Posts Tagged ‘Finance Haiku’

Finessing Popularity

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Finesse is the word of the day over at Writers Block Daily. It prompted me to write a limerick and haiku:

Finessing Popularity
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A man with no hint of finesse
Was quite popular. Why? Can you guess?
Neither handsome, nor funny,
The guy sure had money
To spare and was known for largesse.

Finance and finesse
Both begin with the root fin.
End of resemblance?

Wall Street Woes (Limerick & Haiku Prompt)

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

We’re in the middle of a financial crisis that affects almost everyone.  So I hope you’ll join me in writing limericks and haiku (senryu) about our Wall Street woes.  First, my limerick:

I shudder when opening mail,
And my sinking accounts make me wail.
I would sure like to beat
Up those guys on the Street,
But I fear that I can’t afford bail.

And now my haiku (senryu):

Financial vultures
First gobble up our assets,
Then demand dessert.

Now, of course, it’s your turn. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to write some verse about Wall Street woes. 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 October 3rd to post it.

Limerick and Haiku Prompts Participants 

1. Elephant Small
2. 2nd attempt-Random Short Stories
3. sister AE
4. Bev
5. Bev
6. Nickers and Ink
7. Just Someone

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