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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Wednesday 23 March 2011

Rooted to Haiku

Jenn at http://youknowthatblog.com/

Has selected this week's theme: Roots

Finding ancestors
The roots of our family
Closet skeletons
Woven through the soil
Drinking in their nutrients
Tapestry of roots

Wrenched from their homeland
The horrors of slavery
A true life story

With roots to dye for
A little colouration
Not quite natural


Rooted to the spot
My feet seem stuck to the floor
Paralysed in fear.


  1. wow !! four brilliant haikus ! loved them all :)

  2. Four fabulous haikus. I especially liked number two, with the tapestry of roots.

  3. Excellent roots haikus - I so relate to the last one!! :-) Take care

  4. Loved the "tapestry of roots" poem.

    The last one gave me a chuckle. :)

  5. Ha! That last one broke up all the serious. Bunch of great haikus!

  6. Hi Madeleine .. love these .. and your mix of words .. cheers Hilary

  7. Loved the first very cute, your last is what first came to my head......... Ha head! =)

  8. I really like how you always put pictures with your Haikus, and the different meanings you find for roots. Definitely some of my favorites from you.

  9. I never thought about how many meanings we have for roots. I've always had a thing for Haikus, and these are great!

  10. Madeleine...you write wonderful Haikus. These are just great.

  11. I like the line "woven through the soil"...

  12. these are great the last one made me laugh.

  13. All 4 are very clever. Tapestry of roots is very rich.

  14. I loved these Madeleine, especially no 2, the roots. I love the visuals too. Excellent.


  15. I think the first is my favorite!

  16. Very well done, and all your pictures go so well with them! Your tree roots pic and the matching haiku-love it!!!

    LOL-closet skeletons. Hope they stay in!

  17. Nicely covered theme word ;) Love them all, for different reasons. Hope the skeletons in my closet keep hidden!

  18. So cool how you captured each of the different meanings of the word. Good job.

    Tossing It Out
    Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

  19. Hi Madeleine,
    Very clever and may the roots of spring, spring eternal.
    In kindness, Gary :)

  20. What of money as the root? Or was that microfiction?

    Missing microfiction?

    I'm hosting a new microfiction meme.
    Succinctly Yours
    begins on Monday, March 28th. Check out the link for the photo and optional word.
    Hope you'll join in.

  21. Love the poems! Hi from a fellow Crusader!


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