As I mentioned in my previous post I am last weeks Haiku winner. I have recently started to participate at times in this competition which was started by troll. I had the choice of whether or not I wanted to host and judge this competition and have chosen to do so. As a theme I have chosen
I initially came across this word when I had to find a spelling word to use in a workshop. I chose to find something unusual, a word I had never heard of. I came across pulchritude and was surprised to find that it means beauty/physical beauty. Based on how it sounds I initially thought it might mean something else, something not as positive as beauty. My fellow workshop sufferers must have thought the same because when I introduced the word and looked around and told them the room was full of pulchritude they were all taken aback and a bit insulted ... until I explained the meaning of it, that is .. :). Anyway, here are my contributions ...
rustling leaves in wind
chirping of a distant bird
pulchritude in sound
worn hands rest on cane
wispy white hair blows in wind
beauty in old age
The above two were inspired by my sitting beside my daddy's youngest sister who has come to visit me. We were
sitting outside today, the wind was blowing in her baby fine, white, curly hair and her hands were resting on her walking cane. the leaves were rustling in the wind, birds were chirping ....
This one here is just for fun .. because I like the sound of ungulates .. and squished .. and pulchritude .. and verdant ...
frisky undulates frolic
meadows blooms lay squished
I hope you all have fun with this word. You can enter as many haiku as you want up till midnight Monday.
I do work on Tuesday, so I'll probably only be able to post a winner by Tuesday evening or night. I'll try not to make it later then 10:00 pm though. Oh, and of course follow the 5 - 7 - 5 syllable rule.