Tuesday May 21st, 2013

The exercise:

Write two haiku about something or someone: energetic.

Our farm intern's daughter is surely somehow related to the Energizer Bunny.

Our plant sale this afternoon, which we actually bothered to advertise in the local paper, was much more successful than I had any right to expect it to be. My meager predictions were due mostly to the windstorm that nearly blew the tent off our deck while we were trying to setup.

Not to mention the weather forecast which called for a chance of 'large hail and damaging winds'.

But people came out and bought plants and I was very relieved that all our efforts to prepare for the sale were not wasted.


All that is greater
than her energy are all
the stories she tells.

*     *     *

So full of buzzing
energy he never sleeps;
damn that lightning strike.


Greg said...

Well done with the plant sale! Sounds like it was a fun event, with damaging winds turning up to support you :) (By the way, "Damaging Winds" is totally a band name and "Chance of Large Hail" should be their first album name. There may be a writing prompt in there somewhere....)

I think I like your second haiku better today, for the images it evokes. And the fact that I'm slightly envious that he never sleeps!

Frenetic rushing
Leaves you no time to listen
To the universe.


The Three Peaks Challenge
Is for the energetic.
The sloth gets more sleep.

The Three Peaks Challenge is one of those things people do for charity and then spend the next month recovering from :)

Brittany said...


Powerful voice and
Gestures. A man captures you
with his energy.

A sleeping cat wakes
And eats catnip. Look at it
attacking the breeze.

Marc said...

Greg - well, as you've already seen, I just had to run with that idea of yours :)

I feel as though I shall be in the corner of the sloths of your second haiku...

Brittany - 'attacking the breeze' is a perfect description of a cat wired on catnip. Love it :)