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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Haiku For U!

The start of school is such a wonderful time of year (at least it is for me right now because my husband just finished school, forever). In honor of this wonderful occasion and because I love writing haikus, your task, if you choose to accept it, is to write a haiku about starting or finishing school. I need a good laugh right now, so bonus points for inducing giggles.

How to write a haiku:
Meter is 5, 7, 5 (syllables) and no rhyming is necessary.
For a brilliant example of Haiku, check out my entry for Moon Fashion.


  1. oh, well I just started school I just have to tell a 5, 7, 5, themed story!
    I'll call it "Two days down, Too many to go"

    I wake up at six
    Morning comes faster than light
    The light hurts my eyes

    I ride in a truck
    In-Law's radio is broken
    Somewhat silent ride

    Teachers are OK
    I Listen to syllibi
    Over and OVER

    Riding home in truck
    Stop by institute; see Sis
    Play some pool for fun

    Morning light again
    This time I drive myself there
    My radio works

    Hour long; almost lost
    The traffic is horrible
    Parking: tragic mess

    Backpack breaks in street
    "At least I don't have his luck"
    And class: syllibus

    Stupid scheduling
    My next class: three hours later
    Taco Bell - car nap

    Stupid class, "Please end"
    Done early, three twenty-five
    Now I'm driving home

    Stop, Go, Exit now
    Take the loop, I'm down my street
    Wait... I like this song...

    That's all I got. Hope you enjoyed it.

  2. Schoolbells ringing now
    No one here to answer them
    I turn over and sleep

  3. Two kids left at home
    And one is a senior now.
    One more kid to go.

    Uniforms this year.
    Teaches to dress for success?
    Walmart awaits them.


    Her first day of school:
    New clothes, new backpack, new shoes.
    She wants to stay home.

    She questions her mom:
    Will there be boys in my class?
    Yes? I need lipstick.

    Mom walks her to class:
    She cries, little sister cries,
    Mom sheds a tear, too.

    She makes a new friend:
    A smiling girl at recess.
    They play on the slide.

    Mom asks, "What's her name?"
    She says, "We all wore name tags -
    You know I can't read."

  5. Six-thirty alarm,
    To work from eight until four.
    Farewell to summer.

    Busy evenings,
    Traveling from school to school,
    I ask, "Am I sane?"

    Ten more months to go,
    With two weeks off for Christmas.
    Summer, Please come soon!

  6. I realized I had too many syllables in my last line of my entry, so here's the corrected version:

    Schoolbells ringing now
    No one here to answer them
    Turn over and sleep

  7. We wait, Fromagette,
    Patiently wait for just you.
    Please make your choice soon.

    Our Haikus are done,
    Japanese imitations
    Awaiting judgment.

  8. Move, travel, kids get sick
    Life is so overwhelming
    Decision coming

  9. Well, this was a hard choice, but I'm going to have to go with Nene's (revised) haiku. It is so simple and says so much. Now, if only I didn't have kids to wake me up. Then I could roll over and go back to sleep in the morning. :)

  10. Thank-you, Fromagette
    Now to come up with a game
    Patience is virtue