Haiku for quilts

Lately it seems like everyone is writing Haiku poetry, on twitter and in blogs, on Facebook and on the web. I thought, I can do this. I can write Haiku for quilts.  First I looked  it up on Dictionary.com   to make sure I followed the rules.

1. a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons.

2. a poem written in this form.

I took out one of my trusty pads of paper and wrote 5 - 7 - 5 in a row and starting thinking about quilts. Or at least I tried to. First I admired the pad of paper, I do love pads of paper. Then I filed my nails and got a better pen. Suddenly I was ready, the creative juices were flowing.  Are you? Here we go, Haiku for quilts!


Haiku Number One

Choose some fabric cut

Threads of many colors sew

Blocks Quilts Beautiful

Haiku Number Two

Sewing calms the nerves

Creativity abounds

Serenity Peace

Haiku Number Three

Needles pins scissors

Sharp blades slice drop of  red blood

Save the quilt relief

Haiku Number Four

Cotton flannel wool

Red blue yellow green and white

Cut sew bat bind Quilt

I completely enjoyed that. I really did. I used to have my 8th grade Honors Spanish classes write nature Haiku poems but I had never done it before. I know the topic is normally nature but I'm a quilter so I made my Haiku for quilts.

Anyone else want to play? Post your Haiku in the comments here or on the Facebook page. If I get enough I'll have a part two, Haiku by you. (Not a Haiku, that rhymed.)

Anything about Quilts makes me Sew happy!

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