Wooooohooooowoooooooo Efurrybuddy! I have been a busy poetic pup in my semi-retirement! WOL! Today I present to you a Haiku Jam with the Beauwoowooootiful poetic kitty Buffy, Miss Firebonnet’s kitty. Go visit them here, and see all the pawesome photography and the rest of the furry family!
Thank youowooowooooo Buffy for the funfunfun! Here is our Haiku Jam. We chose a Springtime theme. Mine are in purple, and Buffy’s are in pink:
Springtime weather’s here
Did it ever go away?
The snow never came
Snow or no snow
Few birds to watch in winter
Spring is for feathers
Down feathers of babes
Drift about in the warm breeze
Springtime is sneeze time
With tall grasses to hide in
The rain comes at night
Rain, rain, go away
Don’t like my fur to get wet
Sun and cool is best
Cool is nice for Ku
I am a creature of heat
Basking in light divine
On hot sunny days
I dig holes to stay cool in
And play with ice cubes
Hot days turn to night
Prowling through the neighborhood
Scents and sounds heighten
Hot nights snow pups sleep
Mama and furblings nearby
Dream of winter nights
I dream in Mom’s arms
Silly cattledog is near
Maybe he needs love
Kisses and cuddles
Ear scritches and tummy rubs
Love grows in the Spring
Ku you fill my heart
Your fur could serve as my nest
But too hot for spring!
Four awards for me
A pup with his own bloggy
Mama helps me lots
Wooohooowoooo efurrybuddy! Today I am celebrating with Mama and sisfur Zoe. All together we’ve received eight bloggy awards! Click on over to Mama’s Bloggy to read about all the awards and see the nomination list, which includes pet bloggers! Here’s what Mama wrote about my awards:
My puppy’s blog, Haiku By Ku, has received 4 awards! Wooooowooooooo! says Ku. From Living with Izzy, the Shichon with Sass, The Liebster Award! From trifles, a blog of beautiful photography, The Cracking Chrispmouse Bloggywog Award and The Opposites Attract Award! From Ku’s kitty girlfurriend Nylablue, who is fighting bravely against pancreatic disease and other illnesses, another The Cracking Chrispmouse Bloggywog Award!
Wrote me a lovely review
Of my pawesome book!
Woooohooooowoooooo! Hey Efurryone, check out my latest book review over at Mama Bear Musings here. She’s not my MamaBear, but she’s another pawesome Mama Bear tooowooowooooo! Thank youwooowoooooo!
For those who haven’t heard, I wrote my book about my rescue from a puppy mill and healing journey to help raise money for animal rescue and welfare. Check out my Support Animal Rescue page for more information!
I compose my posts
On the floor of my bedroom
Strange as that may seem
I try to resist
But I think I’m addicted
To digging up holes
Puppy mill life was tragic
I feared for my life
But then my Mama found me
And brought me safety through Love
While she’s in the coffee shop
In the early morn
She says she’ll be a minute
But it feels like forever
Who had to read some bad poetry
Some caused so much pain in his head
That he passed out by the bed
And that’s how he picked the winners, you see
Wooohooowooooo! Thank you efurryone who pawticipated in the Bad Poetry Day Contest co-hosted by me and my buddy Oz! I made Mama read me all the poems several times to make sure I could pick the worstest, and Oz and I easily agreed! Great poetic minds think alike! The winners are…
- Worst Dog: Pierson at American Dog Blog
- Worst Cat: Savannah at Savannah’s Paw Tracks
- Worst Human: Taryn at A Tail of Two Cardis
- Worst Other Animal: The Guinea Sisters
- Fan Favorite: Sweet William the Scot
- Oz’ Favorite: Ruby the Airedale Pup
- Ku’s Favorite: Misaki
- Honorable Mentions: Ranger the Scottie for coming up with the contest idea, and Emma for having the pawesomest poetry writing picture!
Wooooowoooooooo! This was so much fun, and I hope you all had fun tooooowoooowooooooo!
Prizes will be sent out by Oz next week!
I walk and hike lots
But to keep things in balance
I watch Nature shows
And an eBook too!
My silly sistah
She sleeps with her tongue stuck out
I try to write a
very bad haiku as a
bad poem sample
My fellow poet Oz and I are co-hosting the Bad Poetry Day Contest to celebrate Bad Poetry Day on August 18th. Entries will be accepted this coming weekend beginning on Friday. Click the pic to learn more about the guidelines and prizes!
Today I will go over some common poetry styles to help you all out on your quest to be the worst poet! There are so many styles, so here is a good sampling for those who are not well versed (wooohoooo! a pun!) in poetry:
Limerick: This is the great Oz’ expertise. A five line humorous, often nonsensical, poem that has the rhyme scheme of a-a-b-b-a (that is lines 1,2, & 5 rhyme and lines 3 & 4 rhyme).
Haiku: My expertise! A three line poem, with the syllables for each line = 5-7-5. A modern style of haiku is less strict and just requires 17 syllables or less. Usually the last line has a “cut” or switch of subject and traditionally they are written about nature (though not required).
Tanka: Similar to haiku, but five lines with syllables of: 5-7-5-7-7, often the last two lines have a shift in tone/feel.
Sonnets: A 14 line poem often on the topic of love. It follows the rhyme scheme of a-b-a-b… or like Shakespeare: a-b-a-b-c-d-c-d-e-f-e-f-g-g. Sonnets are also usually written in iambic pentameter meter/rhythm: soft-hard-soft-hard. Since this is a bad poetry contest, don’t worry about meter too much if you are not familiar. 🙂
Free Form: Free form poetry gives you the freedom to rhyme, or not, have a meter/rhythm, or not, choose the number of lines, and the subject. Be creative!
Other Broader Styles:
Narratives, Epic Poetry, Ballads: These are much longer usually, and tell a whole story.
Odes: Poetry usually of a serious subject matter.
Lyric: More personal and light subject matter.
Satirical Poetry: Satire.
I look forward to hearing Mama read all your bad poems to me! Good luck and have fun composing! Woooowoooooooo!
I’m sistah Nalle
I’d like to write a haiku
Like my brother Ku
But I’m not sure what to do
So here’s a tanka instead
There once was a poets’ contest
Where you had to be the worst instead of the best
You can write in all different styles
So the process doesn’t take a while
And Oz and I are here to pick the worst
Woooowooooo! A Limerick in honor of my fellow poet Oz to announce that we are co-hosting the Bad Poetry Day Contest to celebrate Bad Poetry Day on August 18th. As Oz says:
Of my newly published book
Please support rescues!
Wooooohoooooowooooowoooooooo! I’m so very excited and thankful to announce that my book, Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, is published and available for purchase. You can order it through Create Space Here or Amazon or Barnes & Noble or by clicking the picture of my book cover! Also: Amazon Canada, Amazon UK, Amazon India, and other international Amazon stores.
The purpose of my book about the story of my rescue is to raise awareness about puppy mills, animal abuse, and to raise money to donate to rescue groups for all animals: pups, kitties, horses, chickens… I will announce donations on this blog as they are made.
My book is not too long, includes some haiku, and it is written suitably for the reading pleasure of both children and adults. Please help support our cause!
Feel free to re-blog and help spread the word. All is greatly appreciated! Thank yooowooowoooooo!
A little boring and dull
But so worth the wait
become friends across the globe
Misaki and Ku
Thank yooowooowooo pretty Misaki! I am so happy to have you as my furriend! Woooooowoooooooo, Ku
If any pet blogger wants to be a Haiku (5-7-5) or Tanka (5-7-5-7-7) Guest Blogger, just send me a comment! I’d love to have yooowooowoooo!
Ku you’re so handsome
Your friends in the park are cute
But handsome is best!
Thank yoooowoooowoooooo for such a sweet haiku Sammy!
Two dogs become friends
Both are expressive poets
The same but different
Happy Friendship Day! Wooooowoooooo!
I became Mister August
Super model pup!