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!
This week’s theme is: Imagination
Dark clouds bend and swirl
Rain and shadows play mind games
Bent tree, leans for light
Growing away from darkness
Blades of grass rising
A monument of green life
Hailing the new spring
Sunlight in shadows
Chase away darkened spirits
Breathe easy. Relief
Ok, given the comments from last week, and a few email comments that I received, the topics have been a little too “non-haiku” oriented. I can understand that, definitely. Let’s try traditional (nature oriented) prompts for the next few weeks, and see how it goes. Thanks for your feedback! Please invite your friends to join us. –Jenn
*** Please read the 4 simple guidelines above before you post your link.
₪ Next week’s theme: Wind ₪
‡ 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):