we think that the streets
were quieter then, ringing
with horses’ hooves
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?
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!
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!