This week Ron’s words are Life and Give. I was struggling with these two words but this morning I had a eureka moment, which was quite strange considering I had a few too many glasses of wine last night and I didn’t expect to wake up full of ideas! Amazingly I didn’t have a hangover, in fact I felt quite clear headed, strange indeed. I made myself a cup of tea and then I looked at my birthday cards sitting by the windowsill, and my friend Christine’s card caught my eye, with these cheeky words:
“The Older you Get The Better You Get Unless you Are A Banana.”
Typical Christine she likes to have a giggle! Well I’m grateful for her funny card reminding me that I’m getting on a bit, as it has given me an idea for this week’s haiku words, Give And Life. Her card is very appropriate too as I happen to love bananas, but having said that there is nothing quite as unappealing as an overripe banana. This squirrel knows he’s munching away at a very tasting looking banana, but could it be his last banana? Do any of us know when our time will come? So enjoy every mouthful of life that’s what I say, don’t just nibble half hearteningly go at it with a big bite!
Give me one big bite
Before your jaws clench honey
Adios sweet life
Poor squirrel I hope I didn’t knock him off his happy munching spot, he looks pretty healthy so I’m sure he will munch his way through many more tasty bananas.
The next haiku is not cheery in nature perhaps its the result of my reading The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King, my current read.
If you’re interested in writing a short story here’s a link to the Stephen King Guardian Short Story Competition, closing date is 18th December, 2015.
Car of death
I can’t embrace life
This car gives death bites
I’m a murderer.
© Marjorie Mallon 2015 – aka, Kyrosmagica. All Rights Reserved.
My mind really does work in mysterious ways! All this from a birthday card, it’s amazing where inspiration can take you to, so keep an eye out for those unexpected sources lingering everywhere.
Here’s the links to Ronovan’s blog to join in the haiku fun:
And his excellent advice on how to write a haiku, I like to refer to this from time to time to refresh my memory:
Bye for now,
Marje @ Kyrosmagica xx
I was wondering how your head would feel this morning after your wine treat after work yesterday – see I don’t have to bother reading this and your two great haikus. Inspired, I really enjoyed reading them and the cute photo. So squirrels like bananas, who knew!
Thanks Annika. Yes I didn’t know that squirrels liked bananas either, I found the photo on pixabay, you learn a new thing every day!
You were really fired up on this challenge Marje, very strong haiku .
Thank you Denis, that’s kind of you, appreciate your encouragement. As always I enjoyed writing this weeks haiku.
Amazing! Happy birthday–I love that squirrel pic and the banana poem especially.
Thank you Janice. 🙂
Loved your whole post, Marje. ‘Banana Love’ was a wonderful salute to ‘enjoying every mouthful of life.’ You are so right about never knowing where inspiration will come from. Belated Happy Birthday!
Thank you Olga, glad you enjoyed it, and thank you for the belated birthday wishes!
I like your haiku:)
Thank you. 🙂
It’s very interesting how that card inspired you to write these two very different haiku. Both good but I can’t help loving the one of the squirrel more. I loved the picture of the little guy munching on that banana too. Ha, ha! So cute! 😀
I kind of have a fondness for the squirrel too! Thanks for your lovely comment Vashti. 🙂