Saturday, March 8, 2014

Refrigerated Haiku


Day 8 of the March Slice of Life Challenge!  Check out other Slicers' offerings at Two Writing Teachers.

At Christmas, my daughter gave me a set of magnetic word for writing haiku and other poetry on my refrigerator.  Fairly recently I got all the words separated and somewhat organized on the side of the refrigerator...

And then I wrote my haiku:
No matter how many words you get in these sets, you always want more.  They must have sugar in them.  Like candy, words are addictive - you can never get enough.
A haiku requires willpower then.  You cannot indulge in wanton wordiness.

Ok, though you shouldn't indulge in wanton wordiness with a Haiku, you can however play with its format as much as you like!  So I'm trying Haiku Deck here with the same words.  Fun!


Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

15 comments:

  1. Love the refrigerator haiku and even more, your simile and love of words!

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    1. I went to your Haiku page and saw Haiku Deck. I'd seen it on another blog, too, so just had to try it finally! Fun!

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  2. Haiku Deck is fun. I haven't played around with it, but a colleague is encouraging me to do it because the images they have available are spectacular. To prepare a visual presentation takes hours of curating images, but it sounds like Haiku Deck is a good option to assist you in that search. I'm sure you've heard of online Magnet Poetry as well: http://www.shadowpoetry.com/magnet.html Thanks for sharing.

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    1. They do really have good images and easy to search for, too. I'll check out online Magnet Poetry. I think I have, but it's been a while.

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  3. I need to do more with Haiku deck, have seen a few & love them, like yours, Donna. I gave all my magnetic words away to a teacher at school, but have some lovely magnets with quotes on them! Fun to see what you did. When I was in the classroom, students played with the words so often, posting a poem nearly every day. They are additive!

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    1. I do like using the magnets, as having fewer words to work with is really a challenge and focuses me. But it is limiting. I'll bet the kids really had fun with them.

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  4. Ah, the sweetness of Haiku and spring. Love, love Haiku. Students loved it. I always had them attach a small sketch with it. Yes, one must be precise to invoke the praise of the natural. I have a set like this--need to get it out! Thanks for the reminder. Also, thanks for reading my blog although I'm not "out there."

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    1. I think you should get your set out, and try HaikuDeck, too! Get your spring thing going. Maybe it will hustle along if we all start writing about winter's end!

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  5. You have me inspired to try out my Haiku deck!

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    1. You are going to love it. I have another for tomorrow since I have to be ready a day early for Sundays.

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  6. A cold poem that warms the heart - inspiring for sure!

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    1. Oh, I do hope it warms up more soon. It was 42 here and sunny today...very exciting! But we're still buried in snow.

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  7. That's a great idea! We have the "Shakespearean" version of those magnets, and use them to leave love notes. :)

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    1. That's sweet. I made one once online for my husband and now I can't find it. Must be in my sent mail. I think HaikuDeck will let you save as a PDF also, so it would seem you could print it if you chose to. Otherwise you can also email them. So more options for those love notes!

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  8. Love both formats and Haiku's. My favorite though is wanton wordiness....I just am in love with that.

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