Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Sports in Seventeen Syllables...

The topic for Sparrow's Haiku Contest-


mostly overpaid,
pampered, egotistical
players and coaches.
ten dollar hot dogs,
five dollar cokes, foam fingers,
fat drunks painted blue.
When I was a kid,
Little League was the most fun
of Summer vacay.
Terry Bradshaw, Pete
Rose, Rosie Grier, Johnny Bench...
it's been a looooooong time.


Anonymous said...

Great kues, when ya gonna post em on Sparrow's site?


Jean said...

Soon as I decide on which one to post first. Leaning toward the fat blue drunks :-)

boneman said...


Jean said...

sweet dreams...

Doom said...

Competitive mice racing,
send them in,
they do the same.

Hrmm, I do not know the rules for your poetry or rhymes, I suppose that is as close as a cat gets to barking or is it as close as a dog gets to meowing?

I like several of yours. Well, all of them. Lots of help there, but... I think drunks is the most modern, up-to-date one though. But Terry Bradshaw one has a nice (sad, good, longing) memory factor.

Jean said...

You're in the ballpark, Doom...heh.
5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables. That's the haiku form Sparrow uses.

boneman said...

I have a book translated from Japanese, and the guy who did the translating spent a bit of time with it...
seventeen syllables.
just seventeen syllables.
Giving the first or the last word to the author allows a second dimension to the piece.

boneman said...

Best line off TV this evening....
"For those of you who didn't realize just how much porn there was on the net, your lives are about to get a whole lot less productive."
(My Name is Earl)

Jean said...


kdzu said...

It'd be hard for me to get less productive.

Not sure if that came out right.

Jean said...

*ahem* Well... ;-)

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