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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - May• 16•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: Fire

    Let it fall, my heart
    I could stay there, close my eyes
    Set fire to the rain

Heat me with crimson
Burn my soul with your colours
I welcome the fire

    Supporting marriage
    Two souls, uniting in love
    Who cares ’bout gender?

Opening your mind
Love is blind, hate is blinding
Just let there be joy

The first haiku made with lyrics from Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain”. The rest is mine, including my views on gay marriage, which I support.

Gay marriage has been a hot topic – or should I say “fiery”? – recently, and I feel strongly enough about it that I want to make my opinion clear. Not just for friends of mine who are gay, but people in general. We’re all the same, except for the odd mole or other bits and pieces. I’m very proud that my hubby thinks the same way, and that we’re raising our girls to live without harmful prejudices.

Hatred and prejudice make you ugly, inside and out. Don’t be ugly.

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

Next week’s theme: Drift

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. Great haiku. In the UK gay marriage – or Civil Partnership – has rightly been legal for quite a few years now. They have identical rights to everyone else.

  2. This is a wonderful prompt. I have written another cascading haiku, but I am not so pleased with it. Read for yourself and let me know.

  3. Carol says:

    Lots of positive energy in your haiku ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

  4. michelle says:

    Great haiku writing!
    Thanks for hosting…

  5. Hi Jen! This is not an easy prompt for me. Just managed to scrape through. By the way, I can’t see my name on your Hooked on Haiku List – so please, can you add me in? Thanks!

  6. Teresa says:

    So glad to hear that you too are supportive of love and marriage between two people, regardless of gender. I love your second and third haiku.

  7. kkkkaty says:

    Each haiku has special meaning..

  8. tara tyler says:

    hot topic! cool haiku!

  9. Karen says:

    Great haiku, the second is my fave. Thanks for hosting!

  10. Love the idea of setting fire to the rain!

  11. Welcoming the fire takes a certain degree of coolness and levelheadedness, don’t you think? :)

  12. Carol says:

    GREAT! I love this post :) thanks for hosting.