Thursday, November 07, 2013

Haiku Monday: Your way.

Good evening folks,

It's posting time for Haiku Monday. Serendipity was kind enough to give me the win in the last contest. So here we are. Please listen to the video below. Particularly the wording in the song. I want you to tell me, how you did it your way. Relate to how you excelled. Regrets if any. How you did it, your way.
 
You know the drill. 5-7-5 syllables used for structure. The best haiku make use of both Kigo( seasonal reference), an’ Kireji (“cutting” word or punctuation ).  You can post as many as you want. Have fun with it. Closing for entries will be midnight Pacific time on Veterans Day, 11/11/13.

46 comments:

Karl said...

A wonderful wife
Gifted children who excel
A loose cannons pride

foam said...

Sinatra's i did it my way? I'm asking cause my flippin' corepad won't show me your link. Great theme, btw. Loverly haiku. Your love for your wife and children is always evident. I like that.

Doom said...

Good to see your contest! I missed not having it last week but surely understand, all around. Nice niche, by the way. Oh, here you go.

I wanted it all
easy love, easy life, lost
master retrained well

offered only blue
I made and took the red pill
as such I yet live

love but not marriage
I gave her freedom, took mine
single but happy

Doom said...

I dreamed one last night. Never mind from whence that comes. I even found a vid. Not sure if it warms the cackles... or raises them... that the kids still play.

Oh, and I am up!

I think I can win
too fast, too off, not a chance
a twitch and blood flows

foam said...

Here's one for fun..

She contemplated...

Why do it the easy way

When there's a hard way?

:-)

Anonymous said...

Hmm, interesting challenge, Karl.

Neither of these should surprise you.

I’ll do it myself!
Five year old bike mechanic.
Dad just smiled, helpless.

Out of step? Me? Nah.
Unimpressed by peer pressure.
My life, look; my way.

Serendipity

Doom said...

Awesome foam! Cruelly funny too. Doubt if anyone understand it though. ;)

Hmm, and Serendipity? I didn't know you were a little grease-monkey! I like the jib of your cut :0 in your second poem. It's a hard life, but true as can be had, innit?

Karl said...

Foam: Yes, it's "My way".

I've been accused by more than a few, of being a loose cannon. They are my claim to legitimacy, a source of stability. And always a source of great pride. As you with and your family. Your pride in son's and Pine Top is evident. A quality, I like as well.

I like your haiku. Had you been male, you would not have contemplated. You would have just picked the hard way by nature.

Doom: Wow, great showing. I'm running late. I'll get by to see your post tomorrow.

Serendipity: No Ma'am, they don't surprise me a bit. I could easily see a fiery Red taking things in her own hands even at five.

Karl said...

Foam:" As you with and your family. Your pride in son's and Pine Top is evident." Should have read: As with you and your family. Your pride in your son's and Pine Top is evident.

I should just turn off auto correct.

foam said...

She felt stifled, choked
Her gaze fell on distant lands..
With spread wings she flew

foam said...

I've sent some doozies out on autocorrect, Karl.

LX said...

Congrats on the win.

I've had no regrets about this version.

becca said...

is this theme still open I missed a week and am behind

becca said...

never mind i saw the date will be back with my entries

becca said...

here are my entries visuals will be up tomorrow

This or that, choices
one good, one bad, which is right
my way, only me

test wrong, sad eyes, smile
limited options, choice made
lifetime of heartache

Karl said...

Foam: Exactly, the coop is too full, it's time to fly.

LX: No offense, but I'm sorry to hear that. "I killed a cat in not a shy away" isn't a lyric, I would have thought you would find acceptable.

Becca: Wow, your second is pretty intense. I'll stop by tomorrow and see.

Anonymous said...

If any veterans are visiting Karl today, thank you for your service. Without all of you our lives here would be very different from what they are today.

Serendipity

Karl said...

Serendipity: A fine sentiment. I know both LX and Doom have served. LX capturing museum quality photographs of his time in Vietnam. And Doom, well where he served, no photographs are allowed. Still they, like all others who serve, stood up to make this country secure and its freedom (from outside influence at leased) and one of the safest places in the world.

I'm kind of hoping the low turn out this week is because folks are out honoring the vets around them. Otherwise it must be my aftershave.

foam said...

Nope, not you, Karl ..
There's just so many that are not playing anymore.

Anonymous said...

I've been absent Karl,
stalking through thick stuff - dead deer -
while others just drive.

Another example of my way. Mine was one of the few shots I heard...Still-hunting takes patience, persistence, attention, quick responses sometimes, also freezing your derriere off. You also have to like being out, I think these road hunters are just soft, lazy slobs. Visual if you wish to look at Serendipity.

I am thinking unless prodded, many once regulars are awol. Things do get busy, some people have moved to pinterest and facebook.

Serendipity

Rafael said...

Quality not quantity ..and y'all a plum full it!!


Mine; for quorom purposes only:

Wanting him to stay
Forked tongue lingers in his ear
As I say, "farewell"

Happy Vets day....a tad belatedly: (

Rafa

BlazngScarlet said...

What an awesome theme!
So sorry I missed it.
However, here's one ... MY way!

Tough, strong, hard, fighter
Warriors heart yields to 2
The Boy and lil' man

Karl said...

Foam: You're right and I know it. Serendipity may be right, if you don't reach out and issue a personal invite. Folks are too busy to show.

Serendipity: As I said at your place. Food over haiku, what are you thinking. Just joking.

I'm sure you're right about the other venues and the need to prod for attendance. However I'm beginning to think that the end may the be coming. Me, I'm happy to keep that it, I'm just not sure about other folks.

Rafael: Full of it are we. You who show up late and offer one for discussion only.

BlazngScarlet: I'm sorry you missed it as well. Nice message of strength and pride.

All: I will get the post up tomorrow. Sorry for the delay, something came up.

Rafael said...

Quality, Karl...full of quality:D

Y'all are too good for me... Blaze included! Might as well throw her in the ol' mix'n pot, yes???

Anywho...congrats to the WINNER, whomever it is. Fantastico!!!

Doom said...

Well, I think people are coming in late, too, so as to not be judged? No one seems to have the time. And... my medicine is about to go up, so I am backing out this week, of the competition.

My nerves get too jittery when judging takes so long...

Anonymous said...

Good evening Folks,

I'm sorry for the delay. I had something come up at work, I have to deal with. I won't have time to put a winners post together this week.

Foams second:

She felt stifled, choked
Her gaze fell on distant lands..
With spread wings she flew

Its message yelled, my way. This is my pick for the winner.

Karl

Rafael said...

No worries, Karl. I think we all understand what can come up during a day in the life. Foam is always a fine choice, and was my personal pick, as well!

Congrats, Foam...you have a quite powerfulness to yourself, which shines through loud and clear. Wonderful!!!

Will we be on for this Monday...same time, different channel?

foam said...

Me? Well then.. Thank you! I did not expect this.
Anyhoo.. I'll throw something together this evening since I will be AWOL over the rest of the weekend.
Hmm ..thinking here ..

Anonymous said...

Great job of hosting in spite of the late hour job crisis, Karl. Stuff does happen. No harm, no foul.

Foam, congrats. Ditto what Rafa said. I have met some interesting people through the Haiku Monday gig.

I may get an entry in - or not - will be off elk hunting, and may or not have Internet. We'll see. But I'll try.

Serendipity

Anonymous said...

Great job of hosting in spite of the late hour job crisis, Karl. Stuff does happen. No harm, no foul.

Foam, congrats. Ditto what Rafa said. I have met some interesting people through the Haiku Monday gig.

I may get an entry in - or not - will be off elk hunting, and may or not have Internet. We'll see. But I'll try.

Serendipity

Anonymous said...

Great job of hosting in spite of the late hour job crisis, Karl. Stuff does happen. No harm, no foul.

Foam, congrats. Ditto what Rafa said. I have met some interesting people through the Haiku Monday gig.

I may get an entry in - or not - will be off elk hunting, and may or not have Internet. We'll see. But I'll try.

Serendipity

Anonymous said...

Great job of hosting in spite of the late hour job crisis, Karl. Stuff does happen. No harm, no foul.

Foam, congrats. Ditto what Rafa said. I have met some interesting people through the Haiku Monday gig.

I may get an entry in - or not - will be off elk hunting, and may or not have Internet. We'll see. But I'll try.

Serendipity

Anonymous said...

Great job of hosting in spite of the late hour job crisis, Karl. Stuff does happen. No harm, no foul.

Foam, congrats. Ditto what Rafa said. I have met some interesting people through the Haiku Monday gig.

I may get an entry in - or not - will be off elk hunting, and may or not have Internet. We'll see. But I'll try.

Serendipity

Anonymous said...

I hope what I see is wrong. I only commented once...Yeesh

foam said...

I'm up with the theme of

Passion

Anonymous said...

http://thefoaming.blogspot.com/

Aunty Belle said...

Karl,
what a fantastic theme. The low turn out--well, we's all had that discussion.

Folks is busy, true, but weren't we always? Also, the word veri is an impediment. But... FB killed bloggin', to mah mind. FB is so quick, pretty thought--less. Nothing required of ya'. But it is rather vacant: "Happy Saturday y'all, going into Target fer a new aig-beater. Yak atcha' later" An' ya' expect folks to hit the "like" button fer this inanity?


Anyhoo, I owes bloggerville an apology fer bein' nearly AWOL. Am working on a post now, an will git mahself to Foamy's fer HM.

One thang more, Pappy Cracker were on National TV on Veteran's Day. He wuz part of an Honor Flight. Said it done his ole heart much good to see the response of all the folks. Pappy wuz at Pearl Harbor, then onto the Pacific Theatre. Anyhoo, belated gratitutde to all who may have a brother,father, uncle, grandpappy, cuz, who handed on freedom fer all us'uns.

becca said...

was a winner chosen or am I just over looking things again

becca said...

once again never mind i found the winner off to go play have a wonderful day XOXO

Doom said...

Karl, I am up with the contest.

I am going around, ringing bells this time. You often play, but I thought I would give you notice so it doesn't sneak up on you. Hope to see you there.

Anonymous said...

Friend Karl,

I think you know, but I stopped to let you know we have a brand new host for Haiku Monday this week. Nancy is at http://nrhatch.wordpress.com/

Come join us. Serendipity

LX said...

Merry Christmas

Karl said...

LX: Thank you Sir, it was a most enjoyable listen. May you have a Merry Christmas as well.

foam said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Karl!

LX said...

Happy New Year!

chickory said...

happy new year Karl! i hope this note finds you well and happy. all the best, this year, all years. xo