Thursday, August 28, 2008

Late Summer Haiku Challenge

To me, the photo below really captures what this time of year looks and feels like. It also inspired the following haiku. There is something enigmatic about the haiku. Its strict 5-7-5 syllable structure somehow bringing an openness to the poem. I look forward to reading your submissions.

Peaches wait for fall,

Getting sweeter all the time,
Moving into earth.

22 comments:

Patrick said...

Chef makes videos
Foodies rejoice, grow fat and,
as always, enjoy

Anonymous said...

HARVEST TIME ARRIVES
A FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR
FOOD IS PLENTIFUL

Jackie

Anonymous said...

warm sun on my face
huckleberries in my pail
my, but life is good

Jackie

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BEING HERE
LUCKY TO LIVE BY THE LAKE
CONTENT TO STAY HERE

JACKIE (I love haiku)!

Anonymous said...

The tree is sagging
Time to relieve it of fruit
Apple pie is near

Jackie
Oh, oh--this is addictive. I CAN quit, I CAN quit, I CAN quit!!

Anonymous said...

Fresh fruit falls to earth,
Time is scarce before decay,
Make precious this moment.

Mike, Wilmington NC

Anonymous said...

Encapsuled sunshine.
Fuzzy soft and velvet smooth.
My chin dripping juice.

Anonymous said...

Where is my chicken
Steak, potatoes, rice or pork
Drats! Haikus today!

Anonymous said...

golden red sunshine
in the earth you sink quickly
this day is over

Anonymous said...

It's raining today
Wet, cold, windy and drippy
I think I'll bake bread

Jackie

Scott - Boston said...

Yo, banana boy
Eda Nomel's lemonade
Race car... Tuna nut... I

Scott - Boston

Anonymous said...

Blackberries, peaches
Juicy cobbler intended
None left, ate 'em all

Jackie, yet again--sorry

Derek F said...

Insects sip and slurp,
The peaches loose their insides,
Disappointed bite.

- Derek

Anonymous said...

The bread is rising
Dinner guests are on the way
So no more haiku

Jackie
(I know, I know--good news)

Nate-n-Annie said...

PEACH HAIKUs:

I hold in my hand
Spring's rain and Summer's sweet sun
Time in a bottle

A fuzzy baseball
Peach fragrance invades my nose
I take a bite: crunch!

Juice drips down my chin
Warm nectar races shirt-ward
I need a napkin!

Anonymous said...

chef john,
you're a dork
but we love you.

Michelle said...

my dearest chef john!
you make such delicious food
will you marry me?!?!?! :D

Vicki said...

Nothing to do with the peaches, sorry, but my favorite haiku from a Threadless T-shirt:

Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don't make sense
Refrigerator

Metroknow said...

golden split stone fruit
cut, orbs seared with flame and smoke
grilled sweet peach passion

(feel free to substitute "glass elevator" as the last line :) - I was SOOO glad I was not drinking chocolate milk when I read Vicki's comment............)

Sami said...

Run! While the sun still
smiles; or Thanksgiving tears weep.
Food babies abound.


*snap snap snap snap snap*

Connie said...

Fell you did
Rotting on the brown dirt
Eaten by ants

jonathan segal said...

Peaches on the ground
It's that time of year again
Say "goodbye" George Bush.