May 27, 2009

haiku wednesday - May 27, 2009

This week's words are

Today's homework: Recruit one new person to 3WW. So, any of you out there who are searching for a weekly prompt, maybe to avoid the Koala Klaws of Doom, maybe just to get yourself unstuck, maybe to ease the monotony of the midweek doldrums... join in by writing something using the three words above and then going to and leaving a comment. There really are some good poets out there playing along each week, and some great fiction (especially from the 3WW head honcho, ThommyG).

(For those of you who may have followed Stephen's comment link to this site, he actually was referring to the next post down, the one about the California budget and Prop 8.)

Oh, and this week's words were so easy and inviting that I had to throw in a fourth one that came to me as I was about to click "publish post."

your dreary embrace
makes me regret timid kiss
how can I escape?

timid flowers wait
craving love's lusty embrace
dreary high school dance

this dreary job sucks
too timid to say "shove it"
embrace the paycheck

lonely, dreary days
timid wife finds love online
virtual embrace


Anonymous said...

Lovely! Very well done!

Happy Wednesday!
I played too!

ThomG said...

Unfortunately, you have to embrace the paycheck. Again, a find display of haiku tour de force.

Hey, these words were right up your alley - short. I took that into consideration this week.

(and thanks for the compliment.)

pia said...

I love the first and the fourth. No wait upon rereading, the second makes me laugh--I know that's not the intent but I know so many people who romanticize high school and don't remember how much they hated the dances

The third is too true. I assume the fourth is also

Aniket Thakkar said...

Paycheck one is so true for all of us.

And am glad you pitched in the fourth one. Its great like its 3 other friends. :)

poefusion said...

Such concise haiku. My favorite is the one for the paycheck though. It rings true for everyone. Have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

i always njy ur posts !!

Life without Clots said...

4 entries...fabulous.

Tumblewords: said...

Another great series - a little easier to do with fewer prompt syllables? These are wonderful slices -

Robin B. said...

Damn. Love all four - I can't do my usual picking.

Robin B. said...

P S - I'm thinking of taking you up on this.

gautami tripathy said...

Me too embracing that paycheck. No other option right now!

timid embrace forces out dreary thoughts

Anonymous said...

Bravo, bravo, bravo, and oh, yes, bravo! Could not pick a favorite, Haiku maistro! -Meg

Anonymous said...

ha - found this while looking for an illustration for my own poems -

lissa said...

love them all, especially the second and the last one

ps, I also like that haiku you've left on 3WW

Andy Sewina said...

Dead good! I think the fourth one just rounds it off nicely. And the 'Virtual embrace' is a great image, in my minds eye!!

susan said...

Every week, I find something good here. Enjoyed this. Thanks for commenting to my rant. Not sure, you'd come back so here's my response:

pjd, thanks for weighing in. Listen, I like you and I like that your posts are short but not all of us have that gift. It's about balance not perfection. I don't comment to 35 members every week (who among us don't have jobs, school, family, other obligations). There are members who routinely don't comment to even a few others per week. Don't ask me for names. It doesn't take a rocket science to figure out who and we know anyway. The point is don't ask for what you're not willing to give.

Personally, I've stopped driving myself crazy and I don't bother to read people who have a history of sitting on their perch. I comment because I think it is the right thing to do and I'm not going to apologize for arguing for a basic courtesy. We all may not be friends but we are peers. Play fairly or don't play. That's all I'm saying. :-)

Zouxzoux said...

They're all great but I really love the job one. Thanks for visiting my blog -- I appreciate your comments.

Jeeves said...

Virtual embrace. :D. Like them all.

when the musics over said...

You summed up some really good images here. I particularly like the last two! Sums up different but common despairs.

Lucy said...

haha Love the 'shove it' haiku
you are so fun to visit
(thanks for your condolences to my friend.)