Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Haiku - Attishoo!

Wintry showers fall
I shiver under layers
Of soggy wet wool


Above dear patient bloggie friends, is my tiny stab at Haiku poetry.

It's also my small contribution for the Winter in July challenge that lovely Kat over at aKatscorner is hosting.

She thought it'd be brilliant to post something wintery this Wednesday while the temperature is soaring and searing through for this scorcher of a summer!

Unless you are in Australia or New Zealand of course, where it is currently a snowy winter!

Please do join in if you wish!

Charlie says: I prefer the sun to your ahem.. "poem".

Have a wobbly Wednesday everyone!


Kea said...

I like your Haiku! Though admit I really don't want to think about wintry showers, shivering and soggy wet wool, not yet. ;-)

Smooches to sunny Charlie!

ABBY said...

Hi Charlie

Mom is no poet,
so I told her

Leave it to a


Poor Mom
She tries
she really does!

Bye Charlie!


Sónia Mendes said...

Hi Charlie,

That's a great Haiku your mum made. It's really really hot here in Portugal too, so it was nice to remember the cooler days of Winter.

Purrs from Gotchi

Katnip Lounge said...

I won't even make an attempt...I just finished my "Friday" cocktail!
(off on Wed/Thurs)

How are your drawers? still wonky? Or in perfect working order? Inquiring minds want to know how well the epoxy worked...

MomKat Trish

KarenG said...

I think your haiku is very good! It takes a lot of skill to write those tricky little verses. And yours is making me very happy to still be in summer! No more complaining about the heat, it's better than what you're describing! And besides, our cooler is fixed thanks to brilliant husband & son, so the house is quite pleasant now even though it got to 103 this afternoon.

Brian said...

I agree with you Charlie, but our winter post will be up mid morning tomorrow!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Hi Charlie and your human,

Thank you for stopping by to send some good wishes to Phantom - they are very much appreciated.

We liked your haiku. If you have any idea how we can get some snow, we sibes would love it - way too hot for us.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

roxy said...

Love this post, writer-lady. It is a refreshing reminder of what the weather is doing elsewhere in the world. (But Charlie should appreciate that poetry. He's a lucky feline!)

Ann Best said...

I've studied haiku and written some. This is a good one! I'm all for writing wintry scene poems. The temps and humidity are so bad right now on the U.S. East coast that winter would be most welcome.

Jen seconds the motion, and wishes you a wobbly Wednesday also.

Theresa Milstein said...

"Soggy wet wool" gives a vivid picture in three little words.

It's hard to think about winter now. Like Charlie, I'm glad it's summer.

Susan Fields said...

I love your haiku! It's hard to think about winter right now, but your haiku brought it all back. :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Wobbly Wednesday...How fun is that to say! Love the Haiku!

Jacqueline said...

Simple, yet descriptive haiku=the way it's supposed to be!...Your writing is always interesting and fun!...Kitty kisses to handsome Charlie, hugs to you, Jenn!...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Winston said...

Charlie enjoy the sunshine while you can because although it is not snowy here it may as well be!
Mama says she likes the Haiku too.

fairyhedgehog said...

I love the poem, Kitty! It's a nice contrast to the sun which is actually shining today! Yay!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

We wish we could send some of our freezing cold your way my friend!! *shiver*

Alexandra Crocodile said...

Great poem! Don't mid Charlie, he's a haiku snob, obviously:)

Hannah and Lucy said...

Oh dear Jenn don't make me think of winter just yet especially if it's going to be as dreadful as last years.
On a brighter note Charlie is looking very handsome today.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Marg said...

That is a great poem. Well done We will go check out that site. Our Mom is NOT a poet either, so don't know if we should try this either.
Charlie you are looking good and as usual have a little to say.
Have a great day.

wildcatwoodscats said...

That made me shiver...don' care for winter but this summer is way too hot! Looking good Charlie!

Bossy Betty said...

Charlie--You are walking poetry. Mom has to do this to try to get the same feeling!!

Love the Haiku. I will indeed have a Wobbly Wednesday! Thanks!

Talli Roland said...

Soggy wet wool. Now there's an image - wow - I can smell it right now!

Ugh, winter. I'm not a fan.

Hart Johnson said...

I think it's a great Haiku! Well done! We've finally cooled to comfortable--perfect summer weather in my book, though the hubby is still grumbling on humidity. Can't say how long it will last, as August is usually hottest (though the storms stop, so the humidity mellows just a little)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Haiku packs so much imagery into a just a few syllables! Your haiku was perfect. Cold wet wool actually sounds good when the alternative is humid, muggy, sweaty weather like we've been having (smile)

Musings of a Mother said...

What a cute little poem - I feel very ignorant having never heard of Haiku before! I'm very envious of the UK's heatwave, we are having a miserable July x

TK and Squashies said...

Oh Charlie- it is a beautiful poem your mum has penned! She always captures the essence of a thing.
Well done!

Ginger Jasper said...

Nice post and nice picture.. Hugs GJ x

Kat_RN said...

Great job, I have always been fond of Haiku, especially when they are just a little silly. Thanks for playing.