Sunday, May 10, 2009

Haiku Festival

Elizabeth at About New York and Tracy at Pink Purl are hosting a haiku festival on Monday, May 11th. I decided to join and have been pondering my entry. You can click on either link and find many people writing much better haiku than mine! The haiku muse has not been around Willow's Cottage much lately, but here are my two attempts.



White against the blue-

sky, boats, sea blend together.

A perfect sail day.




I named it Neon.
But The Professor called it
red circus clown hair.

34 comments:

Sara said...

Willow, I love them both....and the last one made my chuckle.

Sara

M.Kate said...

Great try Kak Willow, I like clown hair version better..happy week ahead..hugs/M

Flower said...

Good Haiku!! It goes well with the picture!
That is a vibrant red...and clown hair is a good description!

Bethany Hissong said...

:) Thank you for making me smile! I love Haiku poems. And I love that yarn!!

Brenda said...

I like the picture of the yarn the best but the haiku of the sailboat the best :)

Thom said...

I really liked the last one...gave me a good chuckle.

ellen b. said...

Ha! Love the Professor's name "red circus clown hair. Hey both of those sound great to me :0)

Bee said...

Both very nice, but "clown hair" has so much whimsical charm!

Poetikat said...

Both charming, but the second one is brilliant! (I'm with the Professor.)

Kat

The Whispering Poppies said...

Wonderful haiku!

The clown hair made me giggle! =)

Tracy said...

These are great, Willow...Love the humor of the second poem. What a contrast to the serenity of the first! Your photos add wonderfully to the experience. So glad you joined us in this event--it's been such fun! Happy Day ((HUGS))

Golden West said...

Enjoyed them both and the photographs, as well.

Butternut Squash said...

I liked them both, but I especially liked the second one. Great color!

Aibreann said...

LoL

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I loved both haiku's Willow! The first for it's peacefulness a,d the second for its humor!

This was a fun festival!

The Clever Pup said...

Love the circus clown hair

Knitting Linguist said...

They're great -- I must admit a preference for the latter, if only because it tickled my funny bone in just the right way :)

Beatriz said...

I esp like the second Haiku. Happy Mother's Day!

Leenie said...

sails and clown hair :-D :-D!!!

rochambeau said...

Both of your Haiku are great Willow.
It is a great art form and before yesterday, I had never been much aware.

Thank you for your contribution. I like both very much.
Constance

Elizabeth said...

The clown hair really made me laugh out loud.
Husbands have a gift for saying the exact/wrong/right thing.....
the boat one was peaceful and lovely too.

Shell said...

Loved your haiku about the sea. The second one is an unexpected delight.

Shayla said...

I love them and the second one made me laugh! Great job. Sometimes we're our own harshest critic.

Happily Retired Gal said...

Both are wonderful
photographs and poetic
expressions ... Thank you ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Sarah said...

Oh they are both great! I especially love the second one and its accompanying picture-I can just imagine that as clown hair!

Deniz said...

These were fun - very clever!

Lea said...

I love how haiku can take us so many places in just three lines... I enjoyed both of these and the great images as well!

Janet said...

Great! The second one made me laugh! :) Thank you for sharing!

Alison Boon said...

Great attempts both of them

Jenny said...

As someone who has just spent time beside the sea and loves to knit, both of those really hit the spot for me. They are brilliant, thank you.

Margaret Gosden said...

Love the comedy in clown hair and the sublime sail day.

snoopydog said...

Love your Haiku x 2...... and your knitting! I SMILED! The festival has been a fantastic experience, finding other folk who connect.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Loved them both! Humor is always a good thing and of course I love the ocean!

Have a wonderful trip.

Melanie said...

Well done Willow, I've been so busy I didn't even get that far. I love the last one.