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Monday Morning #Haiku 54 — Frog

Frog on Concrete

Frog out of water
Escapade across concrete
Amphibian dare

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19 thoughts on “Monday Morning #Haiku 54 — Frog

  1. Don’t think I’ll be seeing any frogs any time soon!

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    • Is that because you don’t like them and will be running in the opposite direction, or that they’re scarce where you live? One of my best friends has a phobia about frogs. When we were next-door-neighbours, I planted some stripey grass in my garden, not knowing what a frog magnet it was!

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      • It’s because they are under four feet of snow! Now, I do not fear them. There are that many in my neck of the woods, though. I have to go for one of my walks with Zeke in the woods to find any!

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  2. Fat, happy frog…hopefully 🙂

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  3. I love Wind in the Willows and Mr. Toad’s wild ride- though I know the difference between frog and toad- I think lol!! Great photo!

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  4. He looks very out of his comfort zone. 😕

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  5. That’s a big fellow.

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  6. I love this! Sarah, you really need to publish a collection of haikus! “Amphibian dare” is my new favorite phrase!

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    • Thanks so much, Naomi 🙂 Funny you should suggest about the haiku collection, as my family keep suggesting this, too. What I wondered is whether such a collection should have any illustrations or not — either photos, or paintings of photos (I can paint, although haven’t done so for years). What do you reckon? Purists would say that a haiku poem should not be illustrated, but paint a picture with its words. What do you think?

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      • I’m no purist… but a Haiku with a matching image is so much more!

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      • Thanks, Dale, for commenting on this.
        I’ve read haiku written by the Japanese masters, and they’re totally genius. Not being a genius myself and not being an ancient Japanese master, I tend to like an image to go with my quintessentially English haiku. But if I were to paint pictures to go with them, I’d try to make them uncluttered, with fine brush strokes, to complement the spareness of words in the poem,

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      • Then, please do…and share! I’d love to see your creations!

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      • Hi Sarah,
        I’m no purist. I would be intrigued to see a pairing of both the visual and verbal accomplishments of the same artist. Perhaps the illustrations could be, like a haiku, simple and suggestive.

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