Today’s Contest: OMG POETRY!!!!!1!!!

Congratulations to yesterday’s winner of Kitten Corner: Jessica K.

To win this contest / Write haiku based on photo / Pony game is prize


dk-promo-ponyToday’s prize: Pony Paradise for the Nintendo DS by 505 Games. E-mail your haiku to competishe [at] by 9 PM Pacific time today! Official contest rules



  1. O(h) M(y) G(od) Ponies!!1
    On a sunny, sandy beach
    But where is their kite???

  2. Stunbunny says:

    Spring break in Cabo
    The Sun light warm on our manes
    Shorty needs sun block!

  3. Bella B says:

    Windy beach of May
    Kites fly freely from our tails
    Pally, brown and bay

  4. Don’t look at the kites
    when you see them flying
    the end of summer has come

    (I nearly always prefer the modern haiku to the strict, classicals 5-7-5, poetry should be free and open)

  5. Linnea says:

    Hello visitor
    We like you way better than
    The dude with the kite

  6. Laieanna says:

    I don’t understand haikus so this is the best it’s going to get, even if it’s all wrong.

    Horses always run
    But wish flight on summer winds
    Kites much too small

  7. I’ve heard of horseslips
    But one more horse and we have
    The apocalypse.

  8. Kristabelle says:

    Where is Jessica’s limerick entry, by the way? I’d love to see the winning piece!

    Assateague Island
    Ponies running wild and free
    Nature is sublime.

  9. Those are nice haikus
    But if you want to enter,
    Don’t comment; e-mail!

  10. Stabitha says:

    We walk along sand.
    Three horses of diff’rent browns.
    Weird man flies a kite.

  11. Brandi says:

    Warm spring on the beach
    Kites leap into the sky
    Ponies do not care

  12. Laurel Lyon says:

    OMG ponies!
    ponies ponies OMG!
    where’s my Nintendo?

  13. wellthenhowaboutthisone says:

    Drop the sugar cube
    And then back away slowly
    And you won’t get hurt

  14. Tom Hanks been too long
    With a soccer ball, and now
    He could eat a horse

  15. oh hai there, ponies
    want to help me fly this kite?
    I haz some carrots

  16. Look at the pony
    They totes look like Fabio
    With long luscious hair

  17. MadameX says:

    Summer wind aloft
    Blows manes and kites so distant
    Little one’s not yours

  18. Rah-rah marketing
    of cute is not itself cute.
    Blog loses its charm.

    [I take this to mean
    [Yesterday’s limerick prize
    [Went to someone else? 😛 – Ed.]

  19. How your shades of brown
    So warm are against the blue
    Sun-dappled ponies

  20. just posing topless
    on creamy summer landscape
    aren’t we pretty

  21. Beverly says:

    We are Clairol girls
    Pick your shade – blonde or auburn
    Brunette is the best!

  22. Jackie says:

    Pony family
    Smile for the camera
    Damn kite guy in shot

  23. hon glad says:

    We three
    As one
    On wind blown sand

  24. jackuon says:

    Ponies on the beach
    Sun and sand beneath their hooves
    Summer breeze feels fine

  25. Bouviegal says:

    Pyrit, will you STOP
    You’re making me choke on spit
    OMG Ponies!!1!

  26. The warm sand below
    The blue sky above so free
    So happy, we three

  27. Bouviegal says:

    **pats self on back for haiku referencing haiku irony**

  28. Kite in the sky, high
    Fringe in the face at the beach
    Day is not wasted

  29. Wow, freaked out for a second when I saw Linnea’s post, thinking, “But I didn’t post that!” It takes me some time to remember that there are other people named Linnea in the world since I so rarely meet them.

  30. Noelle (the First) says:

    No haiku….just WANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Noelle (the First) says:

    ShelleyTambo…I know the feeling, I felt the same way when I first saw another Noelle on here. I was worried I was posting while sleep walking or something. Hey, stranger things have happened 🙂

  32. Vanilla, butter-
    Scotch, and chocolate, yummy
    Can I have ice cream?

  33. Bare-backed ponies, three
    No tan lines. You’re the only
    Nudists allowed on the beach

  34. LibrarianJessica says:

    Ponies on a beach
    Now understand why felines
    Value sand bathrooms

  35. Trabb's Boy says:

    Kites are for losers.
    You want to harness the wind?
    Then hop on, baby.

  36. Tried to take picture
    of my family flying kites
    ponies stole the show

  37. FrankDNA says:

    Blond, redhead, brunette
    Like horsey Charlie’s Angels
    On a beach stakeout

  38. skippymom says:

    Sunny, sandy beach
    Three horses stand together
    Background guy with kite

  39. Heather says:

    Wow, they didn’t even poo everywhere. This photo is truly miraculous.

  40. OMG, FrankDNA FTW! Best haiku EVAR!

    I’m truly LOL

  41. Argyle Donkeypants says:


    Okaaaaay, they’re horses.
    So why are their hairdos like
    A Flock of Seagulls?

    (This is my first-ever attempt at embedding a link. Wish me luck.)

  42. ChrisP says:

    A conversation in haiku form:

    Asymmetric bob
    It covers your pretty face
    Give it a rest, mom

  43. Argyle Donkeypants says:

    @FrankDNA, contact me and I’ll give you the number for my company’s IT department, who will be interested in having you pay for a new monitor to replace the one that had nosecoffee sprayed all over it.

  44. I’ve mailed my submishe.
    Snub Your Kite Flying
    OMG EMO Ponies
    They Say Meh to You

  45. Mandy B. says:

    Got sand in our hooves
    Got Sea and Salt in our Manes
    We be sea horsies!

  46. LibrarianJessica says:

    @Argyle Donkeypants: Hilarious haiku! *snerk*

  47. Three prosh ponies prance

    Man in background: awkward stance

    Why he stare at kite?

  48. skippymom says:

    Horses three beseech
    Kite man could use fashion help
    Get us out of here

  49. Paunchie says:

    Hey! Is that Assateague??

  50. wannadance says:

    I saw three ponies
    Posing on the beach, pretty.
    These babes are knocked up.

  51. We are an itsy,
    bitsy, tee-neigh, whinny, brown,
    three piece biki-neigh

  52. Kristabelle says:

    Oh pyrit! Between Charlie’s Angels and yours, I don’t know. I just don’t know! I’m glad I don’t have to judge and pick one for a winner!

  53. wannadance says:

    chris P: i love yours, love it!!

  54. auntbaby says:

    Freedom stands before
    Hooves fly as a summer kite
    Sand impedes our flight

  55. wannadance says:


    i have an earache
    like a tiny baby
    somebody pat me?

  56. Sky so Blue
    Wind swept sand
    We three friends together.

    Anyone with kids who can’t think of a haiku and wants to use mine to submit please do.

  57. Jo Sherman says:

    We three are horses
    Curiosity is ours.
    Camera ready?

  58. BostonBunny says:

    Number fifty-one
    If not pulled from old feed bag
    Would win by a nose

  59. LOLDemon says:

    Beach bums? Get out, man.
    We are working very hard
    To impress the chicks.

  60. man won’t share his kite
    they leave dejected, now, sir
    back into revenge

  61. Brown, browner, brownest
    They are the horses of a
    Different color

  62. My little ponies
    Not so good imitations
    Of the three of us

  63. Modern day-type
    Misty of Chincoteagues are
    totes up in this piece.

  64. Here’s mine:
    Bare hooves in the sand,
    Clouds and kites painting the sky,
    Sun kissed paradise.

    Ahhhh… just relaxes me 😀

  65. Sitting on the beach
    A cool wetness strikes my head
    Gonna kill that bird


  66. KatieKat says:

    Wannadance, ear pain
    Is the worst. Wishing you a
    Corgi puppy pile.

    (…also a heating pad for your ear!)

  67. Melissa says:

    Pony haiku:

    Sunny skies, white sands.
    Horses posing by the shore.
    Kites, flying, relax.

  68. hrhsqueak says:

    Avalanche of Cute
    Descends, causing Overload
    O M G, Ponies!!!!

  69. hrhsqueak says:

    Bonus haiku, because I was on a roll:

    of their fuzzy ‘tocks only earns you
    Bun Disapproval

  70. Sky so blue,
    A slight summer breeze,
    Blowing manes

  71. berthaservant says:

    Manny, Moe, and Jack
    In their next life, on the beach
    Not selling car parts

  72. A day at the beach
    It’s kind of hot here for us
    Mom, can we go home?

  73. Working on my tan
    So stallions will find me hot
    Pass the Baby Oil

  74. Mom! Dad! Look a kite!
    Son, you don’t have any hands.
    Come on! We said neigh!

  75. Summer beach breezes
    My mane tangles in the wind
    Need conditioner

  76. ponies on the beach
    these gals know where to check out
    all the hottest studs

  77. @Hmmm

    Donated prizes
    We pass the savings to you
    This contest is free

  78. Ponies in the sand
    But where have all the kites gone?
    Can’t see for my mane.

  79. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    Patting Wannadance
    (Now I’m hearing Cheech and Chong’s
    “Earache My Eye” skit)

  80. kodalai says:

    Clear blue summer skies,
    Wide-open innocent days;
    Horses remember.

  81. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    I’ve been really busy all morning, but I wanted to post the limerick sent by our randomly-selected winner, Jessica K.:

    There once was a cat o’ so sloppy
    he tried to create a monopoly
    once given the chance
    he evaluated his stance
    and changed his mind to favor Oligopoly

    Pretty cute, Jessica!

  82. We have the power
    we have the technology
    to make the kites’ wind

  83. My submishe:

    Let them all go fly a kite
    We’re here and coiffed for
    the Flock of Seagulls concert

    [And I ra-a-an
    [Ran so far a-way-ay-ay
    [Couldn’t get away – Ed.]

  84. Soft velvet muzzles,
    warm, horse-y scent uprises
    hot sand; wind relief

  85. Enough sand
    Grass we need grass
    Meadow please

  86. michelle says:

    You can lead a horse
    To water, but you cannot
    Make him fly a kite

  87. Natalie says:

    blonde, red, and brunette,
    how pretty are beach ponies,
    running wild in the sand.

  88. Ponies on the windy beach
    Manes flowing lightly
    Wish they had a kite to fly.

  89. A brunette, a blonde, and a redhead
    go commando on the beach….
    no one is offended.

  90. Amanda says:

    Three wispy tailed ponies,
    summer photo shoot
    let the fun begin!

  91. maggie p says:

    too big for most rules
    of cute, the ponies try to
    be unassuming

  92. cubbybutt says:

    Horseletts stare at me
    Do you like their floofy bangs
    A spectrum of brown

  93. Kitteh Toez says:

    Skies of pretty blue
    Tails swish in the ocean breeze
    Some guy’s flying kites

    Again, unrelated cute-themed haiku:

    cat loves to cuddle
    but litter-paws in my face
    make it hard to sleep

  94. Taymin P says:

    Horse back in the surf
    These three horsies want none of
    Facebook pics instead

  95. Luckus says:

    three ponies standing
    one shorter than the others
    what does it all mean?

  96. Sun surf windy day
    Horses have no kite to play
    Want to go home now

  97. ponies on the beach
    sun, blue sky and kites oh my
    paradise indeed

  98. Cerulean says:

    Baywatch lifeguard job:
    To watch the bay all summer.
    She won’t leave our sight.

  99. Ponies, a trio
    They ignore me and my kite
    Ponies can be mean

  100. natalypaige says:

    The only ponies
    that fit in my apartment:
    Digital Ponies

  101. cliffette says:

    Santa, there has been
    A miscommunication.
    “Beachhouse”, not beech horse.

  102. William McDuff says:

    Summer sand in your face,
    Kicked there by you nemeses:
    Herd of jock horses.

  103. SwimBlue says:

    horses on the beach
    our tails they swing in the breeze
    sand — it is in my hoof

  104. Finally a breeze
    But the ponies broke my kite
    Darn you beach ponies

  105. sogers says:

    check our stylish bangs
    and our most knob-bu-lar knees
    we do what we want

  106. well have you ever
    wearing such a thing to swim
    the scandal of it

  107. Don’t look at the kites
    Ponies are better to watch
    Or we will stomp you!

  108. Three Ponies I see
    On the beach in front of me
    From light to dark, too!

  109. ksully says:

    Oh My God Ponies!!!!!?!?
    Won’t you cut my long bangs please?
    See my knobby knees?

  110. ok not a haiku.

    3 little ponies sitting on the beach
    1 had the snacks
    the other had the treats
    The third said “eep! I forgot the sweets!”

  111. Dreaming of Ponies
    My small ponies on the beach
    So furry and cute

  112. ZOMG!!PONIES1!!
    Is the saying to say now!
    Say it now will you!!

  113. kibblenibble says:

    Such talented CO Peeps! I loved reading the haikus. I’m too tired to write one about the ponies, but I’ll share one I wrote after picking up my friend’s cat, Lucy, after she had been spayed at the low-cost clinic:

    Warm, soft sleeping cat
    Pillowcased weight in my lap

  114. carol m. says:

    silly man in shorts
    thinks you are supposed to put
    the kite behind the horse

    [Well, I lol’d… – Ed.]

  115. puddlepeppers says:

    Chincoteague paths lead
    to ponies waiting for a treat…
    “Can haz apple slice?”

  116. babs08 says:

    Why is the kite-man
    Not paying attention to
    The ponies? Weirdo.

  117. Ponies in the wind
    Wishing to be flown as kites
    Paradise indeed

  118. Ahhh lovely accompaniment to breakfast! Many great haikus here indeed.
    Christi: lol synchronicity, same last line 🙂

  119. We have landed now.
    Just so you know, all your beach
    is belong to us.

  120. Trinky dink says:

    Gentle ocean breeze
    and essence of beach pony
    hold the kites aloft

  121. Katiedid says:

    Bright kite in the sky
    Climbing higher and higher
    Oh My God Ponies!!!1!!

    I only has a *little* ADD 😀

  122. never realized before, those are some rotund ponies…..

  123. fortworthfeminism says:

    three ponies standing
    on the beach with guy and kites
    ponies not amused

  124. anastasia says:

    on this sandy beach,
    don’t we love this scene right now,
    beautiful ponies

  125. Acrostic and Haiku


    Caring people
    Appreciated I am
    Racing is my game


    Chasing all the mice
    Acting innocent and nice
    Trouble in my eyes

  126. andrea says:

    ponies on the beach
    kites flying over our heads
    we wish hooves were hands

  127. dreamwver says:

    Knobbed knees in the breeze
    Trim my bangs, would you? Then I
    Could find my kite.

  128. dreamwver says:

    Knobbed knees in the breeze
    Trim my bangs, would you? That I
    Might observe my kite.

    Woops, 2nd try : )

  129. Kids

    The kids smiles spread
    And so dose the atmosphere
    They make the world spin

  130. anastasia says:

    this is a haiku,
    old macdonald had a farm