Tuesday March 29th, 2016

The exercise:

Write two haiku about: mistakes.

I've actually used this as a haiku prompt before, but seeing as it was nearly five years ago I'm feeling pretty okay with the repeat.

Training this afternoon went fine. It was good to get a refresher at two locations that I've hardly worked at (well, I've never actually worked at one of them). Still the most comfortable at the community centre but it will be nice to go to other locations with some more recent training.

Baby watch: we're getting into some interesting timing here, with Kat's birthday on Thursday and April Fools the day after that. I guess we'll see if baby has any thoughts on either date.

Mine:

You want me to learn
from them? I'd rather not make
them in the first place!

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Spilled across the shop's,
floor: teensy, tiny pieces
of my dignity

3 Comments:

morganna said...

It just slipped from my
Hand, silly me! How could I
Smash your wedding pic?

Greg said...

@Morganna: wow, that haiku packs a punch! It's really impressive how such a short three lines can convey so much emotion and hint at so much back story. That's really good work.

@Marc: Based on what you've said, I'm guessing it's Kat's birthday today, so Happy Birthday Kat (I'm writing this on the 31st)! My guess is that the baby's going to wait for the weekend myself, but they do have a way of surprising us all.
So if you've been refreshed does this mean you're finally going to get to be a body double for the Mayor? ;-)
I like your second haiku better this week because I wasn't expecting dignity in the last line and it just makes the whole thing. Like Morganna's haiku, it hints at so much story still untold.

Mistakes
A bad director
Blames the equipment and crew
For all his mis-takes.

---------
Spring turns to summer,
Young boy, old parents. They sigh,
A little mistake.

Marc said...

Morganna - hmm, I wonder who is doing the smashing here? And whose picture got smashed? An intriguing addition to your wedding saga.

Greg - yeah, I haven't had a call from the town since this one, so I think I might have been passed over for the body double work :P

Appreciate the twist on the prompt in your first one, more than I care to admit :P I utterly love the story in your second though, so I believe it wins this week for me :D