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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Nov• 09•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: Fleeting

    Dangerous thinking
    Treading on thin ice again
    Let it be fleeting

Want, but do not touch
Meditate and hesitate
Wonder, but abstain

    Youth, beauty, power
    Gifts that do not last too long
    Enjoy while you can

Fleeting time; childhood
Cherish, enrich, celebrate
Time passes quickly


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Next week’s theme: Meditate

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. G-Man says:

    As always Jenn, your Haikus were perfect and awesome
    Thanks for hosting, and I played….G

  2. Jamie says:

    Yes, childhood is so fleeting. I liked that last haiku.

  3. Madeleine says:

    Lovely selection here, Jenn. I think I like the imagery of the last one the best. I found my ‘haiku head’ this morning so have posted mine this week.

  4. Nanka says:

    Jenn you have a beautiful collection of fleeting moments!! The first one treading on thin ice makes you smile!! Youth, beauty power and childhood are so fleeting and you have done it very effortlessly!!

  5. tara tyler says:

    fleeting is such a poetic word, and i love your haikus

  6. Mama Zen says:

    I love that second one!

  7. Again a tough prompt but I have succeeded I think.

  8. I “love” this prompt. (“Love” is in quotes because I’m being ever so slightly sarcastic!) All I have to do is look in the mirror every day and see how fleeting life is. Every day I live brings me one day closer to death.

    In his book “Soulcraft,” Bill Plotkin offers this advice:

    “As a Wanderer, it is a good practice to look Death in the eye. Contemplate your unavoidable aging and inevitable demise, ‘the bitter unwanted passion of your sure defeat,’ as David Whyte puts it. You might, for example, look carefully at photographs of decaying bodies, of human and other skeletons, of people dying of horrible and wasting diseases or starvation, of autopsied cadavers and funeral pyres.”

    Oh, I see I got carried away! Well, that’s what some prompts do to me! What can I say? :)

  9. Olive Tree says:

    I’m happy to participate your meme this week. Thank you for the prompt. Have a wonderful week.

  10. Your haiku are always so good…fleeting had me thinking of my mother..she had Alzheimer’s

  11. Broot says:

    Sadness, despair, mope
    The feeling was just fleeting
    really I’m all fine.