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Haiku and The Sunday Whirl

This week’s challenge for The Sunday Whirl was a wordle made up of 13 words. Another break from NaNoWriMO (will November ever end) and I thought I might try a Haiku for each word. The first 6 are traditional, 5-7-5 syllable format, the last 7 are more in the style of contemporary Haiku which takes less notice of the 5-7-5 structure.

the fires were burnt out,
homes destroyed by silent bombs –
dare we build again

smouldering passion
trapped in his warped mind –
soon to be released

a fleeting glimpse,
enough to make me wonder –
when did I get old

sent from planet Ork
to learn about us humans –
could be a long job

it took just one spark,
then the whole world was burning –
will we ever learn

the bottle helped
her drown those daily sorrows,
but then they came back

ice cubes,
rocks for the whisky
to splash over

mindless vandalism
no reason given,
no excuses made

trapped
in this body –
please release me

new umbrella
left on a park bench –
sky looks threatening

glittering diamond
on her finger –
I’m too late

oblivious
he carried on
without me

an eerie silence
greeted our arrival –
wrong house

MikeJackson©2011

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

9 thoughts on “Haiku and The Sunday Whirl

  1. Yay – I’m so glad to be back to reading again. Really missed your work. Not far till you’re done with NaNo. Woohoo.
    “a fleeting glimpse,
    enough to make me wonder –
    when did I get old” = my favourite of the lot. Brilliant.

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    1. Thanks for your comments.
      NaNo nearly over and the chance to get back to some sort of normality – or can live ever be ‘normal’ again after the NaNo experience?

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  2. Mike…separately each of these speaks volumes. Together they provide a tapestry of our times. Thanks for bringing Mork to the fore! I loved that show when I was a wee lass. LoL

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