Haiku U

This is just a quick post to share some haiku that I’ve written.  I’ve mentioned in the past that I use a website called oneword.com for one-minute writing prompts, but this same site has a little haiku challenge that I do occasionally, too, just for grins.  Here are a few of the challenge words and my resulting poems:

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FUSCHIA

Fussy in fuschia
She pouts into the mirror
Posing and preening

TSUNAMI

The ocean curls its
Fingers into a huge fist
And punches the land.

POSITIVE

And though you remain
Positively positive
I still smell your fear.

HIPSTER

Aging hipster with
Gangsta clothes and attitude
Only makes me smile

ENDLESS

This argument is
Like a mobius strip
An endless circle

KINDRED

“We are one,” you say;
“Kindred spirits, you and me.”
Then you lick your lips.

COUNT

Count on your fingers
The times you didn’t listen
No wonder she left

WALRUS

Somnolent walrus
Whiskered, weighty yet winsome
How’s your self-esteem?

EFFERVESCENT

Effervescent has
Four syllables, which makes it
Tough to write haiku

SHARE

The kiss was sweet but
Sometimes it’s not nice to share
When you’re infectious

GUT

Listen to your gut
They say. When I cock my ear
I hear rumbling

CATCH

“Catch me if you can,”
The boy jeered, and so I did.
He was delicious.

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Great Wave At Kanagawa

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4 comments

  1. perg

    I like Tsunami the best, though there are quite a few good ones. I love the way good haiku suggests a scene or image or emotion without flatly spelling it out. On the subject of short writing, you should follow Arjun Basu on Twitter (@arjunbasu). He writes short stories in 140 characters; does several a day and they can be pretty entertaining.

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