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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Jun• 30•10
Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Welcome to “Sensational Haiku Wednesday!”

Click here for info and background on this weekly event!

The basics:

Haiku is simple! It is 3 non-rhyming lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively (a great way to use your fingers!)

This week’s theme is: Travel

      The first step away
      Worst for those left behind you
      Hurry back to us!

J-B is leaving us for an extended vacation across the pond! We will definitely miss him, and I’m sure you join me in our valediction;

    Bon voyage, happy trails, arrivederci, and safe journey, J-B! XOXO


Ok, so the Challenge for our Haiku-versary did not go as expected, and we didn’t get a single new haiku-er to join us! Wow, colour me disappointed. Perhaps I didn’t publicize it as well as I should have. I don’t believe it was lack of interest, because… well, it’s haiku, and that makes it cool. ‘Nuff said. I’ll do something different for our next challenge, and someone will definitely win!

We did get some past haiku-ers back though, and that was delightful to see!! Welcome back to the fold, friends! ;)

Next week’s theme: Contemplation

Note: Nothing makes me happier than to see new people getting “hooked on haiku”! Keep it going to make it to the Hooked on Haiku List

To participate in this week’s event, please use the following code in your post on your own blog (if you don’t have a blog, post your Haiku as a comment):


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  1. ShaMoo says:

    Yes, safe travels, J-B!!! You’ll be missed…..have a great time!

    Squee, I’m first this week….happy me! Here we go:

    Ahhhh, a vacation…
    A hot one would be quite nice.
    Boy, could I use it!

    Have a great week, everyone!!


    • Jenn says:

      Woohoo! You’re first!! Good one – and I sooooo agree. I’m not looking forward to my jaunt east in a couple weeks though.

      I didn’t stay up to get anyone added manually – I was smoked out and bone weary. And a little sad too. Great night though. I think Hubby, the Teen and Wee One enjoyed our tunes. Sadie certainly enjoyed the extra attention :)

  2. I love the theme of travel and I agree…I feel especially in my case, the travel is worse for me (I’m going to be left behind when my daughter travels soon!!)

  3. quilly says:

    It is definitely much more fun to travel then to be the one waiting at home. To that end, when Amoeba travels without me in a couple of weeks, I am having my sister come here!

  4. I saw your haiku and was reminded that soon (3 years) my 1st born will be travelling off to college and, of course, I will worry about her on the home front.

  5. Thom says:

    The best part about leaving is the homecoming :) Great Haiku my friend :)

  6. oh yes, it’s always worse for those left behind. we’re the ones who need to cope. i love your travel haiku, jenn!

  7. Cathy S. says:

    Good morning, I am thinking of travel then and now:
    ‘seventy three and / leaving for Sonoma State / where are pit stops on I-5?

    And Polly, your first verse is both my life and this year’s vacation, thank you! Happy Fourth to all!

  8. Cathy S. says:

    Sorry, I clearly cannot count. Next edition, last line change: “I-5 sleepiness.”

    • Jenn says:

      Heehee :) No problem Cathy – thanks for joining us again! You’re going to be a seasoned blogger before you even get set up on your own!!

  9. @Cathy…glad you could appreciate the haiku! Let us know when you get a blog up and running!

  10. Amanda Moore says:

    Full of sentiment Jenn! OOOO that is my friend Cathy!!!

  11. jazzbumpa says:

    Jenn –

    It’s like you were reading my mind.


  12. Weezer says:

    Okay. I’m in and hooked. Thanks to Polly and Michelle.

  13. carma says:

    a trip across the pond sounds like fun. Maybe J-B will bump into Gwynnie or the Queen or one of the Spice Girls…Ahhhh…here I go assuming it’s England!!

    • Jenn says:

      Ireland, actually, and then Scotland :) I don’t think he’ll be looking for any of those gals!

  14. Mine is very loosely connected to travel – there is camping & Vegas, and if you consider that I’m high on Vicodin we can call it a Hunter S Thompson-type vacation, right?


  15. Broot says:

    Canada’s that way
    Mother-in-law is leaving
    I want to go too.

  16. Becca says:

    Travel is such a great summer theme….fun haiku! Happy travels to J-B.

    Sorry about forgetting about the Haiku-versary week…but hopefully I am back now!

  17. Jim says:

    That’s good, Jenn. It isn’t good for them even though us travelers get our minds wrenched away quickly. :)
    I left two dogs, Adi and Katrin, and a cat, Amber.

    The other loved one I took with me! [We are in Copenhagen tonight, that’s partly the reason I am late.]

  18. Knarf says:

    Well… since ShaMoo finally, and I do mean finally, has the distinct honour of being first; then here’s hoping I have the honour of being the last this time. :D

    From womb to the tomb,
    Mystifying adventure,
    Journey in being.

    Happy Journey all.
    Savour the moments of life.
    ’tis a one way trip.

    Stop! Enjoy the rose.
    Relish the Moments of bliss.
    Embrace your senses.

    Enjoy the journey.
    Not always to be endured.
    Make time for the rose!

    Happy summer all :)

    • Jenn says:

      Actually Frankie, I believe she was first LAST week, too ;)

      Well done, as always – and I shall indeed make time for the rose!

  19. Safe travels J-B! Have fun! My haiku this week is a special one for me, dedicated to my friend who recently lost her eldest child, and just welcomed her 5th child into this world.

    • Jenn says:

      I just visited your friend’s website and went through the last few months of blog posts – what a horrific time for her and her family. My heart goes out to them…

  20. Cathy S. says:

    Thanks all! No blog for awhile, but I do enjoy writing. Who knows what may come?

  21. Nessa says:

    This is a traveling time of year.

    I like the new meme button.