Tuesday June 12th, 2012

The exercise:

Write two haiku about: symptoms.

Helped Kat's parents put the nets on their cherry trees today. Not my favorite job, but it needs to be done if we want any sort of crop out of them. The birds had already done a number on a lot of the trees by the time we were finished.

Fighting a losing battle with technology tonight. I'm going to bed.


I don't need doctors,
these hallucinations will
clear up on their own

*     *     *

I am not crazy.
If you don't believe me, ask
my dog. He talks now.


Greg said...

How do the nets work? I've heard about them, but not actually seen any. I guess they're raised a little above the tree with the idea being that the birds can't reach through to get to the fruit?
I like your second haiku better today, the last sentence is just perfect!

A new set of symptoms free
With every day!


Is it a symptom
When your fingers drop off? Or
is it just bad luck?

Morrigan Aoife said...

Am I Going Nuts?
I Asked The Mirror, Sighing
Yep! Total Fruicake


Cotton Mouth, Head Ache
Can't Remember Anything
Twenty First Birthday

Marc said...

Greg - then I shall get you a picture! We drape them over the trees, so they rest on the upper branches. The birds will stick peck at anything too close to the netting, but the cherries lower down are safe from harm.

Definitely bad luck. Should clear up in a day or two ;)

Morrigan - your second haiku got a big smile out of me, that's a great take on the prompt :D