Reflect – TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge


we think that the streets

were quieter then, ringing

with horses’ hooves


imagine iron

on stone, multiplied beyond

our eardrums’ bearing


It’s time for TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge, where this week we are asked to write using the prompt word, ‘reflect’. Given that I am also a member of the Haiku Hub, we have also been challenged to incorporate some sort of retro touch to our haiku. I hope I’ve managed to merge the two successfully, using my black and white image of a horseshoe, and reflecting on our thoughts of times gone by, pre-motor car.

Do head on over to TJ’s place, have a read and why not take part?

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Gold – TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge


All that glisters is

generally gold, but is its

glory what we need?


people shine in our

hearts, more permanent, more true,

but so transient


It’s time for TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge, where today the prompt is ‘gold’. That precious metal s something many hanker after, but what does it truly give us, in the end?

Please do take part – it’s fun!

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Cut – TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge


man’s sharp blade, weapon

of war, is turned to beauty

and his art unfolds


like gossamer threads

family lines are displayed

blank sheet reveals all


Phew! I was worried that TJ had met an unfortunate event – and in a way he had, with the computer gremlins temporarily winning their war on human technological connectivity – otherwise known as computer problems.

Thankfully, he is back with another delicious haiku prompt and some education on Mon Kiri, the art of Japanese paper folding and cutting, and the display of family crests (Mon) on tradition male kimono.

As is usual, I have written two haiku – one never seems quite enough! I hope you enjoy them and please, do pop over to the lovely TJ’s blog to enjoy more!

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