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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Dec• 05•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!

This week’s theme is: Avarice

    Happy Greedmas, Friends!
    Family holiday? Stress.
    Yes, ’tis the season

Gimme gimme gets?
Wrong message is being taught
Kids of avarice

    Seek to redirect
    Teach your meanings to the kids
    Lighten up on gifts

Friends and family
Enjoy the time together
Laughter, not money

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

Sorry for the delay folks! I was called out of town suddenly, and just got back. Wrote my haiku in about 90 seconds to get it online for you!!

₪ Next week’s theme: Search

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. JazzBumpa says:

    I got here too soon, and relinked to last week’s promp. D’OH!

    You had me worried for a moment.

    Glad things are up and running. Hope all is well with you.


    • Jenn says:

      Sorry, I would have had it done and set to publish had I known I wasn’t going to be here to do it! It was just a quick business trip; everything is groovy :)

  2. tara tyler says:

    well sent message! my kids are spoiled!!

  3. Hazel says:

    Wonderful advice on the third haiku. As a Mom I am sometimes guilty of too much gift giving. Even my dog is spoiled.

  4. How To Haiku says:

    corrupt practices
    taxes, fees on ev’ry dime
    money must come first

    (How To Haiku on twitter ->

  5. becca givens says:

    It is a shame it has become a world of Gimme Gimme Gimme!! Bravo for 90 sec set!!

  6. lessandra says:

    the gift of giving
    with a true spirit of love
    wipes out avarice.

    {I think that’s what Scrooge learned)

  7. Melissa B. says:

    Not sure I could fit avarice into a haiku. Let’s face it…I’m not as clever as you!