Haiku challenges

Every so often I’m going to enter Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge. When I do, I’ll put my efforts in this post, most recent ones at the top.

No. 74 Wolf & Cake

‘What big teeth you have.’
She gives Wolf a piece of cake.
‘Have a bite of this.’

December evening
Light slips between dog and wolf
Hoarfrost cakes each twig.

N0. 73 Black & White

White roses stand tall
Their fair heads bathed in sunlight
Cast a black shadow.

Six for gold; counting
Tidings out in black and white
I shall stick at two.

Black and white the text
A truth so plain and simple
Lies between the lines.

No. 70 Crane & Gold

Cranes on the rooftop
Good luck, they say, and fortune
Now the year turns gold.

Rich men dream of gold
Cranes rising o’er the skyline
Building rich men’s dreams.

No. 66 Pine & Grief

Beside the stream pines
Echo love unrequited
Fading in her grief.

Does she pine? you ask
Well, I hear her hair has turned
Quite gold from her grief.
(with apologies to Oscar Wilde)

No. 65 Harp & Clear

Harp and carp, Thomas,
From a tongue that cannot lie
Truth runs deep and clear

Oh, don’t harp on so
Your mind’s clear by now, you know:
If it matters, Go!

No. 64: Flesh & Tide

A finger of foam
Points idly cross the tideline
Water taking flesh

Words create substance
Rising tides of images
Take flesh in your mind

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19 Responses to Haiku challenges

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  6. Nice haiku’s.. I read only this weeks prompt. And liked more the lies one! 🙂

  7. They are all quite beautiful and this is a nice way to present all your haiku.

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  9. You have written some excellent haiku. I really enjoyed reading these.

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  11. jazzytower says:

    Whoa! Way to catch up, good work!

  12. Thank you, all, for your kind words.

  13. W.R.Gingell says:

    *sigh* I love these…It’s always a treat reading your poetry 🙂

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  15. swatiu says:

    loved no 66..touching..

  16. Hello! Our haiku are practically twins this week. 🙂

  17. Reblogged this on Jane Dougherty Writes and commented:
    If you like haiku, these are beauties. As you’d expect from this particular writer.

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