Friday, July 14, 2017

Haiku #9 Plus One {Poetry Friday}

walk, hop, scamper
white bushy tail confusion
bounding along

Earlier this summer we were walking through a park downtown and spotted a white city creature at the base of a very tall tree.  At first I thought it was a rabbit but the ears were too short and the tail was too long and bushy.  It moved a bit like a squirrel.  My girls acted as if seeing a white squirrel was normal.  It brought me great confusion and I wonder if it brought the squirrel some confusion.  

Thank you Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference for hosting Poetry Friday this week.

PS - I didn't intend to declare a poetry project this summer but this haiku journey keeps happening and while I LOVE some homemade macaroni and cheese I just couldn't change the nature settings for my haiku so here's something simple and easy.  I'm adding macaroni and cheese to my menu this weekend with some turkey hotdogs and green beans.  Just how I like it.

M - many meals
A - anticipating
C - cheese
A - anticipating
N - noodles
D - delicious
C - craving
H - homemade
E - eager
E - expecting
S - simple
E - excellent


  1. Having never seen itself in a mirror, perhaps the white squirrel is only confused by the reactions of others!

    Happy mac-n-cheese!

  2. I haven't seen a white squirrel before -- I can imagine that would create some "bushy tail confusion"! I like the repetition of "anticipating," along with "craving" and "expecting." With such short lines, you effectively capture that "hurry up" feeling!

  3. Hmmm...I wonder what the white squirrel thinks of the other squirrels? I think your haiku is spot on.

  4. I have never seen a white squirrel before. Is that really what it was?

    And all of these mac and cheese poems are making me hungry. I may have to make mac and cheese this weekend!

  5. Your white tail squirrel reminds me of the pastel-colored chickens I saw at the NYS State Fair years ago.

  6. I sure would be confused by a white tailed squirrel too, though we have some beautiful black squirrels around my neighborhood. Fun haiku and mac and cheese poem!