Friday, July 04, 2008

Haiku Friday 7/4/08

Haiku Friday
俳句の金曜日

The Fourth of July,
our familiar traditions,
mem'ries of childhood.

Dressed up for the day
some red, some white and some blue,
accessories, too.

Mid-morning parade,
candy thrown from passing floats,
flags waving proudly.

Picnic or party,
burgers, dogs and apple pie,
family, food, fun.

Carnival at dusk
one last spin or twirl or slide
'till the main event.

'Cuz I mean really,
all that other stuff was just
the opening act.

The 4th means fireworks:
magic wonder in the sky,
each year like the first.


16 comments:

  1. fabulous!!! i just can't get the hang of haiku, darn it....

    have a fab 4th of july, just as you described!

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  2. hope the fireworks are fantastic! i think that's what we will miss the most.

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  3. You're right. It's all about the fireworks, isn't it?

    Have a great day!

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  4. Love Love Love fireworks. My daughter hates hates hates them.

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  5. How bout one of them snakes? I always liked those ;-)

    Happy 4th Maggie!

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  6. When I was very little, we lived closer to the city and I could see some of the fireworks show from my bedroom window. I really miss that!

    Happy 4th!!!

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  7. That was wonderful!!!
    happy 4th to you!

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  8. Happy 4th to you too! I hope you enjoy the day and the fireworks!

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  9. Awww, I wish I was American today. You guys really know how to do it up right.

    Happy 4th!

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  10. Maggie, that was a fabulous Haiku that came from your mind. I loved it.

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  11. Another wonderful haiku this week … hope the celebrations are just what you hope for. Thanks for dropping by mine at each of my blogs today. Happy 4th of July!
    Hugs and blessings,

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  12. Happy 4th ... really liked the haiku.

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  13. Happy 4th! You are right, fireworks are the best. I miss the parade and the candy throwers.

    Have a great one! I forgot to haiku, oops.

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  14. The 4th is always a great day for all of the wonderful events you mentioned.

    And your last Haiku said it wonderfully; Fireworks are defiantly "magic wonder in the sky".

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  15. Happy Independence Day!!
    What better way to celebrate than through free speech!

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  16. Sorry I'm late! Hope you're having a lovely 4th of July weekend!!! :)

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