Tuesday January 6th, 2015

The exercise:

Write two haiku about: the puzzle.

Spent most of the day with Max, as Kat got back into school work. The energy level of a two year old boy continues to amaze me.

In other words: me tired and go night night now.


One thousand pieces,
all coming together to -
wait. There's one missing?

*     *     *

For each puzzle life
gifts us, there must be at least
one solution... right?


Greg said...

I hope Kat's enjoying the school work! I think toddlers are like puppies: they have more energy than you do, but they also sleep more than you do, so it's not really a surprise that when they're awake they're using up energy :) I'm going to suggest child reins and a bungee cord to help you manage him more easily, but I confess this comes from a book of parenting written by someone signing themselves just as "Henri"....
I think I like your second haiku better this week, for its taste of inappropriate optimism :-P

The puzzle
Perhaps it's all just
Upside-down or back-to-front...
Zigzag? I give up!

Zodiac signs are
Little clues to show your soul...
Except they're in French :(

(the acrostic was tricky this time.)

ivybennet said...

Edges and angles
Perfectly fit together
In a work of art.

These colorful squares,
I can’t seem to attach them.
I have no picture.

Marc said...

Greg - eh, Henri seems like he'd know how to handle little ones. What's the worst that co... you know what? Never mind.

Ah, that you were able to pull it off at all is impressive! I like your first one best :)

Ivybennet - I feel like your second haiku describes my life more often than not recently :)

Aholiab said...

I have jury duty today, so I am using my waiting time for writing. It has been far too long!

Break of dawn - four legs,
Two at noon, three at sunset.
What creature am I?

Wife of thirty years
Sweet joyful laugh, loving Mom
Beautiful puzzle

Marc said...

Aholiab - good to hear from you again! It has indeed been much too long.

My goodness. How to pick a favorite between these two? Leaning slightly towards your second. But really like your take on the prompt in the first.

I'm going to call it a tie.