Thursday, April 10, 2008

My first try at Haiku!

Boys always laughing
Girly talking and screaching
Life never quiet

Head pounding wildly
Ears ringing and mind whirling
Need a moment's peace

Now it's eight o'clock
Winkin' Blinkin' and Nod sail
On the misty sea

My favourite time
Tranquility envelops
Golden twilight hours


  1. ...and it's a great one! I can so relate to the headache...especially towards the end of the day. Bedtime sometimes can't get here soon enough :)


  2. WOW - excellent!!!!Kudos to you!

  3. good job! i never really got haiku, but yours rocks!

  4. Wow, this is so well-written. You should be a writer. Oh wait. :-)

    After the kids are in bed is my favorite time too! Nothing beats it! People always say that we'll miss the mess and the noise when the kids are gone and the house is always quiet. I can see missing them talking to me, or having someone else in the house, but I've never been able to understand how people can actually miss the mess or the disobedience or the sloppiness or the...well, I'm pretty sure I won't miss those things!

  5. Nice, very nice...
    I live in Vermont and we have a drive-by poet who occasionaly leaves Haiku on little signs along he roads. You get a line and then in another 100 feet or so you get another...
    Drive by haiku...yours would work beautifully

  6. Yours rocked. :) Now you've "morphed" again, trying new things.

    Loved the silence envoloping part.

  7. Happy, Happy, Birthday! I completely understand the feeling of being glad to be in your 30s. I felt the same way. I felt that finally people would take me seriously and give some credence to the fact that I did actually know what I was doing as a mother. You and I have had sort parallel lives, I am a little further down the road than you, so let me just make a prediction that in a few years you will be back in college earning that degree - partly because you have a lot of years to make a difference to others after your own kids have left home - and partially to prove to yourself that you can. Right now you are doing just what you are supposed to, setting a firm foundation for your kids to rise up tall and strong from. Congratulations on your achievements thus far...and all the achievements to come.