September 2, 2009

haiku wednesday - September 2, 2009

This week's words are
glare
luster
threat

All that work this summer has begun to pay off. We reached $5.28 million in donations by the end of the first day of our campaign, and we're over $6 million as of right now. Here's hoping the next 28 and a half days bring us to another amazing total. I am so thankful to work for a company that has such remarkably generous employees.


glare and empty threat
luster of child's broad grin
ice melts on vase shards


gold's glare blinds the king
wish granted hides deadly threat
wealth's luster now dulled


glare of the luster
who covets his neighbor's wife
threat to both their souls

16 comments:

ThomG said...

Well, you've done it again, with some fairly tough words to weave into a haiku. And congrats on the fund raising. That's amazing in this economic climate.

Americanising Desi said...

i love haikus and i love ur take on it!

all of it everytime :D

The Glare of Threat

gautami tripathy said...

All are so good that it isn't easy to pick a favourite!

it was not a dream, certainly not a memory

Robin S. said...

Good ones- can't pick because I have a headache and thinking too hard hurts, but I think it may be #2.

Aniket said...

Totally love 'em all. Loved the mischeif in #1 and the tease in #2 :D

Stan Ski said...

Great images - great word usages.

Sweetest in the Gale said...

So clever...all three of them!

Andy Sewina said...

Yeah, cool! I like the way you changed the use of the word luster in the end one!

Asleep On My Feet said...

Nice haiku! One of the best forms of poetry for reading out loud, methinks.

pjd said...

Thank you for stopping by and reading, y'all! I do appreciate it.

maglomaniac said...

I am for the 3rd one.
different I must say.
And yup congrats for the donations.
Wishing you for even more.

~Harsha

UWGB-BEEK said...

I really liked the last haiku, because it reminded me of a story I had to read as a child. Well done!

Lucy said...

I may have had One more haiku pjd.. but your quality beats my quantity any day!!
(and Your haikus have been my inspiration to try to write them!)
thanks!!

Jeeves said...

All are lovely

Tammy said...

Vase shards was wonderful and the advice. :) Congrats on raising so much money.

Tumblewords: said...

Strong haiku - each one perfect in its own right!