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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn


So you’re interested in Haiku? Excellent! Welcome aboard. I have to warn you straight up; it’s addictive.

Haiku* is Japanese in origin (so it only makes sense that a Canadian born Irish woman should latch on to it, don’tcha think?) and is simply 3 lines of non-rhyming words, of 5, 7 and 5 syllables respectively. Traditionally about nature, we certainly don’t need to stick to that theme. In fact, we’ll have a different theme every week!
*See bottom of page for a note in regards to Haiku

Please note that Sensational Haiku Wednesday is no longer active. Thanks to all who participated over the years!

I’m nuts about it
Haiku makes me smile broadly!
Join me ev’ry week!

It is, frankly, the most inane sort of poetry, yet it makes me smile.

Hooked on Haiku: the List

(Formerly called “Awesome Haiku-ers List”, but I tend to over-use the word “Awesome”, and I’m trying to mend my ways!)

Participate on a weekly basis and your link will appear here too! Haiku-ers must participate 3x in a row to make the list, and must keep going to stay on it. (although I won’t be too rough on you if you can’t do it sometimes…)

Previous Haiku Themes:


  • 2013-01-02 Onward
  • 2013-01-09 Photograph
  • 2013-01-16 Revisit
  • 2013-01-23 Next week’s theme: Traditional (about nature)
  • 2013-01-30 Following week’s theme: Freestyle





If you’d like to participate, please use the following code in your post (on Wednesdays of course), and make sure you post a comment, too:

Don’t forget: You can write your blog post now, and have it publish on the correct date! A great way to make sure you don’t forget to do it! (just come submit it when you notice that it published, ok?!)

You might be asking – is this a Meme? Well, yes, yes it is. In the loosest sense, of course, since it changes by theme each week, and “meme” (pronounced “meem”) by definition is something that remains the same throughout history, handed down by words, gestures, dance, and even genetically.

According to, a Meme is:

“(Internet, slang, loosely) A quiz or survey that is copied from one webpage or online journal to another, each participant filling in his or her personal answers.”

If you’re still reading this page, I have a confession for you. Over a decade ago I became interested in haiku due to a comic strip. It’s true!

Darby Conley had launched his fabulous new comic strip entitled “Get Fuzzy”, and I was hooked on the mean little sociopathic cat Bucky, and the gentle, naive dog, Satchel, owned by “Rob Wilco”. It’s a very clever comic strip, and I always get a good laugh from it.

But I digress! The specific comic I refer to is:

It took me 10 years to do anything worthwhile with haiku, but… here we are! I hope you enjoy creating and sharing as much as I do.

A final note: I was told by a reader when I first started this meme that what we’ve been doing all this time is not so much “Haiku” but “Senryu” because we aren’t specifically discussing nature, and we often inject humour to our works of literary brilliance.

To this I reply, simply; “Don’t care!”

In fact, he’s right. However, I’m not a Haiku purist – and most people, which until that day included me, don’t know and really won’t care to know the difference. What we’re doing is expressing our thoughts and feelings in a format that makes us happy. It tickles our funny bones. It inspires creativity and, more importantly, camaraderie. So really, what we call it is largely irrelevant. But thanks for your opinion.