Friday Haiku: Froggy Phone Home

Circles surround me

Should have listened to Kermit

Someone find Fozzy


Have you thought of having thumb-reduction surgery, John P.?



  1. Kermit said to me
    I shall call him mini me
    Now find a rainbow

  2. Just to clear the air:
    That myth about frogs and warts?
    Total hogwash, peeps.

  3. BeckyMonster says:

    Tiniest green guy
    Your thumb is so foreshortened!
    Let’s roll in the grass

  4. Oh My…It is so tiny!

  5. yay for froggies!

  6. Hey buddy I will
    Give you some green if you look-
    out for blonde piggies

  7. If you kiss me now
    A princess I will become
    Do you feel lucky

  8. Labryinth maze too small
    Cannot meditate on peace
    ribbit ribbit croak

  9. 260Oakley says:

    Thumbs up on this one
    Safer to be here than on
    The nose of a Lab

  10. MissKitty says:

    Tiny little frog
    seeks petite and brave princess
    for kissing… and more.

    Could you be the one
    to turn me back to a prince?
    Save my blorpy heart.

  11. nature’s little joke:
    frog is smaller than a fly,
    cuter as well 🙂

  12. victoreia says:

    Haiku personals
    Can anything be more redonk?
    I really think not.

  13. Fingerprint humor.
    Frog: I’m the king of the whorled!
    Iceberg, right ahead.

  14. catloveschanel says:

    I am the Prints You
    are the tune You are the sun
    I am the moon play me

  15. Smallest CSI
    gathers forensic data
    from giant thumb print

  16. teeny gray and green
    is hoppy to be here
    not staring at dog

  17. Darn, Bryn beat me to the CSI joke.

  18. Theo: Beat me to it.
    I have but arches and loops
    Jealous of the whorl!

    [You must understand / I have Bleen Immunity / Plus I do this lots – Ed.]

  19. Trabb's Boy says:

    This looks like my thumb
    After cleaning my dog’s eye
    Yet somehow cuter

  20. Stunbunny says:

    Lily pad swapped for thumb
    There is no food to be found
    Perhaps on the toes…

  21. Though we have cold blood
    Amphibians need love too.
    Give us some smooches?

    A pink lilypad?
    Be still, my three-chambered heart.
    Green is so last year.

    I like big thumbs and
    I cannot lie — You other
    froggies can’t deny.

  22. Tiny Froggie
    Has basso profundo voice,
    Wakes the neighborhood.

  23. Camouflage eyeballs
    Another froggy Friday
    I shall hop on you

  24. I search high and low.
    I’m just going in circles,
    where is Miss Piggy?

  25. Nicolletta says:

    Teeny tiny frog
    Little itty bitty frog
    Don’t ever stop being cute

  26. Froggy went a courtin
    he did ride ahh Haaaa

    Froggy went a courtin
    he did ride ahh Haaaa aaaaa

    Froggy went a courtin
    he did ride

    on someones thumb to find a froggy bride.. Oh

    Froggy went a courtin
    he did ride ahh Haaaa

  27. One small step for frog
    one giant leap for frogkind
    historic thumb hop

  28. freetomato says:

    Giant bully frog
    Sitting on the thumb of the
    Colossus of Rhodes

  29. Graceofbass says:

    Teeny little frog
    wishes for a parachute
    to jump off Mt. Thumb

  30. Mary (the first) says:

    First, toad on big dog.
    Now it’s frog on big finger.
    They get no respect.

  31. Mary (the first) says:

    (oh, and, Theo FTW!)

    [ 😉 – Ed.]

  32. OH, mighty floglet
    sitting on the big, pink thumb
    do not jump off it!

  33. Ummm, Friday Haiku without NTMTOM? Where’s NTMTOM? Has the universe been turned upside down or is it just Teh Qte?

  34. @Wordgirl – Mike has been busy churning out captions which most folks won’t get to see until 2011. I’ve been doing some too but mostly I’m the Database Guy this year. Or even an Ed.itor, if you will. 😉

  35. *looks at her own thumb*
    *looks at the tiny froglet*
    *looks back at thumb*… SQUEEE

  36. @Clare — is that a LION CUB that your avatar photo is hugging??

  37. thumb thay thumb printth may
    appear if you lay a thweet
    kith upon hith lipth

  38. 5^^now8ing says:

    Makeup to hide warts….
    Oops! Slipped with the eyeliner!
    Hey, I like the look!

    260O – love your “safer” haiku!
    Theo – King of the “whorled” — love it!
    catloveschanel – prints!

  39. 5^^now8ing says:

    Alas, poor froggie
    Has no other dimension.
    Just in fairy tales.

    Adjusts glasses and clears throat: Interestingly, screen images are one of the few things in our three-dimensional world that truly have only two dimensions, so really, froggie’s not alone!

  40. Here he comes justa
    hoppin down the street singin
    ooooh, like, where am I?

  41. AuntieMame says:

    @Copperbat, LOL! You win!

    (Exthept I think thatth a myth. A myth.)

  42. BabyOpossum says:

    Not what I meant by
    “You: single male, cute, green thumb”…
    …but so much better!

  43. Give me a thumb up
    But don’t give me a thumb down
    Or I will eat you

    No ord’nary pond
    Is this pink artifice; so
    Where the heck am I ?

    My thumb growth is new
    And looks like a froggy blue
    Can I nom it too ?

  44. emily rachel says:


    tiny, tiny frog.
    tiny, tiny, tiny frog.
    tiny, tiny frog.

  45. Little tiny frog
    Small dwarfish amphibian
    But not a toady

  46. Concentric pond rings:
    I look at them and wonder,
    Why’s the water pink?

  47. ‘Tis not a long leap
    For little frog blue to jump
    Into great green spring

  48. @Theo: Thanks for the info. Good to know the planet is still on its axis. (Pining sigh goes here.)

  49. Froggie’s copper eyes
    Are looking for an escape
    That won’t end with ‘SPLAT!’

  50. 5^^now8ing says:

    I like emily rachel’s minimalist approach.

  51. Hey, zoom in on this.
    A wee frog on a finger
    Just ready to leap.

  52. mimzysmom says:

    froggy zen garden
    looks deep into my calm soul
    of cuteoverload

  53. Froggy on a thumb
    Escaped the lab yesterday
    What a lucky guy!

  54. Mary (the first) says:

    @Monterri, good job with that seasonal reference, sort of!:)

  55. victoreia says:

    @AuntieMame: yeth?

  56. @Mary (the first): Thank you! It’s out of season, yes, but there was enough green in the pic that I figured it just might work. Haiku’s are simple enough that I wished to experiment a little; though to incorporate an actual pattern took a little effort. BTW, it’s my fourth haiku ever!

  57. @Mary (the first): Actually, its my -fifth-. Now…let us see…one, two, three…yes, four; and…five! I remembered how to count! 8 ]

  58. DaytimeDeb says:

    That striped mascara
    No-one draws comparison
    To Amy Winehouse?

    Froggie *is* cuter
    than Amy, and if you kiss
    you won’t get a wart.

  59. Wicked, DaytimeDeb
    Now I’m trying not to laugh
    Fish in a barrel

  60. Spectacular creature don’t ya think?

  61. resriechan says:


    “CROP CIRCLES”?????

    “Thumb reduction surgery”?????

    My two new alltime favorite lines. I think you have just eclipsed Monty Python…..

  62. resriechan says:

    and I agree with 5now8 that Emily Rachel shows the ne plus ultra of zen haiku.

    (“Go, Emily Rachel!!”)

    (sorry about my non-Haiku today folks; am in recuperation from a ridiculously busy 48 hrs of non-stop stiff upper lip ……not much creativity)

    The World is Too Much With me
    (But CO is a verrrrreh useful antidote)

  63. Queen of Dork says:

    emily rachel: Ha-ha! Love that! Wow, CO has been so frogilicious lately!

  64. Queen of Dork says:

    In the close up shot, I like the frog’s front elbow (?) and back knee (?) !!

  65. Look at the tiny little joints in its arms going towards its fingers / paws / claws – I dont know what you call their hands for a frog. Great Photo.

  66. marian the librarian says:

    Hey, John P! You got your photo in!! Yay for submishes! Yay for adorable pinky-sized frogs! … Now if only they featured a picture with the real cutie in it – you know the CO ladies always go nuts for a qte brown-eyed boy!

  67. hi,

    Oh is he giving a pose for the photo… hmm seems like, has yet to study how to jump off from your hand being a baby frog..

  68. DecemberGirl says:

    *looks at thumb*
    *looks at tiny froggie*
    *looks back at thumb*………….uuuuuuhhhhhh…………….WHOA

  69. so kaaaa-uuute!

  70. weatsiwah97 says:

    this little frog as cute as can be
    has landed on my thumb indeed
    this precious little frog has come to ME!!!

  71. “Jeremiah was a mini frog, he was good friend of mine.
    I never understood a single word he said but I helped him jump this thumb.

    Joy to the world , all the boys and girls , joy to all the fishies in the
    deep blue sea , joy to you and me.”

    I’m surprised this wasn’t a comment yet 😛