Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Haiku Challenge

Inspired by this blog, we present the Oddwalk Haiku Challenge.

Well, it's not really much of a challenge. If you read this blog (I'm looking at you Marianne), simply use the comments to add a Haiku of your own. The only rule, besides the 5-7-5 syllables, is that your haiku must begin with the last word of the one before it. For instance:

It is cold outside.
Minnesota is colder.
Orin misses home.

Your next Haiku would begin with the word "Home." You can play more than once!

44 comments:

  1. You know I can't resist commenting when you give me a shout out!

    Home is Jeff City.
    What snow we do get, my dogs
    Turn it all yellow.

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  2. Yellow snow, mellow
    glow of candle flame's flicker.
    Christmas time at last.

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  3. last time i started
    a game like this at my blog,
    i got in trouble!

    (but i was contrite, and hopefully all is now well. i am beyond flattered by the link!)

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  4. Trouble is fun but,
    You must be responsible.
    I will start right now.

    -Shannon

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  5. Now it is snowing and
    I Love it! Love it!
    especially when it is falling!

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  6. falling is funny
    it shouldn't be but it is
    even when it's me.

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  7. Falling down, Falling Up to
    where tall folks can't go
    Small openings yield treasure.

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  8. Treasure is always
    Under ten inches of snow,
    In Kansas City!

    (And that would be my car after the ten inches of snow that we received in KC over the past 24 hours!)

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  9. City of hope is
    where I live. Haikus that work.
    Please, count syllables.

    (I know I'm a stickler for this, and I sound like a jerk. I can't help it. It's my B.A. in Literature coming out of me. If you're gonna write a haiku, write a haiku! 5-7-5)

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  10. Syllables, Shmylla -
    bles. My B.A. is clearly
    superior. Nyah.

    What is it, you ask?
    Folklore and mythology
    and music too. Nyah.

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  11. nyah? i cannot grasp.
    i hope it's one syllable...
    jamie's a stickler!

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  12. Stickler am I? True.
    It's who I am, and you, too,
    in your little way.

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  13. "Way comma little"
    Is how Saint Theresa's would
    be in the phone book.

    -Orin

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  14. book of great haikus
    we should publish when we're done
    at your blog and mine

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  15. Mine! Nobody else
    Can have it from me right now.
    I love my slippers!

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  16. Slippers keep my feet
    Warm when it is cold outside,
    Slippers I do love!

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  17. Love is the object
    Of attachment, devotion
    Or admiration.

    (this is the exact definition according to Merriam Webster dictionary.)
    (I should be studying for finals, but for some reason I'm writing haikus...how are haikus going to help me with nursing school?)

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  18. Admiration of
    White snow on the streets is but
    A beautiful sight

    Is that 5-7-5 Fr. Jamie?

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  19. Sight unseen
    Sound unheard
    How boring

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  20. Sight unseen
    Sound unheard
    How boring

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  21. Boring is having
    To spend the day studying
    To pass my classes.

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  22. Classes in haiku
    are what sharon needs badly.
    I talk like Yoda.

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  23. Yoda looks like the
    Baby I saw yesterday-
    Poor little baby...

    (just kidding...there was no yoda looking baby. All babies are cute!)

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  24. Baby I love you
    Words I never seek to hear
    From Shannon's big mouth.

    (Word from Columbia)
    -Ricky

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  25. Mouthwash is so great.
    It helps me keep all my friends.
    I'll work on B.O.

    -Shannon

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  26. B.O. is better
    Smelling than some things at my
    Work and clinicals.

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  27. Clinicals smell bad?
    Dissecting frogs, like that smell?
    Fermeldehyde, yum.

    (I have no idea how to spell anything. -Orin)

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  28. "Yum!", says Madeleine
    My daughter whom I adore.
    She says "kitty" too.

    -Shannon

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  29. Too little, too late.
    I just finished my paper.
    Last week it was due.

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  30. Due date is what my
    Friend wants it to be so she
    Can have her baby.

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  31. Baby I passed my
    Pharm final today so now
    It's time to party!

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  32. party heartily
    but remember the reason
    jesus christ our lord

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  33. Lord, you must want me
    To be a nurse - so help me
    Pass Health Management!

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  34. Management - please, how
    Can you not pass? Yay - all A's!
    No more school for now!

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  35. Now Christmas is near -
    my shopping and wrapping done,
    still need to mail cards.

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  36. Cards signed a closer!
    The bullpen is looking good.
    But, who's on second?

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  37. Second is for Miles
    or Luna maybe who knows
    Bigbie's fun to say!

    -Shannon

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  38. Say it aint so - yes
    I will go - back to JC
    For the holiday!

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  39. Holiday - which one?
    Chrismahanakwanzachah?
    (swiped from Old Navy)

    -Orin

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  40. Navy blue scrubs I
    Do hate. Give me a new choice -
    How 'bout some colors?

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  41. Colors: Roy G. Biv -
    The easy way to recall
    The rainbow's colors.

    (Orin)

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  42. Colors everywhere -
    White for snow, yellow for sun,
    Green for Christmas trees.

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  43. Trees turn into mulch,
    Colorful lights now are dark.
    It is sad to see.
    -Orin

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  44. See I'm a little
    Behind on the times but to
    write Haiku is fun!

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