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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Mar• 23•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: Roots

    Who do you come from?
    Warriors, Poets, Lovers?
    The Irish… all three.

Old tree reaches deep
Mighty roots dig in, hold fast
Delicate leaves bud

    Take strength from your roots
    Remember hard lessons learned
    Be a better you

Said the tree to me,
“Show me your roots? Show you mine…”
Time for a pruning.

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: Paradox

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. Thanks very much for your help in inspiring the fourth haiku in my Commanding and Demanding (Haiku Quintet).

  2. An interesting subject! It’s sad that we don’t know all the detail of our roots!

  3. Thom says:

    Enjoyed the read on these. Makes one stop and think about where we came from and more importantly to be proud of it. Well done.

  4. trisha says:

    the last one is splendid.

  5. Madeleine says:

    Loved your haiku.So is the first one true? Are you descended from Irish warriors, poets and lovers? :O)

  6. I so like your series of haiku, reminding me of where I come from. Thank you!

  7. Amanda Moore says:

    Your words are truly deep seeded (ha ha hah ha!)sorry had to do it!

  8. RiA says:

    My best friend loves your first poem. Of course he’s more Irish than a Leprachaun. (I am not and can’t spell that)

    I just finished a massive prune on the giant rose bush in front of my house – so that one appeals to me.

  9. Ahh, really late with the haiku this week – oops! I also wrote a haiku the morning before I came to meet you for ‘hope’ but never published it! Just found it saved on my HD – will use that for the next freestyle.

    Sorry haven’t sent you the photos this week either, so busy but will send you them soon.

  10. Oh, I am absolutely crushed! I have been working on another haiku all morning, it’s about ready to come together–and I discover that the widget expired 35 minutes ago. Crushed, I tell you, I’m crushed! :-)

    • Jenn says:

      Let it never be said I don’t bend over backwards for my beloved haiku peeps!! I added it for you ;)

  11. i’m late ~ don’t know why i thought we had until the end of the week to enter. here’s my poem ~

    • Jenn says:

      Wednesday is the best time to link up – I usually close it some time Thursday afternoon :) I’ve added yours in for you!