After Dark Haiku – 28/9/2017

Lets see whether a daily haiku works shall we?

Each night, around midnight a haiku based on things close to my heart.

 

Christmas wrap for sale

Screw you, I’m not buying it

It’s still september!

 

I imagine this will be the pretty poor standard, so don’t get your hopes up.


Want to read something different?  These are all quite funny I think.

More tea vicar ? 

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 49 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: Soar & Wait

Screw you, one and all.

Haiku Challenge – Sweet and Scent

Haiku, tanka, what more could u want…

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

 

After Dark Haiku – 27/9/2017

Lets see whether a daily haiku works shall we?

Each night, around midnight a haiku based on things close to my heart.

 

Golden autumn leaves

Disguised, they stick to my shoes

Bloody dog owners!

I imagine this will be the pretty poor standard, so don’t get your hopes up.


Want to read something different?  These are all quite funny I think.

More tea vicar ? 

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 49 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: Soar & Wait

Screw you, one and all.

Spirit and Joy – Colleen’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #52

My very serious attempt at a Haibun is in there somewhere!

Courtesy of Colleen Chesebo, another weekly Haiku Challenge.  It is the 52nd weekly anniversary, so I’m going to have a crack at the haiku, the Tanka and the Haibun.  Congrats Colleen!

 


Haiku

Moved by the spirit

Preacher shouts loudly in tongues

Joy makes us donate

 

Let’s build on that with a Tanka

Moved by the spirit

Preacher shouts loudly in tongues

thrashes on church floor

he having a seizure? No?

apparently that’s god’s joy

 

Haibun. I think this is how they go based on what I have read.  They can vary.

As I watched him lowered into the ground I remembered the things I no longer have and am for that I am grateful.  At peace, I remembered and was thankful for those who’s beliefs and behaviour has guided me and helped me find my own path.  As I say goodbye Late spring sun shines dappled through the trees and the distant laughter of children at play serves to remind me of what matters most.

Returned to the earth

A life so well lived and loved

memories abound

A breeze promises rain and as I walk away I am content knowing that there were few regrets and  the echoes of life will ring on until they are no more and replaced by those influenced by what has gone before but has been forgotten.

Light fades at days end

Sleep and pass into darkness

a job so well done

 

See, I can kind of do serious 🙂


Something different?

Harvest – 99 Word Challenge

Like at your own risk…

A Pinch of Happiness

 

Pic courtesy of Pixabay.

After Dark Haiku – 26/9/2017

Lets see whether a daily haiku works shall we?

Each night, around midnight a haiku based on things close to my heart.

Long and tiring day

Nice cup of tea before bed

up all night peeing

 

I imagine this will be the pretty poor standard, so don’t get your hopes up.


Want to read something different?  These are all quite funny I think.

More tea vicar ? 

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 49 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: Soar & Wait

Screw you, one and all.

After Dark Haiku – 25/9/2017

Lets see whether a daily haiku works shall we?

Each night, around midnight a haiku based on things close to my heart.

 

 

Under-cooked chicken

Looked done and quite delicious

we need more bathrooms!

 

I imagine this will be the pretty poor standard, so don’t get your hopes up.  Tomorrows is better.


Want to read something different?  These are all quite funny I think.

More tea vicar ? 

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 49 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: Soar & Wait

Screw you, one and all.

TJ’s Household Haiku – Earth and Whirlwind

You know the drill.  2 Words, haiku, go!

You know the drill.  2 Words, haiku, go!

Thanks to TJ and his fab prompts!


 

She feels the earth move

Lost in passion sweet embrace

Whirlwind, take cover!

 

Obvious wasn’t it.

 

Whirlwind one night stand

Symptoms indicate it’s crabs

right back down to earth

 

I know, uncalled for.  

 

You reap the whirlwind

Emilio Estevez rocks!

Best western on earth

 

You never saw that coming though did you.  Emilio Estevez in a haiku :).  Can you name the western?


More shenanigans?

Blanketed in bliss

Fatties in space – The Poem. Not for kiddies

Charlie’s Journey – OWPC Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After Dark Haiku – 24/9/2017

Lets see whether a daily haiku works shall we?

Each night, around midnight a haiku based on things close to my heart.

Donald hates protest

Loves to Grab the headlines, and

your wife’s vagina

I imagine this will be the pretty poor standard, so don’t get your hopes up.


Want to read something different?  These are all quite funny I think.

More tea vicar ? 

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 49 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: Soar & Wait

Screw you, one and all.