Lordy, but am I having a time recuperating from this almost week long camping trip in the deep woods.
Playing with good friends in the woods was fun, but re-entry into the real world has been tougher then usual. I refuse to think it has anything to do with age.... sigh ...
Anyhoo... onto Haiku-Monday..
Fishy over yonder southern pond has very graciously forwarded the hosting duties of our weekly haiku competition to me. So, let's cut right to the chase. The theme for this Haiku Monday is humor.. as found in nature or in human situations (Senryū).
My Haiku Monday rules: You may enter as many as you wish, but pick which two to judge. Follow the 5, 7, 5 syllable count rule. I do count .. most of the time .. :) Seasonal references are not required. For those who are haiku or senryu clueless, there are several web sites out there that are decent how-to-haiku/senryu sites.
Please let me know if you are 'up' at your site, especially if you have posted a visual. Deadline is this upcoming Monday, midnight PST or whenever I wake up on Tuesday morning EST. I do tend to be an early riser. I will judge your haiku sometime Tuesday evening. Perhaps I can even get some family members to help in the judging. I promise they are all literate and know how to count syllables...perhaps. Hopefully, I will be able to post the winner by Tuesday evening.
So, on that note .....
Here are a few foam humor 'ku/yu offerings...
Nestlings chirp and tweet
Her poop lands on me.
(Now, the below just happened yesterday)
Startled, I: "ahhWOE!!!!"
Snake pauses.. then slithers on..
I lower my foot.Youngest son checking out snake after it climbed into the azalea bush.
He might have an affinity for snakes because the following happened ca. 14 years ago.
Toddler's bum lowers..
Grass snake rises to greet bum..Bum gets yanked away...
...by me... :-). Pretty snake, isn't it?
And here's a haiku for our annual 'making coffee on top of coffee' incident, also dubbed Coffee Chernoby, when we have a house full of company.
Sudden wide-eyed morn!
overflowing brew ........ Again?
Who cleans up this time?
Near future beckons
With a delectable meal ..
I'm in good humor.
(This happened tonight. Pinetop Swamp was cooking .. :)
Oh, and just because I never created a post for my most recent haiku which were entered at fishy's, I'm plopping them here.
dewey morning walk
sun kissed mist rises off pond
(camping in the deep woods close to a pond..
This happened this morning)
A gunner in The Big Red..
At heart a fisher
(my dad at 17)