An amazing and talented author pal of mine, J. A. Campbell (Firewolf), has gifted me with a Versatile Blogger award. So I’m told that the responsibility of winning this award is that now I have to tell you seven interesting facts about myself, and the really fun part, I get to nominate some of my fellow bloggers as well! Therefore, I do hereby nominate:
Becky of Calico Books – an amazing woman who owns and operates her own bookstore and is very involved in her local community
1. I LOVE playing hockey (here in Canada it’s assumed it’s on ice). I play net and anywhere else that they let me.
2. I have a motorcycle license and while I’m bike-less at the moment (sold it to buy a boat), my fav bike of all time was a BMW F650GS. Heated grips, nuff said. 😉
3. The header of my blog contains the images of my three tattoo’s
4. I’m a tri-athlete. I’m always at the back of the pack but I somehow manage to finish.
5. I’m terrified of drowning, I cry at the start of almost every race I’ve ever done. Why do I race? Cause I’m just THAT stubborn.
6. I live in the city but I’m a farm girl at heart as the one thing I enjoy best in all the world is grooming a horse. I just never get to do it as often as I’d like.
7. I hate spiders. And I’m not talking just a little.
Haiku to You Too! (And a book giveaway for participating!)
At its most basic, the English version of a haiku is a verse in three lines.– Line 1 is 5 syllables – Line 2 is 7 syllables – Line 3 is 5 syllables.
For full details click here for the wiki link.
The general idea, at least too me, seems to be that the poem is more about establishing a mood than anything. I’ve found this is very challenging to do, especially in so few words (I thought 50 word stories were challenging!). But the truth is that once I started writing down a dozen or so random lines, I found I could then condense them down into something that would fit the pattern, yet still seem to convey the image. It’s actually been quite fun and I think it’s a bit like Sudoku, once you start, you’re hooked. 😉
Here are the examples I’ve come up with of my own. I’ve no idea if they would hold their own as ‘true’ Haiku’s, but I hope you enjoy them all the same. And more importantly I hope you post one of your own here. Especially since I will be drawing a random commenter to win a copy of Julie Particka’s new YA novel entitled Pretty Souls!
Happy Haiku-ing everyone! 🙂A kiss at first blush Paints a beautiful sunset On an empty page The scales of justice Whisper ashes to the wind And lies to the ear Wet tinkle sprinkle Soaking the sand below me Room for one more beer Butt wedged into chair Keyboard stuck to fingertips Gravely shaking head And for those who may need it, click here for a syllable counter. lol! 😉