Pedestrian Poems (Limerick and Haiku Prompt)

Today’s limerick and haiku theme is walking. First, my limerick:

Ode To A New York City Walk Signal
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Oh WALK light, you change way too fast.
Your pedestrian green doesn’t last.
You force me to run
Cross the street, which ain’t fun.
So thanks for this cumbersome cast.

And now, my walking-related haiku:

Solitary stroll
To escape the telephone.
Cell phone outsmarts me.

Now, of course, it’s your turn. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to write a limerick or haiku (or both) about walking. When you’ve posted your verse, please return here and add a direct link to your themed poetry.

(If you need some tips on limerick or haiku writing, I link to some helpful sites here.)

NOTE: My Ode To A New York City Walk Signal limerick is an apostrophe.  And no, I’m not referring to a punctuation mark.  Miss Rumphius tells us that an “apostrophe is a poem which directly addresses a person or thing that is generally absent.” So I thought I’d address one to a walk signal that’s tormented my husband and me for years.

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12 Responses to “Pedestrian Poems (Limerick and Haiku Prompt)”

  1. paisley says:

    your limerick is perfect!!!!! you are always so quick on the twist!!!!

  2. LittleWing says:

    ok…no limerick but i gotta few haiku…this is fun MK…thanks for the prompt!!

  3. Daisy says:

    I love it – so very true!!

  4. Linda N says:

    Here’s my LIMERICK:

    Thanks for the prompt! ;-)

  5. madkane says:

    Thanks everyone! And Linda, just do one at a time. Fill out the rectangular box with one post and hit enter. Then after your link appears, do it again with your other post.

    I just removed your Mr. Linky link to your home page and replaced it with your haiku post. Why don’t you try doing it for your limerick post.

  6. Linda N says:

    Finally learning Mr. Linky,
    How to use that little blinky.
    A little dense,
    without much sense,
    Guess I’ll have to sit and thinky.

    Thanks for the info. Now I get it. ;-)

  7. Tumblewords says:

    Ooops. Didn’t leave the permalink. When I clever up, I’ll write a poem about that error.

  8. lissa says:

    I can understand that limerick – I live in NY and sometimes it’s best to run to cross the street.

  9. madkane says:

    Wow! You people are fast responders this week! :)

    Tumblewords I deleted your permalink and posted your post link in Mr. Linky.

  10. sister AE says:

    I found a more than one limerick in me this week. I’ve posted the one for your prompt with Mr. Linky. You’ll find my poem with limerick stanzas here (my entry for Read Write Poem this week):

  11. Quotesqueen says:

    Not only a limerick and a haiku, but a poem, too!

  12. Nela says:

    Hi i have some limericks too: