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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Feb• 08•12
Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Welcome to “Sensational Haiku Wednesday!”

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!)

Here are the rules:

      Structure: While Haiku may be written by some in other styles, for THIS meme only 5-7-5 is acceptable. At least one of your haiku must be in this format.
      Theme/Prompt: We have a new prompt each week, and your haiku needs to be related to it, if not include the actual word in it. Feel free to leave a word suggestion in a comment!
      Linking: When you post your link, link to the blog post with your haiku, not to the main page of your blog.
      Reciprocate: If you participate and post your link on my website, you must have a link back here on your post. It’s only fair.

    Folks not complying with the above risk having their links removed. Don’t make me be all “Grrrr” and stuff, it makes me grumpy! Thanks for your cooperation!

    P.S. This is a really busy time for me – I may not get around to everyone each week. Sorry about that, but unfortunately I need to attend to business before pleasure!

This week’s theme is: Relief

    Suddenly released
    Pent up stress, anger, sorrow
    Blissful in relief

Rough, dry, itchy skin
Winter weather plays havoc
Apply cream… relief

    Dull irritation
    Surly mood, keep your distance!
    Caffeine..? Finally!

Carefully gouging
Sweep away what doesn’t work
Carving a relief


Next week’s theme: Love

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 ;)

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):

You can also choose to use only a text link, or either of these additional images I made for your use! Use This one (dark), or This one (light)!


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  1. Thanks for the prompt and your fun haiku. Here’s my Haiku Quartet.

  2. Relief! Great theme for a haiku.


  3. G-Man says:

    Nice bunch of Haikus Jenn…
    Thanks for hosting…

  4. tara tyler says:

    caffiene, stress reliever, brain awakener, art inspirer!
    nice haiku!

  5. Carol says:

    Awesome haiku ~ like the last one the best w/great photo ~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) enjoy the week and weekend ~ Think this is my 3rd post ~ will email you ~

  6. MISH says:

    I’m back for another dose of haiku this week – my 3rd week…
    Thanks for hosting!

  7. Karen says:

    Lots of great relief in those haiku!

  8. you never fail to come up with wonderful haiku, Jenn. especially love the last one this week!

  9. Jenn says:

    Carol and Mish – added you to the list. Have I missed anyone else? Please let me know!

    I’ll try to get around to everyone this week – last week was crazy!!

  10. becca givens says:

    Jenn — I particularly like your carving relief Haiku!! Another great set – I am not surprised! Happy Week!

  11. Kathy says:

    I missed one week but am back to contribute and comment…it is addicting, as you said, Jenn.

  12. Ria says:

    I love the bottom one – makes me think of something some quote from a sculptor that said he took a block and took off everything that wasn’t a “don’t remember”

  13. Margaret says:

    Apple cream and caffeine! I love that! Thank you for hosting this fun challenge.

  14. Mama Zen says:

    I love that third one!

  15. I find it always amazing when I come to your blog and find your written haiku and theme especially close to my heart, Jenn. It truly gives me a certain kind of relief. A way to express my feelings and relate to the other written haikus.

    Have a wonderful week. Hugs and love.

  16. A wonderful prompt “relief” I have used synonyms of relief and have written a triplet of haiku. I did publish this contribution to Sensational Haiku Wednesday on my new poetry-blog. Enjoy visiting … and please share your thoughts and feelings. They are all so welcome. We can help each other to become better poets.


  17. Ellecee says:

    I enjoyed your Haiku today. One of my favourite lines is “sweep away what doesn’t work”. It is so good when we can do that. I hope I do justice to this week’s prompt. Thanks for being here.