Friday, May 18, 2007

Haiku Mama!


Over on a collective blog I like to read sometimes called MAMA SAYS OM, they are having a contest. There is this great book by Kari Anne Roy that inspired it. She wrote HAIKU MAMA: (because 17 syllables is all you have time to read), which I think is the funniest title ever.
The winner who writes the best haiku on parenting gets an autographed copy of the book.
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Well, a couple nights ago, trying to get to sleep, I laid in bed and actually came up with a few of my own. It was pretty easy! So I thought I would enter the contest.
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For those who forget high school english class, a haiku is a poem with three lines, with 5 syllables in the first line, then 7, then 5 again.
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Here are the ones I wrote:
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Baby talk all day
Thank God there is NPR
For my sanity!

I feel like their moon,
Guarding o’er their cribs at night.
They are my bright sons.


This is Mama Love:
Cupped hands, running to the sink
Caught all your vomit.

Sleep, Sleep, Come on Sleep
They finally let me sleep
Cruel Insomnia

Stomping through the swamp
In the land of little boys
Toys to trip me up.

Well-behaved twin boys.
It’s much too quiet in there.
Wait, this can’t be good…

Reaching for the sky…
Found you both on table top
Chandelier like stars!

4 comments:

Snowbird said...

I LOVE your Haiku's. I remember having my Hearing Impaired kids write them. They loved to do it. You need to write your own book, Karen. The heck with winning someone else's. Hey you are just like me. You do your best thinking when you are trying to go to sleep.

Elissa said...

These are great! I really liked the vomit one...what mom hasnt been ther?! lol Good work!

Lia said...

how lovely, you capture what it is we do beautifully! Thank you.

Wrath said...

These are fabulous, Karen.