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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Apr• 04•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: Freestyle (any subject)

    Hours of scrutiny
    Teenage angst, body image
    Prom dress shopping time

Stores, boutiques, and malls
Hold this please? Just for an hour…
Not the right colour!

    Hey, lets go in here…
    Look! There it is! It’s perfect!
    A twirl and bright smile

Do I look good, mom?
Honey, you look beautiful
(And I need a drink)

*** Please read the 4 simple guidelines above before you post your link – thanks!

Next week’s theme: Happiness

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. Leo says:

    Hi Jenn.. if you could please remove one of the links of mine in the Hooked by Haiku list, and update my address to :) The present link goes to my old URL.

    Thanks and Happy SHW! :) I guess, erm.. Happy Prom to your daughter? :D


  2. Asni says:

    Hi Jenn,

    For the first time, I’m early! Everybody must be busy with all the challenges taking place in April. Anyway, happy to be here every Wednesday.

  3. Ah, the belle of the ball – often tolls for the parent :-)

  4. G-Man says:

    I’m sure glad those days are over!
    Loved your Haikus.
    Thanks for hosting

  5. Carol says:

    Lovely haiku ~ very expressive ~ Being a Mom ‘ain’t always easy’ ~ survive child’s adolescence you can survive anything ~ ^_^ ~ thanks for hosting again ~ namaste, carol ^_^

  6. Bruce says:

    It’s “apparent” you’re “a parent” when after hours of excruciating hand-holding you only need ONE drink :)

  7. Ellecee says:

    Love your series of Haiku. They bring back memories.

  8. Shawna says:

    “I need a drink.” Ha! That sums it up pretty well. :)

  9. Shawna says:

    I’m in. I wrote a few fun ones that I think will give you a laugh.

  10. Rachael says:

    Hi Jenn! I’m glad you still host SHW! I haven’t posted in several years but I’m glad I still remembered now that I am back to blogging!
    I love the colors of the dress your daughter picked, I’m glad I have ~13-14 years before I have to deal with that ritual!

  11. becca givens says:

    Thank you for another week of Haiku fun!

  12. Diana Teneva says:

    I love your haiku series even on such an everyday theme like shopping with your child!!!