Tuesday August 20th, 2013

The exercise:

Write two haiku that have something to do with: submarines.

Another box day down. Hard to believe there's only one more in August and then we're into the September produce for our customers.

Our farm intern is taking a couple days off to visit with family who are vacationing in Penticton, so it's just me, Kat, and Max around here for the next little bit. I'm looking forward to the time to ourselves.

Mine:

Far below the waves
slipping silently toward
enemy targets.

*     *     *

A drunken card game,
accusations of cheating,
then: Man overboard!

4 Comments:

Greg said...

I keep meaning to ask you how the intern's faring! But with Max scaring you recently, it completely slipped my mind. It is nice to get a little time to yourselves from time to time, so I hope you have a great few days!
I think I like your second haiku better today for its beautiful ending :)

Submarine
Watch the fish swim past
And lung-achingly wonder:
When did my house sink?

------------
I found R'lyeh
At the bottom of the sea...
I woke Cthulhu

Stas Buttler said...

Aha I love these!

David said...

Das Boot she pleaded
German, U boat, harrowing
Haven't you seen it?

Bubble Bubble Glurg
Gasp gasp pant pant glurg cough cough
Stop holding your breath

Marc said...

Greg - it's been pretty good. Not without its issues, but overall a positive experience. We'll definitely be doing it again next year, just with a few tweaks.

Hah, love the picture your first one plants in my head :)

Stas - thanks! Feel free to try one yourself :)

David - heh, like both of yours. Hard to pick a fav, but I think I'll go with the first.