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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Aug• 10•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: Manners

    You. Manners. Mind them!
    Tired of rude, unthinking twits
    Raining on the day

Close lips while eating
Say please. Thank you. You’re welcome!
It takes so little

    Open door? Look back…
    Hold it for the next person
    Common courtesy.

Manners mean a lot
Teach your children from day one
Never be sorry.

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: Home

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 [politely] 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:

    Yay I love all of your haikus! I wish my family would learn the closing lips rule lol

  2. becca givens says:

    Jenn – the first entry is not this week’s theme (it was last week’s theme) prefilled submitted in error … sorry!

  3. madeleine says:

    Great haiku
    Manners = social intelligence. I wonder why it’s so little valued as something to be taught in today’s society? Hence the rioting in London etc!

  4. Laurie says:

    Thanks Jenn for the inspirational outlet!

  5. tara tyler says:

    i try to teach my boys, and they catch on some. hopefully they wont be complete buffoons when they grow up. i tell ya, the ones who need manners training the most are customer service people and some waitresses!
    great haiku!

  6. Amanda Moore says:

    every one of you Haiku Jenn I have been reminding people of for years but the close your mouth while eating that is my pet peeve everyone in my family chomps! = )

  7. Urailak says:

    Your set of haikus is excellent. I agree we need to teach our children manners.

  8. Nanka says:

    My “Manners’ haiku is up today Jenn, as I could not open the blog :( Hope my haiku conveys a polite and well-bred social behavior which mama’s insist when young!! :)

  9. Broot says:

    My wee daughter says
    Manners are important for
    learning all lessons.

  10. It’s a little after 2 a.m. Wednesday, 17 August, in my part of the world and I’m shocked to find that there is “no one home.” Boo hoo!

    • Jenn says:

      Apologies! I was so exhausted yesterday that I completely forgot about it – first time ever!! It’s up now :)