Baton haiku

The term, ‘baton haiku’ has been proposed by my cyber-friend Isobel and a very fine idea it is too.

The idea, put simply, is this: one haiku sparks another, in a sort of chain reaction. (In this I am using the haiku term loosely… a short three lined poem, with a 5 /7/ 5 syllable count, which makes an observation about nature or life.)

Here is a new haiku as a starter for 10: if it gives you an idea, add your haiku to your thread and a link in the comments. Happy Haiku to you.

When the clocks fall back

evening descends sooner

and we look to Spring.

Author: Sarah

No time to lose. No, time to lose. Make time to stand and stare.... Did you see that?

12 thoughts on “Baton haiku”

  1. When the clocks fall back

    evening descends sooner

    and we look to Spring.

    Autumn evening

    misty halos ring the lights

    welcome hearth awaits.

  2. When the clocks fall back

    evening descends sooner

    and we look to Spring.

    Autumn evening

    misty halos ring the lights

    welcome hearth awaits.

    Witches ride on high

    ‘cross the dark and chilly sky.

    Hallow’een is nigh.

  3. I think this is a brilliant idea Nym, and you and Isobel seem to be able to do these effortlessly.

    I really cannot; I’ve tried and tried and it just doesn’t work.

  4. hello chaps, well I’m glad to see a response!

    (It works well just to put in the thread, rather than a separate post…but I’m not sure if you need to duplicate each verse….each time? How about jut the previous ‘verse’ and your, separated by a space?)

  5. Witches ride on high
    ‘cross the dark and chilly sky.
    Hallow’een is nigh.

    November the 1st
    the sky lights up with fireworks
    to disturb the dogs

  6. November the 1st
    the sky lights up with fireworks
    to disturb the dogs

    The competition
    A winner chosen at last.
    Janus rejoices!

  7. The competition
    A winner chosen at last.
    Janus rejoices!

    An-ti-ci-pa-tion
    of the next competition’s
    closing date. We wait.

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