Haiku – Vast & Clear

I thought I’d start the New Year with some positive thoughts 🙂

Life’s ocean is vast.
The way forward is clear:
Just keep paddling.



Written for https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-78-vastclear/


Picture credit: flickr.com/photos/davidyuweb/7137695529

Haiku – “Charm” & “Look”

Beneath the surface
Everyone has charms to find
To those who’re looking

He lacked grace and charm,
Trading on boyish good looks,
He went a long way

Challenge this viewpoint:
No such thing as a charmed life,
Claim those who are rich

Don’t look for a charm
To win the heart of your love
Show her inside yours



Haiku – Magic

Each stolen snowflake,
A sweet moment on the tongue
Lover’s farewell kiss


Ronovan blogged earlier this week about a new form of haiku and free verse, which he’s calling freku. He explains it like this:

By taking a standard poem … and then attempting to sum that poem up in the three lines of a Haiku, you have quite a challenge. It is almost like developing a proverb of an idea.

There is some more information here: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/new-form-of-haiku-poetry/

This is my attempt at this. The above haiku should be read in conjunction with the “magic” poem published earlier today – https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/magic/ . I’m fairly happy with both versions, in different ways. The poem allows more depth and narrative around the situation, and the haiku takes a snapshot of the central moment and crystallizes that.

Would love to hear any thoughts that you have on either or both poems 🙂


Photo: flickr.com/photos/reallyterriblephotographer/4839625065


Haiku – “Wolf” & “Cake”

Wolf caked in prey’s blood
Savouring chase’s success,
Staining snow deep red

Some might think it’s cool:
It’s certainly no cakewalk
Being a werewolf!

The Wolf of Wall Street:
He had his cake and ate it…
Comeuppance followed

Creatives beware,
Leeches, wolves and parasites
Will eat up your slice