|Our birthdays are 1/16, 1/31, 2/13 and 2/22. Even the dog is in the mix, 2/17.|
During the holidays, I might gift myself with a Hanukkah goodie, or something tucked under the Christmas tree, where no one will see it until it is too late.
Which is exactly where I put my set of Haikubes this year. Think Magnetic Poetry meets Mah Jong, and you'll get the idea.
|Haikubes come with a variety of verbs, adjectives, nouns and two red "suggested theme" blocks.|
I ordered these from one of my favorite book-lovers' catalogs, Bas Bleu.
My daughter and I have been having a great time with these. Some of my friends in education use them as poetry starters. For Poetry Friday, I am sharing some of our favorites. Here are the photos, and a transcription if I thought punctuation was needed.
fast wind whispers hmmm --
promises grace my window,
inside: a lame tiger
curvy heart candy
oozing over your wet lips
I shiver, villain
Strictly speaking, you end up with more of a senryu than a haiku.
My daughter felt this one required a little revision:
dripping grass eyes, trouble
licks the gentle ground
Interesting. I never would have thought of autumn leaves as "candy-esque blocks."
I hope you had as much fun with these as we did. (We've sort of abandoned the red "theme" blocks and let the dice roll how they may.)
Jim at "Hey, Jim Hill," is our host this week. Thanks, Jim!