Another week another Ronovan writes Haiku challenge.  Haiku, Tanka, Haibun…they’re all options.


I do like these, they allow me to explore the good, the bad and the downright ugly when it comes to my ability to write minuscule Japanese style poems.

Lets start with the 3/5/3 Haiku and do something quite obvious.

Oh Sweet blossom

a springtime bouquet

scent divine

Normally I like to defile the haiku and try and make them humorous because they can be such frightfully serious things.

 

Sweet scent alluring

filling me with a hunger

she smells like sausage

We all like sausage right?  Apart from vegetarians obviously.  And quite a lot of religious types.  Okay, I like sausage.

 

She smiles sickly sweet

Best friend, her scent alluring

then texts your husband

We all know the type right.  

 

Okay maybe a Tanka.  Thats the old Haiku with two more lines added on of 7 syllables each because, let’s be honest, 17 syllables is just not enough sometimes.

Bright summer bee buzz

sweet floral scent delicious

white clouds in blue skies

plaid picnic blankets outstretched

warm sunshine on soft pink skin

 

It’s something I guess.  Happy Thursday!


TJ’s Household Haiku – Earth and Whirlwind

After Dark Haiku – 25/9/2017

Screw You Haiku 11/9/17

 

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  1. All three haiku are good and love the Tanka!

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