Friday, May 20, 2011

Haiku Mondays: Hobbies

So, what do you do for fun? Bake? Ice skate? Collect knick-knacks? Stare into space? Whatever it is that floats your boat in your off hours (or that you wish floated your boat), then now's your chance to expound upon it in a literary manner comprising the ol' 5-7-5 syllable structure of the way we haiku 'round these here parts.

Señor Karl was the lucky winner of our last competition, hosted by the lovely Fleurdeleo, but since he's having a busy spell with work and Master Basho's Ghost seems to have taken Troll with him back in time (we miss you, dude), I have agreed to host this week's challenge.

Karl, however, is offering one hell of a bang-up prize.

So come on, lil' podners, take your fingers off your triggers, place them on your keyboards, and post your best shot in this here comment box. If you're also posting at your place with images, let us know, too. You have until midnight EST on Monday to do so and Karl and I will confer via email on Tuesday and declare the winner.

Alrighty, then, Party People. The Rapture obviously passed us by, so now you have NO EXCUSE NOT TO HAIKU.

Hit us with your best shot . . .


Aunty: Do we write only one haiku? Do visuals count?

Moi: Aw, heck; if anyone is so inclined (Fishy :o) ), let's make it multiple haiku this week. Visuals, while always appreciated and fun, don't have bearing on the judging.


Moi: Nope, doesn't have to be your hobby. If you want to make fun of your neighbor's propensity for skeet shooting, have at it.

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In my spare time I'm
appreciative. You make.
I wear, hang, and sniff.


Jenny said...

I'm in. I want the prize!!!

Do you think Troll is getting Rapture Ready?

Aunty Belle said...

Ha! Cool prize (ahahahaha!)

@ Boxer
when is this rapture thang supposed to occur?

moi said...

Boxer: I know, huh? Great prize! Oooooooo, I never thought of that. Goodness, if that's the case, I hope Troll packed a lunch.

Aunty: Tomorrow. Which time, though, you got me.

chickory said...

grrrrrrherhahahaha@Karl's prize. Im so in.

rapture would have happened in indonesia by now. but there are no reports of empty clothing or cars driving off bridges so i guess we will have to stay here and FIGHT THE DAMN POWER! no rapture will save us from manning up to face down whats coming. FOr crying out loud saints were pulled apart, burned, stabbed, de-boobed.

but just in case the rapture is north america specific, if the good baptists down the lane leave can I have their tractor.

hobbies.........i have so many

Jenny said...

if the Rapture would have already happened elsewhere in the world, then I guess I should stop thinking about the neighbor's vintage boat in their back yard? Boo.

moi said...

Chickory: Right. We don't get off that easily. Back to the Fight . . .

Boxer: Oooooo, what kind? I always had a thing for that boat in On Golden Pond.

Anonymous said...

Donkeys, fish and sharks.
All those critters can bite you.
Only one can win.

moi said...

Troll: Your hobby is . . . wrangling . . . critters? Bashing Democrats, Jesus Freaks, and Lawyers?

Princess said...

Hi Moi,
Guess we all still have a little more work to do... I'll be up this week with some home grown picture postings for Monday.
I guess you are just into Sunday over there so I'll come back later and post my entry...

fishy said...

No rapture call'd me.
Ya think I should persevere
earning my way there?

Now I will have to think about my life. Are my former hobbies now my day to day life or have I no hobbies?

czar said...

I think I’ve had them:
Work, addiction, stress, sleep. Now?
One haiku weekly.

Aunty Belle said...

Czar took mah theme. Sigh.

Questions: Is it ONE entry only? Do the visuals factor in the judgin'?

Princess said...

Back again...

Patchwork Quilting

fabric pieces, cut and sewn
Masterpiece complete

Preserving Fruits

wash peel core and slice
fill syrupy jar and seal
mouthwatering wait

Making Jam

Figs gently simmered
add sugar and turn up heat
Cool... lashings of jam

Happy Haiku Monday...

Fleurdeleo said...

Well, it doesn't have to be OUR hobby, right? Just A hobby!

Pam said...

I have a couple for "HOBBIES":

Hop on an airplane
and see places I only
had read and dreamt of

(can you end a haiku with a preposition?)

Memories forever
People, places, time stands still.
Point lens, focus, shoot

Oh, and this one:

One cat in; two out
Two cats in; one cat garage
My life: cat herder

Pam said...

Ooops: #2 should have been

Mem'ries forever
People, places, time stands still.
Point lens, focus, shoot

Anonymous said...

the hobby inscrutably referenced is tourney poker.

Karl said...

Good morning Moi,

You guys are funny!

Golf, knit, model paint
dosen't matter what you decide
find your peace of mine

Back later.

Jenny said...

I'm up. With visuals.

Happy Haiku Monday!

sparringK9 said...

reptilian brains
alien colonizers
late night radio

Buzz Kill said...

Home wrecker mending -
havoc in family's wake.
Takes all my free time.

(no visuals this week - but I think you all get the picture)

Troll's entry is brilliant.

darkfoam said...

well, there are some great haikus here. i wish everybody a lot of luck. the prize is great..

Fleurdeleo said...

The prize is excellent. For Christmas, my sister gave me "brain freeze" trays so that the cubes come out looking like brains. Get it? Not attractive. Add a gun to it...some strange party centerpiece.

My Haiku: In admiration of those who quilt.

Flimsy scraps of life
stitched together and made whole.
Wraps me up in love.

sparringK9 said...

did you see the ice trays shapped like .223's? grherhahahaha

Karl said...

Good afternoon Moi,

Thank you for hosting.

@ K9: The AK is 7.62.

..................... said...

i do have one:

dappled dewy cheeks
pristine misted morning walks
feets, do take me far..


ps: thanks for hosting, btw :)

moi said...

All: Great stuff, everyone!

fishy said...

Game Night:

Is Colonel Mustard
in the Library? With me!
Candlestick in hand?

Monopoly funds
dreams bigger than the Lotto.
Donald has been trump'd.

Crossing my 'zany'
with your 'pizza' in red square?
Score the tripple word!

Aunty Belle said...
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Aunty Belle said...

In the spirit of the prize offered:

Joystick Blues

Dominatrix dreams
RTS, Red Alert 3.
I would--if I Could.

sparringK9 said...

@karl: thank you!

moi said...

Tap, tap, is this working, yet?

#$@?!@#ing Blogger.

Great work, everyone. I'll be up with a winner's post in a few.

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