June 28, 2010

The Season When The Sun Shines Most, A Haiku

ivy in summer


Popsicle stained chin

door open SLAM! open SLAM!

(open SLAM!) sum-mer.



Tell me your haiku.

Share yours here in the comments (can be about anything!) or at your blog (be sure to leave a link if you do) and I'll choose the one I love the most, and buy the winner a gift, something fun and specifically for you that I'll pick out from the farmer's market or one of my favorite boutiques around town...

(winner can be from anywhere, I'll ship to wherever you are)


71 comments:

  1. steph, you are so sweet. :) here's my completely off the cuff attempt:

    mighty machines on
    gogurts being eaten up
    playing construction

    sound like your life before you had a girl?

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  2. much to do today
    have to make a list to check
    and get it all done

    it's the best i could do with my stupid half-caff coffee. you are the best, steph! xo

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  3. Hmmm....

    Delicious smoothie
    Peanut butter, banana
    With yummy goat's milk

    ^_^

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  4. So fun!

    Tired eyes open
    Smiley baby peers and grins
    Pats my face. Morning!

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  5. I'm gonna do it on my blog today! Actually, you've inspired a whole Haiku week. After all, I have a BIGHUGEGIGANTIC soft spot for Haiku.

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  6. spread your wings and fly
    embrace freedom and life
    always find your way home again

    Nell
    @nelltaliercio.com

    casualfridayeveryday.com

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  7. Written while my sons whir around the living room :)

    crazy sunshine boys
    asking to swim constantly
    "Let's play outside, Mom!"

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  8. *embrace freedom and where it takes you

    (((edit)))

    Nell
    @nelltaliercio

    casualfridayeveryday.com

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  9. (((i needed blog content today. wink wink.))

    http://casualfridayeveryday.com/2010/06/28/hai-what/

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  10. playing 'til sweaty
    cooling off with ice cream cones
    can't skip bath tonight

    Inspired by my fabulous current summertime days with a 3 year old and a 19 month old! :)

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  11. So tired I could weep
    Just wish they were all snoring
    Very short of sleep!!!

    Not very positive but all my kids are in various stages of coughs, streaming and splutters and every time someone falls asleep they wake themselves by coughing... this time will pass I know and I will get back to my jolly self!!!

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  12. Here's a more positive one!!!

    Winter sunshine nice.
    Stories under the table - tents
    Crumbly cookies.

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  13. And I took your time
    For this vacant rhyme? listen:
    You’re all that is real

    http://twitter.com/ablankcheck

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  14. this is fun!

    spread your water wings
    and swim, swim away from me
    Come back for push-pops!

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  15. This is fun! Here is mine (with pictures because my baby is too cute for words)

    http://mischiefandlaughs.blogspot.com/2010/06/anna-loves.html

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  16. Always on the go
    Smiles and giggles all day long
    Mama needs a nap :P

    (and yeah, totally googled "smiles" to see how many syllables! that kind of day!)

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  17. This is my all time favorite Haiku:

    Haikus are easy.
    But sometimes they don't make sense.
    Refrigerator.

    And one by me:

    Summer dreams come true.
    Packing, moving, pictures too.
    What will next year bring?

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  18. wearing my p.j.s
    shower today or not
    I am guessing not

    :)

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  19. Shirt stuck on her head,
    "Can you hep me, peez, brudder?"
    Sibling love is sweet.

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  20. http://secretagentmama.com/blog/2010/06/28/haiku-monday/

    There's mine. Thanks for the inspiration, friend of mine!

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  21. Because my newborn is on a nurse-all-day-and-night-long thing ...

    on you go latch quick
    tender soft but painful yep!
    eyes look up and melt
    -----
    What mothers will do for their babies huh?
    Fellow baby wearer ... Jill

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  22. treatment date set
    a mother I will be
    I V F it is

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  23. Here's mine (also posted on my blog):

    baby boy nursing
    flutter sucking, sleepy grin
    off he goes to sleep

    http://kblog.theschellingerhoudts.com/2010/06/29/from-where-i-sit/

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  24. my first haiku and first attempt to writing a poem in English...

    http://mamaboricuaenbrooklyn.blogspot.com/2010/06/my-summer-haiku.html

    Marixsa, Mamá Boricua en Brooklyn

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  25. Can my prize be that little beauty in all of her girly cuteness in my mailbox? I need a girl! Here's mine:

    Music on the wind,
    "Ice cream! Ice cream! Ice cream pleeeeeease?!"
    Grateful chocolate smile.

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  26. Summertime heat wave
    Sun-toasted sparkling wet kids
    Take my breath away

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  27. Pregnant belly grows
    My mama patience grows thin
    And yet, life is good.

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  28. Happy Monday.

    So fun!

    Here's my try

    http://keepingupwiththejohnson5.blogspot.com/2010/06/quick-summer-haiku.html

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  29. rain falling on me
    and the world, we drink it up
    droplets quench our thirst

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  30. You are such a kind soul :) Giving a gift to someone, just because. And I'm sure the gift will be AMAZING because you have exquisite taste in...well, everything! I am so doing a haiku on my blog today. Thanks for the inspiration, Steph :)

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  31. Here's my pensive, depressing haiku of the day:

    The road is not smooth,
    It's full of bumps and holes too,
    It's life, and not fair

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  32. We just spent a wonderful week away as a family which inspired my summer haiku for today.

    Vacation I love!
    The piles of laundry upon
    return, we aren't friends.

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  33. I´ve posted mine on my blog... http://living-big.blogspot.com/2010/06/missing.html

    :)

    PS: love the photo in your post - so summer-y :)

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  34. Baby Girl is here
    Completed our family
    Made her brother "Big"

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  35. Okay, here's the haiku:

    http://www.desperatelyseekingsilence.com/2010/06/28/a-haiku-and-why-i-now-look-like-a-stalker/

    and i'm totally embarrassed about how much I sang your praises! But I promise...I am NOT a weirdo, psyco stalker.

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  36. seven little blessings
    dirt stained feet
    our house just sold
    where will we go?
    polished 50 little piggies today

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  37. Rain is pounding fast
    bugs will be my company
    please! bugs, out you go!

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  38. here's mine...

    http://daytontime.blogspot.com/2010/06/haiku-for-u.html

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  39. So fun: Inspired from my prayer shower yesterday...

    Hands on my belly
    Unspoken words of hope
    Strength for tomorrow

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  40. unbalanced, a haiku

    Other side, Mama.
    Sigh. I shift him on my lap.
    Double D. And C.


    -elizabeth ;)

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  41. Here's mine!

    -Jen


    http://jenchic.blogspot.com/2010/06/he-came-near-haiku.html

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  42. sweaty summer nursing
    pump (spray) pump (spray) pump
    full belly


    written as i pump beside the computer instead of sleep. mommy's work is never done. :)

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  43. Suitcase yet to pack
    Memories yet to be made
    Happiness to come

    <3
    nadia

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  44. Here's a late June haiku for you, Steph:

    Flowers bloom careless
    On the roadside, the soft days
    fade, the birds calling.

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  45. babys gummy grin
    returns to nursing gently
    wish time could stand still


    I truly enjoy your blog :) Always zip right over when I see it pop up in my inbox :) - This is my haiku :) (Can you tell I'm a (sigh) working full time momma of a little one?)

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  46. She dances her joy:
    Spin! Stamp! Within, her sister
    Mimicks her movements.

    (For the 19 month old daughter I watch, and the 32 week on the inside I feel daily.)

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  47. Love this Haiku and her smile.

    It goes by so quick
    I find myself longing for
    chalk stained hands and feet

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  48. One of my favorite things about summer:

    Lightning rips the sky
    Summer storms full of fury
    Thunder shakes the Earth

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  49. Very generous of you! Your blog always puts a smile on my face!

    Here's mine, inspired by my exhaustion :-)

    Sleepless nights abound
    Oh, crying, soothing, nursing
    The day brings sunshine

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  50. Not sure if this is allowed, but I am editing...(my nature, sorry! ;)

    Hands on my belly
    Silence. (Tears) Warmth. Peace. Power!
    Strength for tomorrow

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  51. baby wearing love
    even though they will never be
    mine borrowed summer

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  52. little hand creeps up
    warm and soft,seeking mama
    pats me on my neck


    Am loving reading these! kschroeder616 at gmail dot com

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  53. About Jackson, who is in a really cuddly loving phase right now.

    Red Chubby cheeks smile
    Sloppy sweet kisses often
    Gets sweeter each day


    Also? Best assignment ever. : )

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  54. This is my favorite Haiku that I wrote recently:

    Why is it so hard
    for my kids to remember
    to flush the toilet?

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  55. dawn breaks over us
    little wonder at my side
    stretches up to nurse

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  56. Love it!

    Baby wakes, wailing.
    Hush little one, back to sleep.
    Just needed Mama.

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  57. Beholding what I
    Love with smiling eyes no one
    can compare to you

    My honey finally came home. The military life is interesting. But it teaches me to be grateful.

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  58. Rolling waves meet shore
    Bliss! Peaceful... ow. Sting! Burn! Darn!
    Sunscreen in my eye.

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  59. fun! the slamming of the door totally reminds me of my childhood. love it.

    i joined in here:

    http://momentswithlove.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-want-to-live-more-haiku.html

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  60. Steph, this was so fun! Thanks!

    Mine is up here...

    http://butterflymama.blogspot.com/2010/06/summer-nights.html

    I love these, they are all so great. I especially love Lisa's @ heaven sent (both of them) and Heather's about the flushing of the toilets. (Not that my opinion counts for anything, just sayin - thanks for the inspiration!)

    Hugs,
    Heidi

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  61. I played along!
    http://charpenette.blogspot.com/2010/06/summer-mornings-haiku.html

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  62. We're getting a hand-me-down recliner (I like to call it a recycliner), so I wrote a haiku about it:

    Our chair is new, well-
    to us, but college is for
    being quite frugal.

    This was fun. :)

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  63. Beautiful Steph! Here's my attempt...

    http://www.littlegreenpastures.com/2010/06/perfect-haiku.html

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  64. A new day begins
    I can't let food be my friend
    Weight Watchers starts now

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  65. The breeze stings my cheeks
    scorched by the bright Summer's sun
    I'll lay here all day

    :)

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  66. look at my girl eat
    black beans, tortilla, a peach
    when did she grow up?

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  67. Your games make me happy.

    My entry is here:

    http://www.tout-est-des-roses.com/?p=2251

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  68. i was forced to leave
    silly comments in haiku
    at moments with love

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  69. I know I'm late with this but I just saw this post and had to join in - it's okay if your contest is over! I had fun thinking of this as I was watching my baby sleep.

    http://ayearwithmomanddad.blogspot.com/2010/07/spiritwise-haiku-for-sunday.html

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