Thursday, April 4, 2013

Poetry Friday: Tree Haikus

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Anastasia Suen has put forth a call for STEM haikus in honor of Poetry Month. Inspired by the book Picture a Tree, I am offering two haikus with very different moods. 

Photograph by Dan Murtha
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An Orb of Oppression
Pointed and prickly
Nemesis of this writer
Thy name is sweetgum


Photograph by Hans Braxmeier
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A Vision in Pink and White
April brings a sprite
Cheery cherry blooms again
Look quick or miss her

Poems written by Jeff Barger. Copyright 2013. 

15 comments:

  1. These are fun. I especially like cheery cherry blossoms.

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  2. Thanks for sharing - our cherry blossoms have yet to bloom, but outside my window they're getting close.... Happy Poetry Month!

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  3. I wish more haiku had "nemesis" in them :-) Maybe we could have a "write a haiku to your nemesis" series...
    I, too, am waiting on the cheery cherry blossoms!

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    1. A "haiku to your nemesis" would be great fun!

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    2. What a great idea! The word is in my vocabulary thanks to Phineas and Ferb. Google "My Nemesis" and you'll understand why. Thank you for stopping by.

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  4. Fantastic, Jeff! I have extra affection for that cheery cherry and the way the last line of that one just zips right by with those little one-syllable words that all sound alike.

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    1. I wish I was smart enough to have done that on purpose!

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  5. I love the mixture of poetry and STEM. Great stuff!

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    1. Go to STEM Friday and check out the other haikus!

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  6. I can't wait for our cherry to start to flower. My husband is a tree nut --- always planting a new tree. For this reason, I spend a lot of time looking closely at them. I enjoyed your haikus and loved this line: "Nemesis of this writer."

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    1. Your husband is very cool. I think trees are fantastic. I really like the nemesis idea. I'm thinking about writing haikus about children's juice bags and multi-size paper towels.

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  7. Sweet gum is my favorite tree in the fall...except for those "orbs of oppression!"

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    1. I agree that it is a wonderful tree except for those offending orbs.

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  8. Oh boy, would I love to cut down be rid of those oppressive orbs in my yard! Nice job here.

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