Poetry Prompt Mashup

Enough with the light limericks for today!  Here’s some heavy (for me) haiku, inspired by a handful of poetry prompts.

First up:  It’s A Blog Eat Blog World serves us gravy as inspiration, while Weekend Wordsmith hands us the word hand to run with, and Writers Island provides the friendship.  Put the three together and you get:

A hand in friendship
Would please and gratify me.
Love would be gravy.

Next, 3WW asks us to use the words compensate, modern and radio in poem or prose.  My classical music background probably had something to do with this haiku using that trio of words:

Modern radio
Fails to compensate for our
Dying symphonies.

Finally, Haiku Sunday requests haiku about belonging:

All my belongings—
The ones the thieves didn’t steal—
Scattered and estranged.

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19 Responses to “Poetry Prompt Mashup”

  1. rambler says:

    I liked the one on belonging the best..

    Theives. worth wondering who all they can be…

  2. spacedlaw says:

    My favourite is the musical one!

  3. Jo says:

    I love the first, though they are all good.

  4. TC says:

    I like what you did with the 3WW words… modern radio is definitely something very different.

  5. your haiku have so many levels…they are very touching.

  6. Liked them all,
    the last line of the first one’s the best.
    ‘Love would be gravy’
    ‘cos you couldn’t really say
    ‘Hate would be crazy!’
    Could you?

  7. Sara says:

    The third one is my favorite. It’s tone really speaks to me. But I also have to say that poem number two is absolutely beautiful.

  8. Tumblewords says:

    Great word usage – these sing!

  9. UL says:

    First and last are my fav. the second is good too, thank you.

  10. Bone says:

    I miss classical music. And the old standards of the forties and fifties, too. I mean, it’s still around, just harder to find.

    Thanks for participating in 3WW.

  11. Mary T. says:

    Wow! What a lot you’ve manage in 3 small hakiu. I’m amazed!

  12. LittleWing says:

    dug em all…love would be gravy…i shall consider and contemplate as i eat my thanksgiving dinner…

  13. Lea says:

    All three tell such tales in such a small amount of space… a feast indeed!

  14. madkane says:

    Thanks so much for all your lovely comments!

  15. Clare says:

    You did an awesome job with all the topics, and I love the way
    you combined them all in one post — it felt like a symphony
    with the different instruments getting their solo! Well done!

  16. madkane says:

    Thansk so much Clare!

  17. patois says:

    I’m so darn impressed with all three ku. The “gravy” was wonderful. Sad about the belonging one, though.

  18. prats says:

    Haiki has always given me a tough time…and you’ve just written it so beautifully…loved it