Accidental Haiku

It makes me fidget,
but I book myself to write
accidental verse.

Accidental glance,
de-liberating romance—
just the dance of chance.


Shocking incident:
things accidentally went
exactly as planned.


Ms. Bristol Palin’s
book contract and dancing gig—
accident of birth.


Booked reservation
at restaurant, but canceled—
had reservations.


If you dare mention
certain odd affinities,
brace for fidgeting.


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21 Responses to “Accidental Haiku”

  1. Altonian says:

    Delightfully whimsical run through of accidents.
    I enjoyed reading this.

  2. cheryl says:

    Isn’t this a happy post Madeleine. It has such flow and made me smile :)

  3. Harshad says:

    dance of chance?????

  4. Ramesh Sood says:

    Exercise mental
    Visit to your page, no, no
    Not accidental..

    Have a good day.. Happy to be here.. learning..

  5. Nanka says:

    You make me smile, giggle and chuckle through the sets of poems!!
    Your accidental verses are flowing freely!!

  6. Amanda Moore says:

    witty Haiku Mad loved the third it made me laugh out loud!

  7. madkane says:

    Thanks everyone!

  8. Rae Graniero says:

    I have read nearly all the posts on your blog and I would continue but I terribly want to sleep. It’s 4 a.m.

  9. Leo says:

    LOL :D the first one takes the cake, Madeleine.. book yourself to write.. very nice!

    Leo @ I Rhyme Without Reason

  10. Teri C says:

    Oh, each one is so wonderful and so fun. Thanks for the smiles.

  11. madkane says:

    Thanks, Teri!

  12. Sheilagh Lee says:

    Witty and delicious Love your Haikus.

  13. madkane says:

    Thanks Sheilagh!

  14. Kim Nelson says:

    Mad, This was a riot of a fun read. You are clever!
    Here’s mine:
    madly accidental

  15. madkane says:

    Thanks Kim. I enjoyed your madly accidental. Oddly enough, my husband and I also met in a train over thirty years ago, as I describe in this limerick: Chance Meeting.

  16. Gyanban says:

    Wonderfully composed.It has tinge of tangy sadness somewhere in the lines,nice !

  17. Jingle says:

    wild fun.
    best wishes.

  18. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Gyanban and Jingle!

  19. Harshad says:


    Loved all. This one much more

    ‘Accidental glance,
    de-liberating romance—
    just the dance of chance.’

  20. madkane says:

    Thanks so much, Harshad!