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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Written By: Jenn - Apr• 03•13
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: Active

    Active mind puzzles
    Sleep absent, as usual
    Awake in the dark

Active body aches
Exercise not so easy
When you get older

    Active love life – whoah!
    Some things don’t need explaining

Active meme dying
Not sure what path to take now
Any suggestions?

Hi folks! We’re on our 197th week of SHW, which is amazing! We’ve been doing this for almost 4 years now, can you believe it? Seems we’ve started to dwindle a bit, so I guess the question is: Do we keep going after week 200? I’ve got a lot on my plate, and the only reason I keep this going is for my haiku compatriots. I love haiku, and think you’re all terrific. I’m willing to keep it moving, but participation is really low, so I want to know what you think about it. Please leave me your thoughts, ok? Thanks! –Jenn

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

₪ Next week’s theme: Imagination

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. Here’s my thought, and I’m not meaning to be harsh: If the prompts were more “haiku-ish,” then I think participation would increase, but it’s really, really hard to get in the haiku mood with prompts like “bucket list.” Somehow that prompt (and others in the recent past) just don’t lend themselves well to haiku. Maybe you could/should ask for prompt suggestions from participants…

    • O help me! My sentence structure sucks! I need to get rid of the parentheses in the paragraph above to make it read:

      Somehow that prompt and others in the recent past just don’t lend themselves well to haiku.

      (I’m just way too weary these days to make much sense.)

  2. lessandra says:

    I agree with MMT. But I’ve also been going through an emotional slump and haven’t even been posting lately :( I included an invitation for others to try their hand at haiku in my post today. I hope you keep it up – more haiku-words would be more encouraging (not sure what haiku words are – adjective, nouns ??) but do think of words that may pertain to the different seasons.

    • lessandra says:

      I remember participating in a haiku contest a long time ago and they used picture prompts – mountains, ocean, trees, birds, etc. Maybe you – or someone – could download a couple of photos and then the haiku would be connected to what the individual sees in one or both of the picture(s).

  3. tara tyler says:

    sorry! i’ve been participating in the a to z challenge. hoped to get a haiku in this week.
    up to you if you want to keep it up! i will be back!