Thursday, December 01, 2011

More Lazy Haiku

Yet another airport post. Hi! I'm en route to New York City for some fun at Lion Brand Yarn Studio. Back home Monday, at which point I promise new pictures of the lopapeysa, which has grown a sleeve.

Over on Twitter (yeah–I finally knuckled under and I'm @FranklinHabit), I posted a lazy haiku:

Hey! I am a cow.
Moo moo moo moo moo moo moo,
Moo moo moo moo moo.

There were requests for more, which makes me fear for the future of our world. But I live to serve, so here you go.

I call this one "Monotony of an Autumn Afternoon."

Knit knit knit purl knit
Knit knit purl knit knit knit purl
Knit knit knit purl sigh.

This one is called "Sudden Awareness."

Knit knit knit knit wait
What? Damn! Rip rip rip rip rip
Rip rip rip rip rip.

And finally, "Pastoral."

Baa baa baa baa. Hey!
Clip clip clip clip clip clip clip
Clip clip clip. Nude sheep.

I could do this for hours, but we're supposed to board soon. See you in Manhattan.


Anonymous said...

These are absolutely brilliant.

roxie said...

The final haiku reminds me of the brilliant animated short - "Boundin'" Have you seen it? "I used to be something, all covered with fluff, and I'd dance in the sun and I'd show off my stuff. Then they dragged me away in a manner quite rough. And they shaved me, and threw me out here in the buff."

Unknown said...

"Sudden awareness" feels so familiar... sigh

Overstap said...

Thanks for making me Smile. XXX

Christine65 said...

Love 'em. I haven't succumbed to the lure of Twitter.... yet!

FiberQat said...

Facebook post by Frank
Another day of mayhem
Dolores is drunk.

Samina said...

I think you'll be a shoe-in when the poet laureate spot comes open next.

Carol said...

You are definitely not quite right. Thanks be to God. :)

Aubrey said...

This is the funniest thing I have read in ages! I needed that - thanks! HUGS (hmmm - my catcha is immess - I think the world is trying to tell me something....)

Pam Sykes (aka Pretty Knitty) said...

You're quite the knitter
an artist and writer too
now a poet so true


Mary deB said...

Haikus are easy
but sometimes they don't make sense

It's not original, I'm afraid, but cute.

Jan said...

Been following your blog for a bit. First comment here.

Anonymous said...

Knitting hiaku, yes!
Sheep to sweater needs many

Eileen said...

And I couldn't make it to NYC for your classes after all, so I have to make do with this post.

(Cleaning the house and even going to a party aren't going to be as much fun, I fear. Keep tweeting!)

Sandy said...

I just did performance art to Sudden Awareness on my lunch break. There were great waving of arms and wails accompanying the chanting of the Franklin Original Haiku(tm). Ive only been working on that shawl for three weeks. Why did I decide to measure it today instead of three weeks ago when I should have done so? Why?

What? Damn! Rip rip rip rip rip rip.

Unknown said...

These were great! Totally captured an autumn afternoon and our sudden awareness.. damn..

Anonymous, too said...

I'd have thought your work with antique patterns might have produced something like this:

"Victorian Migraine" (by Anon., too)

Pattern calls for many large
Bobbles. WTF?

Or is it a case of:

Franklin at O'Hare
Orders large margarita
Bigger than bird bath ??

Kat Knits said...

lol! Love these!!! Thank you Franklin!!!

janna said...



Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Ha! Ha! Ha! Hee! Hee!

Kath's Yarns said...

Ever wondering:
How Abby's poncho going?
Or is it a cape?

villiputti said...

Your Haiku is a bit like comics without pictures, words have the action.


Visa Lisa said...

I. Love. Them.

Eva said...

Perhaps a pattern in haiku? Then it can be added to the collection of Too Brief Mystery Patterns from the Past.

Karen S said...

Too funny!! Loved them.

ami said...

hilarious! and that's exactly how i feel about 3x1 rib.

Queen of the Tea Cosies said...

Nothing to do with anything but this morning as I was wasting time in blogland I come across your post

So! Did you ever knit a tea cosy?

Syd said...

I love them, hate snorting my coffee AGAIN however.

Please do a book of them! Please please please!

Liz said...

Bored English teacher:
"Let's all write haiku again!"
(Beats preparing class...)

LauraRose said...

Sounds like an excellent sequel to "It Itches" to me!

Carrie#K said...

Luckily our world as we know it has no future. More! More!

kshotz said...

Quite, WITHOUT A DOUBT...the best haiku I've read in decades! (I sense a new addition to your next publication!)

Anonymous said...

Soooooooooo.....are you ever going to show up the finished pink thing for your niece????????? (she asks politely.......)

lizk said...

Time for me to check out. I have followed the blog from the beginning when there were a lot more posts and worth reading. Thnak you for that it was fun back then, but not so much now.

Julie Delves said...

Hahahaha! You're obviously a genius.

Julie Delves said...

Hahahaha! You're obviously a genius.

Lisa said...

Love Sudden Awareness.

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