Tuesday September 27th, 2011

The exercise:

Two haiku about: the navigator.

I wrote my second one the evening after we didn't dock at Ketchikan because of bad weather. In all fairness, there was no way that could have been done safely. But I was feeling a little bitter, so there we go.

Oh, since Greg enjoyed the waterfall in yesterday's post, here's another one we visited:


And... let's see. How about a picture of our cruise ship, docked in Skagway:


I'll share a couple more pictures from the cruise tomorrow. And then maybe I'll share some pictures of the newly painted house? Maybe.

Mine:

He keeps insisting
on only making left turns -
damned Nascar driver.

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He claims the water
is too rough to safely dock.
I say he's just drunk.

4 Comments:

Drake Davenport said...

Tells me to turn right
Directly into a field
Love that GPS
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Stop for directions?
Never heard of such a thing
Men don't need such help

Drake Davenport said...

I hope you don't mind, I saw your copyright notice and thought that that would be a good idea for my blog, so I copied the first paragraph. I couldn't think of any better way to put it on mine.

Greg said...

@Drake: I think I like your first haiku better, though they're both nicely, sincerely expressed.

@Marc: I like the second waterfall too, though you and Kat seem to have forgotten to pose in front of it this time. I'm rather enjoying picture week!
I like your first haiku better this week too, if only because I think that enough left turns will get you there eventually. Except in one-way systems.

The navigator
He is never wrong,
Always calls his lefts and rights,
But the captain's deaf

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By shining starlight
He sailed off to Timbuctoo.
We're lost without him.

Marc said...

Drake - ha, two great haiku. I have to agree with Greg in that the first is my fav :)

And no worries about the copyright thing (I'd actually forgotten I'd put that down there and had to go re-read it). Glad you found it useful.

Greg - hmm, tough to choose between your two. I'll go with your second as my fav this week, but it's very close. Good stuff!