Frugal Haiku from The Non-Consumer Advocate

by Katy on March 27, 2013 · 20 comments

Haiku so simple

Five-seven-five syllables

Subject is frugal.


The clothes on my line

Swing on the breeze so gently

Being soaked by rain.


I’m in the thrift shop

Mrs. Butterworth is here

Why can’t I find her?


I hunger for food

Fridge is full of leftovers

Expiration dates be damned.


My house is cluttered

The books clog every surface

Library you go!


Out in the world

Bending over once again

Is that a penny?


I shiver and shake

Why’s my house so freaking cold?

Oh yes, a sweater!


I scan all Goodwills

Searching for priceless objects

Where’s my Chinese bowl?


Now it is your turn

For frugal haiku by you

Can you join the game?


Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

A. Marie March 27, 2013 at 10:02 am

Real Mona Lisa
Got found at a garage sale
Thrifter legends rock!


Katy March 27, 2013 at 10:09 am




JaneUlness March 27, 2013 at 10:32 am

Paroosing the ads
For mega bargains to share
only if you care


Terri W. March 27, 2013 at 10:38 am

What is for supper?
Good garden vegetables.
Glad I have canner!


Calico ginger March 27, 2013 at 11:17 am

Half a world away
I lie still in the hot night
And smile at your blog


Katy March 27, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Love it!



Nancy March 27, 2013 at 11:18 am

Too old for Thomas
Track and trains sold on eBay
Now they are money


Katy March 27, 2013 at 12:05 pm




L.A. March 27, 2013 at 11:23 am

Flutter of plastic
On cracked pavement close to home
Pick up — recycle


Susan March 27, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Old worn out clothing
Stained, ripped, outgrown by children
Now a quilt for mom


Susan March 27, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Purple, yellow, red
A garden full of peppers
Waits in the freezer


Susan March 27, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Jingle, jangle, clink!
Money rattles in the jar:
Non-Consumer noise.


Betty Winslow March 27, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Shopping at Goodwill
Searching for the perfect sweater –
there it is! It even fits!


LazyretirementgirlJackie March 27, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don’t make sense


Katy March 27, 2013 at 10:42 pm

You made me laugh!



Maryanne March 28, 2013 at 3:00 am

Haha! That is the best. 🙂


Violet Quincy March 27, 2013 at 8:28 pm

So long and so rhyme-y… I don’t think technically Haiku is supposed to rhyme. My apologies to the art form. I work with toddlers so all the Dr. Seuss/Moo Baa Lalala wears off on me.

Frugal ways make cents
Live the high life for low price
It’s just good advice

Oh buy one get one
Twice the stuff for half the price
Makes sharing so nice

Thrifting at Goodwill
While quoting Macklemore rhymes
Popping tags saves dimes

Leftovers round two
Not grow fungus among us
Eaten without fuss

How much for these books?
Piles stacked precariously
Swiped card equals free!

Picking up pennies
Coin Girl how do you find many?
This girl can’t find any!

So watch your pennies
And your dollars will stick ’round
With interest compound


Katy March 27, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Ding, ding, ding!
We have a winner!



Joanna March 28, 2013 at 8:11 am

WOW. I am awed by your haiku-ing skillz.


karen March 28, 2013 at 8:29 am

Violet, you should sell these as cards 😉 you are the master rapper!


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