Vacation Verse (Limerick & Haiku Prompt — through July 31st)

Sorry for the delay, but though my cast is finally off, I’m still having wrist problems.

Today’s limerick, haiku, and senryu theme is vacations. First, my limerick, which was inspired by my husband Mark:

Vacation Verse
By Madeleine Begun Kane

My husband is swimming outdoors.
I expect he’ll be back when it pours,
Which it threatens to do
Ev’ry day, so he’s blue.
Yes, vacations are rain guarantors.

And now my haiku (senryu):

I’m on vacation,
Yet here I am writing verse.
Give it a rest, brain.

Now, of course, it’s your turn. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to write some verse about vacations. When you’ve posted your poem(s), please return here and add a direct link to your themed poetry, using Mr. Linky. There’s no rush, by the way, because you have until August 1st to post it.

Limerick and Haiku Prompts Participants

1. Noah
2. Noah
3. Granny Smith
4. Bev
5. Bev
6. Shark Girl
7. Michelle
8. Linda – Nickers and Ink
9. The Mane Point
10. Beaman’s World
11. MomCat
12. Random Short Stories
13. Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife

UPDATE: Mr. Linky is now closed, but you can still add links to your vacation-related verse in the Comments. And if you’d like to participate in a new poetry prompt, you can always find my latest one here.

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11 Responses to “Vacation Verse (Limerick & Haiku Prompt — through July 31st)”

  1. SandyCarlson says:

    Ah, the brain, like rain, can’t resist vacation time!

  2. Noah says:

    My haiku might not seem like what a vacation is, but I’ve literally spent about $200 on books since I’ve been on vacation.

  3. Thanks! I’ve had both these experiences. It would take me at least the first three days of a week-long vacation to get out of “work” mode and into relaxing. :-)

  4. Raven says:

    I love both of these. The first one reminded me of a long ago trip to Jamaica during which it took me six of my ten days to figure out that it rained at the same time every afternoon and that that time happened to be minutes after I made my trek to the beach each day. I always enjoy your wry humor.

  5. Granny Smith says:

    I enjoyed both limerick and your haiku. I have never been able to write a humorous haiku, but limericks are easy for me if not always as humorous as I wish thay were!

  6. Bev says:

    I really enjoyed the challenge this week…even if my limerick Holiday Cruise is a little ‘shameful’. However, my Holiday Senryu is a little better…even if a little angry.

    And unlike Granny Smith, I find haikus easier to write than limericks.


  7. SharkGirl says:

    This was fun. I had to follow your link to learn first what the rules were in writing a limerick. When I write poetry, I don’t think about rules, so this was interesting.

    I’m not sure about a haiku yet. I don’t get it.

  8. MomCat says:

    Woops almost forgot to comment! Thanks for the “vacation” prompt, it was fun, will be visiting again. Thanks for being my 1st blog post.

  9. John says:

    Always struggled with the nature Haiku but in seeing that a Senryu can draw from these approaches, I am getting this form more

    1. Reflections/Observations of fickle or unusual or hypocritical or silliness of human behaviour

    2. Word Play – using words in an unusual [and perhaps technically incorrect] way or using a circumstance in an usual way

    3. Slapstick Humour Derived from Human Behaviour [Chaplinesque Humour] or strange situations

    4. Uncharacteristic Behaviour of particular groups

    5. Inventive or Creative Fantasy or Clever Juxtaposition

    6. Reflections on Nature/Animals in the Issa mode