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5 Haiku 4 WordCamp Weekend

August 18, 2008

Friday night: Driving north on 101

moon on golden grass
inspires imagination
winter snow becomes

Saturday Morning: UCSF center

Apples strewn about
WordCampers blog, compose code
converse in real life

Saturday Afternoon: UCSF

Sierra kicks ass
Automatticians spellbound
WordCamp a success

Saturday Night After Party Drive

Cotton fog fingers
undulate under summer moon
awake drowsy eyes

Sunday Drive Home South of Santa Barbara on 101

Summer sunset cars
everyone wants to get home
train whistles freedom

I’m too exhausted (from 12 hours of driving to SF for WordCamp, then 14 hours of WordCamp, and less than 6 hours sleep the last two nights) to figure out the whole haiku, tanka, hokku, senryu. For simplicity sake, and for the common blog reader, I’m using haiku to describe these 5 moments from my weekend at WordPress’s WordCamp. Feel free to comment on what form they may be!

Go here for more responses to readwritepoem’s prompt to be in the moment and write about it. And ride Creative Goddesses Poetry Train!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. August 18, 2008 5:58 am

    I like all. But the second one is my favourite!

    plunging in the tunneled abyss

  2. August 18, 2008 9:41 am

    They certainly echo your feelings as the camp progressed.

  3. August 18, 2008 10:26 am

    Fabulous! Friday night and Saturday night did it for me.

  4. August 18, 2008 10:40 am

    I really like how they form a series. I love lines compose code / converse in real life. As if you were all taking turns existing in alternate worlds.

  5. August 18, 2008 12:45 pm

    Your haiku paint memorable moments from your travels– a great way to remember your thoughts and feelings as you journey.

  6. August 18, 2008 1:46 pm

    Great idea for jotting down tired impressions – the short length and varied subject matter really transmits the brain-too-full thing. My favorite is Saturday Night After Party Drive.

  7. August 18, 2008 3:12 pm

    thank for sharing the fun trip.
    again, I am envious, you make it seem so easy to write…

  8. August 18, 2008 4:29 pm

    wow, nothing like waking up in the morning on the west coast to 7 wonderful comments! (it does make it hard to respond individually though!)

    thank you everyone! i like seeing how different people have different favorites from the 5! I look forward to getting around and seeing your responses to this fun prompt!

  9. August 18, 2008 5:42 pm

    I like the fourth best! But all these word snapshots are intriging.

  10. throwshiswords permalink
    August 19, 2008 12:27 am

    “Cotton fog fingers / undulate under summer moon / awake drowsy eyes”

    Yes, that’s exactly how it is, I remember those clouds well and that same feeling. Very nicely done.

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