Friday, February 17, 2012

Haiku Monday: X Marks the Spot



Okay, all you Haiku Crack Monkeys,
the game's being played here for the duration. 

Topic is X. 

You can play this alphabetically ("X marks the spot"), phonetically ("extraneous intervention"), obliquely ("all my former girlfriends were blondes"), or literally ("I have x-ray vision"). Just make sure your haiku is 5-7-5 and uses a kireji. A reference to nature is nice, but not necessary. Submit here, no more than two, por favor—my brain can only hold so much these days. If you'd like to post on your own blog with images, even better.

Judging will be open until midnight EST on Monday, February 20. I will announce the winner sometime on Tuesday the 21st.

Good luck and I expect some awesome haiku!

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting twist, Moi!

S~

Boxer said...

almost too many options for my brain, but I'll figure it out. :-) See you Sunday! xoxo

serendipitouswildmoments said...

Chromosome Twist

Sea turtle lays eggs.
Nest sits quiet at tide line.
X becomes a Y.

http://serendipitouswildmoments.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/chromosome-twist/

czar said...

You won last week? Cool!

foam said...

I'll see what I can do as far as the haiku goes. But let me tell you ... The video ROCKED!!!!! I Looooooved it. I wanted to be right there dancing. Kind of has that southern culture on the skid vibe going on.

BlazngScarlet said...

Oy!
This one may make my addled brain cells implode!

Well, the good news is I have a 5 hour drive tomorrow to let all roll around in my head.

*sigh*

moi said...

Boxer: You can do it!

Serendipity: First outta the gate—nice!

Czar: Since you skipped last week, can we expect you this week?

Foam: X is probably one of the all-time great punk-billy bands going. Under the Big Black Sun is a must. Hope you can play!

Blazng: Nothing like a long drive to unscramble one's brain. Just don't write and drive at the same time!

czar said...

Friend’s wife, his IInd--
not too sharp: came home talking
of Malcolm the Tenth.

Karl said...

Good afternoon Moi,

This should be fun.

Extraordinary
Example in exchanging
Excellence in ex

Sorry excuse, extreme exhausted.

Jean said...

yikes. May need the other entries to stir my brain cells.
Will ponder and return.

Curmudgeon said...

Great, Karl I can throw Malcom x out now. maybe crossing.

troll said...

Yum-Yum

Stone Crab Season Starts.
Swimming from bay-to-old-bay.
Exoskeletons.

Do The Math

Obamanation.
4 more years equals: Greece West.
Extrapolation.

moi said...

Czar: I think I just laughed a good chunk of my ass off.

Karl: Existence exerts.

Jean: Excellent!

Curm: You can do it . . .

moi said...

Troll: Yum-yum indeed! Great title. Exceptional first haiku. I'm too scared of the ramifications of your second one.

serendipitouswildmoments said...

X-stream conditions
Lock up water all winter;
Then, in spring, cause floods!


http://serendipitouswildmoments.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/x-stream-conditions/

Aunty Belle said...

oooh, clever, Moi, Cherie. should extract some exciting examples.

Jean said...

invisible is
really exvisible. Once
you were there, then not.

they're what your heart
gets when love goes running out
the door. exit wounds.

experience should
be insperience. absorbed
by us. not expelled.

exiled because of
profiled. accelerated
label-ization.

Excel. Be better
than you were before. Before
when? Before today.

Excavate the pain.
Exhume. Excommunicate.
Accelerate joy.

XYZ. not as
easy as ABC... I
got nuthin' for this.

like a trail of
rabbit turds. Excremental
expostulation.

Don't say shit. (You mean,
don't say anything?) No, you
stupid. Don't say shit!

this is my brain on
no sleep for forty-eight hours.
Exhaustion excites.
**********************************

Mea culpa in advance. No intention to offend. Way too tired.

No visuals this week. Too pooped to google. First two for judging, I guess. Post is UP.

Ya'll have a great weekend!

czar said...

With Os, a gridiron
Team's plans--Or love and kisses:
Shorthand cancels out.

foam said...

If x equals sex..
Would x squared times x squared be...........
Ménage a quatre?

foam said...

If x equals sex..
Would x squared times x squared be..
Ménage a quatre?





(not sure that I will have any visuals for that one. Ignore the previous post. The 'be' is not where I wanted it to be :)

chickory said...

Its not even MONDAY yet. stop the haiku madness! (see u tomorrow)

troll said...

I want to change one of my entries:

Yum-Yum

Stone Crab Season Starts!
They swim from Bay to Old Bay.
Exoskeletons.

P.S.

Master Basho's Ghost says you should ignore the politics and judge the sound of my other haiku. Especially the years/equals/greece/west busonesque combo.

Master Basho's Ghost said...

What I really say is that pimping your own haiku during Haiku Monday is awesomely bad form in any millennia.

moi said...

S: Nicely done, once again.

Aunty: I expect you and/or Uncle to weigh in on this one!

Jean: You been busy! Which two should I judge?

Czar: You are on fire with the cleverness. Must be the fact that you finally shed all 900 of those pages?

Foam: NO! Don't make me do the math please! But wouldn't that be an . . . orgy?

Chickory: I know. I was going to be evil and not post until Monday but decided against it . . .

Troll: The change is duly noted. Also, I do agree with your politics for the most part and your second haiku is also in serious consideration.

Basho: Then YOU smack him with a wet udon noodle. I can't reach.

fishy said...

Excalibur rule:
"To defend what can become"
Raise your swords in might!

Twelfth year Merlin dreams
Wiseman.Protector. Legend.
But. I loved Arthur!

My dreams expanded
when Sean became King Arthur
Excalibur nights!

Pam said...

I'm already voting for Troll and am now hungry for crabs.

Here's an effort:

X-TREMELY DISAPPOINTING:

Despite Simon's wish,
his show was just a spin-off.
X-Factor idol.


Keep Christ in Christmas!
The faithful yell while unknown
Greek X does mean Christ.

Pam said...

How about this one instead?

THE EQUATION:

Mysterious "X" -
I never could find you. Class
failed in algebra.

Boxer said...

OOOH! I nearly went with an X-Factor/Simon riff. Pammie and I would have Haiku-Jinxed!

Here's mine and I'm with visuals:

X Ray goggles from
Johnson Smith Catalog was
Christmas wish denied

Jean said...

First two, please.

Aunty Belle said...

X meets Y, test tube's
efficient ecstasy, right?
Extinction ahead.

Aunty Belle said...

Senor, cervesa?
Uncle in Honduran heat,
"Dos Equis, not one."

moi said...

All: Ooooo, you all are so impressive!

BlazngScarlet said...

WOW!
Good luck! lol

I'm up ... with visuals.

x-GaMes

Squeals of laughter
Takes flight down the snowy hill
Totally xtreme

BlazngScarlet said...

LOL!
I'm such a gleek sometimes!

Here's the correct version:

Loud squeals of laughter
Takes flight down the snowy hill
Totally xtreme

Rafael said...

Moi:

"X" is a funny letter to me. Powerful with all sorts of hidden secrets. That said, here's my one:

Xtreme addiction
Whip the flesh; Xpunge your sin
Jonesing on Jesus

Rafa

Oh, and there's visuals at http://ramblingsfrommytyper.blogspot.com/2012/02/opus-dei.html. May not fit with everyone's view, so please go with an open mind.

Curmudgeon said...

Three hundred remained.
At Thermopylae they died.
Xerxes laughed no more.

Brain dead this week.

Karl said...

Good afternoon Moi,

Just a quick question,
on the X's and O's.
Which is kiss and hug?

Yes, your lat, lon was
close, when it hit the surface.
No X on bottom.

A mark on a chart
A position and a plot
Nope, no guarantee.

BlazngScarlet said...

BOOM,BAM,CRASH,ZING,SPLAT,
SCRITCH,KA-BLOOEY,DRIP-DROP,
Man-made sound FX

There's my second =)

moi said...

Blazng: Thanks for fixing! And for your second submission. Nice!

Rafe: Are you a synesthete? My X is silver and sneaky.

Curm: Love that movie!

Karl: Super! I'm going to add a second "the" to the second line of your first haiku, since it's short a syllable: "on the x's and the o's." Which two would you like me to consider?

chickory said...

It's where the spot is
and the unknown factor; sign
here, illiterate.

serendipitouswildmoments said...

Looks like you have given yourself an extreme challenge in judging an exaggerated field of exemplary entries, Moi. Hope you don't suffer from extreme exhaustion due to the extremity of it all. Most excellent choice.

S~

Kymical Reactions said...

just stopping by to say hello and that I miss haiku mondays. Maybe I can get back in the game soon. Oh, who am I kidding. I'm sure it will be another 4 months before I am back with an update. :/

Blowfish said...

I thought it was Gee.
Not X. Which signals the spot?
Sweet really is best.

Curmudgeon said...

Some guy just wrote me a note telling me that in my pic the Greeks were fighting Romans, not Persians. I told him you were judging the contest and that Roman outfits were cuter and you were a fashion buff.
Who in the heck would notice that?

czar said...

Curmy: Unless Karl wrote you, I wouldn't put any stock in it.

moi said...

Guys! You've given me quite a task today. I'm running around like a chicken with its head cut off, but I'm going to print these out and take them with me and read 'em out loud and maybe to a stranger or two in my coffee shop. I'll be back this evening with the Extra Ordinary Winner.

Thanks, everyone, for your participation!

moi said...

Kym!: Can that babe spell yet? Haiku him next time! Good to see you, doll. Hope that tornado passed you by.

Blowfish: Heh. This is bound to make Fishy . . . mad?

Curm: I have to be on my laptop to comment at your blog, so I'll be right over for visual. I love a cute man in a sword.

Karl said...

Good morning Moi,

The one you fixed (Thank you very much) and the last.

fishy said...

Funeral @ 2

Aunty Belle said...

I'se dense. What is Blowfish sayin'? or dare I ask?

Boxer said...

Run Blowfish! Run!

Pam said...

Blowfish! Now we know what Fishy sees in you ;) wink wink nudge nudge say no more!

Rafael said...

Uhm...I think it's wet that marks the spot.

"G" IS the spot.

Sweet is when everything comed together.

Rafa

Blowfish said...

Does anyone play tennis?
The gee spot is where the ball hits the ground
the sweet spot is where the ball hits the racket.

Karl said...

Hard to remember
Dr. Gräfenberg work.
G makes it easy.