Monday, March 31, 2008

Haiku: Laughter

Infectious disease
strikes us both when my fingers
tickle his armpits.


Youngest and Daughter: Laughter
Nothing lifts spirits
more swiftly than the laughter
my demons often spew.

[Thank you, again, One Single Impression for the delightful prompt. Make sure you read others’ poetry about laughter this week.]

20 comments:

Raven said...

Very nice.... and such a sweet picture to go with them. Made me smile.

Anonymous said...

Great looking demons you have. Your two wonderfully happy poems made me laugh.

SandyCarlson said...

Adorable demons, to be sure. We all need them to lift our spirits. Well done.
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qualcosa di bello said...

that is so true!

maryt/theteach said...

Two great haikus about your children. Great photo too! :)

Quiet Paths said...

These are so fun; the first one is perfectly true for me as well as for many, I imagine! Thank you.

Pearl said...

demons spew laughter. that's fresh. :)

Unknown said...

There is nothing children's laughter to infect us with joy. This is great!

lissa 07 said...

I like the second one, a devilish haiku

Anonymous said...

laughter is an infectious disease! so neat! I like that. And of course, it has to be demons that spread that plague!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your haikus...I like the idea of laughter as infectious disease. It tickles my fancy!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Hi Patois, it's good to hear from you again! Your kids are still adorable and your words are still so powerful. Beautiful ku my friend.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

ah yes this makes me laugh

Unknown said...

A classic. One can't contain a giggle reading and looking at the picture!

spacedlaw said...

Laughter is contagious and from such a one, how could you resist indeed?

jenica said...

oh i LOVE it! sounds like a good wall poem for my kids room!

such a pretty pic of daughter as well.

Anonymous said...

ahhh, spoken like a true mother... how do they do what they do??

Anonymous said...

It is wonderful how small hearts 'spew' laughter on us!

One of mine, more so than the others, has this especially fine tuned! He will push my limits, as he knows me to well, and I always ending up cracking a smile. He knows exactly what he is doing!

World So Wide said...

Great haikus to go with a lovely photo!

Marinela said...

Really great haikus and picture,I like them both!

The kids smiles spread
And so dose the atmosphere
They make the world spin

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