Friday, April 05, 2019

Haikubes with Hem (and Rhino)



Rhino wanted in on the act this time. But just like the last times, the minute I dumped the Haikubes on the carpet, Hem came at a gallop.


He and Rhino worked amiably to help me pick out my cubes.


Almost ready!


I found a poem that's a wish for sleep tonight. I made the mistake of drinking a cup of hot tea after school yesterday, and I woke up with a busy brain at 2:00 AM. I read for an hour, then only dozed until the alarm went off just before 5:00. Please come, honest sleep. Bring me grace!

This first week back after spring break was ridiculously hard. I just couldn't get caught up enough with school work and writing my own poems to get out and visit much. Finally, on Wednesday, I got our Poetry in the Halls posters put up. It's so fun to have many of my Poetry Friday peeps on the walls in our building's hallways!

Karen has the Poetry Friday roundup this week at Karen Edmisten: The Blog with the Shockingly Clever Title.




27 comments:

  1. Oh, this is a poem that speaks to me! "Overlook clever dreaming" is a wonderful line! I woke this morning after finally having achieved some honest sleep--a rare occurrence. I do, indeed, feel graced! I hope next week is easier for you. We're out for break starting next Friday, and this past month has been a whirlwind!

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  2. I love that you have a cat that writes haiku! Perfect for you, my friend. I hope you will have a weekend filled with "honest sleep."

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  3. Mary Lee, we should be chatting in the mid of night these weeks... Thank you for the poem. I will have a spot of grace too, please. And Hem and Rhino! Stop! (There is a stuffed rhino in WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!, and now it will make me think of you. xx

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  4. Finally grace... LOVE these pics of Rhino and Hem. So. Much. FUN. Thank you! xo

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  5. Is it a coincidence that we both ended our poems with the word "grace" today? I think not. I hope you got your good night's sleep!

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  6. This poem really speaks to me -- have been up since 3:30 a.m. (no good reason). Sigh. I, too, wish for honest sleep. Love your helpers. That's a big rhino!

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  7. Considering how tired you were, glad Hem and Rhino gave you a boost for choosing, Mary Lee. That week back after break seems never to find its rhythm. Hoping the weekend will find 'grace' in your sleep earlier than the alarm.

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  8. Ha! I need that poem too. Love your word dice.

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  9. I'm going to ponder how to sleep honestly, as I woke up ten minutes before you (thanks, Prednisone!). Your Rhino is adorable.

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  10. I'm with you in the need for more sleep. I think most of us can relate to your poem!

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  11. You have super fun friends! I have an Ira and a Dinah. They are always into my stuff--since I like to sit on the floor and work on the floor. What a fun poem. Sorry about the tea. I do that with coffee too many times!

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  12. Oh, for some unclever sleep!! Hope you get caught up on it!

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  13. Oh how fun. I love your Rhino and a perfect haiku for sleep. May you get some and have dreams. And Hem, how adorable is he?

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  14. I suffer from insomnia at a regular frequency and am very careful to not sip some tea or coffee after 3pm. However, it happens, all the same! I hope you receive some good sleep soon! Great post! Love the cubes!

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  15. My Poetry Friday contribution can be found at: http://theapplesinmyorchard.com/2019/04/05/poetry-friday-a-stab-at-book-spine-poetry/ (blogspot does not link to my wordpress blog, unfortunately). Thanks.

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  16. Enjoyed the haiku dice possibilities Mary Lee. Poetry and an element of chance- what a combination. Thanks for the fun and possibility you have thrown our way...

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  17. I've never heard of Haikubes--those look fun. And you are lucky to have such good helpers! I love your poem--and wish you many honest nights of sleep.

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  18. 4:56 on a Saturday morning...I've been up an hour already and I don't even have to get up this morning...right there with you!

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  19. What sweet helpers you have! I love that "finally grace" moment when all is settled. Lovely. -- Christie @ https://wonderingandwondering.wordpress.com/

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  20. Mary Lee, I love your sleep poem, and your helpers, too :)

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  21. I'd never heard of Haikubes! Hope you get some sleep tonight. Happy Poetry Month!

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  22. Hem is gorgeous in all catness that can be, and I love that low-maintenance Rhino pet–would welcome him into my home any day…Looks like they helped you create an excellent haiku, hope it brings some honest sleep.

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  23. Sleep honestly. That's how I feel on most Fridays. I'll take some sleep, please. Saturday is avoiding clever dreaming. Sunday grace. Yep, that's the weekend.

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  24. You are doing a very find job of PLAYING, Mary Lee--how could you fail, with Rhino to guide you? ( I just went and put that in for my next "all of the above" poem). I read yesterday on a Chinese medicine website (you'll see why) that in Winter we should "Build extra time into your schedule for rest and focus on sleep like it's your new hobby." Would that it were possible....

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  25. "finally grace" -- I love this...
    And I love Rhino and Hem and also the fact that you're putting up posters and showing all your students how much fun poetry is!

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  26. Love your helpers, Mary Lee! I bet they'd like to help you get that good night's sleep too... well at least Rhino would. Not so sure about Hem. ;)

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  27. This poem, unfortunately, speaks to my 2 am busy brain. Wishing you some "finally grace."

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