Senior Day Haiku 2011

Submitted by Brian on November 25th, 2011 at 4:25 PM

I should point you to Seth's three-part senior goodbyes, which are far better than these goofy haiku and reminded me there is a "tloy wolfork" tag. Haikus not guaranteed to be 5-7-5 but I tried.

mark-huyge-poseMark Huyge

Nuclear winter's
survivors are few and wan
cockroaches, Huyge

Steve Watson

This year's Jack Shaftoe
The king of the vagabonds
Hair of Norse legend

Brandon Herron

Two touchdowns, one game
then detached, floating to ground
a serene finish

Ryan Van Bergen

Axes ring, crash and thump
Poplars topple, maples fall
Van Bergen stands, still

david-molk-miamiDavid Molk

Fall takes leaves from trees
and leaves defensive tackle
face down, defeated

John McColgan

Spread fullback in bloom
Your existential crisis
will be no problem

Will Heininger

The Mini-Kovacs
Except insofar as he's
the Maxi-Kovacs

Jared Van Slyke

Things can be worse than
saying "yes, yes, that Van Slyke":
Michael Jackson's kid

safety Troy Woolfolk (29) plays during Michigan's 26-20 loss to Michigan State at Spartan Stadium on Saturday October 3, 2009 (ZACHARY MEISNER/Daily)Troy Woolfolk

Ankle, wrist, ankle
people who call you "Woolfork"
TWoolf ain't easy

Junior Hemingway

Throw it up, way up
in clouds a man emerges
hands grasping his prize

Kelvin Grady

Suns collide, stars burst
the duality of man
Grady wallpaper

Kevin Koger

Picked M over O
In a rare, rare time for that
Payoff Saturday

mike-martin-nd-2010Mike Martin

The earth moves in waves
There is a man, then a gap,
then there is nothing

JB Fitzgerald

To take the fail rays
Head on for four of five years
Invincible now

Michael Shaw

occasionally jet straight

Martavious Odoms

The first mountain goat
Survived Northwestern '08
Headbutts victory

Tom Pomarico

So, I hear you're a
Long snapper. How's that going?
Cool, cool. I am a—


Number 7

November 25th, 2011 at 5:55 PM ^

For the Neal Stephenson ref.  (and the possible implication that you slogged through the the entire trilog)y:

or should I say


Nice Quicksilver ref

but if you ask me those books

were just too damn long






November 25th, 2011 at 8:35 PM ^

I have to say that I honestly feel endeared to this team of players more so than any other team that has donned the winged helmets. They are truly a band of brothers that has weathered the storm together. A win against Ohio State will be a great way to end this chapter of their lives. Mike Martin, Van Bergen, Koger, Molk, Woolfolk I have never rooted for any one thing so hard in my life as I have for this team of seniors. Tomorrow will be no different. Give 'em hell guys. Show them that that school up north is back. Meechigan, why would you want to go anywhere else? 


November 25th, 2011 at 11:13 PM ^

Love the haiku, Brian. I hope everyone chimes in with their own, and after tomorrow’s win we can all put up our best Muppet haiku (I have a huge stash I’m willing to share). In the meantime, it’s worth pointing out that the 17-syllable “rule” of haiku is not really a rule. Haiku can be much shorter. You can make a haiku with whatever ingredients you want, but generally the most important ingredient to a good haiku is to use two images or thoughts, separated with a pause meant to give the reader an insight. So there you have it, everyone, chime in and don’t fret the 17-syllable rule.