Thursday, 31 October 2013

Hedgehog #haiku

Hedgehog so spiky
Seeing you is a rare treat
Scuttling tiny feet

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Starfish #haiku

Starfish lieing still
Waiting for a fish to kill
Do they cry so shrill?

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Caterpillar #haiku

Green Caterpillar
Looks so cute but eats so much
Gardeners worst fear

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Penguin #haiku

Creature of the snow
Penguin what's your origin?
Do you fly or swim?

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Ladybird #haiku

Spotty dotty bug
Red and Black with wings encased
Beautiful lady

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Sheep #haiku

Curly wurly sheep
You don't ever help me sleep
Into dreams I creep

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Octopus #haiku

Eight legged octopus
Bundle of tickles galore
No, please, no more

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Owl # haiku

Wise old owl I see
Sitting up there in a tree
Why you stare at me?

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Butterfly #haiku

Butterfly Beauty
Covered in colours galore
Flutter and fly away home

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Elephant #haiku

Here's an elephant
Big and grey and very strong
Soft hearted giant

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Prince George's Christening #haiku

Prince George baptised
Surrounded by love and grace
Truly joyful day

With prayers and wishes
We send you today


What can sum up the joy of a christening than a haiku or two?

Raining cats and dogs #haiku

Raining cats and dogs
Splashing down on ducks and frogs
Stunning cows and hogs

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Red tricycle

Alone in a ditch
Bruised pride and dirty knees
A long walk back home

Inspired by this image provided by Carpe diem 

Monday, 21 October 2013

Missing a wife make the haiku complete

I can't pass on a challenge, when it comes to poetry especially. But this one is mega hard.  We're challenged to complete a Basho haiku from the early seventeenth century.

missing a wife
the bamboo grass dives under

I tried:

missing a wife
the bamboo grass dives under
trouble and strife

But it was too flippant.
I tried:

missing a wife
the bamboo grass dives under
giving up on life

But that was a little depressing.
I tried:

missing a wife
the bamboo grass dives under
cutting like a knife

At which point I admitted defeat.  At least I tried Hey? As did others at  carpe diem 

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Sunday, 20 October 2013


Mistakes I do make
Allow me, coz risks I take
Forgive my mistake

A haiku from the heart today as I plead for forgiveness; linked up at  carpe diem 

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Little flower #thanbauk

Small bud on wing
To me sing now
You bring me love

This was written for the "Little Ones" episode #6 from Carpe Diem; it is a Burmese poetry form called 'Thanbauk'.

It consists of three lines of four syllables each. Traditionally, they are full of humour. It also has a rhyme in it. The rhyme is on the fourth syllable of the first line, the third syllable of the second, and on the second syllable of the third.


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Thursday, 17 October 2013

Symbiotic Trinity #haiku

Father of us all
Son, made man, came down to earth
Spirit still here now

We believe in one
We believe in three of them
Three are one are all

These haiku are written in response to  carpe diem prompt "symbiotic".

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Wednesday, 16 October 2013


Four bright shining stars
Playing in the sky above
This thought will heal me

A haiku of positivity through grief for  carpe diem 

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Day 15. Wave of Light. #captureyourgrief

Tonight my little stars
I think of you and cry
I wish you could have stayed
It hurt to say goodbye

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Monday, 7 October 2013

Day 7. You Now. #captureyourgrief

Day 7. You Now.

Now you are light
Bright in my heart
Yet invisible to everyone else.
Now you are love
Growing in heaven
Protected from the pain on Earth.

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Sunday, 6 October 2013

The Butterfly Awards - Seven days to vote

This is the tenth babyloss awareness week I'll live through knowing exactly why it's needed.  This year it's such a massive week ahead of me.  There's a book launch on Friday; the babyloss remembrance service on Sunday and a week of voting for the Butterfly Awards.

How do I feel right now?
This is some of it.

Seven days to go
We'll remember them all
The babies who died too soon
Seven days from now
I'll blow out the lights
Until all that's left is the moon
Seven days will go
So fast, I know
Listening to remembrance service's tune

Seven days to go
How it'll be, I don't know
I'm putting my nerves away
Seven days from now
I'll be at the end of
A long and emotional day
Seven days will go
Some fast, some slow
My memories only will stay

Seven days to go
For you to vote
For me, if you can share
Seven days from now
The counting will start
For all those who help and care
Seven days will go
So fast, I know
With The Butterfly Awards in public glare

If you'd like to vote for me then these are the links:
Spiritual Support

Whilst you're at The Butterfly Awards webpage have a look at all the categories and the amazing people who are being celebrated at the awards; they all deserve recognition and celebration.

Thursday, 3 October 2013