Haikube Poetry: Playing with Poetry #playingwithpoetryNPM 10/30

This month, I’m tagging along with ChristieMargaretJoneMary Lee, and other writers to play with poetry for National Poetry Writing Month. I’ll be creating poems using haikubes, metaphor dice, magnet poetry, paint chips and anything else that catches my fancy.

Today, I tried haikubes for the first time. The first words I saw were parallel and journey, so I began thinking about what might make a parallel journey. Then I looked out the window at the rain and had my topic.

I also had some help this morning. It turns out that cats, at least my four formerly feral kittens, really like haikubes. Chipotle was quite proud of himself when he finally managed to pick one up in his crooked little mouth. Then he absconded with it–before I could see its words. Before I could finish my poem, all four siblings arrived and swarmed the pile of cubes. I might have to save haikubes for when I’m writing poetry at the coffee shop.

Chipotle attempts to bite a haikube
Joined in mischief by his brother



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4 responses to “Haikube Poetry: Playing with Poetry #playingwithpoetryNPM 10/30”

  1. margaretsmn Avatar

    This is so hilarious how your cats wanted to write haiku. I’ve had little success with the cubes. Your haiku came out nice. I like the image of “glancing across the window.”

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I have to confess that I am not in love with the words on the haikubes. I thought I would love them, but the topics on the red dice aren’t very interesting to me and the words themselves…. blah. But I will try again.

  2. readingteachsu Avatar

    Funny about your cats. Didn’t someone else have that happen too. I used mine for the first time today also. Stay tuned for the poem tomorrow.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      Cats are really not the best poetry companions, I’m finding. I couldn’t find the missing haikube yesterday–but Chipotle did and made quite the racket tossing it across the hardwood floors in the middle of the night!

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