Walku 98 (Tennyson)
“Water to the left…”
“Water to the right…”
“Into the puddles!”
Walku 99 (A Walk in the Woods)
“Along forest paths
Through the winding woods we go…”
“Daddy will guide us.”
Walku 100 (Rover!)
“What’s ‘Roverandom?’ ”
“It is a book by Tolkein.
It’s about a dog.”
Walku 101 (and Rover again!)
“What does this dog do?”
“He has lots of adventures
And goes to the moon.”
Walku 102 (Rover and Out!)
“Is he big and brave?”
“No, pint-size; he is tiny –
Smaller than you are!”
Walku 103 (And Really Out)
“It’s not ‘quantity’
It’s the quality that counts –
And it’s there ‘I’ win!”.
#puppy # puppies
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(AKA ‘An Englishman an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a bargain basement)
United Kingdom Haiku (not technically a country, but I thought that as it’s where I am – I would make an allowance).
(Well, that is the first line done)
Green and pleasant land.
Where Angles once met
With the Saxons and did stay
It is not Saxland!
Ireland, to be sure;
Emerald green and Guinness;
Top of the morning.
Haggis; Robbie Burns;
Bagpipes and a warm sporran;
Porage with some salt.
Iechyd da! they greet us
Yakki Darr is what we hear;
Good Morning to you!
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:
Though it may not be found there!
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If you would like to take up the 51-syllable challenge of writing a Tri-Haiku then the best original m one sent to me (or posted for my notice) for consideration will win a mystery prize from my good self.
Add the hash-tag #trihaikucomp and / or message me and all entries will be entered into this ‘FREE’ competition. Winner to be announced at 12 Noon GMT on Saturday 1st November
As an example, I have written one for you to observe upon – good luck – Graeme;)
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Walku 89 (Forest 1)
“How ‘New’ did you say?”
It is a thousand years ‘New!’ ”
“Wow! How ‘New’ am I!”
Walku 90 (Forest 2)
“The forest, at night…
Is much, much, much… much darker…
“Than in the daytime?”
Walku 91 (Career Path – Dad’s Attempt)
He said he’d had a break-in;
Fitted an alarm!
Walku 91a (Career Path?)
Was that one of Dad’s?
He ‘was’ trying to rhyme it –
But, mine is ‘better!’
Walku 91b (Career Path – Haiku’s better attempt)
“A Llama Farmer?”
“It’s a secure job, Haiku.”
“No cause for alarm!”
Walku 91c (When you grow up…)
“When you do grow up…”
“You trying to be funny?”
“…you will look like that!”
Walku 92 (Joke 1)
“How do wet dogs smell?”
“I don’t know – how do they smell?”
“Like that joke.”
Walku 93 (Puppy Banter)
I’ve got a hunch he’ll be back!
That name rings a bell!
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Advertising Random Haiku 15-30
So many requests
About my haiku – but, hey!
I’m publishing more!
A Jog is the thing
To get my old heart pumping
But, I’m no dummy.
Have to rise early
Then work all God’s longest hours
To earn but a crust!
Poem 6 for National Poetry Day (5th Haiku)
One random haiku?
Short and sweet – and just for you!
Did you expect more?
Haikus for sale here –
Get them while they are still hot –
Or you may miss out!
Haiku are ‘today’ –
Limericks are ‘yesterday’ –
This is a haiku –
And these are also haiku –
A lot of haiku!
This is a haiku –
And there are also Haiku
A lot of haiku!
I do write a lot
And a lot of that is rot
But these are not – quite!
Prompt (about Christopher Columbus)
Fourteen ninety two
He sailed o’er the ocean blue
(prompt – what I saw when I woke up today)
Another day ahead;
My lady to get to work;
And haikus to write!
She ‘did’ wave at me;
I was not expecting it –
Sort of a shock-wave!
I sheltered this fall
From the leaves falling from trees-
A leafy fall-out.
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It’s 2014 and ‘I’ am commemorating ‘Eep!’
Look before you leap
As still waters run deep
Swear words go bleepity-bleep
Climb the paths upon mountains steep
Who knows what is out there for you – take a Peep
you can only sow from what you reap (and don’t fear the reaper)
When in bed and counting sheep / Pray the Lord your soul to keep
Roadrunner and his immortal ‘Beep! Beep!’
And our little lives (and this poem) are ended with a sleep
Walku 80 (NPD)
“Are we writing one?”
“National Poetry Day?”
“Yes! One each!”
Walku 81 (Vega’s Haiku – This Pup is a Poet!)
“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)
“The trees are all tall;
The river is wide and deep;
Why am I so small?”
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NPD Poem 1 – Haiku for NPD
I’ll write you poems –
National Poetry Day –
Here is the first one!
NPD Poem 2 – Poetry Rush-Hour Haiku
My Tweet just won’t Tweet!
The Poetry Highway Jammed?
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!
Advertising my 15 Haiku Haiku
My 15 haiku –
in a neat and tidy post –
ready for your eyes!
Advertising my 15 Haiku Haiku 2
Fifteen of my best –
You should ‘not’ see the worst ones –
they are toe-curling!
Haiku (Draft) Haiku
I’ve avoided drafts;
They are just works in progress;
I’m not progressive
Haiku Challenge: Eager
Eager the Beaver
Was no little deceiver –
Lied, cried; believe her?
Haiku Prompt: ‘Guessing Games’
“Are you an… aardvark?”
“Do I look like an ‘aardvark?’ ”
“Are you an… Igloo?
Haiku Prompt: ‘Guessing Games’ 2
“My first is in…?”
“And my second is in…?”
“And my third…?”
“This one goes out to…
All of the two and one half
Followers I have!”
Angela van Son Haiku
Angela van Son
Follows me everywhere
on Twitter – Twit-who?
#TottonBound 40 Haiku
Well, it does fit the format –
#ahaikufortwitter 3 –
I went… and came back…
in the twinkling of an eye…
and before you knew.
Hold me in your arms
While I write you love poems
Or do you need more?
Haiku Prompt ‘Starbucks’
“In Melbourne we sat
Outside of Starbucks and saw
All manner of souls!”
A Haiku a day is…
Perhaps we shall never know…
Is there more to this?
For My Retweeters Haiku
Thank you Retweeters –
I enjoy your fajitas –
“Dundee, for some cake!
Which to choose? Lardy? Eccles?
You can tweet me at
@infograe – that’s me! Or…
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Late-Arriving Limericks are actually below – they have only just got here – so may still be warm from the creative processes – you have been warmed!
The ‘Word of the Day’ it is… ‘Twitter’
To use it won’t cause any litter
Just remember the rules
That newbies are fools
And that may just stop you from feeling so bitter.
Limerick Rule-of-Thumb No. 1: Whilst a Limerick sets out to be uproariously funny and particularly clever, some Limericks fail on either the first, the second, or both counts – this is sadly often true.
A man thought he knew D.H.Lawrence
As he’d met him one day whilst in Florence
But the man was a fraud
Whose real name was Claud
And the truth was met with total abhorrence.
*Limerick Rule-of-Thumb No. 2: Using unusual rhymes gathers more cudos than a cudos-gatherer at cudos-harvest time.
A veritable sage held his court
With novices that he had taught
He held up a hand
They did await his command
But, he gave them the advice that they sought.*
*Limerick Rule-of-Thumb no. 3: Not all Limericks are meant to be funny – this is often stated when they don’t really work that well (see above… and below for examples).
A Limerick decided that he would be prose – he would Walk into a bar and hold up his nose! “Sorry!” he said; and then he held up his head; “I’m a Limerick highwayman, I suppose!”
In the histories of the statue and the saint
There are always the ones who grow faint
The details too thin
Or concealed within
And what use is a new coat of paint.
The Thinker was perched on his rock
Considering the whereabouts of a sock
If only he knew. (He thought)
I could almost have two –
But he was suffering from that old ‘Thinker’s Block!’
A real-life modern-day Casanova
Arrived from Venice at Dover
Chatted up someone’s wife
Tried to run for his life
Got caught, now his wrenching days are over.
Limerick Rule-of-Thumb No. 4: it’s not through the want of trying that Limerick’s never grow up to be ‘proper’ poems – it has been proven that it is the parents that are usually to blame.
The ‘Alternative Word of the Day’ it is… Sporran
To wear one will get the ladies adorin’*
But the wind can be chilly
And can affect your prospects
So wear a suit ‘n’ tie and be borin’*
* This Limerick should be read in a Scottish accent.
Limerick Rule-of-Thumb No. 5: There is ‘No!’ Repeat ‘No!’ Limerick Rule-of-Thumb No. 5 (see Monty Python’s ‘Bruce’s Sketch’ for detailed analysis of this point!)
Spike Milligan was mowing his carrot
When he stopped to discuss a red parrot
He added some gin
To one end of his chin
And finished the rest off with claret!
In the middle of the night
When it’s too dark for light
It’s never that good
To be lost in a wood-
A very precarious plight!
Limerick Rule-of-Thumb No.6:
There is never a need for more than 5 lines unless the “Limerickist” (they are ‘not-poets’) is trying to be clever (which they invariably are not).
A pirate who’d sailed all seven seas
Put into port in Belize
He’d been there before
They’d shown him the door
“Can I look at some windows, this time? Please?”
It was the night before the next day and all through the house
The gossips were stirring – they’d bitch and they’d grouse
“The way things are going…”
“She was all for the knowing…”
And the worst of them all was sarky King Mouse!
The Last Limerick in a can of Gasoline is invariable almost completely water (as Scott found out to his utter disgust in his 3rd Arctic Limerick Expedition of late 1907).
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