Wednesday, November 16, 2005

A Haiku

We watched a really touching show on the Dust Bowl in my U.S. History class yesterday. Survivors discussed their experiences, and the experiences of their parents, and I almost cried a time or two. Their stories were sad, but their strength and determination was encouraging. So was their trust in God. It didn't rain in the midwest for approximately 7 years! (And, I was quite fascinated that it was about 7 years.) Anyways, this haiku came to me today randomly.


Desolate, barren ground.
The wrath of God upon us.
Seven-year Dust Bowl.



So, there it is. I was moved to write a haiku based upon watching an educational show. I am such a nerd.

7 comments:

Elyow'eynay said...

Well I'm a computer geek so I guess you are allowed to be a nerd. And the haiku ...very very good Laura. I thought that you got that out of a book but you wrote that? Thats cool. If I had a haiku I think it would go something like this:

Hot, red hair.
Such a sexy stud.
Elyow'enay.

Thank you.

Owl of the Desert said...

Thank you for the compliment. And your haiku, well...it says it all. :-)

van Danne said...

You laughing at yourself makes me laugh. :-) But it's very like you Laura, and that makes it all good. Besides it's a good haiku and a subject not easily mocked. Though I have to say Adam's bringing some serious competition...

Table of Stone said...

i don't think I understand a haiku. I mean, I am seriously not trying to insult but it seems like a bunch of words that you just want to put together about whatever. Doesn't seem to take a lot of talent. I could be wrong. But from what I know, yours is a good one.

Elyow'eynay said...

Well if you think about it....thats all a poem is too..a bunch of words that you just want to put together about whatever. Thats really what anythign written is. A hiaku is just more fun..plus it has a cool name like Haiku so you feel really special when you write one..becuase you can go around and sya "Hey....you wanna hear my Haiku?"

THINK ABOUT IT!

Owl of the Desert said...

Yeah, haikus are a fairly simple form of poetry...if you know syllables. I never really learned the more elaborate and fun forms of poetry, like sonnets and limmericks. So, I have haikus. Thankfully, you have been blessed with a talent for poetry, Table of Stone, and I get to enjoy yours.

nate said...

nerd no, just easily motivated.