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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Jun• 22•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: Joy

    Almost one hundred
    Loving family, sorrow
    Joy for having been

A life well spent; loved
Ready for the new chapter
Leaving it behind

    Great grandmother, true
    Best grandmother, mom, Mamie
    Well loved, and long missed

Joyous life, well lived
Close and loving family
Joy for life well spent

My favourite Grandmother passed away yesterday. It wasn’t unexpected; she was just 3 months shy of her 100th birthday, and has been failing for quite some time. When I chose this week’s word – “Joy” – I certainly didn’t know what this week would be bringing to me, but… it’s ok. I choose to celebrate her life rather than mourn her – she knew how loved she was, and that it was high time for her to go and be with my grandfather. Living in the nursing home this past year was no kind of life at all, even though my mother was there daily, and we visited often. I’m sure wherever they are, they’re very happy to be together again. They are both equally missed, and loved… and they know it.

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. 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: Living

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 (if you’re not listed and should be, please 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):


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  1. Thom says:

    Much aloha to you and your family. Very well written. Blog opened fine this afternoon. Be strong my friend.

  2. Madeleine says:

    Cute haiku. Lovely how you relate it so peronally. :O)

  3. Nimue says:

    True joys are always from family bonds :) Nice set of haiku !!

  4. Jillien says:

    “joy for a life well spent” that was beautiful!

  5. So sorry to hear about your grandmother!

    The big bands play swing —
    old couples dance joyously,
    then reclaim their canes.

  6. Jenn,

    I’m sorry to hear about your grandmother.

    I almost missed SHW, but I didn’t!

  7. becca givens says:

    Joy for life well spent

    Indeed a full life … wonderful memories yet still sad for those left behind … sending you prayers through this difficult time!

  8. what a lovely tribute to your grandmother.

    “Joy for life well spent”

    my mother was in a nursing home before she passed away and even with visits it was not a life she wanted. i’m sorry for the pain i’m sure your feel at her absence.


  9. Tigerbrite says:

    Success !
    I wrote you a haiku last week but couldn’t work out how to post it.
    Nice tribute to your grandmother may she rest in peace and rise in glory.

  10. JennyMac says:

    So sorry about your Grandmother Jenn….sending a big hug.

  11. Missed posting yet again, I wrote two haiku for Joy. When do you post the poems?


  12. Patricia says:

    so sorry to hear about Gran.. but can you imagine a hundred years.. wow.. I did write a joy poem but was too late for the linky..