Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dogs and Haiku………………………………Pam Todd

Dogs have been the heroes or heroines in books, movies, television shows, and in real life. They have entertained us, made us cry, laugh, and feel loved. Some of those dearest to my heart are My Friend, Flicka, Black Beauty, Lassie, Where the Red Fern Grows, 101 Dalmatians, Old Yeller, Lady and the Tramp. There are many more whose names I don’t recall just now, but in thinking about those forms of entertainment and literature, it would be interesting to think of dogs in terms of Haiku poetry. This Japanese art form is written with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second, and five in the third. Here are a few examples, and then you may enjoy writing some yourself.


Tiny, warm, licking

Squealing, Running, Rolling, Soft

Eating, Snoozing, Warm

Loyal Friends

Watching, following

Nuzzling, Staying at your side

Waiting, Seeing You, Content


Playful, happy pets

Barking, Chasing, just for fun

Family members

Tags: dogs, movies, books, television, haiku, animal lovers, puppies, pets

This post written by Pam Todd, who loves animals, and features some items for dogs and cats in her Artfire Studio:


London said...

Love it!

Pam said...

Thanks! See that I need to rewrite last line of second poem. Has too many syllables. Couldn't figure how to edit it fro my phone. Will say "Waiting just for you" when I cxn get to my computer.

3 Peeps Designs said...

Love it! I will share with my kids - they love their fur babies so much - and perhaps they will come up with a few.