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Walkus 98-103 (Tennyson, Walks & Rover) by Vega & Haiku

haiku-poetry walkus 98-103

Walku 98 (Tennyson)

Vega:
“Water to the left…”
Haiku:
“Water to the right…”
Both:
“Into the puddles!”

-/-

Walku 99 (A Walk in the Woods)

Vega:
“Along forest paths
Through the winding woods we go…”
Haiku:
“Daddy will guide us.”

-/-

Walku 100 (Rover!)

Haiku:
“What’s ‘Roverandom?’ ”
Vega:
“It is a book by Tolkein.
It’s about a dog.”

Walku 101 (and Rover again!)
Haiku:
“What does this dog do?”
Vega:
“He has lots of adventures
And goes to the moon.”

Walku 102 (Rover and Out!)
Haiku:
“Is he big and brave?”
Vega:
“No, pint-size; he is tiny –
Smaller than you are!”

Walku 103 (And Really Out)

Haiku:
“It’s not ‘quantity’
It’s the quality that counts –
And it’s there ‘I’ win!”.

-/-

Haiku today is going on her first solo Walkus - 4 penned with a wistful feel to them.

#puppy # puppies

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All-Around-The-World Haiku (a haiku [or more] a day for World Poetry Day 21st March 2015)

World Poetry Day plus 1

(AKA ‘An Englishman an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a bargain basement)

18th October

Flag England

United Kingdom Haiku (not technically a country, but I thought that as it’s where I am – I would make an allowance).

United Kingdom

(Well, that is the first line done)

Green and pleasant land.

-/-

Flag England

England Haiku

Where Angles once met

With the Saxons and did stay

It is not Saxland!

-.-

Flag Ireland

Ireland Haiku

Ireland, to be sure;

Emerald green and Guinness;

Top of the morning.

-/-

Flag Scotland

Scotland Haiku

Haggis; Robbie Burns;

Bagpipes and a warm sporran;

Porage with some salt.

-/-

Flag - Wales

Wales Haiku

Iechyd da! they greet us

Yakki Darr is what we hear;

Good Morning to you!

-/-

Flag Nortern Ireland

Northern Ireland Haiku

Lough Neagh at its heart;

Ship-building and the ‘troubles’

Bangor is pretty.

-/-

NB and if anybody would like me to put up a haiku of theirs for their country of the world (and we can put some up for states of America, counties of Uk and Ireland, etc.) let’s see how that goes, shall we? Graeme:) –

Further Reference  to the Flags used can be sought here:Flags - Fun-with-Flags

Though it may not be found there!

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Walkus 86-88 (Squirrel 2, Dad Again & Greetings!) by Vega & Haiku

haiku-poetry walkus 86-88

Walku 86 (Squirrel 2)
Haiku:
“I’m Squirrel Nutkin?”
Vega:
“No, I am; and so’s my wife!”
Haiku:
“No – still don’t get it.”

Walku 87 (Dad – Again!)
Haiku:
“What is dad doing?”
Vega:
“Just being Dad – he’s a bit…”
Haiku:
” Silly?”
Vega:
“That’s ‘one’ word!”

Walku 88 (Greetings!)
Vega:
“Hello! Hi! Hello!”
Haiku:
“Hi! Hello! Hi! Hello! Hi!
Both:
“Can we lick you! Yay!”

-/-

Haiku and Vega 1 edit

A Gift (of a Haiku)

One Random Haiku

If you would like a Haiku as a gift, please let us know your genre requirements and we shall endeavour to provide you with a tailor-made Haiku that will satisfy your poetical needs – we do not charge for this service – but a ‘like’ is always appreciated – thank you G & J:)

Some Queueing Haikus (four or more – I’m not quite sure) Count them and you’ll see!

Queuing Haikus (suggested by CFS) by Graeme Sandford

No. 1

Dad? Are we there yet?”

Me: “Nearly; it’s not far now”

I lied; Then she cried.

-/-

No. 2

The heater it worked;

Hot air streaming out at me

as the engine boiled.

-/-

No. 3 (remembering I am in a long traffic queue driving in a car!)

A serene calm fell;

All around me there was peace –

As I fell asleep.

-/-

and follow it with another idea for a haiku that I have just had, entitled:

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When the time I Have To Write Poetry is Short- I will write Haikus by Graeme Sandford

Which is also called (by me) the ‘Title Haikuby Graeme Sandford

Title Haiku: is its also title;

But, this is is not the haiku that you were expecting:

That was in the title itself.

Such fun to play with a format or bend the rules a little. I am always up for having a playful go at tweaking my words to give added depth or meaning – or just because I am a cheeky type!

Seventeen syllables is a little short for some – it’s like being served up a polo mint (other mints are avilable) instead of the family roast you were expecting (just an example).

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Vega & Haiku’s National Poetry Day Walkus (80-82)

haiku-poetry walkus 80-82 NPD

Walku 80 (NPD)

Vega:

“Are we writing one?”

Haiku:

“National Poetry Day?”

Vega:

“It is.”

Haiku:

“Yes! One each!”

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Walku 81 (Vega’s Haiku – This Pup is a Poet!)

Vega:

“I can write haiku;

That are full of sweet phrases –

And still chase my tail!”

-/-

Walku 82 (Haiku’s Haiku – It’s the Little Things)

Haiku:

“The trees are all tall;

The river is wide and deep;

Why am I so small?”

-/-

Haiku and Vega 1 edit

Poems for National Poetry Day, 2014 (1-4) by me!

NYPD 2

NPD Poem 1 – Haiku for NPD

I’ll write you poems –

National Poetry Day –

Here is the first one!

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NPD Poem 2 – Poetry Rush-Hour Haiku

My Tweet just won’t Tweet!

The Poetry Highway Jammed?

Rush-Hour Poetry!

-/-

NPD Poem 3 – Waving Farewell To My Children

My poetry went!

Off into the big yonder;

Where the wild things are!

-/-

FaceBook Status Poem

Paul Bickmore has suggested our statuses should rhyme;
And, as it’s National Poetry Day, it won’t be a crime;
So hone up your efforts, make them sublime;
Write them soon, we haven’t much time;
Polish them up, don’t give out the grime;
And wish them good luck, or even “L’chaim!”
And give us a poem that is into its prime;
And if it’s ‘very’ good we’ll preserve it, not in quicksand, but lime;
And if it’s really ‘bad’ we’ll recite it in mime!

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