April 09, 2012

How NOT To Haiku

This is my first attempt at a haiku since second grade.  I remember why I don't like them.  Going from writing a post to writing a haiku felt oddly similar to the Facebook status to Twitter update transition.  The haiku scoffs at long-winded people like me.  This thing took me almost as long as a normal post.  I had grand dreams for the haiku, it was to be my masterpiece.  Alas, it stinks, and I'm not altogether sure I did it correctly.  Live and learn, take that A-Z Challenge for "H"!

Coloring bright eggs.
Six out of twelve cracked.
Why do skulls say Easter?


Arrrgghhhh, Happy Easter, matey!

MAYBE I could let skulls slide considering the death of Jesus, but a pirate patch?  Also missed the part of the Easter story that included unicorns.  {Unicorn egg not pictured}  The rub-ons included in the Easter dye kit confused me a bit.


Did you color eggs this year?  Curious to know your method...did you go with the original, giltterama, melted crayon wax {yes for real, I told my kids no}?  How did they turn out?


27 comments:

  1. I'm always a bit put off by the large Easter baskets that feature toy guns and tanks. Um? We're supposed to be celebrating new life--resurrection. Not death. So I'm with you on the pirate skull thing. And on the verbosity crushing nature of Haiku.

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    1. Thanks Lia! This will be the last haiku to appear on this blog, ever. And as a writing coach, thank you for concurring.

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  2. HA! We did color eggs this year. We even had some glitter in the mix. We missed the skulls and unicorns but we did have stickers with a biker dude and football in our kit. I guess that fits in with Easter... to somebody anyway.

    P.S. Most of our eggs were cracked. I blame the 2 year old. :)

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    1. Totally the kids! Six was actually a good number for us as compared to last year. I shivered everytime I heard..crack.

      I'm glittered out. My kids are like moths to the flame with the glitter glue and glitter period. I will probably find glitter to clean in my home until I'm 80.

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  3. You seriously crack me up.

    I know someone doing the A to Z entirely in Haiku. lol. I told her if I were clever, I'd respond in Haiku, which I'm not. I like words.

    I missed the guns/tanks/pirate egg kits? Just grabbed and went. Ended up with flowers and butterflies, which our one son discarded. Thanks for the warning. Now I'll watch what I'm doing.

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    1. No pun intended? :)

      That haiku A-Z is to be commended, I thought this was going to be easy! I want to see that blog. But they're probably really good at it, so nevermind.

      Well we got variety pack of all sorts of crazy stuff, crosses, cherries, cars, butterflies and the unicorns and pirate skulls. I could barely rub those darn things on there.

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  4. wow! I miss little ones. :)

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  5. We color them every year at my moms and use the crayons, stickers, dyes and this year paint. Our stickers had chickens and easter-y stuff. In fact my nephew was asking for BOY stickers. He wouldve totally appreciated pirate themed rub ons.

    I was already intimidated by your writing. Now you're a master poet. I am lucky you even talk to me.

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    1. You're mocking me, Majaski.

      My kids would LOVE painting them. I'm sending them to your Moms next year. Along with the 90 rub-ons we have left.

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  6. I agree commercialization has pushed Easter beyond its intended limits. It was only intended to celebrate new life.

    Great post! So glad I found ya on A-Z!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Agreed, where does it stop?

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  7. Also, your blog almost made me pee my pants...hilarious;)

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  8. LOL, not a fan of Haiku but liked this one.

    Nice to meet you, and I hope you're enjoying the Challenge!

    KarenG
    A to Z Challenge Host

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    1. Well Karen, I'm going to be honest...I've had a few tantrums about this challenge. I'm still here, and I think I'm having some sort of breakthrough. I don't know if that's a good thing yet.;)

      I have enjoyed reading other participants however.

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  9. We went traditional....but I'm sure as the kids get older we will get mad crafty about it!

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    1. In your house? Crafty? Never. The La's were adorable.

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  10. We didn't color eggs this year, nephew has outgrown it, and Lala doesn't give a krabopple about what they look like she just wants to find them. Next year will be glitter-palooza at my house I'm sure. Ugh I hate glitter. I loved the Haiku, seriously what do pirates have to do with Easter?! Lol Awesome egg though, looks like you guys had fun! :-)

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    1. Awesome egg. Singular. Haha, really the only one that wasn't cracked! The kids love it and had a blast egg hunting too. I will send you all my glitter...how bout that?

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    2. I have plenty! I'm not completely sure why but when you have a little girl everyone INSISTS on getting her a bunch of glitter stuff (because a baby can use all of that right?), or glitter Covered stuff. Now I not only have it all over the house, but am usually wearing several pieces. Glitter is not a good look for me... ;-) lol

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  11. Nice! My kids dyed eggs. We only lost a couple and they had a blast. No skulls or unicorns though ;-)

    New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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    1. Well, skulls and unicorns are well on their way to becoming an Easter staple, fyi;)

      Wish I had a cool blog name like "Writing in Wonderland"...I think I'm writing from the drive-thru, or back of a pick-up...certainly not wonderland in these parts.

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