Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge: “Anticipation”


Welcome back to Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge. The rules are simple:

  • Either choose or take a picture related to the theme or word of the week, or feel free to use the Picture provided on my post
  • Create a HaiKu accordingly, three lines of poetry 5, 7, then 5 syllables in length.
  • Post to your blog, link to mine, and post the link to yours here in the comments below. You’ll have all weekend and up until the following Friday to enter.
  • With the next Friday’s post I’ll be doing a Round-up of participants with their links for readers to follow back to yours to enjoy and perhaps add to the fun with their own.

What fun we’ll have. Why not join in? Here is mine for this week… The word for this week is Anticipation.

Never give up

What you would expect

Isn’t always what you get.

But it’s great to Hope.

-mike

Whether it’s a hoped for outcome or a long awaited meeting, or just the next holiday on the calandar, expectations and anticipation sometimes surprise us.

Sometimes is not getting we make out better. And sometimes in the receiving we get what we never expected… Better than our dreams.

Leave room for Hope in your Anticipation. And never give up.

Well, there is my try for today. Why not give it a try? Do your own post and drop a link or just comment below. Let’s do this!!

-mike

Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge: “Family”

Welcome back to Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge. This is the return from being Sickies the last two weeks.
The rules are simple:

  • Either choose or take a picture related to the theme or word of the week, or feel free to use the Picture provided on my post
  • Create a HaiKu accordingly, three lines of poetry 5, 7, then 5 syllables in length.
  • Post to your blog, link to mine, and post the link to yours here in the comments below. You’ll have all weekend and up until the following Friday to enter.
  • With the next Friday’s post I’ll be doing a Round-up of participants with their links for readers to follow back to yours to enjoy and perhaps add to the fun with their own.

What fun we’ll have. Why not join in? Here is mine for this week… The word for this week is.. Family.

No, this is not my family

Who we grow up with

Those who grow up with us too

Part of who we are.

-mike

We are all a mix of the best and worst characteristics of our parents and family members we grew up with.

Our jobs as adults is to do the best we can at weeding out the worst and accentuating the best… for the rest of our lives… knowing that our lives are also the “templates” for our own kids and families.

All we can do is our best and trust that it’s good enough.

Well, there is my try for today. Why not give it a try? Do your own post and drop a link or just comment below. Let’s do this!!

-mike

Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge: “sickies”

Welcome back to Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge.

Good news though, we had our first participant check out Nan’s haiku for last week’s Repose.

Good books and coffee
Best way to start the morning
Body and mind boost


The rules are simple:

  • Either choose or take a picture related to the theme or word of the week, or feel free to use the Picture provided on my post
  • Create a HaiKu accordingly, three lines of poetry 5, 7, then 5 syllables in length.
  • Post to your blog, link to mine, and post the link to yours here in the comments below. You’ll have all weekend and up until the following Friday to enter.
  • With the next Friday’s post I’ll be doing a Round-up of participants with their links for readers to follow back to yours to enjoy and perhaps add to the fun with their own.

What fun we’ll have. Why not join in? Here is mine for this week… The word is Sickies.

Body aches and chills

Ten hours of sleep, still same

Crap, I have the flu

-mike

No story this week. No energy for it. 😦

Well, there is my try for today. Why not give it a try? Do your own post and drop a link or just comment below. Let’s do this!!

-mike

Ronovan Writes Monday HaiKu Challenge: Smoke and Water

Hello all you readers and writers. I’m joining the Weekly HaiKu Challenge on Mondays led by Ronovan Writes. Go HERE for the instructions and how to particpate. This week’s Prompt words are Smoke and Water. Here I my entry for this week.

For Chris

I’m just an oldie

But I remember this song

Or do I really?

Summers by the lake

Memories of our youth spent.

Sunburns and soda

Campfire light and fish

Weekend camping, just us two.

Smoke on the Water.

-mike

Why not have a try? Do you post, drop a link at Ronovan’s and if you’d like to let me know also, that would be fantastic.

-mike

Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge: “Repose”


Welcome back to Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge. Sadly, we had no other participants from last week.
The rules are simple:

  • Either choose or take a picture related to the theme or word of the week, or feel free to use the Picture provided on my post
  • Create a HaiKu accordingly, three lines of poetry 5, 7, then 5 syllables in length.
  • Post to your blog, link to mine, and post the link to yours here in the comments below. You’ll have all weekend and up until the following Friday to enter.
  • With the next Friday’s post I’ll be doing a Round-up of participants with their links for readers to follow back to yours to enjoy and perhaps add to the fun with their own.

What fun we’ll have. Why not join in? Here is mine for this week… The word is Repose.

Grounds in the basket

Sucking sounds brewing Black Gold

Words require good coffee

-mike

My anniversary coffee cup, Starbucks medium roast, and Dylan Thomas from last year. This was an early morning pic, but it could easily have been a glass of Cab Sav in the evening with Melville or one of the others on our burgeoning shelves.

The point is not what you read, or even if you read. The point is not what you drink, or if you drink. The point is after a long week at work… Repose.

Well, there is my try for today. Why not give it a try? Do your own post and drop a link or just comment below. Let’s do this!!

-mike

Ronovan Writes Monday HaiKu Challenge: Wail and Wake

Hello all you readers and writers. I’m joining the Weekly HaiKu Challenge on Mondays led by Ronovan Writes. Go HERE for the instructions and how to particpate. This week’s Prompt words are Wail and Wake.Here I my entry for this week.

The Keening Cry

Ahab sailed from port

No one considered his wife

Least of those himself.

With crazed ambition

Did the whaler hunt his prey

Lost more than his leg

The widow cried out

Night vigil for her husband

Ancient Tradition.

-mike

Why not have a try? Do you post, drop a link at Ronovan’s and if you’d like to let me know also, that would be fantastic.

-mike

Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge: “Thinking”

Welcome back to Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge. Sadly, we had no other participants from last week.
The rules are simple:

  • Either choose or take a picture related to the theme or word of the week, or feel free to use the Picture provided on my post
  • Create a HaiKu accordingly, three lines of poetry 5, 7, then 5 syllables in length.
  • Post to your blog, link to mine, and post the link to yours here in the comments below. You’ll have all weekend and up until the following Friday to enter.
  • With the next Friday’s post I’ll be doing a Round-up of participants with their links for readers to follow back to yours to enjoy and perhaps add to the fun with their own.

What fun we’ll have. Why not join in? Here is mine for this week… The word is Thinking.

I don’t know… yet

I once was so sure

The wisdom is not knowing

When you really don’t

mike

I’m still a thinking man. I wish I had spent more of my life admitting that I didn’t actually know even half of what I accepted as absolute truth. Now I see tons of others, who are now as I was then, who would rather critcize and attack what other people think than support what they themselves claim as truth.

People making posts on top of posts dealing with heavy philosophical or cosmological ‘arguments’ but they having little to no educational or formal training or background in the fields they speak on.

What is it about “I don’t know” that seems to threaten people so much?

Well, there is my try for today. Why not give it a try? Do your own post and drop a link or just comment below. Let’s do this!!

-mike

Ronovan Writes Monday HaiKu Challenge: Air and Lantern

Hello all you readers and writers. I’m joining the Weekly HaiKu Challenge on Mondays led by Ronovan Writes. Go HERE for the instructions and how to particpate. This week’s Prompt words are Air and Lantern.Here I my entry for this week.

What could be better?

We float over the desert

Bourne only by Breath.

-mike

Why not have a try? Do you post, drop a link at Ronovan’s and if you’d like to let me know also, that would be fantastic.

-mike

Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge: “Sanctuary”


Welcome back to Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge. Sadly, we had no other participants from last week.
The rules are simple:

  • Either choose or take a picture related to the theme or word of the week, or feel free to use the Picture provided on my post
  • Create a HaiKu accordingly, three lines of poetry 5, 7, then 5 syllables in length.
  • Post to your blog, link to mine, and post the link to yours here in the comments below. You’ll have all weekend and up until the following Friday to enter.
  • With the next Friday’s post I’ll be doing a Round-up of participants with their links for readers to follow back to yours to enjoy and perhaps add to the fun with their own.

What fun we’ll have. Why not join in? Here is mine for this week… The word is Sanctuary.

Cycles of Rest

Friday promises

Paid in full on Saturday

Come due on Monday.

What happened last week

A foggy dream remembered

With a cup of Joe

Home is where I’m home

Sanctuary from the stress.

Work makes me homesick.

-mike

Well, there is my try for today. Why not give it a try? Do your own post and drop a link or just comment below. Let’s do this!!

-mike

Ronovan Writes Monday HaiKu Challenge pt 2: Forest and Whisper

Hello all you readers and writers. I’m joining the Weekly HaiKu Challenge on Mondays led by Ronovan Writes. Go HERE for the instructions and how to particpate. This week’s Prompt words are Empty and Whole. Here I my entry for this week.

Run to the Forest
Wind thru the Pine Trees

Nymphs of old calling to us

“Quick, run to the Forest!”

-mike

Why not have a try? Do you post, drop a link at Ronovan’s and if you’d like to let me know also, that would be fantastic.

-mike