May 21, 2012

In Which I do Haiku

It's Haiku Day for the 2012 Wordcount Blogathon. I admire poets, but I don't consider myself one.

Last year, I chickened out and had my mom write the haiku. Not only do I got to her for most of life's challenges, but she is a published poet.

Haiku 2011 (by Mom)

Motherhood begins
No lessons or a manual
Just sheer off the cuff

Continuing with the sheer off the cuff theme, I thought I'd tackle some haiku today.

On Writing

Try to calm my soul
to touch the emotions there
and create story


My sweet muses

On Parenting

Every night I swear
I will be a better Mom
the very next day

On Being a Woman

Tears, fear, joy and pain
are only some of the things
I tackle each day

On Blogathon

Discover new blogs
cherish blogs from last year's fun
grow as a writer

That's it. That's all my brain can handle.

Now I'm off to see
what my fellow bloggers did
with the haiku day

7 comments:

Liberty's Yarn said...

beautiful haiku
japanese has no plurals
and I love them all

Ok, you are much braver than me. I know my head would implode if I tried to comment to everyone's in haiku. LOL

Jennifer Willis said...

Nice, Tia! The first haiku poem I ever wrote was on a theme day during a previous blogathon . . .

Kate @ Teaching What Is Good said...

Tia, you did GREAT!! I'm so impressed that you wrote more than one. I'm such a poetry wimp myself. Last year I shared one my daughter's friend wrote -- this year I wrote my own. Oh well, lame is OK too!! ;-D

Melissa said...

The "On Parenting" Haiku is one I'm sure a lot of mothers (and dads) can relate to! Very good. :-D

Tia Bach said...

Liberty, I started off braver than I ended. ;-)

Jen, This is my first, since I passed it on to Mom last year.

Kate, Thanks!

Melissa, Thanks! I know it was true of my parenting, especially on "those days".

I need to make some more Haiku rounds today. Should be fun!

Susan Oloier said...

All of them are wonderful, Tia. I especially like the one about parenting.

Tia Bach said...

Thanks, Susan.