Oct 13

Haiku 966

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , October 13th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

fallen apples

flattened by tires

bees can’t resist

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Oct 01

Haiku 639

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , , , , October 1st, 2010

by Kelly

by Kelly

a propensity

for NPR, raspberries

and gray hair. Thanks, Dad.

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Sep 09

Haiku Review: Cucumber and Tomato Haiku

Posted: under Reviews.
Tags: , , , , , , , , September 9th, 2010

by Kelly

by Kelly

Summer is wrapping up. So too is the growing season.

While it’s especially hard for me, a Minnesotan who knows that winter is just a few months away, to say good-bye to the heat and humidity, I am at least able to acknowledge that summer’s end brings a delicious bounty of garden produce.

There are few things in life so grand (as far as I’m concerned) as a ripe tomato picked from your very own vine and drizzled in olive oil. I was thrilled, therefore when I stumbled upon a series of haiku in praise of the tomato.

The haiku were penned by Lori Writer, who writes for a Twin Cities food-obsessed web site called Heavy Table.

Her tomato haiku link to recipes suggesting new ways to use up your bumper crop. This one, in particular, stood out to me:

Tomato ice cream
sounds ghastly. But, tomato
is a fruit, you know.

Writer’s tomato haiku are actually a year old. I stumbled upon them because I was reading a more recent post by her in which she put together a collection of haiku praising the cucumber.

Like her tomato haiku, her cucumber haiku link to recipes suggesting various ways to eat all the cukes your vines have produced.

But I happen to like her introductory cucumber haiku the best:

Glorious August.
Long days, borealis nights.
Cukes, by the bucket.

And even though summer’s heat seems to have passed me by (fall has come on with a vengence here) I can’t stop myself from thinking about the recipe suggested by this cucumber haiku:

Lemonade Chiller,
tart and sweet. Leaves you cool as
any cucumber.

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May 10

Haiku 495

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , May 10th, 2010

by Kelly

by Kelly

strawberries. red plum.

eeny meeny miny moe

either way I win

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Oct 21

Haiku 294

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , October 21st, 2009

by Alison

by Alison

my dad sees them first –

brown-spotted wild pears that are

sweeter than they look

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Oct 16

Haiku 289

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , October 16th, 2009

by Kelly

by Kelly

one thousand dollars

later we learn that grapes are

poisonous to dogs

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Sep 20

Haiku 263

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , September 20th, 2009

by Kelly

by Kelly

fallen maple leaf

is the same apricot as my

Revlon pedicure

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Sep 07

Haiku 250

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , September 7th, 2009

by Alison

by Alison

red-speckled bushes

grow September blueberries

both sour and sweet

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Aug 16

Raymond Garraud: Haiku 7

Posted: under Guest.
Tags: , , , , , August 16th, 2009

a crystal clear lake

reflects a swan’s silhouette

and peach colored clouds


Read more of Raymond Garraud’s haiku.
Did you know Raymond Garraud writes one haiku a day? It’s true!
Check out his Twitter stream.

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Aug 06

Haiku 218

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , August 6th, 2009

by Alison

by Alison

it was his courage

that brought us our new life of

picking blueberries

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