Yard Yarns (Limerick and Haiku Prompt)

Today’s limerick and haiku theme is yards and/or gardens. First, my limerick: 

I admit that I’m bad with a rake,
And disposing of leaves makes me quake.
So that pile—I ignored it,
But then was rewarded
With saplings—benign neglect’s wake.

And here’s my haiku: 

Milk, juice, chicken breasts
Plunged into backyard snow drifts:
My fridge on the fritz.

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 yards and/or gardens. 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.)

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16 Responses to “Yard Yarns (Limerick and Haiku Prompt)”

  1. Your limerick is excellent, there’s so much in there!

  2. melanie says:

    wonderful limerick and haiku! i am all for letting that rake go unused, you’re right just look at the reward that could come of it. and i just had a friend whose fridge went kapoot — and, yes, she took advantage of the cold winter snow until she got a new one :)

  3. Tumblewords says:

    How handy is winter? Fun stuff, as always…

  4. Linda N says:

    This one was really fun. With a houseful of preteens (for a slumber party), I found myself writing in mini-morsels. ;-)

  5. It sounds like you don’t have much of a green thumb either according to your clever limerick. Can’t say I have ever had to make use of the snow as a fridge yet. Your poems are clever. Keep up the good work. Have a nice night.

  6. Linda N says:

    And here’s the haiku:

    It took me a while to get back to this, as I had to light the birthday candles, serve the cake, and get the movie marathon started. zzzzzzzzzzzzzz



  7. Linda N says:

    I loved the limerick you posted. That’s hilarious! I had a similar experience, but with slightly riper materials:

    I hope your fridge is fixed before the spring thaw! (Don’t tell anyone – I have birthday cake chilling in my garage!) ;-)

  8. lilibeth says:

    I looked at all the lawns around and wondered why did we spray in the fall? hmmm.

  9. paisley says:

    i cannot believe how effortless you make this look… in my reality,, it never really is… both twisted and delicious!!!!

  10. Sara says:

    benign neglect’s wake

    I like that phrase. Creative.

    The haiku is LOL funny.

  11. Joyce says:

    Thanks for stopping by my One Single Impression post. Your place on the internet looks like fun! :)

  12. You are so very good at Limericks and haikuing!

    numbing nirvana

  13. Christine says:

    The tree liimerick is great! I need to remember it every time I beat myself up over my shabby yard.

    Lighthearted haiku too. Great way to work hand in hand with the weather.

  14. I just happened to have a haiku laying around that fit this category! Thanks!


  15. it appears the link didn’t work the first time… hopefully i am not doubling the prompt…my apologies if so…

    hilarious words… especially enjoyed the fridge… it was nice stoppin by as always… garden delight

  16. Loved your vibrant garden Limerick!