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Mariette Deveau
12-19-2010, 06:57 PM
Wanna play a game? (5)
With seventeen syllables (7)
Let's write some haiku (5)

Count your syllables (5)
Make sure you have seventeen (7)
In groups of three lines (5)

The first line has five (5)
The second line has seven (7)
The third line has five (5)

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EXAMPLE:

June Bug Alert

From the ground I creep (5 syllables)
Morning dew is new to me (7 syllables)
Can't wait for the night (5 syllables)
.............................--------------------------
.............................(for a 3-line total of 17 syllables)

[see Haiku Haven (http://wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=423015) for more examples]

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UnknownArtist
12-19-2010, 08:17 PM
Hi Mariette :wave:
Long time no play :lol:


Spring breeze Summer heat
Now, winter chills on my feet
Let alone cold sheets

JeanneCowan
12-19-2010, 08:39 PM
I love haiku!

Christmas a coming
A time of joy, peace and love
Warmest of wishes

Mariette Deveau
12-19-2010, 10:49 PM
:clap:

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What a nice surprise
Way to go Kenya and Jeanne
I love haiku too

~

Mariette Deveau
12-20-2010, 07:52 AM
Will it never end?
Last minute Christmas shopping...
Time to wrap it up! :eek:

~

UnknownArtist
12-20-2010, 08:42 AM
No Christmas madness
Here it is calm just one gift
All the rest have had their turn

Aleah Jewel, two
In Pink princess dress and shoes
Nanni K's one gift

:heart:

Mariette Deveau
12-20-2010, 10:41 AM
No Christmas madness
Here it is calm just one gift
All the rest have had their turn

Look in the third line
There are seven syllables
Ooops, that's a booo-boooo :music:
:cat:

:heart:



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UnknownArtist
12-20-2010, 11:26 AM
Look in the third line
There are seven syllables
Ooops, that's a booo-boooo :music:
:cat:

:heart:



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:lol:

A band aid for boo
Boo who, did I do that too
Shame on me take two

No Christmas madness
Here it is calm just one gift
The rest had their turn

:heart:

:D

kitty :cat: wink :wink2:

Mariette Deveau
12-20-2010, 12:34 PM
:clap:

Great fixer-upper!
By the way... kitty winks too
'Case you didn't know

:cat: :wink2:

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JeanneCowan
12-20-2010, 07:41 PM
Wonderful haiku!
Hustle and bustle begins
Gift wrapping awaits :)

Mariette Deveau
12-20-2010, 08:02 PM
Yay! Have fun wrapping!
I have finished mine today! :clap:
Can't wait for Christmas!

Mariette Deveau
12-20-2010, 08:05 PM
What about baking?
Gonna bake anything good?
Mince meat? carrot cakes?

JeanneCowan
12-20-2010, 08:23 PM
I will buy some sweets
Just not into the baking
Love to eat it though!

Mariette Deveau
12-20-2010, 10:05 PM
I bought some fondant
I've never used it before
To make figurines

Could be lots of fun
It could be a disaster
Que sera sera

UnknownArtist
12-22-2010, 08:11 AM
:clap:

Festive time for all
Don't forget the ones alone
Surprise and treat them

Ho Ho Ho I said
Merry Christmas surprise make
A pie or bake cake

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Busy is today
Roast beef, ham, veg pinwheels make
Co-workers to feed

Four days time off for
Family and friends to see
Work on art a must

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:cat:
Kitty Winks to you
Enjoy your holiday
Make Merrier Bright
:wink2:

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Ok, Mariette if I make a boo boo again let me know :lol:
counting syllables on your fingers can be a tongue twister

Mariette Deveau
12-22-2010, 04:10 PM
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Fondant figurines
Not as easy as playdough
Soooo time consuming

I have half a boy
A small white cat with no tail
And most of a girl

Girl needs a snowman
Boy needs a cool runner sled
Two more cats to go

All to go along
Next to a gingerbread house
Surrounded by snow

If it all goes well
I'll try to post a photo
And write more haiku!

~

UnknownArtist
12-23-2010, 11:37 AM
Gorgeous is today
Sun shinning bright 41
Keep smiling Santa

Mariette Deveau
12-24-2010, 05:45 PM
http://www.mikesfreegifs.com/main4/christmas/bigblinkt.gif


'Tis that time again

Christmas Eve is upon us

Merry Christmas y'all!

:heart:

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JeanneCowan
12-24-2010, 07:55 PM
Merry Christmas Eve
Time well spent with family
Blessings to you all!

UnknownArtist
12-25-2010, 07:54 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Dec-2010/79610-xmas122510snow.JPG

:clap:

Merry Christmas Day
White blanket of snow did fall
It's a White Christmas

:heart:

lumpy
12-26-2010, 01:21 AM
Wishing on a star
Happy Holidays to All
Brightest New Year too

UnknownArtist
12-26-2010, 07:04 AM
~~~ Remember to say ~~~
~~~ What you mean before it's late ~~~
~~~ Shine bright every day ~~~

~~~ A New Year Comes Soon ~~~
~~~ Clear skies for living life free ~~~
~~~ Breath of life take deep ~~~

~~~ Calm resolve breeds peace ~~~
~~~ Forever each day live now ~~~
~~~ Carry on journey ~~~

Mariette Deveau
12-26-2010, 10:20 AM
If it all goes well
I'll try to post a photo
And write more haiku!

~
Everything went well
They were so much fun to make!
It's all edible

:)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Dec-2010/101601-gbh2010a.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Dec-2010/101601-gbh2010b.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Dec-2010/101601-gbh2010c.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Dec-2010/101601-gbh2010d.jpg

JeanneCowan
12-26-2010, 04:31 PM
Wow you made all that!
Very creative I'd say
Congratulations!

UnknownArtist
12-27-2010, 08:36 AM
Mariette's treat
Gingerbread village delight
Children's joyful night

:clap:

UnknownArtist
12-28-2010, 08:57 AM
Awake before dawn
Enjoying still darkness
Birds still sleeping sound

Misty morning moon
Venus takes her place in time
Silhouette shadows

Mariette Deveau
12-28-2010, 09:20 AM
You're not awake yet
"Enjoying still darkness" -- six
Missing a finger?

;) :wave:

UnknownArtist
12-28-2010, 09:33 AM
LOL it must be my southern drawwwwwinnnnggg out the syllables .. bblater to fix it :p

Mariette Deveau
12-28-2010, 09:37 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Dec-2010/101601-haiku_coffee.jpg

this might help, my dear
a haiku coffee for you
or perhaps some tea?

:D ;) :heart:


[http://www.singleservecoffee.com

UnknownArtist
12-28-2010, 10:32 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Dec-2010/101601-haiku_coffee.jpg

this might help, my dear
a haiku coffee for you
or perhaps some tea?

:D ;) :heart:


[http://www.singleservecoffee.com


Awake before dawn
En-joy-ing still darkness calm
Birds still sleeping sound

Misty morning moon
Venus takes her place in time
Silhouette shadows

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Thank you haiku pro
Boo boo's abounding I know
pronunciation

:heart:

:D

:wave:

Mariette Deveau
01-03-2011, 10:52 AM
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Spent all night crying
Watched my cat die this morning
New Year starts off bad

Her spirit remains
Little boy's heart is broken
They were true best friends

We will bury her
In their special secret place
Where she'll play all day

She'll remain with us
Around us and among us
Never forgotten


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JeanneCowan
01-13-2011, 10:40 AM
I am so sorry
For the loss of your Minnie
Memories remain

PattyC
01-13-2011, 11:37 AM
That tiny creatures
Can fill our hearts with such joy
Makes parting so hard

UnknownArtist
01-15-2011, 10:28 AM
Weary wanderer
Muse takes flight into the night
Faint shadows follow

Shadows unworthy
Their bodies to earth be bound
No eyes, no ears found

Your light does not shine
Your shadow, one can not find
Darkness swallows you

chris000
01-15-2011, 09:48 PM
my pets died before.
I wish they were here, as well,
they're here, in our hearts.

(never forgotten)

chris000
01-15-2011, 09:56 PM
on a lighter note:
the cat I had rocked!
He got cat-haters to like
cats. oh, yes, he rocked!

Mariette Deveau
01-15-2011, 10:27 PM
my male cats miss her
no queen to boss them around
she was half their size

Tom Perry
02-21-2011, 03:09 PM
the cat can be cool
but not as friendly as dogs
a bit stand offish I think

Tom Perry
02-24-2011, 11:15 AM
Is this the last one?

Hoping this isn't the case.

Looking to see a lot more.

Mariette Deveau
02-24-2011, 12:39 PM
It's five-seven-five. (5)
You've got five-seven-seven. (7)
Wanna try again? (5)

:wave:

Count your syllables (5)
Make sure you have seventeen (7)
In groups of three lines* (5)

The first line has five (5)
The second line has seven (7)
The third line has five (5)


.......................................................*[ 5+7+5 fora 3-line total of 17 syllables ]

Tom Perry
02-24-2011, 09:38 PM
Is this the last one?

Hoping this isn't the case.

Looking to see more.


I made a mistake

At least someone was lookin'

more careful this time

Mariette Deveau
02-24-2011, 09:44 PM
It's cold here tonight.
The furnace ran out of oil :eek:
Gone to get diesel.

Tom Perry
02-24-2011, 11:07 PM
Wonder where it is
My global warming that is
Al Gore you buffoon

Mariette Deveau
02-25-2011, 12:06 AM
Well winters are cold.
What about your summers there?
They getting hotter?

Tom Perry
02-25-2011, 12:57 AM
Not that I can see
Springs are longer and cooler
I like it warmer

Mariette Deveau
06-03-2011, 06:58 PM
Lilacs are in bloom
Their smell permeates the room
Intoxicating!

Mariette Deveau
06-03-2011, 07:04 PM
so deep to the core
wee flowers cooling my skin
reviving my soul

Tom Perry
06-04-2011, 02:53 AM
Summer is nearing
The days are getting longer
Ah sweet contentment

nivedita
06-04-2011, 12:33 PM
chill rain startles flesh
which is longing for sun, heat
Ah,but still welcome

nivedita
06-04-2011, 12:35 PM
eyes closed, i see you
no image of form intrudes
to spoil the surprise

cpt.torpor
06-04-2011, 12:46 PM
Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don't make sense
Refrigerator

nivedita
06-04-2011, 01:27 PM
one of my favorites.....

lumpy
07-13-2011, 09:13 PM
I sat here so long
You were so very quiet
I thought you were gone

Clive Green
07-13-2011, 10:15 PM
the grey men beckon
lacking subtlety I fall
for their promises

UnknownArtist
07-14-2011, 12:31 PM
As I sit and stare
Twirling my hair, thoughtfully
I am drawn inside

gmarie
08-14-2011, 03:57 PM
all is well with me
at peace with myself I be
life's good by the sea

gmarie
08-15-2011, 03:16 AM
well the weekend's 'or
rising sun of Monday soon
be bless'd be well all

nivedita
10-10-2011, 11:22 PM
jellyfish dreaming
in Sargassos solemn stream
improbably light

gmarie
10-11-2011, 03:45 AM
deep sea dance and play
magnificence multiplied
beauty magnified

niveditaphoenix
11-04-2011, 03:47 AM
rain thrums on my roof
the Havahart trap glistens
raccoons sniff, avid

timetvlr
12-02-2011, 02:06 PM
My text is all red!

An Artist is typing this

It's the primaries!

Maureen Grantham
12-02-2011, 02:19 PM
The snake twines
around the branch
my breath freezes

ianuk
12-02-2011, 10:30 PM
I should be asleep
However, I am awake
Insomnia, yep!

snoball
12-03-2011, 07:20 AM
it's guilty conscience
you'll have to behave yourself
only then you'll sleep

Maureen Grantham
12-03-2011, 11:27 PM
Today is so hot
Tarmac melting on the road
Cool under aircon

AlainJ
12-06-2011, 09:13 AM
Today is so cold
Ice melting on tarmac
Fly me to the sun

RWSewell
12-08-2011, 07:50 PM
Today is so wet
Towtrucks working overtime
Just another wreck

snoball
12-09-2011, 06:59 AM
Not another wreck!
Did you really have one Rod?
Gosh I sure hope not.

Maureen Grantham
12-09-2011, 07:12 AM
A full moon tonight
Affects people's reasoning
Car wrecks abounding

snoball
12-09-2011, 07:35 AM
Big round orangey moon
Laying on the horizon
Beautiful to see.

Maureen Grantham
12-09-2011, 02:57 PM
Eclipse was imminent
Early in the morning time
Hope no clouds to hide

RWSewell
12-09-2011, 03:49 PM
Not another wreck
A couple of close calls though
Think I'll take the bus.

snoball
12-09-2011, 04:16 PM
I've painted all day
But not a lot of progress
Think I'll take a break.

Maureen Grantham
12-10-2011, 06:50 AM
'Not another wreck
A couple of close calls though
Think I'll take the bus.'

Yes, bus would be good
No deal with errant drivers
Public transport best.

opainter
12-19-2011, 11:59 PM
Pimples make dimples
Forgettable seventeen
More like ninety-nine

nivedita
12-25-2011, 12:23 PM
christmas sunlight bright
no ghosts of christmas past sigh
the New year beckons

Maureen Grantham
12-25-2011, 03:04 PM
Cooler Christmas Day
Managed pre-dinner walk with
Ecstatic two dogs.

gmarie
01-13-2012, 03:08 AM
Glorious Christmas
Now The New Year Has Begun
Life Renewed For All

opainter
02-07-2012, 01:41 AM
Bye-bye, snow and ice
"Hello Spring," the birdies sing
Tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet!

lenday
03-12-2012, 06:15 PM
Bye-bye, snow and ice
"Hello Spring," the birdies sing
Tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet!

haiku chorus;
tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet
tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet
tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet.

Maureen Grantham
03-18-2012, 12:19 AM
I mainly hear crows
Sounds like rusty saw rend air
Around them, I wait.

nivedita
04-17-2012, 11:51 PM
frogs steal the chill night
until their peace is stolen
silence,then, complete

nivedita
04-17-2012, 11:54 PM
small dark and handsome
Taj Mahog potbelly pig
a gourmand, indeed....

opainter
07-11-2012, 01:44 AM
This really isn't
What people call poetry
Unless it's haiku :D

Mariette Deveau
10-13-2012, 02:50 PM
Got me a new mew!
Picasso-face, double-paws
"Polydactyl cat"

She's the cat's meow
Catches mice and earns her keep
She's the dog's Bow-Wow!

opainter
08-25-2013, 12:50 AM
Empty canvas waits
Longingly and forlornly
Before my window

opainter
08-27-2013, 09:52 PM
Let's hear it for orange!
The color of fall pumpkins
And year-round sunsets.

AprilJoy
08-31-2013, 09:05 AM
Some folks like Haiku's
though they often don't make sense
refrigerator

lumpy
09-01-2013, 10:28 PM
Halloween's coming
I am wearing my costume
Time to ride my broom

avani
09-08-2013, 05:06 AM
Some folks like Haiku's
though they often don't make sense
refrigerator
:thumbsup: :D

UnknownArtist
12-07-2013, 04:26 AM
Call it a day, sure
Call it a night, if I must
Call it whatever

snoball
12-19-2013, 02:40 PM
Christmas is coming
I don't want to celebrate
Glad when it's over

ianuk
12-19-2013, 02:45 PM
I do not blame you
Hope that it brings joy and peace
Of chocolate cake

snoball
12-19-2013, 02:52 PM
With chestnuts roasting
And all that gobbledegoop
Tastes of the keg fast

snoball
12-21-2013, 01:30 PM
Haiku makes no sense
It's fun to do anyway
Here's to idiots

opainter
12-21-2013, 10:40 PM
The idiocy
Of idiomatically
Writing poetry

snoball
12-22-2013, 05:28 AM
Where will it all end
We now write compulsively
Doomed to endless verse

opainter
01-07-2014, 08:36 PM
Haiku frightens me
More than an explosive whale
Laying on the beach

niveditaphoenix
02-21-2014, 12:31 AM
surrender, he sighed
as she stretched the length of him
in her arms, melted

niveditaphoenix
02-21-2014, 12:35 AM
it's like Ambergris
she expostulated , yes
why?? it's yours to guess!

niveditaphoenix
02-21-2014, 12:39 AM
wild eyes,tangled hair
insouciant, ferocious
her lips,tenderness..

niveditaphoenix
02-21-2014, 12:49 AM
in darkness stealthing
glides my unspoken hunger
blind you with My Light

niveditaphoenix
02-21-2014, 12:55 AM
wind sings her to sleep
But Moon has other ideas
she can only dance

niveditaphoenix
02-21-2014, 01:37 AM
he lost his phones, sigh
left on the roof of his truck..
no swear words suffice

opainter
03-05-2014, 12:55 AM
the first time I ever
connived a cantilever
the pulley gave way

UnknownArtist
04-16-2014, 01:49 AM
The man on the moon
Broke free and followed a dream
The sun said nothing