about the artist

I Haiku; Can You?

A photo of the Scooter Man, just because!

When I made the Haiku book this week, I promised the class that I would attempt to write some Haiku to put into the book. This afternoon, I did some research about Haiku and found that the rules are not as rigid as I thought. So I began writing. Here they are:

Asleep on your bed
A sound awakens
Sudden mayhem

Your fragrance fills the air
Trees dressed in color

Curled up on the sofa
Nose in a book

A serious expression
Brain is working over time
You are a mystery.

Tastes like late summer
Red and juicy
Tomato love

I plan to do some watercolors on the pages and then print the Haikus. It was fun and almost addicting.

6 Responses to “I Haiku; Can You?”

  1. Janice says:

    I can’t believe how much Scooter looks like his dad. Just a little fuller in body and muzzel. Is he more dark charcoal color now?

  2. Diane says:

    You might explain haiku to Miles and ask him to give it a try. Caroline latched right onto the 5-7-5 structure and loved coming up with them. The combination of imagery and structure seemed to strike something good for her! Wonder if Miles would react the same way?

  3. Judy says:

    Great haiku! I wish our boys could get together – I think they’d have a blast! Why don’t you come walk with us tomorrow morning?


  4. Diane Pinney says:

    Great work, Gerrie; perhaps you will share the results of your Internet research with the rest of the class on Wednesday night. I am anxious to see your book. I didn’t have time to make one of my own~ 🙁

  5. dee says:

    Like them all but that last one actually made my mouth water…
    Scooter is so handsome

  6. Jeannie says:

    I like your Haiku. Scooter, you are a sweetie. Have a beautiful weekend, Gerrie.