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Some Different Haiku

Day 11th of the September challenge at Haiku Heights. To day there is no set topic. I have been reading some contemporary English haiku where there is a lot less emphasis on the 17 syllable count. I thought I might try some:

summer evening
barbecue lit, sausages cooking –
heavens open


unexpected shower
at the summer fayre –
bulging beer tent


she waits
for her family to visit –
they don’t


sat in my chair
watching the world go by –
too quickly


blind date
rose in his buttonhole –
I leave quickly




Now that I'm retired I have more time to devote to writing my blog and creating short stories.

18 thoughts on “Some Different Haiku

  1. Nice contemporary haiku set….I enjoyed the terse and carefully chosen words… They did convey the messages you wanted to portray ~

    Thanks for the links as well. I might try it too though I like the archaic formal writing of haiku.


  2. I’m glad to see someone experimenting with haiku. Every once in a while I deviate from the 5-7-5 or 3-5-3 pattern, but then I hear cries of “That’s not haiku!” Oh, really? 🙂

    I like your little gem “she waits.” I imagine she is waiting still…

    Day 11: Spinning Grace


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