Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! (5 Haiku for Thanksgiving!)

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it

In the words of Ray Bradbury, “Just write every day of your life…”. Your mission is to write five haikus — one for each of the five days leading up to this Friday when we will choose some entries and feature them on Freshly Pressed.

Of course, you can modify this challenge to suit your needs — you can write two haikus one day and three the next, or five all in one day, or one haiku every day from today through Friday — the choice is entirely up to you. If haikus don’t inspire you, you’re welcome to write a paragraph of prose instead. As always, the challenges are meant to be malleable so that they suit your needs.


Five Haiku

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children’s laughing play
bright bubbles fly the currents
olives in a fountain

moutains at night

mountains at night

sleep eludes tonight
dream’s paths are thus untrodden
I write a poem

orange autumn leaves frozen
winter’s queen is born

il portositting on the pier
sheets chiming in the wind
the gull dives for fish

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow full of love and peace…Ciao, Bastet!

(I’d like to say a special thanks to Sahm King for bringing this challenge to my attention.  have a great holiday Sahm and Blu!)


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30 thoughts on “Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! (5 Haiku for Thanksgiving!)

  1. I should like to tell you how much I appreciate you through the inspiration of your blog and how Thankful I am that you touch my life. Happy Thanksgiving, Friend!


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  3. Your photo of the pomegranate tree is lovely. I revisit the myth of Persephone–but set in modern times–in my poem “Hunter’s Moon” in my post by the same title. Check it out if interested.
    And thanks for the ping-back!


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    • Thanks very much Shainbird! Have a great day…and why not try the Challenge yourself! I think you’d come up with great thoughts! Or I’m making a gaff and you already have posted?


      • No, not yet, but perhaps (if time permits). Thank you for your encouragement. Sometimes you are my portal to what is going on out here! Thanks for that too 🙂 I hope you are having a wonderful day! I especially hope your “Free Verse: No Title” is from memory of a while back, nevertheless, it is beautifully bittersweet you leave us on a hopeful path. Ciao and best wishes 🙂


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