Thursday, June 21, 2007

Thursday morning haiku

1. Volvo dealer here
Shuttles customers in a
Toyota van. Why?

2. Voice from the back seat:
"What do butterflies eat, Mom?"
I'm not sure, I say.

3. Six weeks of summer
Are already gone, and there's
No work to show yet.



At 6:49 AM , Blogger Julia said...

2. They don't eat, only drink,
As I recall.
Hence, short life.

At 10:34 AM , Blogger Dorcasina said...

Aha! How smart you
Are to know the life cycle
of the butterfly.


At 11:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just love this blog,
It is so sweet and percep-
Tive and dear.

Cheating, I know, yes.
But I have never been taught
To write haiku, no.

At 11:02 AM , Anonymous Kristin said...

I love Number Three.
That's me, each summer, oh yes.
Work? Plans? Nah. Just guilt.

At 6:15 PM , Blogger Snickollet said...

1. I drove a Volvo.
Now I drive a Subaru.
Too many repairs.

OK, I'm too tired for more haiku, but I have to share with you that I drove a 1975 Volvo wagon for a long time--until 2004, actually. The car was like a member of my family; my parents bought it brand new when they first moved to Oregon. Alas, the repairs just got to be too much in terms of both time and money. I love my Forester, but I miss my Volvo. Her name was Vanessa. Sigh.

At 7:54 AM , Blogger Julia said...

Took daughter to Farm
Of butterflies once
Must've been awake.

I drive a Volvo too. Would like a car with better mileage, but can't seem to give up the safety-- we walked out of our previous Volvo with not a scratch after a pretty bad crash.

At 10:49 AM , Blogger Dorcasina said...

Sigh. I aspire to a Volvo, actually--a practical square station wagon, or in fantasies of going out in a giant gas-guzzling bang, a fully loaded up dark blue SUV. The wagon, of course, would suit my liberal-intellectual-blue-state identity, which the SUV definitely would not.

At this point, a car with fewer than 180K miles, or under 10 years old would be a step up. But given the inevitable obsolescence of the gas-powered engine, I might as well use my energy developing my biking muscles. ;)

At 2:42 PM , Blogger Julia said...

My fantasy is that they make a hybrid. Their SUV looks great, and has the stabilization system, and I heard a driving school instructor say that they were unable to flip that thing with the stabilization control turned on, so that's a plus. But it is rather expensive and not too great with the miles. I drive their small station wagon myself...


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