Tag Archives: Haiku

Hump Day Haiku – Bonifacio Day

30 Nov

Inspired by calls to poetry as an alternative to tons of rants and whines sprawled all around the internetz, I bumped into a Don’t Speak Whinese! post about something fun to do on hump days.

“What is a Haiku? It’s a Japanese poem with three lines (5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables) and is traditionally about nature. However, my Hump Day Haiku can also be called Haiku that Hurt! Or Hilarious Haiku… or err.. at least I think they are funny!”

I’m putting the Hump Day Haiku  button just on my post now, but hopefully I will have it form part of my main buttons on my 30th post, a challenge to myself to keep at it.

This is my Hump Day Haiku #3 (Dedicated to my Philippine National Hero Andres Bonifacio on his 148th Birth Anniversary Today)

Bayaning Andres

Bakasyon kami ngayon

Salamat sa’yo!

So that was a little lame. A little challenging to work the syllables using the Filipino language.

English: Picture of Filipino insurgent leader ...

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Hump day Haiku #4 (I could go forever hahaha but let me see how this one looks like)

You wrote, you fought and

Longed for the country’s freedom

That’s real. My hero.  

So much better! Uhm, I think I’ll resist the temptation from making another one and appeal to the nationalistic spirit of fellow Filipinos to aptly honor the life and loves of this revolutionary that truly deserves a lot more than what was given to him.

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Hump Day Haiku (Makes Two)

16 Nov

Well lookie here, another hump day.  Wonder where’d the past week went?

I’ve gotten some good feedback from some friends from the my first attempt last week so I’m taking another go.

And we’re off:

Here’s how the mob works.

Plead to their hearts, they’ll listen.

Overlord style fails.

I would have loved to write more about the events of the past week but I’m taking my sweet time. If you’re checking out my Twitter timeline, it has been quite a week for some of the things I really care about (my country and the people from it).

Hump Day Haiku (The Beginning)

9 Nov

Inspired by calls to poetry as an alternative to tons of rants and whines sprawled all around the internetz, I bumped into a Don’t Speak Whinese! post about something fun to do on hump days.

“What is a Haiku? It’s a Japanese poem with three lines (5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables) and is traditionally about nature. However, my Hump Day Haiku can also be called Haiku that Hurt! Or Hilarious Haiku… or err.. at least I think they are funny!”

I’m putting the Hump Day Haiku  button just on my post now, but hopefully I will have it form part of my main buttons on my 30th post, a challenge to myself to keep at it.

Did I tell you that I am a published poet when I was in elementary school?  Nothing grandiose, it’s this little long poem about writing a poem published on our public elementary school paper (I’m trying to secure a copy). I didn’t really pursue the craft, and except for Wheel of Time, Robert Heinlein and my other favorite books, I never did like long reads and finish by skimming.

So here goes:

Sky’s a mystery –

Blue yellow orange red gray

Just like a mood ring.

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