Summer rain baiku

Tommy was inspired and posted his own bicycle haiku of his ride through the summer rain.


“Bicycle Reflection” photo by tanakawho.

4 Comments

  • SiouxGeonz
    August 20, 2007 - 8:30 am | Permalink

    Is tire a one syllable word, indeed. It all depends on exactly how you manipulate that R phoneme in your mouth. (Consider the southerners, for whom tire would rhyme with far – like the three wise men who were scorched 'cause they came from a-far.)
    Depending on the dictionary, "squirrel" is sometimes considered the longest one-syllable word, just in case that comes up in a trivia contest… or in a baiku, since squirrels happen to bicycles, too.
    I remember discussions about this stuff with my reading specialist buddies and then we'd snicker (well, some of us would) because it wasn't as if our students could hear the difference between tie – er and tar…

  • SiouxGeonz
    August 20, 2007 - 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Is tire a one syllable word, indeed. It all depends on exactly how you manipulate that R phoneme in your mouth. (Consider the southerners, for whom tire would rhyme with far – like the three wise men who were scorched 'cause they came from a-far.) Depending on the dictionary, "squirrel" is sometimes considered the longest one-syllable word, just in case that comes up in a trivia contest… or in a baiku, since squirrels happen to bicycles, too. I remember discussions about this stuff with my reading specialist buddies and then we'd snicker (well, some of us would) because it wasn't as if our students could hear the difference between tie – er and tar…

  • Yokota Fritz
    August 20, 2007 - 9:29 am | Permalink

    "squirrels happen to bicycles too" HAHAHAHA! Yes indeed, squirrels happen to bicycles.

  • Yokota Fritz
    August 20, 2007 - 4:29 pm | Permalink

    "squirrels happen to bicycles too" HAHAHAHA! Yes indeed, squirrels happen to bicycles.

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