Retirement Haiku to Start the Week

Haiku on my Mind.

In addition to my blog here, I contribute to a more lighthearted blog called Cantankerous Old Coots. Over there, my compadres and I attempt to foster a spriti of cantankerosity in our rreaders. We aske readers to tell us what topics they would like discussed and then we deliver posts for that topic. Well this month the winner was haiku. We were all surprised that our audience was so sophistocated and literate but maybe they just wanted to put us on the spot.

More Bad Poetry for you

I just finished my response with four new haiku. I won’t pretend that they are good. They do meet the syllable requirement, however. Since I firmly believe that no bad poetry should go to waste, I have posted the new haiku on my Bad Poetry Page here at Ralph Carlson Blog for your pleasure or derision.

But wait, there’s more!

While I’m in the mood however, I decided to invest a little more time and write some retirement haiku.

Haiku One

What’s an evil plan?

Don’t do the usual thing

And surprise yourself


Haiku Two

What makes you happy?

What should fill your perfect day?

Dreams make it so.


Haiku Three

Who said you have to

do just what the others do

Search for your passion


Haiku Four

Retirement Lifestyle

Fulfilling lifelong wishes

Not just sleeping in

Vote for your favorite and when you comment, make it in haiku form.  Three lines with five syllables in the first, seven in the second and five in the third.

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{ 10 comments… add one }
  • Hansi April 4, 2011, 9:39 am

    Haiku mania has struck…I voted for #3
    Hansi’s last Blog Post ..Reefer Madness

    • Ralph April 4, 2011, 9:47 am

      Blame is on Justin. He’s the literary Coot.

  • Bob@Common Sense Conversation April 4, 2011, 4:24 pm

    Number tw…if I must…but I’m not even gonna try to write one. My head hurts enough already.
    Bob@Common Sense Conversation’s last Blog Post ..Compromise- governance…or abandonment of principles

    • Ralph April 4, 2011, 4:47 pm

      Bob,
      Whatever you can manage will be sufficient.

  • Bill Murney April 5, 2011, 3:01 am

    I’m no poet but it’s number 3 for me.

    Life is for living

    Man you are a long time dead

    So live for today

    Told you I was no poet.

    Bill
    Ashton-under-Lyne, UK

    • Ralph April 5, 2011, 6:35 am

      Bill,
      thanks for the effort. All I can do is match the number of syllables. The higher level requirements are beyond me. You get a ten for this comment.

  • Satisfyingretirement April 5, 2011, 12:55 pm

    I like number two
    It can make a perfect day
    dream dream dream away

    • Ralph April 5, 2011, 2:43 pm

      Bob,
      Very good.

  • Sire April 5, 2011, 6:04 pm

    I voted for #4 and I think #2’s third verse is a syllable short 😉

    When time slows down some
    It doesn’t stop completely
    You have time to choose
    Sire’s last Blog Post ..Back From LA With A Tip For Bloggers

    • Ralph April 6, 2011, 6:42 am

      Sire,
      You caught me.I was short a syllable. Thanks for your addition.

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