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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Mar• 07•12
Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Welcome to “Sensational Haiku Wednesday!”

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!)

Here are the rules:

      Structure: While Haiku may be written by some in other styles, for THIS meme only 5-7-5 is acceptable. At least one of your haiku must be in this format.
      Theme/Prompt: We have a new prompt each week, and your haiku needs to be related to it, if not include the actual word in it. Feel free to leave a word suggestion in a comment!
      Linking: When you post your link, link to the blog post with your haiku, not to the main page of your blog.
      Reciprocate: If you participate and post your link on my website, you must have a link back here on your post. It’s only fair.

    Folks not complying with the above risk having their links removed. Don’t make me be all “Grrrr” and stuff, it makes me grumpy! Thanks for your cooperation!

    P.S. This is a really busy time for me – I may not get around to everyone each week. Sorry about that, but unfortunately I need to attend to business before pleasure!

This week’s theme is: Nature – traditional haiku challenge!

    Crashing, thundering
    In torrents, water falling
    Washing earth anew

Stillness, a cricket
Chirrups in the dark of night
No hurry for light

    Pastel petal bends
    Releasing Night’s tear, softly
    The new day dawning

A softly sighed breeze
Murmurs of the brook, dancing
Tranquility; mine


Who knew February and March would be this crazy for me? I’ll visit if I can this week!

Next week’s theme: Excite(/ment)

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 ;)

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):

You can also choose to use only a text link, or either of these additional images I made for your use! Use This one (dark), or This one (light)!


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  1. G-Man says:

    A Quadrant of Haiku!!!
    Now I feel like Thoreau…
    Thanks for hosting…G

  2. Beautiful sibilant sound effects in your haiku reflecting nature’s symphony! Lovely!

  3. So many aspects of nature. nicely done.

  4. Mish says:

    Lovely… showcasing the many faces of nature!

  5. tara tyler says:

    beautiful examples of classic haiku!

  6. Carol says:

    Each one is done so well ~ enjoy ~~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)

  7. TWM says:

    I usually don’t play but I saw what your prompt was and thought I’d give it a go. I found my way here from Mr. Knowitall’s blog.

    I had already written a poem for the day when I saw your prompt so the haiku is below that.

  8. Karen says:

    The beauty of spring, the beauty of haiku. Lovely!

  9. Tyrean says:

    Love this! I’ve seen this at Tara Tyler’s blog a few times, and I would love to join in . . .but I already posted just a “regular” post today . . . but next week . ..excitement!

  10. Kathy says:

    Yes, thank your for hosting this blog. Nature is full of ideas for us and you touched on several excellent ones…

  11. Teresa says:

    So glad you host this sensational meme! It’s a lot of fun, and I love the traditional haiku.

  12. Mama Zen says:

    Fantastic set!

  13. Write about nature?
    I find it unnatural,
    but natur’ly try.

  14. siggiofmaine says:

    Thanks for the great prompt
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  15. Asni says:

    Beautiful nature haiku. Love them all!

  16. Ebie says:

    Hi Jenn, thanks for stopping by. Its been a while, and this week’s theme is nature and my interest lately is nature landscape.

    If only my picture could speak some words, I’d like to come back and join.

    You have that great talent and good luck to you and your participants.

  17. Broot says:

    it was meant to be
    summer but really it has
    always been winter

    I left Vancouver
    To get away from the rain
    ha ha jokes on me.

  18. Bruce says:


    monks await sickness
    shining carbon chains glisten
    nature sees the mind

    • Jenn says:

      A dark one! Thanks for joining us, Bruce!

      • Bruce says:

        Yes it is supposed to be all noir and mystic n cyberpunk n stuff. Usually my nature ones are all the aching beauties of the wondrous world around us — just feeling crabby that day I’m hoping :)