It’s a Haiku Holiday

We’re embarking on our annual Tour d’Oklahoma this Wednesday for 10 days. It’s going to be a different vibe this Christmas, with my parents in their new house and my growing dependence on Chex mix and alcohol. So…nothing’s changed except the housing situation.

Instead of disappearing for a couple of weeks, I have made the executive decision to haiku every day until the end of the year. Let’s call it WhoHoHa – Whoorl’s Holiday Haiku. Please feel free to haiku your brains out too. ‘Tis the season, peeps.

Tasty Pinot Noir
Should not have drank the last glass
Ouch, my pounding brain

Pink pajama pants
orange socks, green striped slippers
I am a vision

Dry-roasted peanuts
Why do I eat them, knowing
my stomach will FAIL

One week until Neil’s
holiday concert, I am
not close to ready

Wito is obsessed
with painting, he carries a
palette everywhere

Weather in OK
will be in the low twenties
holy frozen face

Laurie Berkner, I
have mixed feelings about you
Right now, they’re not good

  1. Camels & Chocolate

    December 15, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Your haikus KILL me. Did you have this closeted dream of becoming a poet?

  2. Kristabella

    December 15, 2008 at 10:22 am

    WhoHaHa! I love it!

  3. hi kooky

    December 15, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Oooohh. Stomach-Peanut FAIL. Ouch. I’m so sorry, because those peanuts are darn-tootin’ good. Thanks be to the Chex Mix.

    Best wishes as you head to the frozen Oklahoma tundra. I’m looking forward to more of your descriptive haikus!

  4. FK

    December 15, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Merlot, cabernet
    Made me drink them on Sunday
    Monday hates my guts

  5. Rebecca (Bearca)

    December 15, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Here is some haiku for today’s Southern California weather:

    It is pouring rain
    I am going to float away
    Ugg boots, they are soaked

    Drowned rat hair today
    My umbrella did not work
    I look just gorgeous

    (Dude. I see why you are on this kick… it’s addictive!)

  6. slynnro

    December 15, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Husband stuck at work
    On his 30th birthday OH NO
    More cake for me though

    We need to make plan
    For my day in Oklaho
    Ma Fun Fun Fun Fun

  7. Kaleigha

    December 15, 2008 at 11:16 am

    For some reason, I read all of today’s haiku to the tune of carol of the bells.

  8. Lara

    December 15, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Hee! I really like to think that Haikuesday served as inspiration for you, at least on some level. Speaking of which…I need to get back into that habit!

  9. ali

    December 15, 2008 at 11:57 am

    oh my dear miss whoorl
    your holiday haiku-ing
    is going to rock


  10. Kerri Anne

    December 15, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Thrilled for the upcoming
    5-7-5s; Holiday
    haiku for the win.

    Twenty-one degrees
    that “feels like” two; Dear Portland:
    Thank you, come again.

    I’m mailing a ‘stache
    to Oklahoma today;
    tell Shana to share.

    (Um, hi, haiku is sort of addictive.)

  11. Courtney

    December 15, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    WhoHoHa is totally an awesome name. Wine and haiku’s… sounds nice.

  12. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    December 17, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    ha ha ha! Happy holidays to you all!


  13. Nancy R

    December 18, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Laurie Berkener
    makes up for all freaky with
    Fruit Salad Salsa