Friday, August 30, 2013

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This weekend we're asking you to harken back to your grade school days and write a haiku.  No word restrictions, just stick to the structure as defined below.

HAIKU (noun) : an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables respectively 





Return

Summer vacation
Hacked this blog. Kids now in school, 
Trifecta again!


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I was going to write a haiku and then explain why I hadn't been around since, what, May?  Then I thought I'd just do it with my response.  I missed my Trifectan friends!  I hope to be back more regularly now that I don't have to hear maa-maaahhhhh ALL MY DAYS OF SUMMER.

For those of you in the States, have a safe and fun long weekend!








28 comments:

  1. Back in school with kids
    Time for Trifecta withers
    Will post when I can. :(

    Me, as a teacher and you, as a parent, we find ourselves on opposite sides of this discussion. I truly enjoyed my summer and having the luxury of time to think and be creative. Enjoy your time, now that you have it. Look forward to savouring the fruits of your labour. :)

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    1. Hello, Tom! I can relate to your teaching duties: I'm a substitute. Even though it's part-time work, I have more "quiet time" to think and write on this blog than when my kids are with me 24-7. This summer I had loads of fun with them, and sort of ran out of juice for here. BTW I love your opposing haiku! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Yay, you're baaaaaack!!! I love your Muse posts, but I'm glad to see your Trifecta ones, too :)

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    1. I can't stay away forever, Janna. Every time I read your Trifecta posts I feel nostalgic. I will try my best to stick around!

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  3. Haha! This is great and so true. I found Trifecta in May, so I haven't had the pleasure of reading your work. Looking forward to it! :)

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    1. Thanks, Ivy! I look forward to reading your Trifecta responses, too! So glad you found Trifecta, and I see that you've captured several wins--congratulations!!

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  4. LOL! I enjoyed this, true freedom!

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    1. Thank you, Glynis! It's much easier to think in complete silence--at least for me it is.

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  5. I had a lot less time this summer for blogging than I thought I would have with working summer camp. Have fun and enjoy the extra quiet time.

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    1. Hi, Susi, it seems like you had a great time working the summer camp, though, so I'm sure it'll make for good stories for blogging now that it's over. It's never too late! :) I was lucky to get one post a week on my Letters blog this summer!!

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  6. Ah more trifecta and other challenges love that.

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    1. Yes, it's so nice to have time for challenges of another sort, Bjorn! :)

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  7. Well, if you're gonna get hacked, might as well be by summer vacation! Great haiku!

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    1. Suzanne, I LOVED my summer with the kids, so you're absolutely right! Thanks!

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  8. Oh, I understand that. Glad you're back!

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  9. I'd rather be hacked by summer vacation than something less positive :)

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    1. I agree, Freya. And there are few things more positive than summer vacation!

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  10. very poetic way of explaining your summer!

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    1. And a "here's my excuse" way of explaining my absence? Thanks, Bryan.

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  11. I hear you! Also, love the multitasking haiku!
    Glad to see you, too : )

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    1. Thanks, Kymm! Now I need to oil my rusty gears for the next prompt... :)

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  12. YAY! I remember that delicious feeling of the kids being back in school! Enjoy! :D

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    1. Thanks, Linda--I'm enjoying, for sure!

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