Saturday, August 05, 2006


I entered a poetry contest yesterday and did not win -- but of course in the case of this contest what you really "win" is an invitation to buy the poetry book. The contest rules: write a haiku about the picture. A Haiku is a three verse poem with the first and last verses having only five syllables, and the middle verse having three (5-7-5).

Amber waves of grain call to your wandering heart, come home on the range.



Blogger billie said...

storm on horizon
buffalo's windswept prairie
spirit of summer.

i like haiku. i have a site linked on my site called 'writer's blog' that you might like. this is a lovely site. come back to the journey anytime.

8/05/2006 01:56:00 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

The buffalo roam
the spirit of windswept prairie
The buffalo roam

The buffalo return
from age old windswept prairie
The buffalo return

The buffalo run
like wind in windswept prairie
The buffalo run

The buffalo call
wandering heart in windswept prairie
The buffalo call

The buffalo home
the range and winswept prairie
The buffalo home

8/05/2006 03:08:00 PM  
Blogger Neoma said...

I have studied haiku for about six years now....and I still find it hard to write. Sometimes i have a winner but more often than not, they could be improved. People who write haiku all the time make it a life's work.......I just did it for a little fun. haha

I belong to the Hut.....

8/05/2006 03:53:00 PM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

I am having a flashback to eigth grade when I wrote a Haiku and was docked a grade because I used the word orange thinking it was one syllable. I could tell the teacher hated to do it and I will always remember it!

Nice story about the kitty pretending to be a lion with the sheets.

The only thing that helps me with chafing is wearing tight leggings....keep going!

8/05/2006 06:06:00 PM  
Blogger Nessa said...

And you wrote about nature. I like them both: simple yet with varied levels of meaning. I think the baffalo one is clever, too.

8/05/2006 06:31:00 PM  

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