Please feel free to join Delores and me as we tackle this challenge. You can leave your poem in the comments or post on your own blog. If you do the latter, please leave a comment so we know where to find you.
We've had a few more bloggers rising to the challenge the last few weeks (go back and see the comments for the poems and links) -- thank you all! It is so interesting to see all the directions that the topics lead us.
When I was in about Grade 2, my teacher had a book in our classroom that I loved to read. It was about some monkeys whose roof leaked whenever it rained. They would huddle together, wet and miserable, waiting for the rain to stop and promising themselves they'd fix the hole in the roof as soon as the sun came out. And when the sun came out, they would play instead. Because who wants to work when you can play in the sunshine? And when it rained again, they would promise to fix the roof again. And then they'd play instead.
Etc. Etc. Etc.
They never did get the roof fixed, not that I can remember, anyway.
I marvelled at their inability to learn from their mistakes.
And I felt sorry for them that they kept getting wet.
I still marvel and feel sorry. And also feel a little stupid, because I do the same thing in some areas of my life.
BUT ENOUGH ABOUT ME.
My poem for this week (and it may or may not follow from my preamble; my lips are sealed) is a Haiku, and here it is . . .
Hey There Cousin
You'd have to be blind
Not to see the connection
'Twixt monkey and man
I await Delores' topic for next week with a great deal of trepidation :)
It will be updated here at the earliest possible opportunity.
UPDATE: Next week's topic is . . . CLOUDS . . .
In the meantime, I wish you a week where you get to monkey around for at least a little while . . .