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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 7 September 2011

Numbered Haiku

This week's challenge set by Jenn at www.youknowthatblog.com is NUMBERS

Puzzling numbers
Establishing a pattern

Mind boggling grid

Those minus numbers
Dictate the season's weather
Chilling reminders
Scary row of men
An identity line-up
Whose number is up?


Complicated sums
Challenging relationships
All in a school day

To write Haikus there are just a few rules:

  1. The lines should not rhyme
  2. The first line has 5 syllables (e.g. Put on the ket tle)
  3. The second line has 7 syllables (e.g. Pol ly make a cup pa now)
  4. The last line has 5 syallables (e.g. Take it off a gain)
  5. Traditional haikus involve the seasons and nature.
  6. Each line should be able to stand alone and not carry to the next line
Have you got a haiku to share?


  1. The numbers haunt me
    symbols dance across the page
    I am in a fog

    Okay, it's terrible but I think I just wrote my first haiku :-)

  2. Fabulous Sarah, Excellent haiku and impressive it's your first too! Go girl go! :O)

  3. Hi Madeleine .. love your Haikus and Sarah's one .. they're fun .. I'm hopeless with things like this - but love the pictures and the accompanying Haiku .. cheers Hilary

  4. Thank you Hilary,
    Next week's haiku will be served raw so that everyone can savour the words without the visual seasoning :O)

  5. those are great!
    so many number possibilities!

  6. Scary row of men! LOL! I like that!! Great haikus as always, thank you!! Take care

  7. Scary row of me. LOL. You Haikus always make me smile.

  8. funny you line up of guys looks like the Beatles! As always very cute, love them all!

  9. I love haiku, even though I really can't write it. And I didn't know that last rule! Cool. :)

  10. Lovely count on numbers !! I enjoy doing the number grid (Su-do-ku)!!

  11. I am soo addicted to Sudoku!!

  12. HA!!!I forgot all about the theme!

  13. love the weather haiku best :)
    I'm always impressed by your Haiku skills.

  14. Loved this...specially the Sodoku and the aspiring jailbirds ones.


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