Musical Haiku Quintet

String quartet concert
missing one violinist—
time to improvise.


Cruising musician
garners Carnegie Hall gig—
fantasy at sea.


Distracted jazzer
misplaces his melodies—
loses audience.


Clueless conductor
hurls baton at oboist—
finally a cue.


Billy Joel said:
We Didn’t Start The Fire.
Maybe we need to.


(My first and third haiku were inspired by The Writer’s Island improvise prompt. My second haiku was inspired by Haiku Wednesday’s fantasy prompt. My late addition 5th haiku was inspired by Sunday Scribblings’ fire prompt.)

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25 Responses to “Musical Haiku Quintet”

  1. Enjoyed them all. A most musical quartet.

  2. madkane says:

    Thanks very much, Anthony!

  3. These are terrific. 1, 3 and 4 are a bit like the nightmare where you are on the stage and can’t remember the words or the music.

  4. pamela says:

    Madeleine, I like all of these, but my favourite is the jazzer.

  5. Kim Nelson says:

    Maybe we DO need to!

  6. Old Egg says:

    What fun all these were to read.

  7. Granny Smith says:

    Great set of Haikus! As a Sundday Scribbler, I take the last one very seriously. I think that it’s time for us to light the fire.

  8. Lilibeth says:

    I just love your haiku…especially the last one. I love to laugh a little.

  9. JTS says:

    Great haiku, excellent finale!

  10. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your enthusiastic words about my haiku. Writing haiku is a refreshing change from the limericks that I usually write.

  11. Elizabeth J. says:

    Love all five of these!

  12. Altonian says:

    They’re all great, but No.3 does it for me.

  13. Mehreen says:

    I loved the haiku on fire. Bravo!

  14. Madeleine says:

    Great haiku. Love the theme too :O)

  15. madkane says:

    Thanks so much!

  16. Margo Benson says:

    I popped to read a Fantasy one and was rewarded with all of these gems, thank you – they’re fabulous!

  17. Nanka says:

    That was a catastrophe!! Enjoyed it immensely and I’m still grinning!! :)

  18. Amanda Moore says:

    all your Haiku were very well “Orchestrated” Waaauuuhhh! Very creative Madeleine!

  19. Donna says:

    Love the language and the way your haikus link. Hope your fantasy of a Carnegie Hall gig lands upon shore soon. All my best. Excellent work or should I say fun!

  20. RiA says:

    totally multitasking with the haikus! but very successfully!

  21. They all seem to “hang together” quite well!

  22. I feel them all and have experienced much of that! Very nicely done!

  23. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your lovely comments!

  24. Rallentanda says:

    Loved 3. Nice to stumble across someone else who can triple tongue the siken ladder :)

  25. madkane says:

    LOL! Rallentanda, I figured you must be a musician with a name like Rallentanda. But an oboist too? Cool!