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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Jul• 11•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: Heat

    July arrives hot
    Humid days and steamy nights
    Dog days of summer

Heated sidelong glance
Heart beats. Anticipation
Ice cube on hot skin

    Windows closed up tight
    Like a cat waiting to pounce
    The heat waits outside

♩ ♫ Heat of the moment
Telling me what my heart meant ♬ ♩
Another ear worm ;)

*** Please read the 4 simple guidelines above before you post your link.

₪ Next week’s theme: Boredom

The kids are out of school – I need ideas to keep Wee One (almost 8) entertained while I’m working! She’s taking riding lessons on Mondays, and we have some play dates planned, but past that… HELP!

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. Rinkly Rimes says:

    I had to use my imagination for this! It’s mid-winter where I am and I’m rugged-up!

  2. Love the idea of heat waiting like a cat to pounce! Like Rinkly, I’m mid Winter here, so heat needed a different power point!

  3. Broot says:

    Where I am today
    A hot water bottle is
    the best heat around.

    A chair by the fire
    The best place to watch the telly
    when it’s cold outside.

  4. Sizzling haiku. And as your weather gets hot, in the UK we’re getting rain, rain and more rain. Strange weather.

  5. Jennifer says:

    “Humid days and steamy nights”, no doubt…

  6. Melissa B. says:

    After I visited the Flight 93 National Memorial during my roadtrip last week, I knew for sure I wanted to participate in SHW. An inspiration, I guess you’d call it.

  7. Carol says:

    Thanks for hosting and dynamic haiku ~ ~ thanks ^_^ ( A Creative Harbor)

  8. tara tyler says:

    great set! love that song! dont mind it stuck in my head, havent heard it in a while…

  9. HaikuWater says:

    “like a cat waiting to pounce” is just great! That’s just how it feels.

  10. joanne says:

    I love the way your poetic mind works….always interesting and thoughtful

  11. Teresa says:

    Truly this has been a hot summer! Love that second one!

  12. I enjoyed your haiku, especially that “cat waiting to pounce.” Here’s one that’s not yet on my blog:

    Hot temps and tempers
    belt out dissonant duet
    in climate change hell.

  13. Ria says:

    The heat is more like a wild tiger waiting to pounce!

  14. unfetteredbs says:

    ice cube on hot skin…nice

  15. I hate having to close my windows against that waiting-to-pounce cat!

  16. Mama Zen says:

    That last one cracked me up!

  17. Suzy says:

    Ice cube on hot skin – I could feel and see that. Nice one.

  18. Green Speck says:

    Nice prompt … innovative !!!