Bud – TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge



Nature’s secrets cupped

within, germs of ideas

wait to be released


More slowly than the

eye can detect, petals peel

back, glory revealed.


It’s time for TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – hurrah! This week, TJ invites us to write, inspired by the word ‘bud’. Of course, nature is the obvious prompt, so I thought I’d tread the obvious path – I hope you enjoy!

Please do head on over to TJ’s blog to read more and maybe take part, if you feel moved to so.

TJ is off on his travels soon, so happy and safe journeying to him.

Edge – TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge


Knife glitters under

moonlight, buried in velvet

with no soft heart. Pause…


Think, reconsider

do not take that final step.

Turn back from the edge.


It’s time for TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge, where this week our prompt is ‘edge’. This is also the prompt for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, so I’m also entering there too!

The photo above is of Beachy Head, a beauty spot on the Sussex coast, and also, sadly, a magnet for those who feel that life is too much for them. The cliffs are just too irresistible.  A local charity, the Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team patrol the clifftops in order to give as much help and support to those in distress as they possibly can and save many lives in the process.

By the way, I am not on that precipice, please don’t worry! It was just the first thing that came to mind when seeing the prompt word…

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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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