Sunday, August 23, 2009

'Absolutely' Inescapable: A Haiku Poem News Brief

A verbal virus?
'Absolutely' overused
Sign of unsure times?

Read more about the virulent spread of 'absolutely' here.

Friday, August 21, 2009

"The Happening": A Haiku Poem Movie Review

Try The Happening!
Everyone hates this movie!
But I disagree!

Creepiness abounds!
Way better than The Village!
Leaves much mystery.

Eerie ambiance
Windy fields sinister
Thought provoking end.

Wahlberg against type
As thoughtful science teacher
In likable role.

Unfairly lumped with
Other Shymalan failures

Best since
The Sixth Sense!

The Happening stars Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel and John Leguizamo. Read the critics' merciless ripping of The Happening here.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Home Sweet Home: Thursday's Haiku Challenge

This week's haiku challenge is about where you live! What rocks about your apartment or house? What makes you wish you could move immediately? What makes it uniquely your space? Do you share it with roommates, a spouse, a parrot? Write a haiku about where you dwell and post it here!

Lawn guys broke my door!
Someone steals my tomatoes.

HOA rules suck!

Heated bathroom tiles
Painted stripes on bedroom walls

Plenty of side walks!

I decided to list the good with the bad. Write a haiku about where you dwell and post it here!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Michelle Obama's "Short" Shorts Controversy: A Haiku Poem News Brief

Headline on Today—
I expected much more skin!
"Shorts" are not that short!

Tastefully youthful!
Hope she's not wearing flip flops!
Now that's a problem!

The way The Today Show was talking about this I expected a loincloth! Read more about the raging controversy surrounding Michelle Obama's shorts here.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Flip Flops Disease-Ridden: A Haiku Poem News Brief

Carefree summer shoes
Or germ-ridden foam of death?

Flip flops are germy!

Staph germs found on them
Old Navy hopes no one knows!
Worse on city streets!

Between the coke on money and the germs on your foam harbingers of death, what is safe to touch? Read more about the flip flop health crisis here.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Cocaine on 90% of US Bills: A Haiku News Brief

Traces on most cash
Snorters, dealers, ATMS
Gotta wash your hands!

Too little for high
Tellers could fail drug tests!

But no real health risk!

Find out more about this surprising discovery here.

Friday, August 14, 2009

"500 Days of Summer": A Haiku Poem Movie Review

Sadly lovestruck Tom
And quirky but cold Summer

Chart 500 days!

Non-linear plot,
Likable performances,
Unique directing!

Love story rings true

Rom-com with added whimsy
Muses about fate!

I truly loved this movie! Read more reviews of "500 Days of Summer," starring Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Clark Gregg, and Minka Kelly here.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Thursday's Challenge: Breakfast Haiku Poem

Sick of cereal
Pink popsicles for breakfast
More nutritious lunch?

Okay, that's my example. Now it's your turn! Today's haiku challenge is to write about what you had for breakfast! Was it the same yummy oatmeal you've been having for years? Was it a sugary Pop Tart? Plain toast? Whatever it was, turn it into a haiku and post it here!

Haiku Poem Advice to the Woman Who Tried to Deface the Mona Lisa

No need for violence!
If you don't like a painting
leave the museum!

But you're not alone
Two attacks in'56
But she smiles last!

Read more about the woman who tried to deface the Mona Lisa here.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bumpaholics: A News Haiku Poem

Bigger families—
Is pregnancy addictive?
Just ask mom Nadya.

Baby bumps equal
Attention, purpose and food!
Cure for postpartum?

Read more about the supposedly addictive qualities of pregnancy here.