Archives for January 2006

January
20
2006

Inspired by a Frog 6

A dark old tavern
enjoying a fine ale – splash!
where’d that frog come from?
Contributed by Captain Hops.

References: This is the last in a series of Beer Haiku inspired by One Hundred Frogs by Hiroaki Sato. I recommend picking it up at your local library or used book store if you can find it because the ones on Amazone seem rather pricey to me. The book is a collection of English translations, inspirations, and parodies of one of the most famous haiku from one of the most famous haiku masters, Matsuo Basho (1644-1694). I will be going back to my regularly scheduled haiku tomorrow unless I think of more.

I am still taking haiku contributions, so keep sending them in. I always like haiku about specific beer so keep them coming, but I am also interested in getting some contributions about where you drink beer. Sum up your favorite dive bar, brew pub, pool hall or anyplace you quaff a fine brew in the requisite 17 syllables and send them in. If there is a web page for your fine establishment send that too. Cheers!

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January
19
2006

Inspired by a Frog 5

“The usual please”
I hop on the tall bar stool
plunk – my ale is here
Contributed by Captain Hops.

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January
18
2006

Inspired by a Frog 4

an ancient story
don’t wait, just buy her a beer
or hear others tales
Contributed by Captain Hops.

References: I began the “Inspired by a Frog” series after reading One Hundred Frogs by Hiroaki Sato. It’s a quick but interesting read. I recommend that you pick it up at your local library. If you would rather buy it, you can click the link.
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January
17
2006

Inspired by a Frog 3

veteran ‘tender
leaps with each call to action
sounds of joy ensue
Contributed by Captain Hops.

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January
16
2006

Inspired by a Frog 2

the crowded old pub
bumped waiter, heroic leap
crash – the beer is lost
Contributed by Captain Hops.

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January
15
2006

Inspired by a Frog 1

Old watering hole
Young one leaps for his first beer
Sound of lasting joy
Contributed by Captain Hops.

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