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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Aug• 18•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: FreeStyle – whatever you like

      Transitions, movement
      Ever changing, stretch away
      Childhood, and dreaming.

Next week’s theme: Future

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. Knarf says:

    Monday was ShaMoo’s wedding anniversary. She gave her hubby an enjoyable, and surprising, pre-anniversary present with a helicopter ride over Toronto the day before. She’s quite a lady … my very best wishes to this fantastic couple on their 13th anniversary.
    Last week I was away at a Music Camp. In a sense it turned out to be a retreat as well. No TV, newspaper, internet, or phone (well I did have my cell for emergency purposes) anyway it was a heck of a lot of fun.
    I was hot and sweaty earlier and about 6 PM went for a swim at our nearby lake. So because it’s ‘Free Style’ week my thoughts of the swim gave rise to this ‘Free Style Haiku’ Poem. I wanted to continue, to make it a bit longer but time ran out. I hope its okay… Knarf

    • Jenn says:

      I’m so proud, Knarf! You posted over at Brain Fart without me nagging at you! You are AWESOME! *hugs*

  2. Jim says:

    This is a nice prompt, Susan. You did well with yours. :)

    Knarf’s haiku poem sounds like my olden days in New Hampshire. It would be New England for sure.
    I learned to swim in college, so did Mrs. Jim (Nebraska and LSU). I had a broken foot in the middle so my swiming was limited. I got a “B’ for the course with the back stroke being my best as it was one for which I was in the water. I had to sit and watch a lot the others.

    • Jenn says:

      Who is Susan?

      • Jim says:

        One more time, I am sorry. “Jenn, I know that blog.” Didn’t you use call it that? I remember I had trouble with names back then when it was on my page.

        I hope I am not in too much trouble. I do know you are Jenn, and I am sorry. It came out wrong though.

    • Knarf says:

      We camped a lot at Plattsburg NY and Burlinton VT and the occasional romp down to ‘Old Orchid’ Maine when I was kid. Great summer days there and then too.
      Great Haiku Jim! love the touch with pictures.. :)

  3. ShaMoo says:

    Well, I *think* I managed to figure it out this week….I hope! Nice haiku, Jenn!! Knarf, welcome home….I’m off to read yours now :)

  4. ShaMoo says:

    It’s been quite a week….very busy prepping for my in-laws’ arrival (see my post from the other day if you’d like an idea of what I’ve been doing!!) plus lots of other stuff going on. “Freestyle” as a theme usually trips me up quite nicely, but this week seemed pretty easy for me. I *think* I managed to link it up properly…couldn’t fix the spacing, no matter how hard I tried! Oh well…BABY STEPS!!! ;)

  5. Weezer says:

    Oh, good. Looks like I had the right idea in doing mine. I”m all linked up. Great job, guys. This was fun.

  6. ShaMoo says:

    Great haiku, Jenn! I think I managed to git ‘er done (as far as linking goes) this week….God knows it took me long enough to figure it out! Happy Wednesday, all!


    • Knarf says:

      Love it ShaMoo! especially the second verse…I could almost sense the tug on your heart… :)

  7. Thom says:

    Very nice. May all your dreams come true :) Excellent :)

  8. I’m always grateful for the Freestyle weeks. Some of those other prompts leave me sweating!

  9. amanda says:

    Nice and dreamy, you made good use of the free style. Still dizzy? hope not!

  10. PinkLady says:

    i finally made it this week and since i’m feeling a bit romantic, i think that also showed a bit in my entry. :D happy haiku-ing everyone!!!

    jenn i still can’t thank you enough for hosting this wonderful meme. {{{hugsss}}}

  11. Jingle says:

    tried my best, dear,
    thanks for the opportunity.

  12. j-b says:

    Well, I wasn’t up for it today, I thought. But found some motivation, and here’s the best I got . . .

  13. Leo says:

    hi Jenn, well, I’d no idea there was another haiku meme too.. :D good to join in here..! thanks :)

  14. Nice prompt. Look forward to writing here.


  15. Melissa B. says:

    I’m home, but having
    quite the difficult time with
    adjusting to life.

    • Jenn says:

      As opposed to coping with death? I’ve never met anyone who came back from that! ;)

      Welcome home, glad to have you back!

  16. Jingle says:

    three awards,

    if possible,
    help visit 4 friends on top list, never mind if uninterested, I don’t intend to press … ;)
    many thanks..

  17. Ramesh Sood says:

    Pen writes on the page
    Creativity smiles, well
    Freestyle verse appears

  18. Manny says:

    Yikes. I forgot yesterday. Is it too late to post one on Thursday? Well here goes:

    sifting memories
    the sandy beachs of long island
    sorry you left so fast

  19. Nessa says:

    I missed this week but I am gearing up for next Wednesday.

    I like your haiku. I never want to get too far away from childhood or dreaming.