Monday Haiku and what I learned this weekend – 14 May 2012

This weeks weekend relevant prompts, for Monday Haiku are:

  1. Story – I had this story come to mind which was a bit more fantasy than my usual thing. That said it seemed a decent idea, so I spent some time fleshing the ideas out and the spine of the story, to see if I want to try write it.
  2. Disneyland Rose – As a mothers day gift, my son (well me really) got my wife a “Disneyland” Rose. They have a corny name, but are beautiful to look at, as they bloom in several colours, and smell nice too. They were named after the Disney world of colour. We already have some, but we had a slot open. That is the flowers on the picture above.
  3. Mothers Day – In the US, it was yesterday (the UK one was last month). Enough said.

So here we go:

Write a new story?

Unexpected world appeared

Defrosting the mind

Ok, Disneyland roses.

Corny named flower

Disneyland world of colour

graceful little rose

They really are a nice flower (not that I am an expert).

Excuse for a card?

or celebrate your mummy?

Happy Mothers Day

I was doing the dishes saturday lunchtime and looking out of the window. A little bird fluttered down, and landed on the corner of the roof of our garage. I watched it for a moment thinking how he knows nothing of our lives, the people living in this house. He knows nothing of having to pay bills, or buy food, or clean up. He knows nothing about watching my son grow up, the little things he learns, or the smiles. He knows nothing about why my son thinks it is funny watching the keg toss on Worlds strongest man. He knows nothing of taking photographs, or arranging a house. These are things he doesn’t think about. In a way he seems free. He inspired me to write this two part “bonus Haiku”. It is in between the lines below that I didn’t delete from copying last mondays post.


Little bird teach me life

realise the things we have

Oh, the cat got you

part two:

Couldn’t help myself

little flutter to my mouth

I am the cat, Meow!


Things I learned this weekend:

  • Some things in life are not as simple as they seem (see Bonus Haiku above).
  • Maybe the last LFC update for a few weeks as this was their last game of the season. It was poor in the league, but half decent in the cups winning one, and losing in the final of the other. We finished with yet another loss. Some changes needed over the summer. At least Man city got two late goals to win the league, meaning Man Utd didn’t.
  • Under the midday sun is not the best time to dig a hole in the garden.
  • It was my wife’s turn to clean the cat litter box 😉
My spam has dropped off this week but there is one entry I like for the  “Spam of the week“:
Winner –  – “You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!”.

This was on the post about the wordpress “Like” Button. Have a fun week.

Lexicon word of the day: balanitis.


19 comments on “Monday Haiku and what I learned this weekend – 14 May 2012

  1. The bonus haiku is pretty amusing – and those roses are just gorgeous!

    • Elliot says:

      Thanks Sheila.

      Yeah the Roses might have a cheesy name, but they are pretty. We have a 6 or 7 of them along the edge of one of our lawns.

  2. Elliot, as always, I enjoy reading your blog, but I don’t like the bird getting eaten. I know, I know, that’s pretty true to life, but…then redemption. The bird was metaphorically eaten by you and your Haiku. So, okay, then. All joy. HF

  3. crubin says:

    Unlike Harper above, my dark mind immediately favored the bird and cat Haiku. Go figure.

    Loved the spam of the week. Appears you need to dumb down your blog a little.

    • Elliot says:

      I thought you might like that one. It amused me too. It’s a little story through the preceding paragraph and the following what I learned this weekend.

      That Spam was classic. That Like button is just too much for me to understand. I think that spam was targeted at people who don’t realise that if there kids see something on tv or read it in a book, that they can tell them it is only fiction and you can differentiate it from the real world, i.e. morons.

  4. Jeannie says:

    What’s wrong with me? I was laughing out loud over the bird and the cat haiku! LOL

    Disneyland Roses? Let me use one of my favorite lines from the move The Holiday–“I like corny.” They’re pretty too!

    Awesome post Elliot 🙂

  5. Ann Marquez says:

    OMG I have a cat and bird post scheduled for Sunday Morning Thoughts. Do you find there are so many coincidences in the blogoshere? Another blogger and I have talked about this in the past. She calls it “topic synchronicity.”

    • Ann Marquez says:

      PS Got so caught up in the coincidence forgot to say … Enjoyed the post 🙂 And I love those flowers 😉

      • Elliot says:

        I’ve only noticed the occasional coincidence but that could just be down to what I read, and therefore blogs that I don’t see, and don’t know about.

        This short story (paragraph – haiku – learned line) came to me when I was in the kitchen and saw a bird, so that paragraph is 90% true. I started with the Haiku then the cat got involved, so it then naturally had a beginning and end that I could add. I never intended for this, I was just trying to think of something for the “bonus” haiku.

        I shall pass on your compliments about the flowers to my wife. I just dig the hole for it.

  6. DyingNote says:

    As long as United doesn’t win, huh? 🙂

    Love the Little Bird ‘bonus’ Haiku. We’ve kept away from keeping a bird bath or a sparrow roost although the cats keep insisting we do.

    • Elliot says:

      Yes, last sundays two late goals by city were a joy! The bird haiku was half a true story. The cat didn’t get it on this occasion. We have a nice bird feeder hanging from a tree but it doesn’t get filled lately since the neighbours cat figured out how to hide in the tree and wait. – That cat is actually quite funny. Aside from chasing him with a broom (it wasn’t intentional) he seems to be scared of nothing. If we have a party in the back yard, he pops over to hang out, even if there is children running about.

      • DyingNote says:

        Had a lot of fun with the street cats that we saw all over Turkey. Some of them seemed friendlier than the duo we have at home!

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