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Silly Haiku Wednesday — Time

The theme for this week is: time.
We’ll call this one:
The Messy House Haiku

Join the fun!

Always chores to do,
Always blogs to visit and read,
No time to do both.


Yes, I know a proper Haiku is so much more than a 5-7-5 syllable pattern, but I wasn’t invited to do a proper Haiku. I was asked for a silly one, and Jenn explains the concept thusly:

I was recently told by a reader that what we’ve been doing all this time is not so much “Haiku” but “Senryu” because we aren’t specifically discussing nature, and we often inject humour to our works of literary brilliance.

To this I reply, simply; “Don’t care!”

In fact, he’s right. However, I’m not a Haiku purist – and most people, which until that day included me, don’t know and really won’t care to know the difference. What we’re doing is expressing our thoughts and feelings in a format that makes us happy. It tickles our funny bones. It inspires creativity and, more importantly, camaraderie. So really, what we call it is largely irrelevant. But thanks for your opinion.


  1. I think your haiku could be a motto for many of us Quilly, I love doing this but always feel like I am ignoring things that need to be done. I really like your haiku
    .-= amanda´s last blog ..My First Silly Haiku =-.

  2. I think most bloggers feel the same way – we’d so much rather be doing what we love than slaving over a broom, mop, dust rag, laundry… etc. Let’s create a movement! Errr… maybe not. I sorta like my house when it’s clean, even if it doesn’t happen as often as I’d like.

    Glad your pipes are back in working order, Quilly! I found it funny that you wanted internet over running water, but I definitely relate. 😉
    .-= Jenn@ You know… that blog?´s last blog ..Silly Haiku Wednesday =-.

  3. Don’t I knOW it!? And look — we BOTH quit our jobs to stay home and blog – and we STILL don’t have enough time for it! LOL! What is WRONG with this picture???
    .-= Melli´s last blog ..POPcorn! =-.

  4. hahaha- love it “the messy house haiku”- I admit I’m laughing too hard to read the rest of the post so I’ll be back. 😀
    .-= gel´s last blog ..Wanderlust =-.

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