Sundry Haiku

Words meant to welcome—
“Please make yourself at home.”
remind me I’m not.


Oboist mutes gasp,
playing unviable phrase,
conquering Bizet.


A Nantucket man
knew his much lim’ricked neighbor—
envied him his fame.


Plan for the future,
but never let your planning
erase the present.


An alluring scent,
indecently delicious,
renders gents senseless.

(The first haiku was inspired by Sensational Haiku Wednesday’s home prompt. The second haiku was inspired by 3 Word Wednesday’s prompt to use the words gasp, mute, and viable. That second haiku alludes to a notoriously long and difficult oboe passage in Bizet’s Symphony in C.)

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22 Responses to “Sundry Haiku”

  1. Ramesh Sood says:

    This is very beautiful.. I will be happy if you can visit to have a look at my posts with haikus.. Thanks !!

  2. RJ Clarken says:

    I love what you did with the 3WW prompt! (Although all of ’em are goodies!) ☼

  3. Deborah says:

    Expertly done and beautifully written!

  4. Scribber says:

    They are beautiful, concise, and very readable – not at all my fragmented lunatic attempts at haiku. I especially love the 3WW :)

  5. Sheilagh Lee says:

    Lovely well written Haikus. I know what you mean about when people say make your self at home that is so true.

  6. Beautiful Haiku and great use of the 3WW promt words.

  7. You are a genius of thought and form, I think!

    Yes, poor Nantucket neighbor. I think ‘d move to CA if I was that close to such lymerick fame. :)

    LOVE the one about not erasing the present. Good advice.

    Enjoyed these very much.

  8. tara tyler says:

    those were wonderful and proverbious!
    glad i stopped by =)

  9. RiA says:

    Great poems- the Nantucket one had me cracking up.

  10. Amanda Moore says:

    Oh the last Haiku got me Mad fabulous Haiku this week!

  11. Laurie Kolp says:

    Witty… I especially like 1 and 4.

  12. Mama Zen says:

    I really enjoyed these. The 4th is my favorite.

  13. Old Egg says:

    What a great selection for us to feast on. The 4th is truly stunning.

  14. Your first haiku caught me off guard!

  15. The Brave says:

    Really liked the first one. I was taken off guard too. Excellent!

  16. becca givens says:

    I am always rewarded with a smile when I visit. Nice set!

  17. David says:

    For me they all tick all the boxes, but the oboist won hands down.

  18. Pat Hatt says:

    nicely done, enjoyed them all.

  19. The Nantucket one is hysterical :D Loved them all – well done!

  20. madkane says:

    Thanks so much to all of you for your lovely comments!

  21. jennifaye says:

    The first one is very clever. So true!

  22. madkane says:

    thanks Jennifaye!