Friday, February 06, 2009

Luke Haiku

At the blogging dinner a couple weeks ago, I met Maggie at Maggie's Mind, who does Friday Haikus on her blog. If you know me at all, you will know that counting syllables is really my thing. Thanks Maggie for introducing me to this little blog carnival (is that what it's called?)- it is so up my alley.

So my subject of the day is Luke. Yesterday was the 100th day of school. They did all kinds of exciting, one hundredish types of things. Including making this hat. But when I saw him get into my car wearing his onery little grin, I had to laugh because as sweet and wonderful as his teacher is (and I mean that with all my heart), I'm sure that the message "Hip Hip Hooray! We've been here 100 days!" was closely followed by a huge sigh of relief. (and I mean THAT with all my heart.)
So in honor of all that, here are my haikus:

one hundred short days
faster than a lightning bolt
precious baby boy

you test your limits
bursting right through the stop signs
not yet looking back

kindergarten year
each day a monument to
a patient teacher

In my life I have
never received notes from school
Now? Wow! One hundred!

You make me Prouder
than the President's Momma
you are Strong, Smart, Mine.

Luke James... your own name
makes my heart leap up with love,
even on hard days.

Growing, Learning. How
Dare I underestimate
the Power of Days?

Haiku Friday

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13 Wonderful Responses:

Kathleen said...

Fabulous haiku
from a wonderful woman
who blesses me much!

♥georgie♥ said...

WOW you so rocked the Haiku!!!
isnt Luke just super cute!!!

Dawn said...

You are such a gifted writer. This was really good! :)

Melinda said...

Wow! Very nice job. And I love the pic of Luke - he is adorable!

Tink *~*~* said...

I enjoyed your poetry. And he looks very pleased with his hat!

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ellen said...

ack!!! i'm having middle school flashbacks. i think i need to go to the nurse's office! :-)

maggie's mind said...

Yay! Glad you are doing the haiku thing, too! Very nicely done and so cute!

Baloney said...

I'm with Ellen - I've never been so glad to be done writing haikus!! However, I am happy to read those you and Maggie write.

Michelle said...

Great writing. Such a cute picture of Luke. Trey came home the other day with a similar hat on!

Shannon said...

This is great Annie! Luke is such a handsome little dude! I can see why you were inspired...

Amber said...

there's something for you on my blog.

4 Lettre Words said...

Soooo cool, Annie! I might have to give it a try this Friday!

Kim said...

Sweet friend. So, thrilled you have such a great subject to write about. I'm glad God gave you a boy!