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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Jul• 20•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: Scent (your favourite scent, etc.)

    Warm french vanilla
    Lavender, freesia, fresh bread
    Memories evoked

Ocean; salty breeze
Forest; deep rich and feral
Home; wet dog, cut grass

    Smooth, fresh after shave
    Musky, just in from the cold
    Scents of a real man

True love comes in waves
Scent, memories, and moments
Cherish every one

Sorry about last week, everyone! Our servers had a major DDOS attack followed by a crashed A/C unit that took out the server my blog is on, and corrupted tons of my files. I barely made it back, but back I am! I didn’t end up visiting everyone from last week, and I’m so busy it will take me time to catch up. Sorry about that!

Folks, a quick note about comments: 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: Frustration

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. Becca says:

    Great haikus this week! I’m envious that you can write more than one per week!

    I think you forgot to change next week’s topic….I know you’ve been crazy though and I am glad your blog is working :)

  2. madeleine says:

    Love them all. I like the way you remind us of the memories they evoke.:O)

  3. I think it’s pretty amazing that just one little whiff of something can transport us from where we are to where we have been quicker than any magic carpet!

  4. madeleine says:

    So what’s next week’s theme? ;O)

  5. Amanda Moore says:

    love that scents of a real man, that’s my fave! Sorry up with a new site bloggin crashed (what a pain all the work lost)

  6. Lovely Annie says:

    Been awhile…been missing haiku wednesday!

    Nice to be back…



  7. Thom says:

    After shave? What the hell is that? LOL These are all great. Of course I’m partial to the second one actually. :)

  8. RiA says:

    too many men don’t smell like men any more .

  9. RiA says:

    I must also say that your clairvoyance is still strong. The last time my partner at work went on vacation and they promised me coverage they didn’t deliver ( need a spotter so can’t use a machine w/o someone else and I’m on a machine ALL DAY) I was so frustrated I was ready to walk out- repeatedly. He goes on vacation again next week…

  10. I can’t see my haiku comment, but when I try to post it again, I get a duplicate comment message. One more try and then I give up:

    An alluring scent,
    indecently delicious,
    renders gents senseless.

    Tanka Tuesday

  11. first, i love every one of your haiku, Jenn! second, i love the prompt. i was trying different versions and ended up posting all four as one poem. i hope that’s okay. thanks! ? dani

  12. Nanka says:

    Nice to be back after nearly 4 months! You have some of my favorite scents in your lovely Haikus and it feels very refreshing.

  13. Old Raven says:

    Ah … to write about a scent I love. Tomatoes have a very interesting scent, but alas, I cannot write about a scent that I love.

    Last year at about this time I prepared to embark upon a third career at 63 one in Natural Perfumery. I once stated that “I would rather lose my left arm than my sense of smell. It is extremely important to me. About three weeks later … after creating a “perfume organ” and purchasing my oils and rather expensive educational materials, I acquired “anosmia.”

    I can no longer smell.

    • Jenn says:

      Wish I could comment on your blog, Raven! Have you read my post about protecting yourself while enabling name/url on your blog?

      I can smell the tomato from here! Great haiku – bet it was a raccoon that got it ;)

      I can’t imagine losing my sense of smell – although I bet I’d lose weight rapidly given that food scents are usually better than the food itself! Will you ever get it back or is it gone for good?? Poor you!!

  14. becca givens says:

    Love fragrances … yummy!

  15. I’ve had fun with this week’s prompt, but I’m already experiencing frustration over next week’s!

  16. The Brave says:

    First time here. I love haiku.

  17. Leo says:

    Hey Jenn, my meme Haiku Heights turns 1yr old today. As a celebration, it is a free topic prompt this week there. The prompt opens in another 14 hrs, and will stay open all week. Do join in if you can :)

  18. Here is mine:

    my poem