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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Jan• 11•12
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!)

Hey Haiku-ers! Did you read my announcement?

This week’s theme is: Brilliance (2 OR 3 syllables, depending on who you ask…)

    Words with no meaning
    Strung together; a foul wind
    Lacking in brilliance

Mushrooms, feta cheese
Perfect toppings for pizza
OH! Black olives too!

    Moping in darkness
    Dreading a SAD time of year
    Waiting… it will pass

Sunlight on pale skin
Beams of warmth on yearning face
Awaiting brilliance


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: FreeStyle (any subject)

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. G-Man says:

    Um Jenn…?
    I thought you decreed that Brilliance was 3 syllable!!
    Oh well, It’s Haiku it’s not Church Dogma!!
    Loved your Trio of shininess.
    Thanks for hosting…G

  2. Noble says:

    I guess my link has got linked 2 times.

    And brilliant haiku :D

  3. Rinkly Rimes says:

    What a lovely word to choose! Thank you.

  4. Lovely haiku! Here’s mine:

    Brilliance from pols?
    No reason to expect it.
    Saneness would be nice.

  5. And your haiku are full of brilliance.

  6. I must say … it isn’t easy to write in the classical way, but I think I have succeeded this time. Thanks for this great prompt “brilliance”.


  7. tara tyler says:

    taking brilliance in opposing directions!

  8. Great stuff, you – our themes matched up! :)
    Happy day.

  9. Olive Tree says:

    Nice haiku pieces, Jenn. Thanks for the prompt. Have a wonderful week.

  10. Jenn says:

    I stuck with the original dictum that brilliance = 3 syllables. I could make and argument for 2 AND 3 so it matters not to me. :)

    I’m two for two – maybe I’ll be more consistent after all.

    • Not to be a spoilsport, but if you consult any dictionary online or off, you’ll see that there are only two syllables in “brilliance”: bril-yens. However, I suppose it’s like saying “way-el” for “well” in certain parts of the U.S. Regionalisms really do dictate how people speak (and write). Also, it’s taken me forever to realise that “hour” is only one syllable, not two.

  11. Ria says:

    That is a most awesome pizza!!

    I love the winter better than the summer- the cold crisp air energizes me! I have anti-SAD

  12. Stef says:

    I love this idea! A prompt each Wednesday will definitely help me with my haiku-a-day blog.
    Brilliance is such a nice prompt. I will be posting my haiku shortly!

  13. becca givens says:

    Great set, Jenn … you always amaze me with the number of examples for each week’s prompt!! Bravo! Happy 2012

  14. Kathy says:

    I was torn between the several definitions or uses of ‘brilliance’…can’t wait until the next one!

  15. Broot says:

    The brilliance of
    the sunset near the ocean
    breathtaking to see.