Tuesday May 10th, 2011

The exercise:

Two haiku about: the athlete.

With Detroit winning again tonight, the Canucks will have to wait until Thursday to find out who they'll be playing next. Either way, I suspect it will be a very tough series.

Mine:

He trained for four years
for this Olympic moment.
Come on, no pressure.

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They pay him millions,
millions watch his every move...
what are we doing?

5 Comments:

Greg said...

Well, it seems good that when the Canucks are winning it's when they have decent opposition -- it makes their success all the better!
I like your first haiku better today, though the repetition of "millions" in the second one is very appealing.

The Athlete
Taller than us all,
Stronger, faster, most handsome:
He has robot legs.

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Mice pole-vault our cat,
Who is no athlete, unfit
even for his job.

Watermark said...

@Marc: I like your second one!

@Greg: Your second haiku brought to mind the neighbour's cat once upon a time ago who looked and walked like 'Garfield'! I think mice would have easily pole-vaulted him :)

Here's mine:

The Athlete

The athlete stretches -
he mentally prepares for
his winning showdown.

******

Quizzes and puzzles,
like exercise to the mind -
this athlete’s pastime.

morganna said...

He runs, jumps,
Falls. Good thing losers keep their
Lives and hearts.

She runs fast
As she can -- not fast enough.
Fourth again.

Gabe said...

Always have to win,
Number two will never do
But I guess three will.

He trains non-stop to
Perhaps please the father he
Looks up to so much.

Marc said...

Greg - can't stop laughing at the image created by your second haiku :)

Watermark - love the rhythm of your second one. And the content too :)

Morganna - I can relate to that second haiku. Sometimes it feels like your best just isn't good enough. Nicely captured.

Gabe - I enjoyed both of yours. I seem to be unable to pick a favorite... but maybe the first one manages to take it with that final line. Either way, nicely done :)