Family Haiku: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #13


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I am joining Trina Haase at Trinarrative for a daily haiku challenge this month. I like how a haiku can squeeze in most anywhere–while I’m driving to work, admiring my cats, waiting for my son after practice. Tonight, I opened my notebook at a basketball game and looked around for inspiration. It’s been a long day, and I wasn’t feeling very creative, so I asked my husband for a haiku. I was (kind of sort of mostly?) joking, but here’s what he wrote:

what once was gravel
is now a sheet of ice
sandpaper into glass

Nice final metaphor! Then I decided I ought to write my own so I let the game score inspire me:

five to thirty-five
last quarter, win out of reach,
diving for the ball

When we got home from the game, I asked my son if he wanted to contribute and make it a whole family affair. Once I explained the form, he was ready:

the life of joy
brings us all together
to celebrate cats

He’s not a huge cat fan, but he does know the way to my heart and what my blog is all about, doesn’t he?





3 responses to “Family Haiku: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #13”

  1. Trina Haase Avatar

    Bravo – you got all of your family writing! You are so write that you can squeeze in a Haiku most anywhere…

  2. margaretsmn Avatar

    I love that your family supports you in your writing. I’m more of a closet writer when it comes to my family.

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