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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Jan• 12•11
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: Doldrums

      Listless, bored, a yawn
      Frigid air, snow cocoon, dark
      Yearning for the spring

      Sunshine on the face
      Awakening to fresh air
      Tunnel end; the light

      A fugue state achieved
      Voices from afar, so faint
      Too far gone to care

Notice anything different? Yeah… I had an accident… it’s sort of fixed, but not yet to my liking.

About this week’s theme; “Doldrums” – originally a nautical term (an equatorial “zone” notorious for trapping sailing ships for varying periods of time without enough wind to power their sails.), it has become more widely used in the colloquial as “stagnant, inactive, in a slump” and other similar low feelings. It is an appropriate theme for this time of year, when so many people are feeling the winter blahs. More appropriately known as “S.A.D.” or Seasonal Affective Disorder. Shorter days and longer nights can make for a depressing cloud descending over a person! For me, it’s noticeable only if you spend a lot of time with me and know me really well. Or if… you know… I talk about it.

Sunlight is the key; it’s a solar recharge to your psyche. Too long out of the light and I fade like a cheap battery. You know what they say… “Knowing is half the battle”. Another great reason to get outside in the sun, yes?

Next week’s theme: Deception

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

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  1. Nanka says:

    Sheer coincidence!! Doldrums got us both thinking from ‘listless’. All your Haiku’s ended on a high note but mine is still in the doldrums, waiting for the sails to billow.

  2. Some words are funny,
    Doldrums, collywobbles, glom
    and skullduggery

    Hope you’re getting plenty of sunlight, we’ve had a few really sunny days recently which seems to have lifted everyone’s spirits.

    Toronto is confirmed for March, hotel provisionaly reserved and hopefully I’ll book some flights this week, I’ll let you know dates once I’ve got my flight options!

    Have a lovely day,

  3. Madeleine says:

    All great! I love the last one the best. :O)

  4. quilly says:

    I suffer from SAD and used to have a full spectrum lamp. Then I moved to Hawaii where I didn’t need it — and now I am back in the PNW and wanting another!

  5. I learned a new word today. Hope the sun comes your way soon. Great haiku. Have a wonderful week :)

  6. Margo Benson says:

    Such beautiful use of vocabulary, I love them all but particularly the last one.

    Have agreat day, could do with some sunshine here – it’s rainy, dark and blowing a hoolie!

  7. trisha says:

    thanks a lot for this marvelous blog. its fun to join you all.

  8. RiA says:

    So many people seem to get that listless feeling in the winter. Winter energizes and invigorates me. I love the cold, the way the air smell when it’s cold, the sharpness and crispness. I love the light in the winter, sunlight has a different tone, everything looks so sharp and colors pop out. And snow!! I love the snow! So my haiku is kind of in another direction.

  9. ShaMoo says:

    I’m digging the new look of the blog!! Lovely :) But I miss the pictures!!! Awesome haiku today, girlfriend!

  10. Becky says:

    I had forgotten that it was a nautical term.

    Yours really reflect the perspective well. Dark, listless, lethargic….really great haikus!

    I’m having a lot of fun with this :)

  11. Becca says:

    Great haikus! Hope things get better for you! Sorry I missed this week! I’m gonna go try to write mine for next week now!

  12. PinkLady says:

    i love love love your haiku! i might be able to join in the next SHW… fingers crossed here. i missed all of you. :)