Haiku & photos

So, Gary over at Pottery Blog asked us to do haiku for our pets in his comments. Mine was pretty bad, but was inspired by this photo, so I figured I had to show you all:

I don't do haiku
Sibu won't look when he plays
when I'm bugging him

I think if you click to enlarge, you can just see the tip of my finger as he is trying to grab it. So, the rules of Haiku are three lines, first containing 5 syllables, second 7 syllables, third containing 5 again. I thought I should give it another try.

View world upside down
Whiskers act as antennas
Call mothership down

That works for both of those photos. That is kind of fun, as you can tell I have never done Haiku before. Give me your best Haiku about your pets, or drop over and give them direct to Gary.

Have a good day all.


Hilary said...

Ah that's what I get for not reading carefully. I missed the part where they were specifically "pet" haiku. The timing was right for my current post, so I went back to Gary's and did this one..

Jack Russell Terror
Benny pesters my feline
And hisses ensue

Leah J. Utas said...

I don't have a pet, and I'm lousy at Haiku. Maybe Sibu will give me some ideas. If something strikes me, I'll be back.

the Bag Lady said...

Haiku is definitely not my "bag"! hehehehehehehe (sorry - couldn't resist)
But yours are pretty good, sis!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

OK, but I am breaking the rules here, OK? Spike asked me to:

Sibu Pegasus Cat
Spike cat adores her fine long fur
Her sexy whiskers too.

Well, a cat advised me, so ...

Reb said...

Hilary, I loved your haiku on Gary's blog and this one too! Thanks!

Leah, I hoped Sibu might inspire those that didn't have their own.

Thanks Sis. Give it a try, you'd be amazed how easy it is.

Gary, thanks! Should you tell Spike that Sibu is a boy too?

Hilary said...

Spike fancies Sibu
Not that there anything wrong..
Learned that on Seinfeld.

Krishna said...

I love the last picture. i love cats but their dander does not like me!

hebba said...

I think the kitty would approve of the haiku's! I have a friend who is a musician who often writes songs inspired by her cat. My favorite is called "Not Quite a Love Bite" From the first posted picture, I'm sure you can relate.

Reb said...

Hilary, you're right of course.

Krishna, I can relate! Somehow my Himi and my friends Siamese don't bother me as much as my sisters domestics do.

Hebba, I certainly can relate ;)

Anonymous said...

Calling down the mothership! That is wonderful :))

I posted mine over at Gary's place. Just saw it all this morning. (Darn sinuses)

Anonymous said...

HA!!! I hope Gary sees your comment that Sibu is a boy! Poor Spike...he's so confused...

Frank Baron said...

Benny is a twit.
With more energy than sense.
But he makes me laugh.

Dianne said...

ahhhh the pet glory!

I love Sibu and the mothership haiku is really good!!

Hilary killed me with the Seinfeld line

and Benny - anything Benny is magical.

I am haiku-less!

Reb said...

Kcinnova, thanks. Sinuses can be our worst enemy!

Thanks for playing Frank. I love it!

Thanks Dianne. I've never tried them before this.

carla said...

Ive been mulling this over all day and still CAN NOT BELIEVE YOURE GONNA SEW A BATHINGSUIT.

perfection or not you are my hero for the attempt.

Id love to know how to sew....

Reb said...

Thanks Carla, I'll let you know how it goes!

David Cranmer said...

You did an excellent job with your haikus. It must help to have a great source of inspiration like Sibu :)

Btw, what a small world. I checked Gary's blog and discovered he lives in Etna, NY which is close to where I grew up, about 10 minutes away. I'll have to stop by the pottery studio the next time I am back home.

Reb said...

Thanks David! Sibu is a wonderful inspiration for all sorts of things ;)

It is a small world and Gary is a wonderful potter.

Crabby McSlacker said...

great haikus!

She finds us asleep.
At 3 a. m.--- "Mrow! Feed Me!"
We love you, but scram.

Reb said...

Crabby, thanks! That is wonderful and oh, so true!

MizFit said...

and? the bathing suit?? :)

Britta Coleman said...

Great photos! Love the tie to the poetry.

Penelope said...

Love the pictures and the haiku.


Reb said...

Mizfit, I have it cut out and I think I have figured out the sewing machine settings, I will start sewing tomorrow.

Britta, thanks, glad you liked them.

Karen, thanks. Penelope not feeling up to haiku?