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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Feb• 15•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: Love

    Day late, dollar short
    Valentines was yesterday
    Drat, we missed the hype!

In spite of anger
Harsh words, heated discourses
Family remains

    Take my hand; my heart
    Hold my soul, gently rocking
    Lend me quiet strength

Sometimes it is best
Let things happen around you
Silent, quiet love


Speaking of love… if you guys are enjoying what I have to offer, would you consider sharing the love, and clicking on the Google+ and/or Facebook links? Thanks!:)

Next week’s theme: Draft

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. Wonderful haiku as always!

    Here’s a Valentine’s Day related haiku and limerick: Valentine’s Day Limerick and Haiku Too.

  2. Hazel says:

    Happy Valentine’s day. I’m also a dollar short besides being alone so didn’t go anywhere yesterday. And I agree – family remains. Back to SHW after fixing up a few things in my nook.

  3. i love your “love” haiku ~ especially the third. that is a wonderful love.

  4. Great haiku on love.

  5. The enduring quality of family despite all the crap (my word, not yours!) is the most precious part of your piece…

  6. G-Man says:

    You always set the best examples,
    Thanks for hosting

  7. Carol says:

    Thanks for hosting ~ happy belated valentine’s day ~ Great haiku ~ like the ‘quiet love’ ~ namaste, Carol ^_^

  8. A touch of Valentine. Love naturally. Great prompt.

  9. tara tyler says:

    acceptance is love

  10. Margaret says:

    …my heart
    hold my soul….

    love that part! I will swing back this evening and comment! Thanks for hosting.

  11. becca givens says:

    I like: Hold my soul, gently rocking

    Happy Belated Heart’s Day!

  12. Teresa says:

    So I totally messed up the prompt for this week. Don’t know how since Love is so obvious.

    I love your first haiku. Seems to be the story of my life. Of course, I also love the constancy of family in your second one.

  13. Kathy says:

    I thought this would be hard because of the broad subject but there are so many possibilities…as you point out in your haikus…

  14. Kathy says:

    Jenn…please HELP! I cannot leave comments on any of these blogs…have I done something wrong or do I have to change something on my settings for google or blogspot…have tried all day to find the problem?! Thanks.

  15. Bee says:

    Hey all! I posted ten poems on that post, but the first one is the SHW prompt. Let me know what you think!

  16. ooooops! sorry, Jenn! guess my mind is asleep {i better get a cup of coffee!} because i not only forgot i had already linked my haiku, i didn’t notice the link already there. {sigh} so sorry ~ would it be too much of an imposition to ask you to delete it? thank you! i’ll try to be awake on my next visit. {smile}

  17. Suzy NZ says:

    Nice haiku. loved the last 2 heaps.

  18. Beautifully written haiku. I can feel the strength that it conveys. Have a wonderful week :)