Wham, bam, Haiku Slam or Poetic Injustice

Hi F&F,

Early last year I participated in a Haiku Slam on Facebook.  This virtual event took place on a Friday night; and for 5 hours participants were asked to write and post poems on a  designated wall.  Also, all personal wall posts and status updates were required to take the form of a haiku poem. The fact that I participated in this event, tells you a little about me. The fact that I thought this was big fun, on a Friday night, tells you a lot about me;  maybe too much.

Recently, while deleting the clutter from my computer, I came across the file containing some laughable and rather horrific haiku. I’m not too proud to admit; I need to pad  my blog posts with some content.  I am repurposing my haiku posts.  I will torture you share with you from time to time one of these little goose eggs gems.

None of the haiku’s have titles so I would welcome suggestions (no profanity please).  I’m posting this first one because of all the poor weather we have been experiencing in the New York City area.



 The moist heat of spring

banishes dour winter

calls jolly flowers


About atreegrowsinbklyn

I’m an analog girl living in a digital world. I’m happy except when I’m sad. I’m serious, smart and sophisticated except when I’m silly, obtuse and crude. I’m ambitious and disciplined; except when I’m apathetic and self indulgent. I‘m thoughtful, generous and honest; except when I’m insensitive, cheap and lying. I’m grateful; I’m grateful; I am grateful.
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4 Responses to Wham, bam, Haiku Slam or Poetic Injustice

  1. Michael says:

    How very quaint! Personally, I believe the haiku is an underrated form of poetry. After all, the best solution is often the simplest.

    I wrote a couple of haiku back in the day that I recently came across again, and I posted them here: http://msbq.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/two-haikus/

    Thanks for sharing! Love the site. 🙂

  2. Susanne says:

    I love your content!
    I love your pictures a lot.
    I love your Haiku!

    lol — I think your poem could be called “April May” or “April Showers, May Flowers” or “The Rite of Blossoms”. See, now you know why I love your work — I can’t do it BUT I sure can appreciate it.

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