Saturday, September 4, 2010

Happy haiku to you and BBQ, too

The farmers' market was berry-beautiful this morning, which is a fine thing for this Labor Day weekend's Blog Party BBQ hosted by KarenG. Share virtual goodies and meet new blogging friends. There's always room for more.

I'm also totally in for Stephanie Thornton's Haiku Blogfest. This is Day 2, and I'm dishing up several pictures and poems.

their needle-sharp thorns

couldn't save the plump berries

from ravenous hordes.


old secrets lurk in

layers of stoney timelines--

a silent tick-tock.


I live in California earthquake country and wrote this with earthquakes on my mind. My blogging buddy, Wen Baragrey, lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, and had a terrible fright when they were jolted fiercely by a 7.1 quake. She wrote about it here. I'm sure she'd love to get some virtual support from anybody who cares to drop by.


I would drift like sea

foam out past snowy breakers

to the endless deep


This one is closest to where I am right now in both spirit and my WIP. I need the ebb-and-flow. I need to be lost in vastness. I need to see where the tide takes me.

Happy holiday to those in the U.S. and happy weekend to all.

P.S. If you want a little fun in your haiku, here's the link to my zombie haiku. And if you want to know more about my introduction into writing haiku, you can read that here.


Paul C said...

You provide a lot of fruitful links and haiku with this post. Most interesting.

Jemi Fraser said...

Love your haiku and your pics! Awesome :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful! And the pictues are great, too!

Franklin Beaumont said...

Excellent work Trisha. Your sea-themed haiku especially speaks to me.

Nicole said...

Cute haiku's :) and i felt the earthquake too! Though only the tale end, off to check out fellow kiwi's blog :)

Karen and Gerard said...

Stopping by for Karen's BBQ with some fried chicken and pop. Hope you are having a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Lovely haiku.

And the berry've made me hungry.

Have a great weekend.

Donna said...

Loved your last haiku. I hope you're riding the snowy breakers back to shore soon.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Those berries are mouth-watering!

I hope you get to enjoy the ebb and flow with your WIP this weekend!

Eeleen Lee said...

thanks for visiting my blog
love the haiku about the berries heheh- great contrast

Jan Morrison said...

Argghh! I was sure I commented yesterday but maybe Earl ate it!
I love your haikus and your photos...and that we are both bbq'ing haiku-ers!
Jan Morrison

Yvonne Osborne said...

Do you have a chapbook of these ready to go?? I love the silent tick-tock. And having just returned from working at a farmer's market, the first one was very nice. But the last one, if that is where you need to be in mind and spirit, than that is the best one. It's the thrill of writing, letting the words take you out to sea. Happy Labor Day and thanks for the links.

VR Barkowski said...

Ahh, you've made my day. Each and everyone of these is a jewel. I, too, feel closest to the sea right now. Only time will tell if I'm moving purposefully with the ebb and flow or just adrift.

I've been without TV and computer and just heard about the earthquake this morning. The photos are horrifying. My heart goes out to Wen. Let's hope she can go home soon.

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

yummy fruits on top.
festive post.

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

please feel free to take the awards in the post , share each award with 1 to 10 friends,

Awards 4 u

Happy Sunday!
Happy September

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Thanks everybody for stopping by and leaving such nice comments. I've been running crazy lately and not getting to respond to each comment, but I love hearing from you. Makes my day.

Ed Pilolla said...

i love endless deep.
beautiful photos with words to match.