Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Old Frog Makes Hash of Haiku


Hee hee. Grace, at Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads, set us a task today - to write a series of haiku in strict format - three lines of five syllables, seven syllables, five syllables, with a defining word in the second line to link first and last.

Well, sure. But I was awake from two a.m. to five a.m. last night, it's been a tough week and I am running on will power, with NO actual brain power.

So I decided to croak for mercy like an old toad, as opposed to simply croaking. Better to laugh than to despair, every time!



Old frog
falls in pond,
reviving briefly.

old frog
sits in stupor-
finally thinks of word.

old frog
ancient enough
for dimness to be
forgiven.

old frog
swimming with
the young fry-
glub glub.

16 comments:

  1. What a game old frog she is! lol, silly is good! ;-) and so is this.

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  2. Brave of you, Old Frog, and if not quite haiku, it is fun for the rest of the toads.
    K

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  3. The rest of us old frogs are croakinbg with glee.

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  4. I like the last one best - such a game 'old' frog...

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  5. *guffaw* glub glub, i like these!

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  6. Love these...I am one of the old toads :)

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  7. These old frogs do tend to have some staying power too :)

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  8. I really love rebellious poetry. Two fingers up to rules!

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  9. Oh Sherry! The imaginary garden welcomes old toads!!

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  10. What fun!! Some of my granddaughter's favorite books at the moment are the "Froggy" books. Next time I read her one, I will think of you. LOL.

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  11. Hey Sherry--these are to CROAK for!

    My offering:

    gentleman frog
    scouting for the lily pad
    of a frog named Lily

    Ha--I'll probably use that one myself ...but you get it first!

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  12. young fry...lol. This was very imaginative and made me smile, each one. You were up to the taks....there are no fries...lol...that have anything on you.

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  13. Oh Sherry, after an absolutely busy day (and you would be one of the few who would understand just how busy) I could finally smile and laugh at some silliness and pun and fun. I love the Old Frog!

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  14. As another old frog, these gave me a good giggle! Some days glub, glub is the absolute most I can manage...LOL!

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