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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 30 November 2011

Absent Haiku

Jenn at www.youknowthatblog.com has set this week's theme as Absence



What does the word Absence conjure up for you?


  1. Absence is a sad word, I think. But it offers the promise of something to come too.

  2. I haven't written a haiku for ages. They've definitely been absent from my life. ;)

    Absence makes me think of missing school, which makes me think of Hookie Day with my kids when we all go do something fun instead of work/school.

  3. The word absence to me makes me think of something or someone is missing.
    I like the different ways you used the word.

  4. That's a beautiful photo with snow on trees. And lovely words, too!

  5. I like your photo/haiku pairings; nice work!

  6. The word, absence makes me hungry...don't know why. I do love your haikus. :)

  7. Lovely haikus and photos!

    And a great question! Absence can mean loneliness or emptiness, but also (on a more positive note) a break or vacation--time away to revive and recharge.

  8. oh I love the dog haiku!! It's wonderful!!

  9. Great haikus and photos. We had our first snow today & it looked a lot like your last photo this morning. Also like the tooth one :)

  10. I like your exploration of all the types of abscences ...

  11. so many different expressions!
    like the poor doggie one best!

  12. Anticipation of things to come -- hopefully all good.


  13. Nice Haiku. Loved "missing you" and "changing seasons"

  14. I loved your haikus and photos - especially the little dog one :-)
    Absence can be good if it leads to a wonderful reunion!
    All best

  15. Hi Madeleine .. sadness I think - that sense of longing for a return ... then it gives a time of muc needed space to be oneself ... or an empty spot where something beloved was smashed - no worries though a treasure to fill that space will be found after an absence of time ... cheers Hilary

  16. it's sad how much a dog misses you even when you are gone a short time

  17. Often a sad word, but not always! My Wee One lost that tooth and it's mate not too long ago, and is busy growing the new ones :)

    Nice set!

  18. Absence and yearning.
    What can ever fill the void?
    The tip of your tongue.



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