A New Haiku Sunday

I woke up this morning thinking: I could use a little Haiku community today. I miss it. Then, I thought: Well, then do something about it!

As a fan of A Clown on Fire, I participated in a weekly poetry-fest for several months. I even hosted a Haiku Sunday on Le Clown’s site. It was fun and crazy and I loved every minute of it, but sadly, it ended. My friend, The Cheeky Diva also hosts a great Haiku-fest on Thursdays, but it’s hard for me to participate since I’m in the office all day, but do check out her site…

I’d like to start a Sunday Haiku – kind-of an easy, relaxing place to spark creativity and community. No pressure to be clever, just write what comes to mind first. I like to count on my fingers – 5, 7, 5.

So, are you interested in giving it a try?

Here’s a photo to get us started:

Jiminy's Cactus

Jiminy’s Cactus

Hello Jiminy!
Whatcha doin this mornin’?
Prickly pear platform.

Now you go!

32 comments on “A New Haiku Sunday

  1. inquisitively
    careful of cactus spikes
    he makes it safely

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  2. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Creative Haiku
    Making Grasshopper’s debut
    Gratitude Abounds

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  3. ninagrao says:

    My smoothie is good
    It is good for me yum, yum
    Here’s to a great day!

    Clouds are gray, I’m cold
    Long sleeves, wet hair, and cold drink
    Give me some warm soup

    I love this Haiku Cathy! I remember learning about it in grade school and I haven’t thought about it since. This morning I asked the EQ, ” What fun thing can I do today that I haven’t even thought about?” And here you come up with Haiku. I had so much fun I had to write two. Needless to say, I’ll be writing more today and beyond. I’m in for the Sunday Haiku! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Love you, Nina

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  4. Carrie Rubin says:

    Oh goodness gracious
    Just what did I do last night
    I used to be tall

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  5. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Lanky leggy bug
    Now vertically gifted
    no more. What Happened?

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  6. ninagrao says:

    A forest of spikes
    Oh no, how did I get here
    must find safety fast.

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  7. […] to Ms. Cathy Ulrich, winner of the anniversary giveaway…and as a bonus for being my longest reader, and for a […]

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  8. Antennae quiver
    eyes glitter, nostrils widen
    Ready to scarper

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  9. you lookin at me?
    fronds no camouflage from harm
    cling on with one leg

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  10. JackieP says:

    I love reading all this, I am terrible at it though, even counting on my fingers. 😉

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  11. Cute little fella
    On his little cactus spike
    Having a nice time

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  12. Jiminy Crickets
    The spikes must hurt, little guy
    Ouch, don’t hurt yourself

    How about a Sunday night, Haiku? Hi Cathy. I hope you had a great weekend.

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  13. I liked it better
    when it was only your nose
    that grew when you lied

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  14. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Times change, Jennifer.
    Jiminy’s fib brings long spike
    Or he took wrong turn…

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  15. There is a blogger I follow that only posts in haikus. You might like her site:http://runninghaiku.net/

    Lisa

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  16. Cricket on Bass, Jams
    Desert music delights
    Slap that bass, little guy

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  17. unfetteredbs says:

    for grasping tightly
    cautious cricket contemplates
    adventurous bounce

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  18. aFrankAngle says:

    Not trying, but enjoyed reading … plus I wanted to stop by to say hello.

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  19. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Thank you, Frank. I always enjoy your visits.

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