Friday, December 18, 2015

Poetry Friday: Haiku Tag


TUESDAY:
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Flood G.

thick slice of dark bread
minutes like sugar in tea
pencil scratching page


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2015



WEDNESDAY:

pencil scratching page
fish tank burbling endlessly
clock strikes seven


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2015


THURSDAY:


Flickr Creative Commons Photo by Jo Christian Oterhals

clock strikes seven
sleeper doesn't stir
earth keeps rotating


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2015



FRIDAY:
Wikipedia

earth rotates daily
as it floats around the sun
my head is spinning

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2015





On Tuesday, I was running a little behind, but I managed to write a haiku about writing a haiku while eating a quick breakfast.  I decided to use the last line of this haiku as the first line on Wednesday.

On Wednesday morning, I was running a lot behind. It was 7:00am and I hadn't started writing yet, hadn't showered, hadn't packed my lunch. I need to be out the door by 7:45 to be on time for work, so it's a good thing I had the first line of my haiku ready to go.

Thursday morning I was exhausted. I had rolled-cut-baked cookies the night before for hours and hours after an already long day at work. All I could think of was the first morning of break when I wouldn't have to set my alarm. Even though I was tired, I was pretty thrilled to find an image of a clock that really goes with my haiku!

Today, I was able to weave our current studies in science into a haiku that describes both what it's like to be a fifth grader learning about the movements of the earth around the sun (rotation/revolution; day, night, seasons) AND what this week's been like for me. Our heads are all spinning for some reason or another!



Diane has the Poetry Friday roundup at Random Noodling this week.


15 comments:

  1. I like the way you moved on with writing your haiku. Looks great. My co-worker at http://www.essay-writer.club/ said that you can do such an every week haiku collection. That would be really great!

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  2. I like how the haikus connect! Happy Friday and happy holidays!

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  3. Haiku tag--it works! I will have to "borrow" your idea. Many thanks. Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas and sleep-filled break!

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  4. Nice job for a few rushed mornings! I like that tag idea.

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  5. Great job -- love hearing about the behind-the-scenes inspiring these poems.

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  6. What fun! Nice job, Mary Lee, and oh my gosh about hours and hours of cookies! I'm impressed.

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  7. Wonderful--loved hearing how you made time for haiku, and that you tagged yourself all week! And what a great idea for a writing exercise (especially since you only have to face a blank page once.)

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  8. I just love this. I feel like my head is spinning from the everything-to-do-on-my-list syndrome. I had a student who once wrote a series of haiku like this, using the last word as the first word. I like this idea. It not only hastens the work. It's a good craft move.

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  9. Great way to get the brain in gear for writing - and as others have said, a good exercise for students!

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  10. You sure illustrate the old saw: "When there's a will, there's a way." And these are very fun, as is your description of how they came about. You're inspiring me to plan something like this for the new year.

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  11. These are great, Mary Lee. So much to love about haiku moments snatched in a busy week. (I hope I have a LOT more minutes in my day, than sugar (none) in my tea! :) )

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  12. I love this poetry game! And my head's spinning, too...At least yours is writing poems as it does so:>)

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  13. Ding Ding Ding! Winners every one, and you too, for keeping on keeping on! I hope you luxuriated in two alarmless mornings now and are enjoying the fruits of your roll-cut-bake labors.

    My favorite is the dark bread one...something lovely about the contrast of the dark bread and the imagination of crystal white sugar melting. Very seasonal somehow!

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  14. Well done, Mary Lee! I admire your ability to write haiku while teaching, baking...Now my head is spinning!

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  15. I love the connections of these. Great fun to try. I wonder how long this could be sustained.
    Have a great break! Sleeping in...maybe a coffee and cookies breakfast?

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