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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Jun• 16•10
Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Welcome to “Sensational Haiku Wednesday!”

Click here for info and background on this weekly event!

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!)

This week’s theme is: Fathers

My submission for this week:

Father? Any man.
It takes a truly great one
To be known as Dad.

Happy Father’s Day to all the great men in my life, including of course, my own Dad, my husband, J-B, and Knarf. Love you all dearly!

Next Week is our Haiku-versary CHALLENGE!

The Challenge will be to bring in the most new Haiku-ers (“new” meaning never participated here before, and ideally people who will join us and stick around!). Please have your new Haiku-er identify themselves as coming from you in the comments, and use the proper graphic and link (below) on their blog. The winner* of our challenge will get a $25 gift card to your choice of Starbucks, Tim Hortons, or iTunes!

Good luck, Haiku-ers!

* standard legal mumbo-jumbo… void where prohibited by law (we’ll figure something else out in this event), new haiku-ers must have a “real” blog, in existence for at least 6 weeks prior to this challenge, be new to this meme, yadda yadda yadda. Common sense stuff.

Next week’s theme: Haiku Challenge! [and the theme word is Challenge, also]

Note: 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

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):


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  1. ShaMoo says:

    *GASP*….am I actually first?!? That is just beautiful….all is right with the world again; ahhhhh :)

    I LOVE the theme for this week, although it has reminded me that I did not send cards to either my dad or father-in-law….eek! I’ll be doing some online shopping tomorrow, methinks!! Here’s my submission for this week:

    We’ve always been close.
    Daddy’s little girl, I am.
    Miss you, terribly!!

    Have a fantastic week, everyone!!

    • Jenn says:

      Woohoo! Yay ShaMoo! The boys forgot, of course ;)

      Lovely thoughts, my friend. I’m close to my dad too, and the Teen is definitely a Daddy’s little girl.

    • RiA says:

      My daughter is totally Daddy’s girl.

  2. I am 1st in Mr. Linky? How’d that happen? Of course, Shamoo is 1st with the haiku. *Sigh* I guess we’ll share the honors! I truly love your haiku Jenn. So true!

  3. Nessa says:

    Wonderful haiku. More men should take fathering more seriously.

  4. Happy Father’s Day to all! What a wonderful reminder in your haiku. Thanks for hosting again. Have a great day :)

  5. Great wisdom in your words this morning! I’m still pondering what to say. I’ll have mine up in an hour or so. Blessings to all dads everywhere!

  6. Broot says:

    Dad’s in Canada
    We don’t talk much anymore
    I know he loves me


  7. Jessica says:

    How true this is! Happy Wednesday!

  8. shakira says:

    Hi Jenny , hi everyone…
    been rather busy…but am here with my humble contribution…
    have you a sensational wednesday!

  9. i have a great dad and i’m so proud of him! jenn, thanks for this opportunity to greet him in a special way.

    {{{hugsss}}} for all the great dads in the world… and the biggest hug goes to the best- my dad!!! =)

  10. LarryG says:

    someone that should be thought about more often –
    and mom too!

  11. Barely Jessica? Are you there? Your comment section isn’t working!

    • Jenn says:

      I tweeted at her, Polly – hopefully she’ll get that sorted out ASAP. I’m out for the afternoon now, and will visit everyone when I get back!!

  12. Amanda Moore says:

    you’re so right we all have a father but very few have a “dad”!

  13. jazzbumpa says:

    Usually I can crank out a haiku on demand, any subject, in about 30 seconds.

    This one took some time thought. I had a conflicted relationship with my father, and it never got resolved. He’s been gone a long time.

    But I’m reminded of him every time I look in a mirror.


  14. Knarf says:

    Gee I actually forgot about the Haiku. I’m so habitually attuned to Choristers Tuesday nights followed by a midnight Haiku that when we finished last week I’ve been thrown me completely off kilter. Anyway here is a quick one.

    My Father; My Dad.
    My guide; my inspiration.
    My Dad; My Hero.

  15. J-B says:

    Father’s Day! Cause for some celebration for our dads who shaped and guided us in our formative years; who helped make us strong; who took us to hockey; who disciplined us when we needed it; who are so much of having shaped our past and who mean so much to us now . . . . Thanks to fathers everywhere!

    Thanks, Dad, for caring.
    You have fully shaped my life.
    Happy Father’s Day!

    See all of you next week for Jenn’s one-year Haiku anniversary! Best to you all, J-B.

  16. Jim says:

    Hi Jenn ~~ My Dad died a couple of years ago. It is a strange feeling not to have a dad, especially when you’ve had one all your life until he gone.
    Your poem says it good. Dad was ‘Dad’ and I’m ‘Dad’ to my kids and in-laws. I like to be called that but I doubt I am anything too special. :)

  17. Jillien says:

    That is SOOO true! It really takes a great man to be a Dad.