Tuesday April 15th, 2014

The exercise:

Write two haiku about: education.

Max picked up a cough over the weekend so I took him to the doctor's office this afternoon to have him checked out. It's nothing serious, just a virus that needs to run its course, but we appreciate having that confirmed. Plus, as usual when he gets sick, it's not really affecting his mood or energy levels.

More garlic mulching this afternoon. Likely a similar story tomorrow.


Dirt tastes bad, thorny
sticks cause owies, hugs feel good;
I learn by living

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Six years of schooling
for a degree, prestige, and
a lifetime of debt


Greg said...

It's always better to be safe than sorry. Thankfully the puppy seems to be staying pretty healthy, and his mother seems to be keeping him out of trouble, and taking them for long walks seems to settle them down for days :)
I think I like your second haiku better today, although the sentiment in the first one is quite beautiful.

brought up to look at the world
like Homer Simpson.


I'm graded on a...
sinusoidal curve? I don't
know how to game that!

Anonymous said...

He passes the school,
Through the windows he sees them,
The rich and lucky.

They get the chance he
Can only dream of. The chance
To better himself.

Marc said...

Greg - glad to hear the dogs are doing well! Appreciate the typo correction, by the way, and don't feel like you need to post stuff like that separately :)

Hah, lots of love for your first haiku this week. Poor child :P

Ivybennet - ah, I am a big fan of paired haiku and you've done it well. The sentiment is nicely conveyed without being heavy handed, so nicely done all around!