Commanding and Demanding (Haiku Quintet)

Designing programs
for software business clients —
command performance.


Military gifts
like General Patton’s patch —
commanding presents.


Want satisfaction
when your weapon’s sarcasm?
Pick a smart target.


An unrooted soul
steps on the joy of others
and roots for failure.


Meaningful haiku
that’s smart, breezy, yet mellow —
ticklish challenge.


(Haiku Heights commands prompts us to write haiku using the word command; One Single Impression wants us to be sarcastic; Sensational Haiku Wednesday roots for us to write haiku; and Three Word Wednesday prompts us to use breeze, mellow, and tickle in one fell swoop.)

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27 Responses to “Commanding and Demanding (Haiku Quintet)”

  1. Nanka says:

    Your deliciously mellow Haiku smartly breezed a ticklish challenge indeed!!

  2. Altonian says:

    Definitely clever, and the 3ww haiku extremely so; I liked ’em all!

  3. madkane says:

    Thanks very much Nanka and Altonian!

  4. Fun! Thank you for taking the time.

    The Poetry Bin

  5. Teri C says:

    Love the way these are hang together so cleverly. But then, you are very clever.

  6. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Hayden and Teri!

  7. A great job, all. Enjoyed them.

  8. Ramesh Sood says:

    Love Haikus, so good
    No effort, amazingly created
    Each one shows talent..

  9. So much wisdom here. Thank you.

  10. Linda Jacobs says:

    I’ve been into hailu lately and yours are perfection!

  11. Nimue says:

    i totally relate to the third haiku ! am the worst one to pick up sarcastically,, i will need explanation ;)

  12. Jingle says:

    well done.
    smart combinations…

  13. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Ramesh for your haiku and thanks to all of you for your enthusiastic words.

  14. Amanda Moore says:

    Last two totally my faves love them! Funny tho I would have sworn you would do a limerick for the sarcastic prompt! LOL

  15. madkane says:

    Thanks, Amanda! I’m just keeping you on your toes. :)

  16. Great job organizing this fury of haiku!

  17. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Sheilagh and Paulo!

  18. gabrielle says:

    You certainly rose to the ticklish challenge! Enjoyed them all. My favorite was roots.

  19. “Unrooted soul” is such a disturbing, powerful image! Especially love the drama and challenge of this particular haiku!

  20. Madeleine says:

    Very commanding and demanding :O)

  21. Nanka says:

    Very wicked unrooted soul who is rooting for someones failure!!Seems to be the way of life, :( to bring about another’s downfall!!

  22. RiA says:

    Love your haiku’s!! Especially the reference to the unrooted soul!

  23. madkane says:

    Thanks so much to all of you for you enthusiastic words!

  24. “Unrooted soul” – I like it! Nicely done!

  25. versebender says:

    I can’t write it, but I’m developing a taste for haiku…and you are among the reasons why…all good, but my favorite; An unrooted soul…just so clever. vb

  26. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Jenn and Versebender. And Versebender, you underestimate yourself, I’m certain.