Haiku Friday: Names

GardnersToday my haiku is from September 4th of my new book A Haiku Book of Days, for Gardeners, Tree-Huggers, and Other Nature Lovers, one of a 7-book series. The topic for today is: “Names”

thyme, sage, peppermint,
oregano, rosemary:
fragrant be their names

It’s Haiku Friday again. For the past twenty years or so, it has been my practice to write one haiku every day. Every Friday I share a haiku here, about whatever topic I happen to choose. I invite you to write a haiku on this topic too, and share it with me and the readers of this blog. Just write it in the Comments below. The only rules are: 1) your haiku must be about the named topic; 2) you must follow the 5-7-5 syllable format; 3) no obscenities or hate (I will delete those). That’s it.

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One thought on “Haiku Friday: Names

  1. Shirley Ellis sang
    “The Name Game” song. It favored
    two-syllable names.

    Name game changes use
    a simple formula, told
    in the song lyrics.

    And if the first two
    letters are the same, then drop
    both to game the name.

    Those first names with one
    or three syllables did not
    fit the song so well.

    But gaming most names
    according to the song rules
    makes awful haiku!

    Kim Kim Bo Bim Ba-
    nana Fana Fo Fim Fee
    Fi Mo Mim: Name Game!

    (Have a great labor day weekend!)

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