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Weekly Writing Challenge – Haiku

I haven’t tried one of these before, but I’m having a shot at the Daily post Writing Challenge this week – which is ‘Haiku Catchoo!‘, writing five haiku poems for the week. Haiku poems, as noted in the challenge post are:

‘A traditional haiku has 17 syllables or “sound units” known as morae. The syllables are broken into three lines, where the first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, and the final line has five syllables (5/7/5).‘ 

I’ve never done one before, but here goes my five:


Lonely, I wait for,

The time when you return to,

Hold my hand again


My Son

My son doesn’t speak,

He reaches forward, eyes closed,

And touches my face.



I can smell the rain,

Coming over the distance,

Grey clouds flood the sky.



The beach reminds me,

Of a time when I was young,

And nothing mattered.



I don’t get flowers,

They die when not in water,

But they make her smile.