Thursday, March 20, 2014

HAIKU MONDAY THEME FOR MARCH 24

                  Welcome, Haiku Monday Friends, old and new! 

Please play with us this week! You will not find a smarter, sassier or more thoughtful group of competitors. 

Haiku Rules:
  1. Format: 5 syllables (first line); 7 syllables (second line); 5 syllables (third line.)
  2. Seasonal reference is required.
  3. Cutting word/idea - strongly encouraged
  4. Visual - always encouraged
  5. Have your entry in by dawn's early light Tuesday (PT).
  6. Winner will be announced Thursday.

Theme is Altitude


Bon Chance to all!

34 comments:

  1. Altitude, huh? I'll see what I can come up with.

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  2. Hey, Fleur! NICE!

    Here's one from my chinny, chin...chin:

    Outerspace on earth
    Streaking through Antarctic's cold
    Naked, high on LIFE

    I'll fiddle with a post, but thought I'd pop in with my first thought. Maybe something a little tongue(?) in cheek for an encore 'ku... if the mood strikes me, of course.

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  3. Shoot, forgot my first link...

    OUTERSPACE ON EARTH
    Streaking through Antarctic's cold
    Naked, high on LIFE

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    1. Oh, I like the "streaking" and "naked". Excellent, Rafy!

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  4. Oh? Fine a lot. And I am up.

    Icarus's wings

    lifted to great height
    borne on spring wings of want
    drifting then? - undone

    For a moment

    escaping the norm
    summer's sky filling my eyes-
    BEEP - damn alarm clock!

    Blue

    winter mountain tramp
    snow, peaks, wind, white, beautiful
    what a world ~ so -cold-

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    1. This is your schoolmarm, speaking. Check your syllables!

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    2. That said, may I also add that these are beautiful and I love the visuals, too!

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  5. Thanks for the invite. You need to get your crack legal team after these folks for intellectual property infringement:

    http://www.pinstripeandpearls.com/women/brands/pearls-by-fleur

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    1. I am going to investigate this for sure! If my brother can get successful gastric bypass surgery in Tijuana, he can find me a good lawyer.

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  6. Great theme Fleur, I can't help but play, but cannot host next week. I am going to be out of commission. Nevertheless, here is an entry with a visual at Serendipity.

    Wild wings, primal calls --
    spring flight north to fatten, breed.
    Cranes: fierce and graceful.

    Cheers.

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  7. Altitude by latitude, Rafael? Awesome visuals.

    There is a lot in your haiku, serendipity. It's almost a book, somehow, but an interesting one. You wrap nature up so very well.

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    1. Why thank you Doom, a compliment form a wordsmith.

      Serendipity

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  8. Good evening Fleur,

    One to start:
    When seeking safe ground
    Altitude and attitude
    Are your best resolve

    Howdy Czar: Hope you are doing well. Throw a few in, yours are always a pleasure read. Maybe you could rattle a few other cages as well.

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    1. Good evening, sir. See below. An ode to a mutual friend of Fleur's and mine. Another to come that I just can't get my head around yet.

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    2. Very nice, Karl! I need to have that engraved on something.

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  9. Look at all the wonderful entries so far!

    Here is my contribution:

    on a warm updraft..
    the kite soars and swoops on high
    silhouetting dreams

    I'll let you know when I am up.

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    1. Elegant blend of words and images, Foam!

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  10. Karl,

    Almost sounds... tactical. *smiles*

    foam,

    Now that is carefree. I needed just a touch of that. I keep... forgetting?

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  11. Grooved blade meets pocked orb.
    Downward blast sends sod or sand
    To Dizzian heights.

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    1. This tells the story, Csar! Fabulous!

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    2. Hmm, this could be the ode, to my golfing history.

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  12. Just tinkering, and, well, my mind fell upon haiku. Urhm, no pun intended. Bleh. Pictures to attest, at my place.

    the latitude of
    attitude for altitude -
    give or take a whim

    so high, so mighty
    how far the great have to fall
    knees weak - nausea

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    1. Your prolificness is impressive this week, Doom!

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  13. My entries my dear visuals up tomorrow

    standing on the ledge
    view from up here crystal clear
    falling is easy

    mystery, magic
    voodoo they scream, shivering
    nah just some hot air

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    1. wonderful, Becca! Crisp and nice use of the theme.

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  14. Good evening Fleur,

    2 more for your review:

    Feel the need for speed?
    Step out the door, feel the roar!
    Plummet, soar, then pull!

    You may exit high
    At times you may exit low
    Touchdown always good

    Yea well, on the last one. until something goes, snap. buts that's another week.

    Nice turn out folks!

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  15. Evening Fleur,

    Here is another from Serendipity. True story - happened to a relative who ironically owns a successful parachute company. No time to jump, and he had to avoid crashing across a highway. He said nearly fifty years of flying and rehearsing for just such a disaster saved his bacon. I am certain he would rather have floated down in one of his chutes.

    “Fly the crash!” thought he.
    Wrecked plane, cut hand: damn lucky!
    No time for a ‘chute.

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  16. I's got a couple more for ya' Fleur...mostly cuz nothing's quite stick'n:(

    Lone atop the hill
    Altitude is attitude
    Summer's king reveals

    Springtime showers cleanse
    Lifting spirits; heaven bound
    Feet firm on the ground

    Oh...and I'm UP

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  17. Wonderful turnout, HM friends! Thank you all for participating--some of you have made multiple rounds! Now the hard part comes....!

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  18. Higher and higher
    Passions swirling; dizzying
    My lover lifts me

    Yep, late to the party ... but couldn't resist! :D
    Have an amazing weekend y'all!

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    1. Uhmmm... nice. I've been... thinking on just such notions of late. Such a sweet place, this world can be.

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