post.

Snailerina small
Twirling across the surface
Gliding twirling swan

And here are some of my favorites.

He looks very cute
in Spiderman pajamas
My sweet little boy

Little naked boy
Let's get pajamas on you
Quickly, quickly now

Or how about these food related haiku:

Supper is yummy
I really like chicken legs
The kids won't eat them

Waffles for breakfast
Crispy, tasty, steaming hot
Butter and syrup

Pork and fries tonight
Pork wrapped in juicy bacon
Crispy, crunchy fries

Cool milk in my mouth
Soothing treat for a burned tongue
My soup is too hot

And hubby came up with this one:

Mommy is a dork.
She makes haiku about meals.
I think she is silly.

And finally dessert:

Mint cake is yummy
I will make some this weekend
And blog about it

Let's see what you come up with. Post a haiku in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. Those in glass houses
    Should not be calling wives dorks
    When they are dorks, too