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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?

17 comments:

  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 :-)

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

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  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

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

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  5. those are great!
    so many number possibilities!

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

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

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

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

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

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  11. I am soo addicted to Sudoku!!

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

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

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

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