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Terez Mertes

String Haiku

April 30, 2010 at 10:24 PM

Strings old, cash too low

Six months, twelve months, eighteen months

Dominants last long


Man say “Hey, you’re hired”

Money returns, we’re all glad

Restaurants and new strings


String Mall makes good deal

Dominants on lower three

Choose your own E string


Wrapped package arrives

Feels like Christmas time again

Anticipation


Old tired strings find trash

AGED means change in that order

Silver winks at me


Pirastro for E

Comes with little plastic tube

Beats Dominant E


Peg dope is my friend

Turn peg toward you not away

Maybe backwards – oops


One string change per day

Tighten too far, string goes snap

Fiddle now ready


Bow coaxes sound out

Stretching string makes mournful moan

Chromatic tuner


Writing string haiku

Brings home warm fuzzy feeling

Violin and me


© 2010 Terez Rose


From Michael Pijoan
Posted on May 1, 2010 at 7:24 AM

Read your string haikus

Liked them and thought they were sweet

Now I try it too


From Pauline Lerner
Posted on May 1, 2010 at 9:33 AM

Terez, I'm so glad

That you have new strings you love.

Make beautiful sound!


From Anne Horvath
Posted on May 1, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Terez writes a blog,

The cleverest one so far;

Big grins all around!


From Terez Mertes
Posted on May 1, 2010 at 1:39 PM

Come to blog and see

Smart responses in haiku

Makes me laugh out loud


From Tom Holzman
Posted on May 1, 2010 at 4:01 PM

Terez blog is fabulous.

Hope violin sounds the same

With new strings on it.


From Terez Mertes
Posted on May 1, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Pauline, Mike, Tom, Anne

Great violinist poets

Hope others try too


From Anne Horvath
Posted on May 1, 2010 at 7:00 PM

I'm a great poet?

Uh, no, you're thinking of Yeats!

But thanks anyway...


From Anne Horvath
Posted on May 1, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Hidden in your lines

Is the great news of a job!

Happy days are here!


From Terez Mertes
Posted on May 1, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Anne is great wise one

Sees big truths behind small lines

Big fat bows to her


From Tom Holzman
Posted on May 1, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Some other Tom.

Anne, Mike, and Pauline rule

as poets, violinists, and v.commers.


From Terez Mertes
Posted on May 1, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Haiku brain won't leave

Thoughts arise, five-seven-five

Husband looks worried


From Anne Horvath
Posted on May 1, 2010 at 7:16 PM

I need to practice-

Procrastination is fun!

The violin waits...


From Terez Mertes
Posted on May 1, 2010 at 7:15 PM

New haiku by Tom

Clunkier than other try

Done in nice font, though


From Anne Horvath
Posted on May 1, 2010 at 7:19 PM

What is the new job?

Computer gig?  Something else?

We'd all like to know...


From Anne Horvath
Posted on May 1, 2010 at 7:24 PM

I'm not all that wise,

But I'll take your compliment.

That bow, is it French?


From Terez Mertes
Posted on May 1, 2010 at 7:31 PM

 >What is the new job?

Juniper Networks

Husband work hard and boss smile

Paycheck look pretty


From Terez Mertes
Posted on May 1, 2010 at 7:33 PM

 >That bow, is it French?

Bow pernambuco

Come from forests of Brazil

Glad to rub new strings


From Anne Horvath
Posted on May 1, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Since paycheck is good,

Maybe some really good seats

To hear SFS?


From Terez Mertes
Posted on May 1, 2010 at 9:12 PM

Old subscription fixed

Farewell to nosebleed section

Back home in 1st Tier


From Pauline Lerner
Posted on May 2, 2010 at 5:15 AM

I, too, feel happy

That your husband earns enough

To feed wife's spirit.


From Terez Mertes
Posted on May 2, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Wife grateful indeed

Plus, to have friend like Pauline

Who understands Life


From Anne-Marie Proulx
Posted on May 3, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Happy that you found some strings you love!!! This is always fun!

Good luck!

Anne-Marie


From Terez Mertes
Posted on May 4, 2010 at 3:02 AM

Whew, Anne-Marie broke the curse; can finally stop responding in haiku!

Thanks, Anne-Marie. ; )


From Karen Allendoerfer
Posted on May 4, 2010 at 3:22 AM

 Whew, thanks Anne-Marie!  And congratulations on your husband's new job and the new everything else!


From Terez Mertes
Posted on May 4, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Thanks, Karen!

I'll tell you what, this haiku detox is tricky. Once you're there in addiction territory, it's hard getting out. Even now, the five-seven-five thought pattern is there, itching, itching...  

Repeat after self. Reality is prose. Uneven, unmatching prose. With strings attached. ; )


From Tom Holzman
Posted on May 4, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Thanks Anne-Marie.  The quality of mine were going rapidly downhill, and I am sure I would have embarrassed myself if I tried another haiku.


From Terez Mertes
Posted on May 5, 2010 at 2:21 AM

 >I am sure I would have embarrassed myself if I tried another haiku.

Oh, but it's such fun to mess with you afterward! : )


From Tom Holzman
Posted on May 5, 2010 at 12:56 PM

Terez - It's always a pleasure to be the butt of comic relief.


From Terez Mertes
Posted on May 5, 2010 at 9:45 PM

 >It's always a pleasure to be the butt of comic relief.

We aim to please here. ; )


From Mendy Smith
Posted on May 6, 2010 at 7:10 AM

Terez,

Woot on the job front!   Couldn't do the Haiku thing.  Have a difficult enough time counting to four consistently without changing meter :) Door is still open if you ever want to visit Houston.

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