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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Mar• 14•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: Excite(/ment)

    Building, accelerating
    To the brighter end

Excite for a cause
No greater purpose in life
Than to cheat on death

    Awareness factor
    Use your senses, not your heart
    Key to the good fight

Heart palpitations
Complete set of butterflies
Excitement flutters


WOW! We had a record amount of submissions last week! I guess traditional haiku (dealing with nature) is well-loved. Good to know; we’ll do more of that in the future.

*** Please read the 4 simple guidelines above before you post your link – thanks!

Next week’s theme: Battle

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. G-Man says:

    As always you set by example.
    Thats what all good hosts do!
    BTW….Thanks for hosting…G

  2. Hazel says:

    Love feeling an excitement with ‘heart palpitations’ and when butterflies flutter.

    Agree with G-Man. Your cue inspires me. Thanks for hosting the way you do.

  3. Excellent haiku – especially the last one.

  4. Inspiring haiku! Especially love the connection between the senses and awareness!

  5. tara tyler says:

    excitement flutters =)
    liked the set of exciting haiku!

  6. Rinkly Rimes says:

    I love the idea of having a ‘complete set’ of those butterflies!

  7. TWM says:

    OK G-Man sucked me in again to write a haiku. And i again placed it below my own Poetry. Thank you for having this, it’s always good to remember what we express in different forms of poetry.

    Be Well


  8. tilden says:

    I’m back from a very long Haiku Haitus. I hope you guys will let me stick around for awhile.

  9. Bruce says:

    Cheating death is not cheating :)

    • I’m reading a wonderful book by David Baldacci about cheating death, One Summer. It’s a fast read, but it makes you think about miracles–of which we could all use one or two in our lives!

  10. Carol says:

    Great haiku ~ love the last one especially ~ namaste, Carol ^_^

  11. Tyrean says:

    Nice haiku! I just decided to join you this week in this endeavor.

  12. kkkkaty says:

    I like the first one best, but then they are all always excellent!

  13. Bruce says:

    Jenn thanks for explaining about Name/URL commenting. I have just changed my blog to enable this. I think it is a good idea.

  14. Wonderful prompt and haiku! Here’s one I haven’t posted yet:

    Verse inspiration
    flashes, brims with excitement–
    alas, peters out.

  15. Ria says:

    cheating death is a bit more excitement than I can handle right now ;P

  16. Ellecee says:

    I enjoyed your set of Haiku so much; the first and last are my favourites :-)

  17. becca givens says:

    Another delightful array for the prompt, Jenn … just how do you do it each week? :-) Thank you for hosting!

  18. siggiofmaine says:

    Good word this week…thanks.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  19. I can feel the excitement rising in your haiku.

    I’m back again, the second time. Love it here. Thank you for hosting this haiku get-together.

  20. Mish says:

    I especially like your 1st & last ones! It connects with and reminds me of the “excitement” wrt my haiku entries this week!

  21. Broot says:

    A friend is coming
    She’s going to bring ding dongs
    I really can’t wait

    I got my new feet
    I can walk without a limp
    this is exciting!!