Lets get down to bidness here. Needless to say, judging is hard. All the haiku that I've read in
any of these Monday sessions have been unique and a pleasure to read. These haiku are you, they are me. What we write reflects who we are. (That's perhaps why I write very little .. :) These 17 syllables put into haiku form do the same.
fearsome predator draws neigh
its sultry rock ledge.
Serendipity's haiku always fill me with a sense of wonder, especially since I have never traveled to some of the places she explores. Her eaglet haiku left me feeling breathless with anxiety, her skinny dip haiku .. well, what can I say, except that I've been there and done that and I really, really liked this haiku for that reason.
Sultry steamy night.
Sleepless — moonlit lake beckons.
Lush, cool skinnydip.
Karl absolutely charmed and delighted me with his poem and following chasing mommy haiku. Which parent can't relate? A few years ago I even wrote a post on this very topic.
It reminds me to say
But, with children away.
A father's mind is on their mommy.
If I don't make it back please cut me some slack.
For I'll be chasing after mommy;)
All consuming heat
It's torrid burn engulfs
Weather was hot too
On a side note, I want to mention that I had decided to read the haiku aloud. Since my 15 year old son was eating lunch and was, therefore, a captive audience, I started to read the haiku to him. Being a scout, a camper and hiker, he loved serendipity's eaglet haiku, he thought about her skinny dip haiku and decided he liked that very well too. After I started reading Karl's haiku though (I did not read the poem), I realized that I really had not thought ahead about some of the subject matter contained in these haiku. Hence, with bated breath I awaited his reaction to this haiku. He thought about it and then decided it was about the NBA playoffs, the Miami Heat and all .... Whew, ya know??? Needless to say, I did not read aloud to him any further .. :)
I was quite surprised that my husband, Pinetop Swamp decided to participate.
Sonorous silence ..
Ululating tree frog choir.
Moist skin, night air goosed.
I may be prejudiced here, but I think this is a great traditional haiku.
It's about nature, it indicates a season, captures a moment in time (goosebumps).
A clothes tornado
I gaze through steamy windows
I hate laundromats
What can I say .. it was sublime and made me laugh. He is quite funny. Having spent too much time in laundromats myself, I can so relate.
Not Whistlin’ Dixie when she
Put lips together.
I agree! To me Lauren Bacall is sultry personified.
Oh, and becca's 2nd haiku? Fanning myself here, and let's just say I might be inspired here. Not as far as writing here, but you know...
Wet sheet of humidity
Summer night magic
Slamming loins against the wall
Years of want
What can I say about Rafael. His haiku as well as his visuals left me speechless. This man has a way with words and with the visuals. Go check his site out. (I have posted the occasional noodie myself, a few possibly could be considered of an adult nature but nothing like this .. )
Slip'ry knot is tied
Lapping 'long her luxury
Sultry petals bloom
Satyr's sultry sway
Writhes erotic; savagely
Lath'ring us a deux
CoreyJo! Good heavens, woman! I could smell and feel that one! In Rafael's words ... YUMMY! :)
Thick and heavy was his musk.
His essence sultry
And last but not least at all: Aunty Belle! I'm so glad I'm flexible! This is
a wonderful! Since I've been feeling slightly dewey all day long, I've now felt the need to surreptiously scratch myself too. Surly there are no gnats in my house? Better not be fleas either.
summer nights gnats sip dew pearls
underneath your neck.
Anywho, I know you are anxious to know who has won.
I picked 2 winners this time. One on the theme of sultry as in 'hawt' and one on the
other sultry .. you know .. as in the weather. This is unusual and not the norm, but I really couldn't decide between the two. It was hard enough to narrow it down this much anyway.
The winner for the weathery kind of sultry is ... tadadadadaaaa ....
The winner for the 'hawt' kind of sultry is ... drum roll again please ....
And since we can really only have one host, Corey Jo is the final winner. You know what that means, sweetie. You get to be the hostess with the mostest.