Category Archives: haiku

COUNTERACTING SPENCERIAN ‘SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST’*


(See sidebar for Translator, Music, Novels, Awards etc.) The latest Monday Haiku, hosted (again!) by the skilled Serendipity, has a theme of:  Survival    Fittest still survive? The weak, from chill, humans will Save – and keep alive!   A … Continue reading

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FATE ACCOMPLISHED – A FAIT ACCOMPLI


  Haiku Monday as hosted this week by Nancy Hatch features the theme  (A Twist of ) Fate  As usual I go for all the wrong sorts of things, like rhyme, humour and wordplay.  The syllable counts are right, though! … Continue reading

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HAIKU MONDAY: SOME SHORT HAIKUS TO MADNESS


I battled with my keyboard all day.  Long story … for some other time.  Right, so I copied out the thirty-one actual Haiku Monday entries of the thirty-five we ended up with.  Then with much brain-pain, I picked out my … Continue reading

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A SHORT BOUT OF INSANITY


  Some time yet remains Haiku or low-ku to do – So do strain your brains!  Just a reminder that judging of haikus on the theme of ‘Madness’ I set for Haiku Monday will be done tomorrow, when the next … Continue reading

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HAIKU MONDAY: MADNESS


To my gratified surprise, a haiku I put in on the previous topic of ‘Lightning’ earned me the distinction of hosting the latest round.  Writing is a form of lunacy.  Writing poetry even more so.  Doing that in such succinct … Continue reading

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Per Verse Lightning Haiku


The current Haiku Monday Competition is being hosted by the previous winner, Where Whispers Linger.  My three are striking examples of my horrible habit of doing frivolous ones in rhyme.   Crash, flash, together: Still alright, but awful fright – … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Long Reflection


Haiku Monday Theme: Reflection Image shown is real Though not there, but only where Mirror can reveal. (As usual, I insist on complicating matters by rhyming it.  It drives the haiku purists dilly!) P.S. – An afterthought version: What is … Continue reading

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