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Compost Haiku

sylviatexas1
August 14, 2009

Full bin heating nicely.

Must collect fresh horse manure.

So good for the compost.

I stole, I mean I was inspired by, luckygal's posting on the Compost Feedings thread.

Please add your own!

(1st line 5 syllables, 2nd line 7 syllables, 3rd line 5 syllables)

Have fun!

Comments (90)

  • claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

    Shredded newspaper
    blows off of the compost pile.
    Neighbors mad again.

    Claire

  • luckygal

    Bear upset the bin
    compost must now be buried
    worms are so well fed.

  • berryman135678

    So it's green not brown
    Does it like Bread in Compost?
    I really hope so

  • claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

    I'm too lazy to
    micromanage compost piles.
    Let them rot in peace.

    Claire

  • penguinfan2974

    Go turn the damn pile
    Jim. You made it too heavy
    with all that grass, dear.

  • borderbarb

    Yep, I said "bring kelp"
    My kids brought a big bagful
    'Post critters say "burp"

  • claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

    Spiders, ants and wasps
    make a creepy, crawly pile.
    Halloween in June.

    Claire

  • borderbarb

    Is it correct to
    Crook ones pinkie when serving
    Tea to the earthweb?

  • joellenh

    Lazy cold compost
    Takes a year to decompose
    Still gives me black gold

  • claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

    No need to crook one's
    pinkie, but one must use the
    proper compost fork.

    Claire

  • borderbarb

    What would Emily Com-
    Post dictate when serving tea?
    Worry way too much

  • borderbarb

    Mother Nature makes
    composting look sooo easy
    Old pros can do that

    She's been at this gig
    For countless eons of time
    Watch her well and learn

    simplify [times three]
    observe, listen and practice
    Her subtle lessons

    Dont sweat the small
    stuff. Couldn't be easier or
    harder; or neither

  • claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

    I suspect Mother
    Nature is somewhat amused
    by compost wackos.

    All this talk about
    "greens" and "browns" and UCG's
    is beside the point.

    She smiles, though, and thanks
    us for feeding her good soil.
    She knows we mean well.

    But she rolls her eyes
    at all our calculations.
    "Pile it up and wait."

    Claire

  • borderbarb

    haiku thing is fun
    Starting to count sylables
    It is easier than

    Balancing comp mix
    For instance can you tell brown
    From green which is which?

    OK calm down, Barb
    Tis not that complicated
    Thirty C, one N

    Not complicated?
    Are you a simple clownster?
    Worse yet, charlatan?

    World peace easier
    Than unanimity on
    Composting methods

    Be nice, composters
    The Blind Men and The Elephant
    Were adamant, too

  • claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

    Back to etiquette.
    Used paper coffee cups are
    best (UPCC).

    UPCC are
    often found in UCG.
    Also good for tea.

    Claire

  • claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

    Come gather and share
    compost tea ceremony.
    First step to world peace.

    Claire

  • borderbarb

    Claire, ditto your words
    From your mouth unto God's ear
    Serve comp tea all 'round

  • borderbarb

    Get'n way, way too
    Serious. Time to aerate
    Haiku versary

    Versary, you say?
    That word in dictionary?
    Or haikuary?

  • curt_grow

    In holes freshly dug
    Black gold shoveled in deep
    My Tomatoes home

  • borderbarb

    Berryman with his
    Bread 'posting grin, twits anapat
    Eeew! rotting bread

    Fie! Berry 'm lad,
    Speak'n now like yer mother:
    Not too old to spank

    Good clean fun ya say?
    Sure and begorrah I knew
    Ye meant no meaness

  • borderbarb

    Bits found in back threads:
    My compost has flies, it is
    Moldy, skinky, cold

    It's too wet, and worse
    It is not breaking down at all
    What's a quick fix?

    And your response is:
    YOUGOTTABEKIDDINGME
    Smiling all the while

  • claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

    Cold, cold compost pile
    doesn't care what people say.
    Leave it be, it's fine.

    Claire

  • gonebananas_gw

    Rot! All ye blighters
    Leaves, trash, trimmings and what not
    Rot . . . to resurrect

    5-7-5

  • claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

    Hot, hot coffee grounds!
    Fresh from Starbucks filters!
    Now pile can get warm.

    Claire

  • borderbarb

    You see the new thread?
    Compost Limericks. YIKERS!
    Can't rhyme moon and joon

    Only limericks
    I've heard would make a sailor
    blush a rosey red

    Nothing ventured
    Might as well try the rhym'n
    What rhymes with compost?

  • borderbarb

    The purists opine
    Some haiku just doggerel
    Yours Fifi, mine Spot?

  • hortster

    Those that like fun things
    Care not those that create limits
    To pleasure others find.
    hortster

  • borderbarb

    'Maters, 'taters, corn
    Lettuce, okra, kholrabi
    growth secret? Compost

    Is compost really
    As great as they say it is?
    Answer: Jack's beanstalk

    Tell me another tale
    Wasn't born yesterday morn
    Rot turns to black gold?

    trash to elixer?
    How long has this been happ'n?
    Since earth created

  • claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

    "What rhymes with compost?"
    Mostly what I hear is "boast".
    "My pile is better!"

    Claire

  • claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

    Kitchen compost pail
    is full and redolent (it stinks).
    Time to trot outside.

    Claire

  • borderbarb

    Rotters think alike
    My garbage bucket reeks from
    CA to MA and back?

    Yesterday's bucket
    'Bout knocked me on my bum
    Comp pile said "Merci"

    My 'post talks to me?
    Won't admit to just anyone
    But fellow 'poster

    Won't think its crazy
    Further more, I talk right back
    Keep that secret OK?

  • borderbarb

    Oh Claire, bite your tougue,
    "My pile is better" ain't boast'n
    If it is the truth

    'Cause we must admit
    Nature deserves the credit
    For every comp pile

  • claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

    One must walk a line
    between "My pile is better"
    and "MY PILE IS BEST!".

    Claire

  • borderbarb

    Now I've seen it all
    Soldier composts when deployed
    Wacko to the max!

    Here is a link that might be useful: Soldier brings composting know-how to Kandahar

  • borderbarb

    A population
    Denser than New Yawk Citee
    In my small back yard

    Bacteria and
    Fungi by tens of thousands
    Create uber-post

  • borderbarb

    Laughing too hard to
    Send much deserved kudos
    To rhym'n 'posters

    Compost limericks
    Reveal that composters are
    Faciley funny

    Content to be mere
    Lurking composting haikuer
    Talk'n trash is fun

  • claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

    Small boy visiting
    gazed scornfully at my pile -
    proclaimed it "litter".

    Claire (sobbing)

  • sylviatexas1

    Claire, teach that small boy
    How to apply his own "gold".
    Whole new attitude!

  • claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

    Small boy goes home soon
    to land where tidiness rules.
    Best not to corrupt.

    For now is enough
    to dump shredded newspaper -
    compost can be fun.

    His father told him
    that compost is "recycling",
    small boy accepts that.

    Claire

  • borderbarb

    Daughter dubs my pile
    Of composting organics
    A rat restaurant

    Cafe de rotting stuff
    The best garbage in our town
    Tended by whacko

  • ctnchpr

    Break hardwood leaves down
    Brew into nutritious tea
    Elephant ears, "Mmmmmm"

  • mctoon

    Peat moss, compost and
    Expanded shale will fill my
    New Square Foot Garden

  • claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

    Compost pile awakes
    as winter's grasp is broken.
    Decay runs rampant.

    Claire

  • norabelle

    Layers green and brown
    Turn it, feed it 'til it steams
    Wonderful black gold

  • pvel

    In Mickey D's with
    my compost pail. Customers
    look on with pity

  • sylviatexas1

    In Mickey D's with
    my compost pail. Customers
    look on with *envy*!

    bwaaa haaa haaa haaa!

  • claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

    In Starbuck's hoping
    for grounds but pail is empty.
    Someone got there first!

    Claire (disgruntled)

  • gonebananas_gw

    The Cult of Compost:
    A righteousness of rotting.
    Gods? The very worms!

  • Sylvia Gordon

    Yes, it is a very old thread, but it was so much fun. Read and enjoy!

  • toxcrusadr

    Winter's cold abates

    Soil food web, sluggish, murmurs

    Let us make compost

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