Saturday, August 15, 2009

Group Story: Haiku

It's time. We've had group stories, group poems and group I'm-not-sure-what-to-call-its. But we've never tackled the Haiku. Well, let's do it. Let's bring on those the Haiku.

For the uninitiated, the Haiku follows a simple format: 3 lines, and you count the syllables. The first line is 5 syllables, the second 7, the last line 5.

For example:

I write a Haiku (5 syllables)
As an example to you (7 syllables)
Oh boy, this is fun (5 syllables)

I will admit that is an especially good Haiku. Please don't feel like you have to live up to the high standard I just set. All Haiku are welcome here.

A Haiku is usually about something in Nature. And what could be more natural than this:

These cows are just waiting for someone to tell their story. And we at CIC will take on that challenge. We will tell their story. But we'll tell it Haiku style.

So, here we go: Group Haiku!


Mira said...


5 syllables
7 syllables
5 syllables

Mira said...

I'll start:

The cows are waving
They are waving to someone
Who do they wave to?

Anonymous said...


I don't know how to write a haiku


Maxwell said...

I want to make bomb
I blow up cows really good
I want make more bomb

Gabby said...

The Mystical wood
And its magical creatures
Change evil to good

Candy said...

The wild waves took her
In their arms rocking, down deep.
She wanted to go.

Laura Martone said...

The cows are happy
That you've been selected a
Kreativ Blogger!

(Okay, definitely not my best haiku, but it was the only way I could follow the rules...)

Nixie said...

Cows Waving Goodbye
To Trees, Grass, Water, and Sky,
Because Humans Live

Nick (Virgil Ante) said...

Oh dear hamburgers,
Run along to the butcher,
Lunch is coming soon.

Candy said...

Holstein family leaves
for green pastures and blue skies.
I will miss their sighs

I forgot it was supposed to be about the cows!

Laura Martone said...

Wow, Nix, that was harsh.
Guess to save all the heifers,
we should off ourselves.

P.S. Maybe then their farts would stop ruining the ozone.

Nixie said...

I'm taking a longer approach to that question, Laura. If humans kill all the cows, then what will they make hamburgers of? And when they kill all of those creatures?

More to the point, humans need the same resources as other animals. If the humans spoil the resources of the planet, then where will the humans live?

You really shouldn't trash the house you live in.

Laura Martone said...

I agree, Nix. We shouldn't trash Mother Earth... your haiku just seemed so extreme. As if the ONLY solution to our current environmental mess would be to get rid of us pesky humans. After all, some of us are trying to be aware of our actions.

Overall, I wish humans WOULD take better care of the trees, water, and air. I guess I'm just hoping that we'll be able to figure out some solutions before it's too late - for all creatures.

And I was only half-serious about the cow farts. :-)

Nixie said...

That's actually why I don't usually work in haiku, they are so limiting for me. but thanks. I love the tree in the background of your picture. It looks very nice.

Ginger said...

Placidly grazing
Crossing the sunlit pasture
Like ships on the sea

Laura Martone said...

Hi again, Nixie. While I love haiku in theory, I find them too limiting, too. Just look at the debates they spark... only to culminate with the two debaters' realizing that they basically agree. Ugh.

And, thanks, I love that tree. It sits on the shore of a lovely lake in northern Michigan - where trees, water, and air are still in abundance! Yahoo!

Ginger said...

I love haiku! I don't find it limiting... you just try to capture one, precise image with a few carefully chosen words.

I remember taking poetry in high school. That was my favorite part of English. I guess that's why I'm not an author... I like it short and sweet.

Mira said...

I like haiku too
I like the haikus here very fun
Cow haikus are great