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.
Knife glitters under
moonlight, buried in velvet
with no soft heart. Pause…
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…
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?