Archive for the ‘Haiku’ Category

Pet ‘Kus

Friday, June 13th, 2008

It’s barely still Friday, but I don’t want to miss out on Haiku Friday. For my subject matter, I’m taking PETS, which is the One Single Impressionprompt this week.

Lassie, I love you;

Yep; you’re the best dog ever!

Let’s shake on it, ‘K?


Doggie spends her days

Mainly resting; she’s old now,

Still happy and loved.

For more Haiku, visit Jennifer over at Playgroups are No Place for Children and Christina at A Mommy Story.

Here Comes the Sun (let’s hope!)

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Friends, you would never guess, from the downright cold weather (40 to 50 degrees, the last week, I think) we’ve been experiencing that it’s almost summer time! It was so chilly when the apple trees were in flower this spring that I doubt any bees were around to pollinate the blossoms. Let’s wait and see if we get much fruit this fall. Anyhow, my mood has been subdued with all these overcast, chilly, rainy days upon days. My haiku is based upon my hope that sunnier days are ahead. The photo for this haiku was taken a few summers ago.

For more Haiku, visit Jennifer over at Playgroups are No Place for Children and Christina at A Mommy Story.

To-Do ‘Ku

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Spent last weekend sick:

I was so disappointed;

Things got messier!

I want to clean house,

Garden, bake, get all caught up

Here on the home front.

I’m feeling better

And with a three-day weekend

Might tackle these tasks:

Fetch bulk food order;

Grind some wheat, bake bread again

And dessert, of course.

Deep clean the kitchen

(Refrigerator, at least);

That’s a worthy goal.

Then it’s head outside:

Plant a few perennials

And do some weeding.

This is my idea

Of an enjoyable break;

“Fun” can come later.

As an aside, this desire to get some work done reminds me of this great quote:

“The greatest analgesic, soporific, stimulant, tranquilizer, narcotic, and to some extent even antibiotic–in short, the closest thing to a genuine panacea–known to medical science is work.”

Thomas Szasz (b. 1920). U.S. psychiatrist. ‘Medicine,’ The Second Sin (1973).

For more Haiku, visit Jennifer over at Playgroups are No Place for Children and Christina at A Mommy Story.

WANTED: New Hairstyle

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Once the weather gets just a bit warmer, I’ll be wearing my hair up all the time. For some reason I get very annoyed by all the hair around my face when “sweaty” weather arrives. My husband suggested that perhaps I might like a different, shorter hairstyle instead.

What do you think? Do any of you have some suggestions for a new hairdo that you think might be pretty and practical? Here you see the current ‘do:

The hair is naturally wavy, not curly. I’m kinda tired of a perm, anyhow. So, send me links to good ideas, or describe what you have in mind for a change of pace over here. Thanks. 🙂

Tree ‘ku

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Old but beautiful

Moss and fern-festooned maple:

Venerable tree

When I take our dog for her walk each evening, I usually stop to admire this old big leaf maple tree. I love the complicated textures of fern, moss, bark and leaves, and find the lines of the trunk interesting as well. This is currently my favorite tree, weird as that might be. I admire its beauty, and am satisfied. By the way, I took this photo at 8:30p.m. this evening, so you can see that longer days are definitely here. This was the first warm day so far this spring, long days notwithstanding.

For more Haiku, visit Jennifer over at Playgroups are No Place for Children and Christina at A Mommy Story.

Haiku Friday Nature Walk

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

For more Haiku, visit Jennifer over at Playgroups are No Place for Children and Christina at A Mommy Story.

Flowering

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

The writing prompt this week at One Single Impression is FLOWERING. Just in time, our beloved dogwood trees, which are native to the Pacific Northwest, have unveiled their display. These photos were taken by my husband, through our bedroom window:

Heart gladdening sight,

Dogwood blooms, heavenward turned

With jubilant gaze.

Where are you going, my little one?

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

While you care for us,

Have fun with us, too, Mommy;

Blink, and we’ll be grown.

For more Haiku, visit Jennifer over at Playgroups are No Place for Children and Christina at A Mommy Story.

Early Spring Haiku series

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Nothing too complicated about my inspiration for this week’s Haiku Friday:

  • The weather
  • The season
  • Some cute photos of the three youngest children taken five years ago during similar weather

For more Haiku, visit Jennifer over at Playgroups are No Place for Children and Christina at A Mommy Story.

One Single Impression – Green

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

The prompt given this week for One Single Impression is COLOR. This is my offering:

There was a time in my life when I needed GREEN, could not feel calm or well, unless I could behold light filtering through fluttering leaves, and ferns unfurling in the forest. Walking mile after mile along quiet paths, my heart would quietly smile.

Quiet backwoods path

Soul thirsts for it knows not what

In green seclusion.

Like the gradual onset of Spring, the Lord of light imperceptibly dawned in my soul, and I realized that He was not only the giver of GREEN, but of all the colors of the spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Now I am willing to strongly embrace and experience and grow from the other colors that come into my life. “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1.

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” – 1 John 1:5.

Still, the fact remains: I love GREEN, and am thankful for contemplative times surrounded by wondrous growing green.