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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Oct• 26•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: Scare

    New to parenting
    Seventeen years today… wow!
    Lovely little “Ghoul”

Thrills, chills, and tingles
Darkness surrounds, an owl screams
The witching hour nears

    Aging rapidly
    Years pass at a blur these days
    Scared? Just a little…!

Rusty spiderweb
Concrete jungle, dank alley
Darkness encroaches


Happy 17th birthday to The Teen! I brought her home 5 days later on Hallowe’en day, with little pumpkin slippers encasing her tiny feet. She was my gorgeous little “Ghoul” :) ♥

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: Excel

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. Rinkly Rimes says:

    Not very poetic, but I got goose-bumps while I was writing it!

  2. Hazel says:

    Dark with an owl screaming, witching hour nearing – that would make my hairs stand.

    I love imagining those little pumpkin slippers. Blows the scare away :)

  3. Jamie says:

    I like that first haiku – there’s a few ‘ghoulish girls’ inhabiting this house…

  4. Nanka says:

    What can be more scary than being rooted to a spot, very vulnerable!!

    Years are passing with the speed of lightening Jenn, I so much agree there!! It worries me a bit too!! Scary!
    Imagine we are just two steps away from another new-year!!

  5. G-Man says:

    Loved your Haikus..
    Happy Birthday to your Little Ghoul
    I Played…
    Thanks for hosting

  6. tara tyler says:

    aging is annoying, what happens to the body is scary!
    i like the last one the best!

  7. Madeleine says:

    I had major problems logging on today. Loved your selection especially the ageing one! LOL!

  8. Mijayami says:

    My son was born on Halloween and was lovingly nicknamed our little “warlock” by a friend. Luckily it didn’t stick…

  9. becca givens says:

    Happy Birthday your goblin ~~ Great set of Haiku!!

  10. I went with a scary moon…thanks for the prompt. You always peak my interest to write.

  11. Darkness encroaches…probably complete with cockroaches!

  12. zongrik says:

    I managed to write a animal rights poem, and I’m always proud of myself when I can pass on the message.

  13. Lovely Annie says:

    happy to be here this week!
    Been missing such sensational haiku lately!



  14. Jenn says:

    Siggiofmaine; Can’t find your haiku anywhere, and you keep leaving the link to Gravatar instead of your site? If someone else knows her, please let her know! Thanks.

  15. Who needs Halloween?
    I get my share of horror
    from politicians.

  16. knot2share says:

    Could you please tell me when does a linky expire? If a new prompt is posted on a Wednesday then how many days do the participants have to submit their haiku?