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Jay's Saturday Morning Haiku - 2

Jay's Saturday morning haiku - 2

The English form of the traditional Japanese Haiku includes any or all of the following:

  • The use of 17 syllables, in the form of three lines, with 5, 7 and 5 syllables respectively.  Some haiku may employ 10 - 14 syllables, but 17 is traditional.
  • The use of a season in the poem.
  • The use of a "cut word" or punctuation to set off and compare two images.

This is another in a series of home inspection finds!

 

 

 



A hole in the tank,


 

And some rain is getting in –


 

Water in the bank.

 

 

 

 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 18 commentsJay Markanich • October 29 2011 05:36AM

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Very clever, Jay.  Unfortunately, this brings back flashbacks of the horror in high school English class during the poetry semester...

Posted by Faith LaRosse, Realtor(R) (Springer Realty Group) over 6 years ago

Good morning, Jay. No problem! Drill a hole in the bottom to let it out. Why didn't you think of that???

Posted by Michael Thornton, Nashville Area - Photography & Videography (RadnorLake Video) over 6 years ago

Very clever, Jay.  We have a new restaurant in our city called Haiku.  Also, I htought there were Haiku puzzles...somewhat similar to Su do ku.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 6 years ago

I always seemed to have fun with the haikus Faith - it was the limerick that sent me packing!

Michael - nothing more powerful than an idea who's time has come!  Thanks, and I will suggest it!

Debbie - THAT sounds like a fun puzzle!  Does the menu in that restaurant come poetically?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Jay - very zen/cool!  I had forgotten the "haiku rules"!

Posted by Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty) over 6 years ago

Thanks Carol.  This was my second attempt.  I already have two more written, but seem to be able to come up with them at will!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Never heard of this Haiku until you brought it up but it is interesting

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) over 6 years ago

It has apparently been around for centuries in Japan, James, but I don't know how long with the English version.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Just thought I would share with you that you have two Realtors up there that sing A LOT of praise about you: Pat Kennedy and Cindy Jones............last time I saw them, they both gushed about how great you are! That is a REAL compliment coming from those two ladies!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 6 years ago

Jay,             the brain just stopped !!!

I'll be back when I can look at the picture and come up with my own Haiku for it

Enjoy the day 

Posted by Don MacLean, Realtor - Homes For Sale - Franklin MA (Simolari & MacLean REMAX EXECUTIVE REALTY) over 6 years ago

What is that? It looks like it might be a combination whistle pipe and fill pipe , if there ever was such a thing.

Posted by Robert Butler, Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection (Aspect Inspection) over 6 years ago

Barbara-Jo - aw shucks, I'm a blushin'...  And thanks!

Don - think opposite and come up with a ukiah.

Robert - that is where the little float that tells the amount of oil in the tank used to go.  The glass test tube got broken off.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Good afternoon Jay. I can also remember Haiku from English class but I must say, yours is way more fun to read than it was to come up with.

Posted by Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI (Lake and Lodge Realty LLC ) over 6 years ago

Thanks Randy.  These are developed from circumstances that I run across on inspections. 

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Mr Jay, Very good. The numbers and words thing is always fun. My best friend is a freak for primes and you have it there in all three numbers 5, 7, 17. Just a prime example of word play ; )

Posted by Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC (NCW Home Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

These are getting very clever Jay, your creativity inspires me (being very math oriented, something like this is very difficult for me).

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 6 years ago

Jay -- what a great heiku to point out the problem with the tank.  Re: Michael's (#2) comment -- that would work, as long as you have plug for when the oil starts to come out, since the oil is lighter than water and the water would sink to the bottom of the tank....

Posted by Steven Cook (No Longer Processing Mortgages.) over 6 years ago

Thanks Don, and a prime example of an English haiku!

Chris - I am the least math oriented person I know!  But I like playing with words.

Steven - true.  But once the hole is there the oil just waits its turn to leave!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

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