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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Jun• 06•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: Universal

    Universal truth
    To all life, an end must come
    Rest in peace, Uncle

Last of an era
Memories of Grandfather
In Great Uncle’s laugh

    Unexpected tears
    Realization of loss
    Surprising impact

Sadness, tears, sorrow
Universal… time will heal
Memories remain

*** Please read the 4 simple guidelines above before you post your link.

(Written on Tuesday)
My Great Uncle Al passed away this morning at the ripe old age of 95, the last of his generation in our family. I have wonderful memories of listening to his voice – he sounded so very much like my Grandfather, who we lost 27 years ago. His laugh especially. It made me smile to hear him, and it created such light and happiness in the room when he shared his laughter. I can see his smile so clearly in my mind’s eye – and that was his alone. He and my grandfather, while obviously brothers, had very different faces. They were such good men. Solid, dependable, loving. Wonderful.

Rest in Peace, Uncle Al. You lived a good long life, and you will be missed. Say hi to my Grandparents for me… XX

Next week’s theme: Freestyle

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. Good wishes and thoughts to you and your family during your difficult time.

    This is my first shot at haiku since I was in school… I’ll be back tomorrow to see who else might have linked up.

  2. My condolences, Jenn. May they rest in peace. Your beautiful memories of them live on.

  3. I’m sorry to hear of your loss. A lovely tribute.

  4. It is hard to lose loved ones, but they live on in your heart.

  5. Carol says:

    Lots of empathy for you ~ glad you have such endearing memories ~ Great tribute to your Uncle ~ lovely haiku ~ thanks for hosting also ~ namaste, ^_^

  6. Mijayami says:

    So sorry for your loss. Beautiful haiku tributes.

  7. joanne says:

    Wonderful memorial to your uncle…..he would have loved it….My condolences – deep loss can be an opportunity sometimes….

  8. Such a lovely, gentle tribute to your uncle.

  9. becca givens says:

    Jenn ~~ It is hard when we lose those close to us, particularly that generation. Sorry to hear about your loss. You’ve created a fine tribute to him.

    Thank you for hosting another week.

  10. kkkkaty says:

    My sympathies during this difficult time, Jenn. Poetry is a perfect, lovely way to eulogize our loved ones…

  11. tara tyler says:

    what wonderful words to commemorate his beautiful life! sorry for your loss. imagine how much he had seen! almost a century! wow.

  12. Suzy says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Memories keep us going.