Thursday, April 29, 2010

I'm not adverse to verse...

A few posts back there was a Haiku contest at Me + Richard Armitage that I had to respond to, and it had me so into making those little verses of 5 / 7 / 5 syllables that I was practically speaking in that way for a day or so!

So here is what I came up with when I thought about Mr. Armitage -- it was all his wonderful roles which I scouted out through the generosity of Youtube posters and other online video sources, after first being gobsmacked with his incredible talent in the BBC's fabulous production of Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South.

I have decided to illustrate my poem with pictures of him (duh who else?) just in case there are still some people out there who haven't been introduced to the wonder that is Richard Armitage...and the rest of us who know all about him really don't mind looking at the same pictures over and over and over again!

The roles were: North and South 2004, the Vicar of Dibley 2006, Robin Hood 2006-2009, Spooks/MI-5 2008- (also referred to as "The Grid"), Sparkhouse 2002, Cold Feet 2003, Between the Sheets 2003, The Impressionists 2006, The Golden Hour 2005. These were more or less the order that I discovered these programs.

I followed you from
North and South to Dibley and

Sherwood to the Grid.

Guy of Gisborne

On the way, I passed
Through Sparkhouse, seeking some warmth

For Cold Feet, Between the Sheets.

I understand why
The Impressionists paint such

Golden Hours of you.

Servetus was very kind to write a review of my haiku which was very complimentary**blushing** but I won't print it here, there is a link to it on my "Poetry of Earth" posting.
So, poetry month is almost over and I hadn't written a line of poetry in quite a few years, so it was fun to be inspired by my muse, (a.k.a. Mr. Armitage) and by Servetus for posting the challenge.
Even TeeTotallyNot is getting into it -- I see she's posted some limericks today on her blog YI, Mum?

Yep! We've got it BAD!


tyme_4_t said...

Hey Phylly3 - I loved your haikus before there were it's even better!

Please feel free (but not obligated) to illustrate "our" limerick - I was totally kidding when I laid down the challenge of the rhyme to "boiler suit" and then your suggestions spurred me on!

Avalon said...

Oh how cute! Love the photos!

Phylly3 said...

Thank you Avalon, and tyme_4_t thanks for the offer. I DO want to do it, but I doubt it will still be poetry month when I'm done. Oh well, poetry shouldn't be limited to just a month anyway!

MaryKwizMiz said...

I would never call my lunatic lines 'poetry' but I will continue... maybe the odd 'proper one' creeps up. Till then - a limerick a day keeps depression away.. we should start a limerick round robin :D
@tyme_4_t - so it was you who started it then? ta so very muchly - now I've got yet another hobby :D

Unknown said...

What a fun haiku - and I loved the pictures!

(BTW, came here from Traxy's blog.)

Phylly3 said...

@TeeTotallyNot - It was Natalie who started the limericks!
Hi Ruth, nice to see you here!

Anonymous said...

I reiterate that this was a GREAT haiku. Even better with pictures!