Haiku Friday: Picnics

Last week there was a teddy bear themed picnic for our youngest son’s pre-k class. The courtyard at his school was all decked out for this event. It was simply adorable.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Ben with a Teddy BearBen had a great time and brought with him, naturally, a stuffed bear from home to share in the fun. As you can see, pretzels were one of his favorite things to eat at this picnic. But what about you? What kind of foods do you enjoy most at a picnic? Then there’s all the stuff that makes the setting just right — blankets, fancy baskets with nice plates or just a big cooler with Chinet. You also have to decide where to spread out those blankets, and watch out for the ants! So that’s our theme for writing haiku this week — picnics and all the things, both good and bad, associated with them.

Say something about those things in a verse with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line. This is mine:

No deviled eggs at
St. Mark’s teddy bear picnic.
Don’t worry — pretzels!

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