Nov 262014
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I can’t begin to understand where Justin gets his ideas but it is even harder to understand what is going on in our readers minds- or lack thereof.  This month they demand that we write Haiku.  Go figure.

I could write an essay about haiku and prepare pointers for mastering the fine art or haiku writing but that might expose the fact that I don’t know crap about Japanese poetry.  So I’m just going to cut to the chaise today and write haiku for your appreciation.  Readers are going to have to read them and then decided whether or not to weep.    But lets up the ante here.  If I’ve got to write haiku, then it is only fair that readers should have to respond in haiku as well.  After all, I didn’t vote for haiku.  Don’t ever let anybody tell you that decisions don’t have consequences.  Then I ask you to vote for your favorite haiku.

Haiku Number 1

Snowy mountain tops

Spring flowers blooming riot


Haiku Number 2

Spring-rain soaked ground

Undermines peaceful homestead

Sweet gum tree attacks

Haiku Number 3

Boring, routine day

Take the road less traveled

Be cantankerous

Haiku Number 4

Kid cacophony

Stay at home dad conundrum

Sound the kettlebell!

So that my haiku contribution for today.  If you want to guess the inspiration for each poem, give it your best shot and remember to vote for your favorite and lets have those comments in the form of haiku.

What is your favorite of today's haiku?

  • Haiku 3 (67%, 2 Votes)
  • Haiku 4 (33%, 1 Votes)
  • Haiku 1 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Haiku 2 (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 3

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Ralph is the inspiration for Cantankerous Old Coots and is our Grand Duke of Cantankerousness

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  15 Responses to “April Haiku- Effete Cantankerosity”

  1. Comments left in Haiku,
    Something I will not do.
    I’ll leave that to you.

  2. No response
    Haiku lost
    From Hans

  3. @Heather I guess some people have higher standards than others.

    @Hansi You can’t win them all.

  4. I thought yours weren’t awful lol, I’m just better at more normal poetry.

  5. Heather,
    I will take ‘aren’t awful’ as a compliment.

  6. Good, because it was (I’m not a haiku fan =P)

  7. Haiku is overrated, but you did a good job including all of us in your poems. I just don’t see haiku as very cantankerous!

  8. Heather,
    I like haiku because, at least superficially, it is easy to understand. My next most favorite are limericks.

  9. Justin,
    Was that a challenge?

  10. I never got the point of them to be honest. Limericks I like though, can do those.

  11. Roses are reddish,
    Violets are blue,
    Roses stinkish as do you

  12. Bob,
    If that’s your best shot, then it will have to do.

  13. Told you in my Monday post…my best response to Haiku is “Gesundheit!”

  14. It’s Monday morning, and you’re implicitly demanding I think… this is unsatisfactory. I’m going back to bed.

  15. Dave,
    Its hard to tell what the consequences of a call to action will be. I’ll take what I can get.

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