Assorted, in Haiku

May 31, 2007 @ 2:50 pm | Filed under: Uncategorized

Registration for
summer Bravewriter courses
begins tomorrow.

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Ants in my keyboard:
Not that I would ever eat
cookies while blogging…

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Do you know all these
words
? ‘Merican Heritage
thinks high school grads should.

Most of the words on
that list are entire lines of
haiku by themselves:

circumnavigate
obsequious xenophobe
recapitulate

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I’m nearly certain
I have counted wrong somewhere.
Are you checking me?

I can’t decide how
many syllables in the
word "entire." Two, three?

Perhaps it depends
on just how Southern you are.
En-tye-err? Ent-ire?


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  1. Lovely Haiku. Don’t forget to submit it for poetry Friday. The round up is at Adventures in Daily Living – http://adventuresindailyliving.blogspot.com/

  2. Totally creative and talented post! Love it!

  3. Fun post, Lissa! I was counting syllables without even thinking about it… how’d you know? Maybe “entire” technically has 2, but it sure sounds like there’s another 1/2 syllable in there when this lifelong Hoosier says it and I’m sure there are Southerners who can get at least another syllable or two out of it!

  4. I thought the Southerners would be the ones pronouncing entire with 2 syllables: en-TARR. Loved the one about the ants!

  5. Baa haa!I was counting and entire totally threw me. I know it SHOULD be 2, but goldarn it if it don’t sound like 3 when I say it. Y’all.

  6. LOL about the ants!

    Glad someone is haikuing around here. πŸ˜‰ I’m too busy trying to figure out how to knit and grow a baby at the same time, lol. πŸ™‚

  7. As I read, my kids are watching Paula Deen on the Food Network. My vote is for *at least* three syllables.

    Ellen has a good point about en-TARR. Maybe it depends where in the South?