Monday, 19 November 2007

haiku - adventure

torch light
searching for snakes – oops
an elephant!

a canoe
in the Okavango
hippos grunt



Adventure for One Deep Breath

22 comments:

Jo said...

Both wonderful.

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

I always love your poems about Africa.

Rose

xo

UL said...

How lovely, snakes and elephants, brings back memories. Thank you.

Sandy said...

Beautiful forest
Sweet chirpings
Grazing deer
Playing monkeys

Sudden gunshots
Chaotic noises
Flying birds
Fallen tiger

Beautiful Blog

tumblewords said...

Now THERE's adventure! Nice haiku!

get zapped said...

the first on still has me laughing!

This Girl Remembers said...

These are fabulous - I especially love the first. I could learn a few things about haiku from you. :)

polona said...

the first one made me laugh out loud!

christine said...

Very fun set; I really grinned at the first.

qualcosa di bello said...

now *that's* adventure!! wow!

Brian said...

these are both wonderful, especially the first one. i laughed out loud and then read it again.

Sandy Carlson said...

Lovely post. I like your play on expectations!

Pauls said...

Yayay! A haiku which made me laugh out loud. Oops an elephant! Very cool.

spacedlaw said...

That first one made me laugh!

Plain Foolish said...

The second one really made me catch my breath - what an adventure!

Glad said...

Isn't adventure just like that . . . we think we're after one thing only to discover something completely different! The surprise in adventure is so beautifully captured in your first haiku. I really want to go where your haiku lives.

Janice Thomson said...

Ah Juliet...these are wonderful hauku. I like the fact you always give links to broaden one's perspective of your verse. Loved the images these created.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

My favorite is the first one. Such a surprise!

AnnieElf said...

Humorous and fun.

June said...

These are great. I think I like the haiku better than the American Sentence - it's even more Spatter-like! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks everyone! Glad you all laughed at the first one, its the kind of thing you can laugh at when you're at a safe distance!

Glad - yes, the serendipity of it all...

Janice - i like to include links, because I know that a lot of people won't know what I'm talking about otherwise! I still sometimes forget though.

June - I prefer haiku too! Thanks for visiting!

Michelle Johnson said...

I absolutely loved the first 'ku. I got a good laugh from that one. Thank you for sharing such beautiful pieces. Keep up the good work.