five raindrop senryu


five raindrop senryu

father’s raindrop rule:
oil rises to the top
be extra careful

on desert highways
drivers don’t know what to do
daunted by raindrops

my spoiled canines
feel innocuous raindrops
scratch to come inside

raindrops mixed with snowy flakes
hybrid conditions

illustrator art
raindrops falling in my head
moving to next theme…


Written for:

The prompt for today is: RAINDROPS

Image credit: Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2012 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please. If interested in vector graphics form, please contact me.

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on May 8, 2012, in Poetry, Tackle it Tuesday and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. somethingsketchycarolmckenna

    Good to see you and everyone here ~ Excellent haiku ~ variety ~thanks, namaste

  2. I like these very much. Verses one and four,
    reminded me of my father’s words of warnings
    which I hope now echo in my adult children’s ears,
    and the grandkids too.
    Thank you,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  3. Awesome series of senryu Zongrik. I love especially the last one, but the other four are great also.
    Thank you for being part of my new haiku challenge “Tackle It Tuesday”. You’re so welcome and please share the fun.

  4. kristimaloney

    I love the images in this poem. Well done. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. LOL … I can relate to number 3 … mine don’t like rain either!! 😀
    Musical Raindrops

  6. None of my dogs have ever liked rain, guess they didn’t like things falling on there head..haha

  7. magicalmysticalteacher

    Your second senryu describes Southern California drivers perfectly: They don’t know how to handle themselves on a freeway when it’s slick with rain.

    Are There No Raindrops?

  8. A Walk In My Heart

    Lovely 5 raindrop senryu.

  9. Jane at Levant

    My dog hates rain too – but I love to hear the pitter patter of rain on the window – thanks for visiting my blog – Jane UK

  10. That was very interesting!

  11. A terrific series of haiku. I just brought my dog in out of the rain!

  12. This was certainly a creative use of the prompt raindrops. The second one was my favorite.

  13. A lovely series, giving us some timely warnings.

  14. I love rain poetry. 🙂

    Thanks especially for the first one; I hadn’t thought about that. I think the third one is my favorite.

    You have a typo in “conditions.”

  15. A beautiful set of haiku….I loved the last two!

  16. Like the haiga. Like the senyru. Anything to do with good fodder for poetry…You did it very well here.

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