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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Oct• 05•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: Flare/Flair*

    An artistic bent
    Eyes on you, Naturally
    Do it with such flair

A flick of the wrist
Fingers dance across the keys
Adept style and grace

    Life style and mindset
    A gift; know no other way
    Panache, wit, and flair

Like a pheromone
Dancing by onlooking eyes
Heady attractant


*haha, I’m an idiot. As it was pointed out to me by a bloggy buddy, I used the word “flare” incorrectly, where it should have been “flair”. As a result, I’ve added the different spelling as an option for you. Mostly because I don’t want to rewrite my haiku ;)

You can tell I a) am completely stressed out and tired, and b) wrote my haiku and got the whole thing online in under 5 minutes this morning when I got my internet access back.

~Folks, a quick note about comments: A few of you don’t have Name/URL enabled on your blogs, and I CAN’T comment in that case. Take a moment to enable that, will you? There are other ways to combat spam and still allow people with their own domains to leave their homage to your greatness ;)

Next week’s theme: Rare… Sense a theme?

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 (if you’re not listed and should be, please [politely] let me know!)

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. Oh, my heart is mended now!

  2. Hazel says:

    Love these all! The second reminds me of my piano teacher. Love the advice on the first. And what a response a pheromone can set off once it wafts!

  3. Rinkly Rimes says:

    I love the fingers dancing across the keys.

  4. Margo Benson says:

    These are lovely! I wish my fingers danced across the keys with panache!

  5. madeleine says:

    A wonderous medley of haiku :O)

  6. Laurie says:

    You are so poetic! I like how the fingers dance across the keys. I’ll have to use that line next time my hubby plays.

  7. becca givens says:

    Jenn – you always manage to effortless convey lovely images ~~ thank you for sharing!

  8. Nanka says:

    Beautiful and just like the artists flare!! Really I admire your flair for haiku writing!!

  9. becca givens says:

    For some reason, I am unable to leave comments for Mijayami or Amanda :-(

  10. I enjoyed all your haiku! But in most of your haiku, aren’t you referring to flare’s homonym flair?

    Flaring Verse

  11. Mama Zen says:

    These are marvelous!

  12. knot2share says:

    Hello Jenn
    Participating for the first time here at Sensational Haiku Wednesday. I hope to be regular. Thank you for the prompt(s). The badge does not work on my blog. Not sure why and must be something technical which is always challenging. I hope you still accept entries without a badge, but I have linked to this post.

  13. Oh, goodie! It’s going to be a lot easier to come up with a haiku for “flair” than “flare”! Thanks for giving us a choice this week, Jenn!

  14. RiA says:

    hey it’s your meme – you can change the rules if you want!

  15. kaykuala says:

    You saved the day and made it easy for us. Flair or flare, either way it sounds the same. But it allowed us a lot of leeway to choose whichever we fancy.


    • Jenn says:

      Hey Hank! Welcome aboard. I can’t leave a comment on your blog either, because you don’t have Name/URL enabled. I tried though!

      That is a male Goldfinch, yes. Some migrate, some don’t – depends on how well fed they are, and the region they call home. We often have a bunch of females all year round, but the males disappear when it gets quite cold. During the fair weather we have dozens of them here.

  16. tara tyler says:

    i’m late this week. yours are great and made me think! nice!

  17. Jenn says:

    Mijayami – left a comment on your other blog because you don’t have Name/URL enabled on the one with your haiku.

    Help me out folks – enable Name/URL so I can leave you comments!! :)

  18. Mijayami says:

    Hi Jenn

    Thanks for visiting and for the comment on my other blog. I think I changed the settings on my writing blog so that you can leave comments too (I honestly thought I had already done that, having seen the note on your blog)… hope it works! :)

  19. zongrik says:

    Flaring is fun and so is writing about it.

  20. An artistic flair is great. Love your haiku.

  21. Mike says:

    A lovely set of Haiku.
    Couldn’t decide which flair/flare to choose to write about so went for both.