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Compost Haiku

Posted by sylviatexas z8a Tx (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 14, 09 at 11:52

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!


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I love my compost
it definitely loves me
gets so hot it steams

that was fun
Laura


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(Hey, this is awesome! I was just thinking about starting a haiku thread yesterday after reading the same post, lol.)

Feeding the compost
Additions make me happy
Eat up, Buttercup


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To turn? Or not to?
"It All Leads Back To Compost"
hammock swings gently


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  • Posted by pt03 3 Southern Manitoba (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 14, 09 at 17:23

I don't like haiku.
They give me headache so bad.
Rather quaff more beer!


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one part nitrogen
plus three parts carbon equals
the stuff of my dreams


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  • Posted by pt03 3 Southern Manitoba (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 14, 09 at 18:13

Enough of this stuff
Better things to be doing
Walk away whacko


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mine is so lazy
see it rotting over there?
i need a new one.


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Stared at my compost
For two and a half hours
I need a lady


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I'm laughing out loud
at takadi's funny post
you win in my book.
Laura


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Happy to inspire
Especially about compost
Important topic here.

Compost makes itself
Carbon, nitrogen, water'n sun
Gard'ner steps away.


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rotting pile of waste
you are so nurtured by few
earth needs your help now!


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The thread starting post
Has six syllables, not five
For first and last lines


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still laughing so hard
at takadi's funny post
I have a sister.

BPGreens your right
too late to think in haiku
lets just have some fun.
:)


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Reading this forum
Just taken an Ambien
Here's to compost dreams


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I swear I can see
It rotting in front of me...
So how old is she?


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  • Posted by paulns NS zone 6a (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 15, 09 at 10:50

Dating Service for
Compost Wackos. If I had
a buck for ev'ry...


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Hah, I'd pay for that.
Just kidding. Been there, done that.
No 'net dates for me.


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I write my haiku
In soy based ink on paper
Then I compost it


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  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a MI (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 15, 09 at 23:27

beneath spring's garden
last year's bounty, ground alive
unseen beasties toil

Al


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wondrous alchemy
that ev'ry gardener knows
brown and green...make gold


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my compost smells bad
i think it is way to wet
quick lets run away.


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well, crud, I can't count!

Howz this?

Full bin heating up.
Must collect fresh horse manure.
So good for compost.

neighbor fixing fence.
rotten wood lies in pieces.
carbonaceous score!


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Rising off the pile
Held my breath, thought it was mold
No, no, wait! That's steam!

(When I went to turn my pile, I thought there were clouds of mold spores blowing off through the air. It grossed me out, and I didn't want to inhale them, but then I stuck my hand near, and realized that it was, in fact, steam! And then I squealed like a little girl, and danced around in my yard. I wasn't sure my 18-gallon plastic tote would be able to heat up, much less produce steam on an almost 80 degree day, so that was way, way exciting! I did hit one patch that didn't smell so good, but on the whole, it just smells kind of... earthy?)


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Soggy stale bread
Planaria noses twitch
Annp awakes, yells


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I just killed a thread
Or was it planaria?
hammock gently sways


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life death rottenness
it all leads back to compost
says professor dirt


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compost pile bone dry
toting water in the heat
how I wish for rain.


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recycling the carbon
adding Starbuck's black bounty
ahhh the aroma


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today is trash day
stems vines flowers topsoil leaves
yard men worked this week.


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under snow
warm leaves rot slowly...
now precious


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Planaria flee
No soggy bread anywhere
compost steams gently


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Oh dear imbalance
Too many greens; lacking browns
My scraps lay waiting


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spaghetina girl
your post sound so romantic
so wish mine did too.


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I'm still cleaning up the "garden cemetary" left behind by our record-breaking winter, & thought maybe reviving our compost haiku page would cheer me up-

singin' the blues sometimes lightens the heart.

no flowers today
winter losses gone to earth
the cycle starts new


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Greens and browns molder
The warm sun and the soft rain
A fertile garden


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Chicken wire alone
won't support the compost pile.
Time to put in stakes.


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One more...

sitting at my desk
dreaming of the compost pile
can I go home yet?


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What is Haiku.
Does it go in my Bin.
Is it green?


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Leaves molder away,
silently enriching soil.
Nothing wastes today.


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Well, hey, berryman, I don't know if it's green, but it's a poem ( or "pome" in Texas)

1st line 5 syllables
2nd line 7 syllables
3rd line 5 syllables


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 11, 10 at 20:39

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

Claire


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


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


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 12, 10 at 13:33

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

Claire


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


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


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 18, 10 at 20:46

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

Claire


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


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


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 19, 10 at 17:30

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

Claire


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


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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


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 19, 10 at 21:25

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


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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


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 20, 10 at 13:46

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

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

Claire


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 20, 10 at 17:09

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

Claire


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


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

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


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


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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


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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


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 23, 10 at 11:39

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

Claire


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

5-7-5


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 23, 10 at 17:46

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

Claire


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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?


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


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  • Posted by hortster 6A, southcentral KS (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 23, 10 at 20:54

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


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'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


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 24, 10 at 13:19

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

Claire


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 24, 10 at 13:22

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

Claire


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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?


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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


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 24, 10 at 17:26

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

Claire


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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


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

Bacteria and
Fungi by tens of thousands
Create uber-post


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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


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Fri, Sep 17, 10 at 14:04

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

Claire (sobbing)


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


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Fri, Sep 17, 10 at 16:09

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


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Daughter dubs my pile
Of composting organics
A rat restaurant

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


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


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


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 17, 11 at 12:11

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

Claire


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


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


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

bwaaa haaa haaa haaa!


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 25, 11 at 17:54

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

Claire (disgruntled)


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


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