Friday, June 01, 2012

Haiku Monday: Hurricane




















Good afternoon friends, It's Friday, June 1 and as promised the topic for Haiku Monday. Moi in her infinite wisdom (likely she's overworked and under rested) chose me is a winner, so here we are. If

First a bit of ground work. Five-seven-five format, please. You may leave as many as you like in the comments section of this post. Two will be judged, please identify them. I will consider entries posted before midnight Monday Pacific time. And barring scheduled problems will post the winner on Tuesday. Now on to the actual topic, as I mentioned its June 1. The first official day of hurricane season. Even though we've already have two names storms, it's predicted to be a mild season. Although I would remind, both Irene and Lee were comparatively mild storms. They did some major damage. So what is your impression of a Hurricane or for that matter any swirling mass of hot air will do. Good luck to you all.

56 comments:

Karl said...

Here's mine:
McRaven op success
Bush cyber warfare command
Berry takes credit.

Heff said...

Winds start picking up
Another season begins
Heff loves to be blown.


(sorry, LOL!)

Karl said...

Heff: No apology necessary. If you win, will you reopen your blog to host?

You and Donna doing OK?

PNW Gal said...

Hello Karl - great topic, I promise to give it a whirl this week. (it's Boxer.)

Karl said...

Boxer: That's good to read. You have been missed. I hope all's well with you and you're doing OK.

Anonymous said...

Hi Karl, Great theme, and timely! Your's are always action-packed.

I have two offerings.

1)
High rise panes rain down,
shattering downtown. Trees crush!
Twigs *under* shingles!

2)
Midnight daylight wakes;
eerie song from weatherstrip.
Tornado twists neigh!

There is a graphic for one at http://serendipitouswildmoments.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/in-the-eye-of-a-cyclone/

Have a great weekend. I look forward to everyone's contributions.

Serendipity

Anonymous said...

Karl, Odd - I can only post on your site from Internet Explorer, not Firefox. Don't know if others have a problem, but if so they may need a diff. browser.

S~

grins said...

Evil detritus

flies like bullets up the streets.

Butterflies are gone.

foam said...

Good topic! I'll try, but inspiration is elusive at times.

moi said...

Super theme! I'm in, but not just yet :o)

czar said...

Awaiting eye's calm . . .
Still . . . some storms never slacken:
House-and-spouse vortex.

foam said...

Will my windows hold?
For hours, winds batter and howl..
Then! All at once ... calm.

grins said...

Hey Czar! Is it supposed to be fly or flies on my haiku?

LOL House and spouse vortex. Don't get your cortex in a vortex.

czar said...

GrinsCurm:

"cortex in a vortex." love it.

On your question, it depends. "Detritus" is the plural of "detritus," although I'm not sure anyone needs more than one. Looks good to me, though. I think you're covered either way.

PNW Gal said...

Gale force alcohol
A big easy libation
epic hang over!

(I still can't drink them and it's beeen 30 years.)

Happy Haiku... Saturday? :-)

czar said...

Dylan springs Carter:
Balladeer advocacy
Blowing in the wind.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_(song)

foam said...

Hunkered down I wait..
Rains pelt, winds batter windows.
The house groans but holds..

grins said...

Good one czar. I had never heard of Hurricane Carter before.
Foam: Weird how the house groans huh?
Red: I remember seeing a forest after a hurricane. Looks like a box of splintered tooth picks that got spilled.

serendipitouswildmoments said...

Curm,

Just like that. Jackstraws or Pick-up-sticks. Before I was born, there was a hurricane that strayed away from the coast and played itself out in the Adirondak Mountains of Northern NY. It laid dense forest down at that time, for a stretch of 25 miles or so. Probably 2 decades later, when I was a teenager, I hiked through a "trailless" route in some of the backcountry that took me through that area. Even after that amount of time the damage from that storm was breathtaking. Although that much time had elapsed, I remember covering a 1-mile stretch over which I never made it down to the ground. The only way to move was to worm through, under, and over the fallen trunks, while trying to avoid being impaled on protruding branch staubs. This was mixed with young trees of a vertical nature that were trying to push up through the mess. Since then I have only seen one incident that left something similar. That was a microburst that passed through the Black Hills a couple years ago and laid down a ponderosa forest over maybe 100 acres or so. That was not so bad as the whirling hurricane wind in that the microburst laid all the trees in a single direction, trunks parallel, so they did not stack the same way. It was, however, ridiculous to get through.

moi said...

(Bwahahahahahaha to Boxer. Been there . . . glad it's over.)

I'm up:

‘84’s airwave
assault. Rock mir wie ein was?
So much for punk rock.

Anonymous said...

Boxers IS great, no?! They sound wicked! (I have never tried one as I don't like sweet libations.)

Serendipity

foam said...

@ grins..
Yes, both of my haiku are inspired by hurricane Hugo which pummeled through NC with a vengeance.

becca said...

as requested by Rafa here are my entries i hope you like them


pain screaming hitting
emotions rip through like storms
safe I watch from my room


harsh rain hits the tin roof
tapping out a rythm all their own
I listen in awe

Pam said...

Life swirls around me;
I remain calm and centered.
Eye of hurricane.

Best attempt from me -- am out of practice!

Aunty Belle said...

shrieking summer rage,
torrential fury unleashed:
Euro cash crisis.

Aunty Belle said...

LOL @ "cortex in vortex."

B-babe, us'uns know good hair of the dawgs--c'mon down heah!

fishy said...

Well there sure is a storm of activity over here.
Karl is now the The most interesting host too!


We had hopes Beryl
would quench our drought crusted need.
No satisfaction.

Camille came shrieking,
throwing tress and heaving seas
Biloxi sang blues

Hurricanes at 10
Gators aligned to defend
Florida takes sides

fishy said...

Uh.... that would be throwing trees

Karl said...

Good afternoon All,

Thank you all for the fine turnout. This will be most challenging to judge and write up.

@Serendipity: I don't use Firefox so I can't explain the problem. I'm glad you're able to post through IE.

May I add; Cortex in a Vortex would be a great name for a rock band.

One inspired by the phrase:

Cortex in vortex
Coriolis thought cyclone
My ideas flushed

Rafael said...

Karl:

Here's mine for the rock pile:

Furied is the wind
Liquid air whips sea to land
Washing way what was

Visual at: http://ramblingsfrommytyper.blogspot.com/2012/06/haiku-monday-uragano.html

Rafa

P.S. HI, Becca, glad you through yours into the HAT!!

Anonymous said...

Nice turnout!

Karl whips up frenzy,
tossing out cyclonic storms
for haiku junkies.

;)

Serendipity

Karl said...

Haiku crack monkey,
haiku junkies. How about
an enthusiast?

@ Bella: Forgive my overlooking a newcomer to the Korner. Welcome and thank you for your submission. Please come again.

chickory said...

fun challenge theme! Im waiting for the chicks to go in the coop, then I can grab 'em, put them in the carriers and drive to ATL - with about an hour and a half left to post!! weeeeeeeee

PNW Gal said...

go Chickory! Go!

czar said...

Lattice of coincidence: We had a cluster of trees removed from our backyard today. I went out to the street and saw this:

http://static.mascus.com/image/product/large/a76971e9/Morbark-Hurricane-18,34731447.jpg

czar said...

PS: No, that's not our backyard.

Karl said...

Chic9: Keep your mind on the road and your hands upon the wheel, drive safe!

@ Becca: Please excuse the above typo.

czar said...

Sorry, one more thing. Karl, this is for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yULyuxrZWYY

Karl said...

Czar: As it was then, it is worse now. The bureaucracy of academia is killing any real education in this country. If you have some time, you might find this fellow interesting.

He spoke this morning regarding, the bureaucracy and the business of colleges and how they are stifling creativity.

Anonymous said...

Seems youhave plenty of *enthusiasts* writing about disaster for you here! Great participation, if this tropical deluge keeps up, you are going to have rough seas for a'sailin to the safe cove of a decision. (For my comment it has too many syllables ;) for yours, just enough.)

s~

Karl said...

Serendipity,

When faced with a deluge, one should be reminded to go with the flow. Vector to safe water. Then find the appropriate landing.

Here the choice will be tough, however I will find the best landing.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Karl, I thought I was done with haiku, but I just got a phone call and can't resist describing the action since it fits so wll with your theme. Remember I live in the dry wild west where folks irrigate hay, and that rattlesnakes abound in moist meadows.

Ballerina whirls;
cyclone with croquet mallet
dashes rattler dead!

For the rest of the story visit Serendipity...

moi said...

Ruh roh, poor snake dead.
Makes my heart so sad. Unless,
handbag is the plan.

Anonymous said...

LOL Moi! Nice comeback.

chickory said...

Nature's death spiral
is sacred geometry
neither wrong nor right

grins said...

Moi, If that was a commentary, there are no poor snakes. I hope you get a closet full of handbags. I am never writing about wildlife again.

That's kinda Zen Chickory. I was going to say Zenny but it sounded stupid.

Hey, anyone heard from Troll?

foam said...

My of my, you certainly have your work cut out for you ... :)

moi said...

BTW, Karl, to back up Serendipity: I can get on your blog using Firefox, but not into your comment's page. This is recent. Haven't been able to get into Grins's forever.

grumpygranny said...

Wow, such great haiku and a wonderful theme. Sorry I missed this week, but I was in a little emotional hurricane of my own. I'll look forward to seeing who the winner is. Tough job, Karl!

GG

Karl said...

Good morning fellow enthusiasts,

Thank you all for the great turnout. Could those of you who The submitted more than two, please tell me which ones to judge.

@Moi: Do you think it would help if I changed my comments settings? Has anyone had trouble commenting on your site?

Anonymous said...

Karl,

My initial 2 dealing with your actual stated theme are the ones to judge. The other comments were for fun.

S~

foam said...

I have a bit of a problem commenting in these particular type of comment boxes. I think it's an iPad thing though. I'd use my laptop, however my 15 year old has been hogging it for online classes, skyping,
Etc. I was just having trouble right now. I don't have this trouble with other comment boxes it seems.
I have the same trouble over at Rafael's place.

fishy said...

2 and 3

I guess

:-}

CoreyJo said...

Okay so I missed the deadline to be in the running for the coveted title of Haiku Winner, but I thought I'd share mine with you all anyhow.


From out of no where,
A force to be reckoned with.
That was Margaret.

You can see the visuals and accompanied explanation at Monkeys & Windex.

CoreyJo

PNW Gal said...

Bwahahah to Moi.

Karl said...

Evening all,

The winner has been posted.