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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Apr• 13•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: Attention

    Absence of forethought
    Rash actions. Now uncertain.
    Just pay attention.

Standing still, erect
Eyes front, shoulders straight & square
Promise of action

    Appreciate now
    Future. Shadow. Mystery.
    Notice who’s right here.

Not enough to “be”
Engage, gain focus, and hold
A.D.D. battle

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Next week’s theme: Shadow

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. becca givens says:

    It is my pleasure to join in for another week!

  2. Madeleine says:

    Great haiku as always, very deep and thought provoking and foreshadowing next week’s theme :O)

  3. Thom says:

    Okay since when is A.D.D. a word hmm? Oh wait it’s syllables. Oh well what ever…pffft These are excellent. The second one is my fav :)

  4. Interesting selection of haikus, when I saw the topic I thought about your recent posture post and sat up a little bit staighter!

    Have a fabulous week,

  5. Must pay attention
    to pretentious professor.
    Can’t? Then pretend to.

  6. broot says:

    I ask my kids to
    Pay attention but instead
    They keep their money.

    If we were in France
    Or somewhere in Canada
    We’d have to WATCH OUT!

    My husband says to
    Stop writing haiku for you
    Cuz it’s time for bed.

  7. glh says:

    Sorry, my poetry seems to being taking a turn for the dark this week – I’m not sure why.

    I have enjoyed reading the light-hearted offers though. Madeleine -I’m sure that my students would agree with your words if only I could get them to learn how to read and write properly!


  8. Nimue says:

    good ones again !
    thanks for the prompt ..
    And I hope I did not miss any week now :)

  9. trisha says:

    beautiful foursome jane.

  10. Donna says:

    Can totally relate to the ADD battle. And you kindly reminded me to practice mindfulness and be more aware of my surroundings. Actually used to program in a language called Focus. Ironic. Great haiku!

  11. Amanda says:

    Jenn sometimes it is so hard to pay attention sigh………….

  12. I finally paid attention long enough to get my haiku posted. And while I was at it, I also wrote an attention-related limerick: Attention Must Be Paid.


  13. RiA says:

    I have no attention! Seriously my blog title is the perfect description of my life. And when I was a kid it wasn’t like it is now.

  14. Melissa B. says:

    I wish someone would
    help me pay attention to
    things I need to know.

  15. Mary says:

    I am on my way to read the work of some of the other participants. I hope you have a great day. It is really good of you to sponsor this event. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  16. JennyMac says:

    Love your haiku wednesdays! (Even on a sunday!) :) LOL. Hope you had a great weekend Jenn.

  17. I can relate to your haiku, Jenn, more than I wish I did.