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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Feb• 16•11
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: Freestyle

    What you want and need
    At odds with reality
    Rock and a hard place

    Believe in yourself
    Find the courage to stand up
    Work for what is right

    Special, sweet heart space
    Find a true home… surprising?
    Know that you belong

Folks, a quick note about comments: I do visit everyone, but a few of you don’t have Name/URL enabled on your blogs, and I CAN’T comment in that case (and prefer not to have to email). 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 ;)

Next week’s theme: Elation

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. Here’s today’s political haiku:

    Freedom from taxes
    demanded by those who crave
    what taxes give them.

    More political haiku here

  2. Margo Benson says:

    I love ‘Special sweet heart place’ – these are great, Jenn. What a beautiful new blog! Your portrait images are lovely.

  3. Nanka says:

    The third was very heart warming!! Nice set of three!!

  4. I’m still surprised everytime I come to your blog that it’s different, I got so used to the old one. But often change can be good, I like the photos at the top and the different versions.

    Great haikus of course, I like the occasional freestyle one it’s interesting to see what people thing of – can’t believe I thought of laundry, maybe it’s a sign I need to do some!

  5. Madeleine says:

    I really like this layout. I love your haiku, as always thought provoking :O)

    • Jenn says:

      Thanks! Believe it or not I almost forgot all about it and wrote these at 5 minutes to midnight/deadline last night! Phew…!

  6. trisha says:

    mine is added. :)
    it was an interesting theme- loved writing it because freestyle is my style of poem (almost always).

    all the best!


    • Jenn says:

      I need to throw “freestyle” in every so often so people can use the ones bouncing around in their heads that don’t match the week’s theme ;)

  7. Meant to say, recently your blog is not refreshing in Google Reader for me, I have to manually refresh it to get yor recent posts – not sure if it’s my reader or you blog though…

    Also your feed has changed to partial feed rather than full feed – was that intentional?

    Anyway, have a lovely afternoon,

    • Jenn says:

      Hiya, thanks for letting me know about the feed (explains the lack of visitors the last couple posts!!) the new look broke it but I went in and fiddled with the code and I think it’s fixed. Can you see if my last 2 show up for you now? Thanks!!

  8. Nimue says:

    I just love reading your haikus :)
    hope i become regular soon.. I always seem to miss one week after two attempts :|

    • Jenn says:

      Sometimes it takes time to establish a new habit :) I hope you become a regular too! And bring your friends!!

  9. Amanda Moore says:

    on #1 I am so with you! Love the new look really cool Jenn!

    • Jenn says:

      Thanks Mandy! I’m liking it too, although I still need to tweak a few things. It also broke the RSS feed but I think I have that fixed now…

  10. Are the things we want and need always at odds with reality? Often it certainly seems that way! (*sigh*)

  11. Hi Jenn

    It always seems to be so late in the day when I finally get mine posted, but I do so enjoy writing them. I’m hooked!

    I have started submitting them for publication too.

    I decided to write one on the topic of freestyle for fun!

    Loved yours – especially #2


  12. I meant to say I love the new look!


  13. RiA says:

    Ok, I survived Freestyle!! ANd i do believe it is my single longest poem ever. ( I do occasionally do 2 or three separate poesm in different colors)

    Will be back later to read everyone elses’s!

  14. Becky says:

    OH, I can so relate to the first one :)

    • Jenn says:

      Becky!! You almost made me cry. I had this big long comment written out on your blog, and then remembered that you don’t have Name/URL enabled!

      Here’s what I wrote:
      “I laughed at your weird list, and agree that you are, indeed, a weird one. But I find most creative people are weird to some degree! Too funny about the textures thing!! Pepsi makes me ill to even consider… and I much prefer whole chips, and can’t stand the tiny broken pieces! So I guess it’d work out fine then, if we were to share a bag. I get the whole ones, and you get the bits!

      I think your haiku is (or should be) a motto. Nicely done!”

  15. Patricia says:

    I hope I am not too late.. I love haiku!

  16. Tyrean says:

    Love Haiku day
    already posted blessings
    post today, next week

    I’ll join in the fun.