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Cunco Sun 11-Dec-16 16:50:25

I wondered if anyone likes playing with words and writing a haiku, the Japanese verse form with 17 syllables in 3 lines with 5,7 and 5 syllables each. I remembered trying to write poems when I retired and forgot all about it until my memory was jogged yesterday. Here's my try for Gransnet:

the autumn of life
winter of discontentment
spring hopes, eternal.

Anyone else like to have a go?

Gagagran Sun 11-Dec-16 17:18:50

Done a quick one whilst waiting for the kettle to boil!

The lights of Christmas

Ease the darkness of winter

For just a brief time

chelseababy Sun 11-Dec-16 18:01:31

It's not hard to see
That this is a difficult
Time of year for some

merlotgran Sun 11-Dec-16 18:12:31

The warmth from the fire
Commandeered by snoring dogs
No room on the rug

Grannyknot Sun 11-Dec-16 19:15:34

Babysat Friday
Train was running late again
Causing me much stress.

tanith Sun 11-Dec-16 19:52:32

Up there in the loft
My Christmas decorations
They need to come down

NanKate Sun 11-Dec-16 20:26:35

The turkey is stuffed
Pigs in blankets are roasted
Nan Kate sips sherry smile

janeainsworth Sun 11-Dec-16 20:40:13

Up in the night sky
The moon shines brilliantly
Then hidden by clouds

janeainsworth Sun 11-Dec-16 20:42:51

Pots lie in the sink
Waiting for me to wash them
On Gransnet instead

Ana Sun 11-Dec-16 20:55:49

(brillianlty surely has too many syllables for a haiku?[confused)

Am dreading next week
Many things coming at once
Will get through it though

janeainsworth Sun 11-Dec-16 21:07:48

Not sure how many syllables brillianlty has ana but brilliantly has four wink

Cunco Sun 11-Dec-16 21:40:12

With cross words, warmth dies.
The heat of the argument
chills the atmosphere.

PS: I know, it's a bit reflective; but no reflection on any of the above. smile

janeainsworth Sun 11-Dec-16 21:44:30

No-one's getting cross
We're just a bit pedantic
Good friends all the same

Grannyknot Sun 11-Dec-16 21:56:33

Not a cross word here
But in the newspaper there
Are a-plenty, see?

Indinana Sun 11-Dec-16 22:02:51

At the last minute
Asked to make a Christmas dress
Off to buy fabric!

NanKate Mon 12-Dec-16 07:04:22

Drinking tea in bed
Surfing through my IPad now
Planning day is next

Cunco Mon 12-Dec-16 07:44:31

Crossword anagrams
can foretell grandma's ruin
from gin run dramas.sad

Cunco Mon 12-Dec-16 13:40:51

I can't leave this thread on a sad note:

On door, faintly drawn,
'I love Grandad and Nanny
Love from Elise [kiss].

Grannyknot Tue 13-Dec-16 15:23:16

The haiku must live
Resurrected here by me
Not to fade away.

Grannyknot Tue 13-Dec-16 15:24:31

cunco smile I like that.

Nandalot Tue 13-Dec-16 15:46:17

DGS first nativity
Mumbled lines and timid waves
Moments to treasure

Nandalot Tue 13-Dec-16 23:36:36

Ignore the DGS in previous post as that would make it too many syllables!
So should read:

First nativity
Mumbled lines and timid waves
Moments to treasure

suzied Wed 14-Dec-16 06:36:52

Cocktail party last night
toasting congratulations
Hangover this morning

Indinana Wed 14-Dec-16 08:34:03

Haha suzied
Your first and third lines both have
Six syllables each

I suspect you drank
More than you intended at
The party last night tchgrin

suzied Wed 14-Dec-16 08:38:37

Fab cocktail party last night
Toasting congratulations
Big hangover this morning

Party was great