Neither here nor there

Just going with the motion

No will of your own


                                           From one moment to the next

                                           No set goal in mind

Flowing with the tide

Wherever it might take you

Flotsam or jetsam

                                           Nomadic lifestyle

                                           From one city to the next

                                           Never keeping still


If you would like to find out more about the haiku challenge, go to Jenn's blog.

…and onto some mid-week relief in the form of weird, whacky and sometimes wonderful words (from the dag's dictionary)…

Piece de resistance – the last bit of food left in the bowl because everyone wants to be polite.

Bussa nova – the wild dance first forward and then backwards, performed by standing passengers when the bus comes to a sudden halt.

Faultageist – a mechanical problem that disappears as soon as you are in the presence of an expert, making you look like a complete idiot.The machine, of course, goes on the blink again as soon as the expert leaves.


  1. k~ on May 24, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Michelle, what are flotsam and jetsam?              

    • michelle on May 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      Wreckage, cargo or debris that remains afloat after a ship has sunk.

  2. Carol on May 24, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Variety haiku ~ great ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

    • michelle on May 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      Thank you Carol!

  3. Mijayami on May 24, 2012 at 3:40 am

    I can relate very well to all of them…

    • michelle on May 24, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks for visiting & leaving a comment…

  4. Arlee Bird on May 24, 2012 at 5:28 am

    Bussa nova– you got me with that one.  Totally absurd.  I love it.
    An A to Z Co-Host

    • michelle on May 24, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      It got me too… a comic image of people being thrust forward and backwards…

  5. Anthony North on May 24, 2012 at 7:43 am

    I relate to those, too. Nicely done.

    • michelle on May 24, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      Thanks for popping in, Anthony.

  6. becca givens on May 24, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    You captured the forms of driting  … and I love your whacky words for the posts … made me laugh because I can relate to them.  LOL 

  7. tara tyler on May 24, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    sensational drifting haiku & hilarious definitions!

  8. michelle on May 24, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks TTT ! 🙂

  9. Susan Kane on May 24, 2012 at 10:35 pm


  10. Leslie Rose on May 25, 2012 at 2:23 am

    I'm going to have a sign made that says Beware the Faultageist to put over my desk at work.

  11. Magical Mystical Teacher on May 25, 2012 at 2:32 am

    I too am a drifter in some of the ways you describe!

  12. michelle on May 25, 2012 at 10:56 am

    @Susan ~ it's fabulous, and hilarious!

    @Leslie ~ aha, so you're the office faultageist? LOL

    @Magical Mystical Teacher ~ lots of drifters are calm & content individuals… happy drifting…

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