Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Flying and lying



Since it's National Poetry Month I'm going to continue to haiku you.
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wind-tossed leaves whirl,
dancing golden pirouettes
across the sky
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I'm also passing along an award that specifies I should make up great, big, honkin' stories about my blogmates.

The Soulmates award was bestowed upon me by Liza Carens Salerno, who claims on her blog that I once saved a mermaid. Wouldn't that be tale to tell around the beach bonfire? Almost as tall as the one about the surfer who was lifted up by a whale--and that was verified by onlookers!
You may discover the evolution of this award at Christi Goddard's A Torch in the Tempest .
To pass this on I must weave some new folklore for you.
Yvonne Osborne tracks the Far North for litterbugs. When she catches one, she makes him/her sift the sands of time or write flash fiction, which ever.
Terresa Wellborn moonlights at the British Library. The daily transatlantic commute is part of her Streaking for Books campaign, which includes open-mic poetry jam during flight.
Elana Johnson has cloned herself. It is useful for plot development, as well as juggling teaching, parenting, blogging. She is writing an e-book about her do-it-yourself cloning method.
Wen Prior has built the world's largest door to keep the ocean out. She has a patent pending. But it it doesn't work out, she'll write a song about it.
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As always, do not feel obligated to play--only if it's fun. That's all I've got, folks. Keep smiling.

21 comments:

Char said...

i love haiku - you write them beautifully

Terresa said...

Thanks for the honk/award/blog love. It made me grin, especially the "Streaking for Books campaign" bit. And you know something? I'd do it, too! :)

PS: Haiku has always frightened me. But yours? Brilliant.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

What a fun award...It's the beginning of a new fairytale/superhero story. :) I'm going to go check out your links....

Yvonne Osborne said...

Oh, Tricia! How did you know that's what I do on the side? Actually I make them eat what they littered and then write flash fiction.

I read Liza's post about how you swim in the ocean every day and for the blink of an eye she had me!

Thanks for the Soulmates award. It's all just for fun but it is still pretty meaningful to me.

Barrie said...

I am always amazed at people who can write poetry. Well done. Personally, I'm horrible at it. ;)

Stephanie Thornton said...

Man, I've always wanted to clone myself. I'll have to talk to Elana!

Super cool award- congrats!

Wen Prior said...

Oh what a cool award! It doesn't surprise me at all that you saved a mermaid. That sounds like a very Tricia thing to do!

Thank you!

storyqueen said...

Thanks for hitting us with more Haiku!

(I'm working on some haikus with fourth-graders today, so wish me luck!)

Shelley

Bish Denham said...

I LOVE your tall tales. But I think one of them is true. That one about Elana cloning herself.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Char: Thank you!

Terresa: Ha! I bet you would, and you would soooo raise book awareness.

Sharon: Oooo, I like that idea of new superhero stories.

Yvonne: You are so very welcome. That is hysterical that you almost believed Liza.

Hi, Barrie, thank you!

Stephanie: I don't know if I could stand two of me, but I sure would like the extra hands. :D

Wen: You're most welcome. *grins*

Shelley: That's fabulous. Can't wait to hear how it went.

Bish: Indeed. That is not a stretch, at all. :)

Elana Johnson said...

Okay, first I love how you used "haiku" as a verb. That was awesome.

Second. the haiku is gorgeous.

Third, I could sooo use a clone right now!

Paul C said...

Weeping cherry tree:
Swelling white buds promise joy
With weekend sunshine.

(outside our kitchen window)

Cynthia Reese said...

Haiku and tweets ... I just never COULD get the hang of writing in such a short burst.

Beautifully done, though!

Tamika: said...

Congratulations Tricia! You write so poetically, I love it.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Elana: I intend to haiku everybody senseless. ;)

Paul: Welcome, and thanks for sharing a spring-filled haiku. Lovely.

Cynthia: Welcome, and thank you, too!

Hi Tamika! :D

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Oh yes, please do continue to haiku us. So long as it doesn't hurt, I don't mind ;)

Congrats on your award!!

I happen to love the British Library. It's officially one of my favorite places on earth, so I will be sure to check out Terresa's blog, if for no other reason than they will indelibly connected to the British Library from now on.

L.T. Elliot said...

Congrats on the award! I loved the haiku. It's truly beauitful.

Donna said...

Orange lumpy things
growing crooked in my pot.
Boy, do I hate carrots.


(Haiku by second cousins Renee and Donna, inspired by Tricia)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Hiya, sweetness. I left an award for you at my blog ;)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I'm glad you found your award, Tricia! Have a wonderful weekend. :-)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Carolina: No pain in haiku--I promise. And thanks for thinking of me.

LT: Thank you so much.

Donna & Renee: Oh, my! Anti-carrot haiku. I'm sure that's a new theme. Thank you for being inspired. ;)

Shannon: It was a nice surprise. Happy weekend to you, too.