Mah sincere thanks to the Troll for originatin' this fun meme, Haiku Monday. I ain't shure how how long we'uns been at it, but long enough fer at least year of competitive merriment.
In anticipation of mah upcomin' visit to France ( 3 weeks until departure!) I'se namin' our theme fer the week, JOURNEY.
Naturally it can be a journey y'all have made, or hope to make, but it could also be an interior/ metaphorical journey. High marks go to the Haiku that keeps in mind that "journey" has a different meanin' than "travel." A return to the hometown you have not seen to since yore teens is a journey, I reckon--not mere travel. A quest, a sojourn, a pilgrimage is not only travel, is it?
(One of mah favorite songs of an interior journey is found in the Trans Siberian Orchestra's Christmas ballad, "In an Old City Bar.")
Here are two hastily scribbled samples that incorporate a physical an' an inner journey.
Worries spin like leaves
on tarmac beneath the plane:
New Job? New town? Go!
Slick city chick to...
country wildflower. Wisdom
is this: Know thyself.
Please invite an' encourage all yore blog regulars to play this week--it adds to everyone's fun. I especially would like to have Eggy git in the fray wif' us--an' am so pleased Curmudgeon, Deep Blue an' Princess has joined us. An' whar's some of the former players? Karl, I hope ya' feel up to it--unnerstan' iffin' ya don't. I'se sure countin' on BuzzK, Foamy, Boxer to git back in the Game--an' somebody go yank Milk River Madman too--can ya imagine the fun wif' a full gang?
Aunty will host here on the Front Porch. Entries may be posted on yore own blog, too, along wif' visuals ya' may wanna add fer fun. For the sake of possible newcomers, Haiku is structured Japanese poem of three lines consisting of two five syllable lines and one seven syllable line arranged as 5-7-5 ( see samples above). Haiku need not rhyme--usually does not--and should "convey the essence of an experience." More on Haiku here.
Enter as many Haiku as ya' feel moved to write. Deadline is Monday at midnight PST.
Aunty ain't makin' no promises, but mayhap Uncle will be allowed to help choose the most stellar Haiku. Winner will be announced Tuesday.
I'se at warp speed workin' this weekend an' may not git around to visit all yore blogs until Sunday sometime'--have a terrific weekend, y'all!