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Poet's Top Floor Balcony - Poetry Showcase - Your Comments Encouraged => Haiku, Limerick, Zen, Mookuka And Other Fun Poetry => Topic started by: witt on October 22, 2009, 11:50 AM

Title: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on October 22, 2009, 11:50 AM
Here's a new haiku game where we won't be restricted by the 5-7-5 rule. We can write more in the Japanese style, mostly dealing with nature and using economy of words. You, of course, can use the pattern 5-7-5 if you wish.

In this game, we will be given a word about which to write. The poet writes a haiku about the word and then gives the next word challenge.

I'll begin:

dew

heavy dew
deluge to mites
washed away

Next word:

TADPOLE
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Mystic1 on October 23, 2009, 12:31 AM
polliwogs -
crowding the pond
first spring rain

Next Word:

DUSK
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Halo on October 23, 2009, 02:52 AM
insects swarm
daylight fading
frenzied dusk

Next Word:

RUSH
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on October 29, 2009, 10:27 AM
whizzing cars
speeding semi's
I eighty-five


Next word:

pumpkin
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Halo on October 29, 2009, 11:27 PM

midnight tight
green vines winding
pumpkins ripe

New Word:

TREASURE
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Rach on October 30, 2009, 02:19 AM
in my pocket
carrying my luck
four leaf clover

next word:
sprinkle
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on October 30, 2009, 01:03 PM
dreary day
drizzling drops
frogs wait

Next:

clouds
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Mystic1 on October 30, 2009, 11:59 PM
grey shadows...
even before you've gone
autumn twilight weeps

Next: Lotus
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Voodoo Child on November 05, 2009, 06:45 PM
blue lotus
bringer of visions
sacred flower

next: waterfall
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Mystic1 on November 06, 2009, 10:39 AM
whispering
into shades of autumn
waterfall's roar


cooking
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Rach on November 12, 2009, 01:53 AM
carry goodies outside
aromas drift to neighbors
lunch sitting on hedges

next word:  jingle
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on November 13, 2009, 12:52 PM
sleigh bells
echo in the air
silent snow


Next:

dungeon
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Garnetblue on November 14, 2009, 06:08 PM
places low
I run but never hide
dark inside


next word:  river
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Mystic1 on November 15, 2009, 07:09 PM
funeral march
inches along the bridge
November rain


Next Word: bonsai
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on November 18, 2009, 05:36 PM
clipped roots
chopped needles
truncated

Next:

KELP
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Rach on December 09, 2009, 01:31 AM
green
from the sea
don't be eating it

next word: matter
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on December 09, 2009, 10:08 AM
disagreement
circumstances
litigation



Next:

mazzard
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on December 23, 2009, 10:29 PM
I can't find it in my dictionary. Can you explain what it means?
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: fragments on December 24, 2009, 02:46 AM
Mazzard

a wild sweet cherry, Prunus avium, used as a rootstock for cultivated varieties of cherries.



a buck sniffs the air,
wild cherries devoured
by noisy crows


Next Humanoid
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on December 24, 2009, 10:19 AM
pampered dogs
dressed in coats and hats and boots
ruling the house


Next:


samara
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on December 28, 2009, 07:14 AM
elm tree
spreading its seeds
more next year


laceration
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on December 28, 2009, 12:29 PM
more skin cancers
devouring my darling
excision today


Next:

despondent
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Mystic1 on December 29, 2009, 09:09 AM
birthday balloons
among snow covered headstones...
distilled silence

absolution

Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on December 29, 2009, 11:55 AM
a huge gift
a little forgiveness
mercy


Next:

faith
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on December 30, 2009, 09:43 AM
acceptance
trust is given
suspicion rejected


Tabloid
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on December 30, 2009, 09:48 AM
rumors abound
lust for the worst
voyeurs

Next:

snowflake
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on December 31, 2009, 09:08 AM
crystal flakes
floating on air
frosting


archaic
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on December 31, 2009, 09:48 AM
tongues from the past
lick my ears with beauty
verbiage

Next:

laud
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on January 01, 2010, 10:43 AM
audience standing
cheers ring out
hero


nebula
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 01, 2010, 11:22 AM
blue moon
framed by twinkling stars
galaxies

Next:

umbrage
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on January 03, 2010, 09:08 AM
careless remarks
offense taken
cold shoulder


rebound
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 03, 2010, 01:11 PM
suffering
keep faith till death
rally

Next:

figs
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on January 04, 2010, 01:53 AM
broad-leafed tree
fruit laden
figs fresh or dried


nibble
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 04, 2010, 01:56 PM
sampled tree of life
ate forbidden fruit
unleashed the sins

Next:

lagoon
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on January 05, 2010, 09:46 AM
Water fowl
sunset waters
reeds sway


Forever
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 05, 2010, 10:30 AM
That's beautiful, K.
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on January 15, 2010, 07:18 AM
galaxies swirling
calling across universe
eternally


Daisies
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 15, 2010, 11:19 AM
sown by Nature's hand
white dots in green meadows
free flowers

Next:

pebbles
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on January 16, 2010, 06:31 AM
stony beach front
licked by creamy waves
shifting, glistening.


Mouse
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 16, 2010, 11:16 AM
blur of brown
zips across the floor
leaves its spoor

Next:

butterfly
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Mystic1 on January 17, 2010, 03:13 AM
sparkling
blue in Monarch's wing...
your eyes

deer
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on January 17, 2010, 09:10 AM
antlers in copse
shot rings out
missed


frustration
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 18, 2010, 11:33 AM
traps
futility
empty


Next:

spider
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on January 19, 2010, 06:52 AM
lace curtain
fly entangled
dewdrops glisten


cooking
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 19, 2010, 10:39 AM
roasted meat
charred on a spit
men wait

Next:

cottage
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on January 20, 2010, 09:35 AM
scented garden
china on sideboard
holiday home


festival
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 20, 2010, 10:09 AM
ribald revelry
gold doubloons flung in the air
Mardi Gras season


Next:

marble
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Sartor on January 21, 2010, 05:19 PM
cold and clammy stone
made for gracing federal walls
and gravestones atone

Bugle
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on January 22, 2010, 09:53 AM
ranks stand ready
tension showing
bugle call sounds


ivy
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 22, 2010, 10:42 AM
It's good to see you participating in our new haiku game, Sartor!


       ivy

latched onto bricks
climbing over garden walls
home for snakes


Next:

clay
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Sartor on January 22, 2010, 07:39 PM
A wet red mass
awaits the sculpture's touch
terra cotta

Garden
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on January 23, 2010, 03:03 AM
Rhododendrons
pansies, roses, wallflower
smell of wet earth

Piano
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 23, 2010, 09:50 AM
A wet red mass
awaits the sculpture's touch
terra cotta


Somehow, Sartor, I just knew that you'd jump on the key word clay.



piano


black and white
dust-covered keys
forgotten


Next:

lavender



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Sartor on January 23, 2010, 04:36 PM
Somehow Witt, I knew, you knew, I would. 





Upon the pallet
a mix of red and blue
mostly purple hue

Chicken
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 23, 2010, 05:01 PM
smarter than you think
standing ready at the gate
eager for a treat



Next:

knights
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on January 24, 2010, 07:23 AM
chain mail jingles
lances at the ready
thunder of hooves


orchestra
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 24, 2010, 01:27 PM
strings vibrate
percussion booms
horns blare

Next:

dragons
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Sartor on January 24, 2010, 04:24 PM
Yellow eye bloodshot
curving claws and leg of scale
red monstrosity

politico
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on January 24, 2010, 09:15 PM
oh faux patriot
hidden motives are revealed
child kissing aside


growth
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on January 25, 2010, 12:57 AM
from foetus to birth
knowledge and wisdom attained
marriage and children


books
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 25, 2010, 04:49 PM
tomes strewn
dog-eared, spines broken
cherished

Next:

valley
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Sartor on January 25, 2010, 04:52 PM
Know that in the end
what shall be your greatest friend.
Hark; the printed page.

Blade
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Sartor on January 25, 2010, 04:55 PM
Oops!  You Witt, snuck that in while I was typing;



Wide the grassy plain
between two mountain ranges
running side by side.

Blade
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 25, 2010, 05:36 PM
That's ok, Sartor! You always top me no matter where it appears on the page!


run through
chink in armor
I fall


Next:

steed
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on January 26, 2010, 07:03 AM
mane flowing
hooves raking air
wild whinny


race
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 26, 2010, 09:17 AM
running from time
a race you can't win
it catches up

Next:

mountain
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on January 27, 2010, 06:58 AM
white against blue
skirts of grey granite
climber's paradise


crumbs
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 27, 2010, 11:29 AM
sustenance specks
miniature nuggets
ant party

Next:

feather
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on January 28, 2010, 10:05 AM
avian cloak
helping wings ride on wind
hooks and zippers     
:poet


dandelion


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 28, 2010, 10:43 AM
green leaves
golden flowers
gaudy weed

Next:

skyscraper
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Sartor on January 28, 2010, 09:29 PM
Block on block it stands
apex scratching the bottoms
of drifting clouds


perfection
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 28, 2010, 09:38 PM
y
o
u



Next:

straw
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on January 29, 2010, 01:57 AM
strong newly mown scent
lolling slowly in my teeth
easy summer day

Next:
blizzard
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on January 29, 2010, 10:08 AM
white-out
swirling flakes
wind of ice


computer
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 29, 2010, 12:17 PM
click
whir
freeze

Next:

moon
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Sartor on January 29, 2010, 10:53 PM
Gibbously close,
in a three quarter profile
lopsidded it flies.


Rock
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on January 30, 2010, 04:26 AM
lively, pleasing sounds
a timeless, lasting genre
music here to stay


Next:

humanitarian

Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on January 30, 2010, 07:25 AM
Haiti earthquake
medical personel
eighteen hour shifts


Wind
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 30, 2010, 01:07 PM
slips through cracks
wraps feet
cold slippers

Next:

sleet
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Sartor on January 30, 2010, 04:01 PM
Half ice and half rain
treacherous upon the ground
slick as waxed Teflon


Arrowhead
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 30, 2010, 06:17 PM
chipped stone
lashed to shaft
feathers to fly

Next:

cockle
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Sartor on January 30, 2010, 08:46 PM
Mollusk in thy shell
living in the salty brine
could thou life define?

Basilisk:
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 30, 2010, 09:24 PM
leaping lizard
breath of death
fatal stare

Next:

emu
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on January 31, 2010, 08:02 AM
Flightless
soft brown feathers
Australian native


enamel
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 31, 2010, 10:11 AM
white coating
tub and tooth
both chipped

Next:

ether
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Sartor on January 31, 2010, 04:54 PM
The fifth of a line.
Chanel number five it’s not.
Fifth elementary.

San Xavier del Bac:
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 31, 2010, 05:11 PM
Tucson's mission
white dove of the desert
spirit of love


Next:

movement
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 01, 2010, 08:42 AM
ballet
jazz dance
ballroom


coal
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 01, 2010, 01:05 PM
black carbon
from deep in the earth
scuttled by the door


Next:

brook
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 02, 2010, 08:05 AM
chuckling
bubbling
water


cliffs
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 02, 2010, 11:12 AM
swallows' home
thousands dwell
cacophony

Next:

heath
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 03, 2010, 05:49 AM
heather blossoming
stretching mile on mile
empty wasteland


fickle
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on February 03, 2010, 06:34 AM
indecisive soul
irresolute conclusion
shifting affections

nest
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 03, 2010, 11:43 AM
entwined twigs
fluffy bits
home

Next:

fronds
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 04, 2010, 11:10 AM
young ferns
stems rolled tightly
emerging


Red
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 04, 2010, 01:38 PM
dusk
crimson sunset
sailors safe

Next:

silhouette
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 06, 2010, 04:43 AM
outlined
against sky
twig crotchet


Water
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 06, 2010, 10:21 AM
blue trickles
among the green
tiny brook

Next:

corsage
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Rach on February 06, 2010, 05:49 PM
a flower
beauty soon to die
away from the freezer

next:
lampstand
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 07, 2010, 07:16 AM
bedside light
snores from bed
switch still on


chocolate
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 07, 2010, 12:23 PM
sweet treasure
tongue's bliss
sinful confection

Next:

proverb
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 08, 2010, 12:17 AM
wise saying
common adage
maxim


handbag
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 08, 2010, 02:19 PM
black hole
everything lost
jumble

Next:

moss
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 09, 2010, 06:27 AM
Oh cheeky, cheeky!!!....you sound like my husband.


forest carpet
blanketed on rocks
green, soft.


umbrella


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 09, 2010, 12:21 PM
(I guess we have a lot in common!)


torrent
integument
asylum

Next:

courtship
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 10, 2010, 08:38 AM
holding hands
cuddling in rain drops
promises


orange
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 10, 2010, 12:17 PM
dawn
burning skies
winter



Next:

vista
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 11, 2010, 04:23 AM
Hilltop view
across plains to hills
wide lens needed


ditch
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 11, 2010, 10:20 AM
slither
water moccasin
hidden in cattails





Next:

path
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 12, 2010, 07:54 AM
track
footsteps imprinted
follow the trail.


moustache
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 12, 2010, 10:29 AM
tickly
lip bristle
kiss


Next:

wayfarer
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 13, 2010, 10:08 AM
bags and baggage
travel weary
hotel bed


poetry
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 13, 2010, 12:29 PM
words
sparking embers
tender

Next:

smile
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 13, 2010, 11:16 PM
happy face
eyes alight
white teeth


pensive
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 14, 2010, 12:38 PM
blank eyes
unblinking
fingers tattoo




Next:

sovereign
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 15, 2010, 10:02 AM
throne
jewelled crown
palace


Sunset
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 15, 2010, 12:58 PM
twilight sky
pastel pink with baby blue
kinderheaven




Next:

chalet
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 16, 2010, 02:54 AM
ski trip
mountains tower above
holiday home


Keyboard
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 16, 2010, 10:45 AM
fingers percuss
black and white
music

Next:

discord
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 17, 2010, 01:15 AM
Harsh words
resentment grows
cold shoulder


Petulance
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 17, 2010, 10:28 AM
teenagers
upon awakening
rather sleep

elf
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 18, 2010, 10:33 AM
mischievous
fantasy person
cobbler's friend


Guard
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 18, 2010, 12:16 PM


eyes closed
leaning on wall
sleeping sentry



Next:

fledgling


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 19, 2010, 05:58 AM
sharp cries from nest
mother bird flies in with food
open beak waiting


icecream
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 19, 2010, 12:07 PM



summer day
frozen confection
melting

Next:

cactus



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 20, 2010, 10:36 AM
desert blossom
prickly leaf
standing tall


Microscope
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 20, 2010, 11:55 AM
spying
on other worlds
do they know?

Next:

reminisce
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 21, 2010, 07:46 AM
once
long ago
you remember?


railway
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 21, 2010, 06:19 PM
chugging smoke
iron horses
western rulers

Next:

ado
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 22, 2010, 03:24 AM
Fuss and bother
commotion and confusion
what a to-do!


common
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 22, 2010, 12:24 PM
wrens
ordinary:
bug catchers

Next:

essence
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 22, 2010, 11:54 PM
fundamental
perfume of roses
essential self


crumbs
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 23, 2010, 12:22 PM
sweep
vestiges
away

Next:

visage
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 24, 2010, 12:52 AM
Reflection
lipstick and liner
wrinkles


oil
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 24, 2010, 01:27 PM
anoint
consecration
dedicated

Next:

conch
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 25, 2010, 04:26 AM
Indian festival
trumpet call
sea snail


Tarantella
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 25, 2010, 01:22 PM
dance
flowers in my hair
celebrate spring

Next:


believe
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on February 26, 2010, 09:34 AM
faith
I accept
trust


hairy
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on February 27, 2010, 10:24 AM
hirsute legs
require shaving
come spring

Next:



delight
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 01, 2010, 06:05 AM
great joy
soldiers return
mother's embrace


preview
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 01, 2010, 03:54 PM
watching in advance
prior to the opening
a quick movie snatch



Next:


nubby
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 02, 2010, 02:00 AM

flock mattress
old and lumpy
uncomfortable



jelly

Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 02, 2010, 11:07 AM
summer grapes
preserved for winter
wait for biscuits

Next:

subsist
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 03, 2010, 09:50 AM
hand to mouth
cupboard empty
begging crusts



misunderstood
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 03, 2010, 01:47 PM
misinterpreted
misconstrued
so confused


Next:

hurst
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 04, 2010, 03:17 AM
copse
branches shading
leaves golden


parasite
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 04, 2010, 01:06 PM
sucking
vibrant life
destroyed

Next:

periapt
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 05, 2010, 07:39 AM
armlet
charm on arm
charming


plastic
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 05, 2010, 12:32 PM
people
malleable
deformed



Next:

concealed
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Mystic1 on March 06, 2010, 12:03 AM
waiting
in the inkpot...
haiku

expectation
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 06, 2010, 07:01 AM
Mystic, that's great!


father waiting
ears straining
baby cries


isolated
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 06, 2010, 01:56 PM
waiting
in the inkpot...
haiku



I agree! I can just picture the ink pot. Inspired!
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 06, 2010, 02:00 PM
secluded
alone in my solitude
serenity


Next:

tide
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Mystic1 on March 06, 2010, 02:08 PM
Thank you both. Hopefully, my steady diet of Muse-lix will continue to pay off. It's fortified with nuggets of brilliance, you know. :tongue
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 07, 2010, 09:34 AM
Ebb and flow
Advance and recede
never ending


marbles
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 08, 2010, 01:41 PM
/
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 08, 2010, 01:42 PM
Next:


ice cube
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 10, 2010, 07:46 AM
melting on tongue
cold down back of throat
water trickles


objective



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 10, 2010, 03:05 PM
goal
hard work
success

Next:


iridescence
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eenah on March 11, 2010, 10:39 AM
spiting dark storm clouds
rainbow colors flowing bright
shimmering promise
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 11, 2010, 11:06 AM
Wonderful.

I don't know if you have found all the haiku tag games that we have here, but there are a lot of them. Haiku tree tag, river tag, touch tag, and plain old tag. I hope to see you playing with us.

Oh, and you need to provide the next word in this game.
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eenah on March 11, 2010, 02:06 PM
thankies. Couldn't resist the word. Got carried away. All the choices, so many games to play. Forgot to post new word. Snuck back in to fix it, but you already had caught my mishaps. ;D
Looking forward to play some more in the future.


New word
enigmatic
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 11, 2010, 02:17 PM
I look forward to tagging with you!


mysterious
shadows float in vapor
imponderable


Next:

brooding
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eenah on March 11, 2010, 08:44 PM
snow veils spring's return
planting seeds in egg cartons
impatience waiting

(~Ina brooding)

Next word
propagating
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 12, 2010, 02:49 AM
garden growing
cuttings taken
seedheads scatter


endurance
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 12, 2010, 10:05 AM
hidden under leaves
parsley's poking out her head
ready for picking

Next:

renewal
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 13, 2010, 10:42 AM
hand in hand
Vows spoken
second time


Liberty
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 13, 2010, 11:10 AM
freedom
down with despots
the people rule

Next:

trill
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 14, 2010, 08:14 AM
song bird
feathers ruffled
one sweet note


merchant
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 14, 2010, 07:18 PM
he has shelves of goods
with rows and rows of products
I have no money

Next:

oblivion
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 14, 2010, 10:22 PM
bomb blast
life extinguished
nothingness


darkness
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 15, 2010, 10:15 AM
nocturnal
peregrination
stubbed toe

Next:

russet
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 18, 2010, 07:50 AM
autumn
forest stains
crimson leaves
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 18, 2010, 07:52 AM
Sorry. Forgot to add new word.


Tentative
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 18, 2010, 09:23 AM
testing
the waters
too cold

Next:

dank
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 19, 2010, 10:12 AM
musty
rooms cold
water drips


obsolete
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 20, 2010, 12:16 PM
brand-spanking new
latest technology
now outdated

Next:

junction
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 21, 2010, 08:12 AM
traffic lights
keeping control
five crossroads


gentle
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 21, 2010, 05:31 PM
kitten sweet
mild and calm
cat: vicious

Next:

snooze
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 23, 2010, 04:24 AM
sleepy eyes
closing, closing
dreaming.


majesty
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 23, 2010, 08:39 AM
on his throne
dressed in purple robes
he decrees

Next:

detritus
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 24, 2010, 07:17 AM
mountains crumble
rocks break down
gravel
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 24, 2010, 10:08 AM
*pout* 
No next word
to play on


Next:

motivation
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 25, 2010, 10:23 AM
Sorry.


kind reminder
encourages
to improve


crystals
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 25, 2010, 12:40 PM
sparkling
transparent tinkling
chandelier

Next:

paramour
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eenah on March 26, 2010, 05:13 AM
forbidden pleasures
stolen moments to treasure
lovers secret-bound

Next: rigmarole
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 26, 2010, 06:12 AM
meaningless
rambling talk
application hard


elephant
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 26, 2010, 01:33 PM
jungle giant
lumbers to water hole
bathes baby

Next:

creeping
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 28, 2010, 08:46 AM
Silent crawling
careful footsteps
slowly forward


mentor
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Sartor on March 28, 2010, 05:02 PM
Those who seek the sage
Demanding of his guidance
Prey; to be deceived

Next: Sorrow
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on March 28, 2010, 09:39 PM
pillow stained with tears
thick burden heavy inside
cannot shake it off


Next:  Joy
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 29, 2010, 06:35 AM
exhilaration
long awaited son
happy tears


chips
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 29, 2010, 11:43 AM
hewn
from rugged timber
Roman cross

Next:

lion
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on March 29, 2010, 02:45 PM
heavily maned one
standing sentry on his watch
regal honor guard


Next: nest
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Sartor on March 29, 2010, 02:57 PM
On twigs interlaced
lie broken shells
and chriping chicks

Next:  Puppet
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on March 29, 2010, 03:14 PM
master of her soul
his whim controls her movements
obligated stance

Next: steadfastness
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on March 30, 2010, 04:31 AM
unwavering
principles firm
loyal


shadows
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 30, 2010, 09:56 AM
hidden in
dark corners
dust bunnies

Next:

sever
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on March 30, 2010, 03:41 PM
cut off completely
removing all ties that bind
separate quarters


Next:  mirage
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 31, 2010, 09:08 AM
images of you
shimmering in the heat
gone at dusk

Next:

affiliation
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on March 31, 2010, 08:20 PM
tied up together
belonging to the same club
connecting values


Next:   soar
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 02, 2010, 11:44 AM
to reach great heights
requires determination
never fear

Next:

taboo
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on April 02, 2010, 03:05 PM
don't indulge or die
tentative fingers reaching
temptation draws me

Next:  spring
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on April 03, 2010, 02:04 AM
new chicks
pink blossom
new life


Autumn
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 03, 2010, 01:45 PM
leaves to my knees
constant, futile raking
let the wind blow

Next:

squill
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on April 04, 2010, 10:34 AM
bulbs
blue, pink, white
six petals


pansy
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 04, 2010, 12:30 PM
smiling flower
happy Johnny-jump-up
blue and yellow joy

Next:

jewel
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on April 04, 2010, 09:13 PM
coveted gemstones
diamonds, rubies, or sapphires
sparkles to the eye


Next:  patriot
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 05, 2010, 10:10 AM
the few
the proud
the marines


Next:

smother
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on April 05, 2010, 10:53 AM
large Pillow
push hard
dead


guitar
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 05, 2010, 11:54 AM
troubadour
singing for supper
old songs linger


Next:

stooped

Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on April 06, 2010, 01:00 AM
walking stick
body bent with age
aching bones


   antarctic
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 06, 2010, 12:17 PM
harsh winds
frozen breath
valley of death

Next:

tacit
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on April 07, 2010, 06:35 AM
Implied
he hints
she understands
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 07, 2010, 02:32 PM
floundering
no words to guide me
at a loss

Next:

sluggard
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on April 07, 2010, 03:06 PM
see the lazy one
slothful form sitting idle
society's flaw


Next:

headline
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 07, 2010, 03:52 PM
bombs land
nuclear attack
IT IS OVER

Next:

peace
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on April 10, 2010, 09:26 AM
saying sorry
argument settled
hands shaken


Lazer
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 10, 2010, 03:12 PM
amplified light
oscillating atoms
cutting edge

Next:

halter
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on April 12, 2010, 03:26 PM
rides my horse bareback
only the rope for headgear
hanging on tightly


Next:

judicious

Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 12, 2010, 07:26 PM
black robes
hands in pockets
used to be blind

Next:

skink
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on April 12, 2010, 11:12 PM
in grass
small lizard
scuttles


school
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 13, 2010, 09:55 AM
take warning
this English class
is aimed at your head

Next:

prose
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on April 14, 2010, 09:57 AM
story writing
letters to friends
no poetry


sunlight
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 14, 2010, 11:11 AM
life giver
magnificent Sol
dazzling

Next:

ratio
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on April 14, 2010, 03:18 PM

compare by measure
magnitudes of quantities
differing amounts

Next:

balmy
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 14, 2010, 03:26 PM
Good one, elise. I was wondering what I would have done with that word!

Balmy

at dawn
warm breezes bring
jasmine's scent

Next:

perfume
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on April 14, 2010, 03:39 PM
(hehe tyty Witt, it was a challenge!)

applying fragrance
pleasing scent behind my ears
ready to go out

Next:

petals
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 14, 2010, 03:44 PM
shriveling in the sun
daffodil time is over
waiting for iris

Next:

stitch
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on April 14, 2010, 03:48 PM
pushing needle in
pulling it back out again
thread holding fabric


Next:

banquet
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 14, 2010, 04:02 PM
dining hall
buffet full of food
eat with gusto

Next:

tyke
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on April 15, 2010, 05:00 AM
toddling little guy
unsteady on baby feet
learning how to walk

Next:

surf
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 15, 2010, 10:42 AM
crashing waves
cool salty spray
heaven

Next:

shovel
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on April 15, 2010, 04:08 PM
to scoop and move dirt
lifting loose material
digging in the ground

Next:

respect
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on April 16, 2010, 10:50 AM
honour given
listening ears
manners


blessing
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 16, 2010, 12:00 PM
breath
life's senses
grace

Next:

splendor
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on April 17, 2010, 09:42 AM
sunset
daffodil fields
waterfall


eyes
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 17, 2010, 10:50 AM
precious sense
photographing beauty
with each blink

Next:

sand
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on April 17, 2010, 08:16 PM
sifting between toes
builds temporary castles
washed away by surf

Next:
skyscraper
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on April 18, 2010, 09:56 AM
touching sky
floor upon floor
windows glinting


torrent
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 18, 2010, 01:37 PM
water cascades
filling empty creeks
rainfall

Next:

disjunction
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on April 18, 2010, 07:52 PM
losing connection
communication ended
separated link

(this one was challenging!)

Next:

reservation
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 19, 2010, 09:51 AM
You did a great job with it!



trail of tears
forced from their homes
Cherokee

Next:

relaxed
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on April 19, 2010, 11:13 AM
lounging
easy breezy
peaceful


prowess
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 19, 2010, 11:59 AM
marching off to war
unfunded military
fight with skilled valor

Next:

relapse
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on April 19, 2010, 03:48 PM
they thought he was cured
big backslide into poor health
another decline


Next:

warrior
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on April 20, 2010, 09:43 AM
wooden gun
small spear
small boy


Gas
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 20, 2010, 12:01 PM
beans
homegrown
toots



Next:


demijohn
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on April 20, 2010, 04:10 PM
narrow-necked bottle
holding daddy's homemade shine
mama's wickerwork


Next:

forgiveness
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 21, 2010, 10:21 AM
I love that, elise. Papa's shine and mama's wicker! Reminds me of my grandparents!


often sought
much needed
rarely given


Next:

thistle
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eenah on April 22, 2010, 03:46 AM
prickly stems and leaves
tiny purple blossoms feed
hungry butterflies

periwinkle
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 22, 2010, 11:02 AM
invasive beauty
creeping out the flower bed
lilac-flowered thug

Next:

polonaise
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eenah on April 22, 2010, 08:11 PM
too drunk to talk/walk
holding on to each other
they dance in a row

Next:
denoument
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on April 23, 2010, 01:04 AM
reading with vigor
novel's resolution nigh
surprising outcome


Next:

enthusiasm
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: sarajoy on April 23, 2010, 10:52 AM
intense energy
attention captured fully
contagion flowing

next:

capricious
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 23, 2010, 12:00 PM
silly whims
dangerous trouble
think ahead


Next:


apple



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on April 23, 2010, 03:54 PM
red, shiny snack food
round crunchy fruit from the tree
tasty afternoon


Next:

easy
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 24, 2010, 11:26 AM
not difficult
smile at a stranger
make someone's day

Next:

seeds
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eenah on April 25, 2010, 04:47 AM
latent potential
fertile ground and nourishment
will determine growth

Next:
thought
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 25, 2010, 10:07 AM
ideas
bouncing around
like lightning

Next:

drip
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on April 26, 2010, 06:43 AM
droplet
hanging
plop!


abandon
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 26, 2010, 12:41 PM
throw the cares away
bury them in the warm earth
plant peace and love seeds

Next:

purple
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on April 26, 2010, 05:14 PM
the trademark of kings
somewhere between red and blue
colorful vibrance


Next:

accordian
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on April 28, 2010, 10:05 AM
squeeze and pump
fingers on keys
harmonies


Horns
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on April 28, 2010, 07:07 PM
protrudes from the head
keratin material
tops of animals

Next:

accountant
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 29, 2010, 09:11 AM
shifting numbers
in the black, into red
bankrupt


Next:

ashes
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on April 29, 2010, 02:12 PM
possessions smolder
crisp remnants of what once was
burned out residue

Next:

summer
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Rach on April 29, 2010, 11:39 PM
sips of lemonade
linger on the front porch steps
enjoying the sun
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on April 30, 2010, 02:23 AM
good to see you posting Rach!!!   Next word?
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on April 30, 2010, 09:30 AM
As there is no new word, I will use Summer again.


swimsuits and beaches
barbecues and picnics
Holidays in sun


feather
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 30, 2010, 01:33 PM



floating in the air
infant down being shed
indigo plumage

Next:

sapling



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on April 30, 2010, 03:54 PM
fragile little tree
easily bent by the wind
needs our help to grow

Next:

mouse
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on May 01, 2010, 10:58 AM
nose twitching
searching for food
cheese preferred


caution
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on May 03, 2010, 12:00 PM
beware
trap
snap


Next:

benefit
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on May 04, 2010, 11:02 AM
Advantage received
help given
best outcome

stereograms
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on May 04, 2010, 11:27 AM
woman
touching temptation
bas-relief

Next:

deft
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on May 04, 2010, 05:37 PM

skillful acrobats
manuevering carefully
graceful in movement


Next:

coop
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on May 05, 2010, 10:24 AM
hens cackling
inside netting fronted box
their home


Snow
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on May 05, 2010, 12:08 PM
gently drifting
white fluff falling
icy crystals

Next:

pastoral
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on May 05, 2010, 11:05 PM
   charmed by rural life
   poet's idyllic  setting
   serene and peaceful
         
   Next:

   swan
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on May 06, 2010, 10:36 AM
gliding
silently
regal

Next:

curio
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on May 06, 2010, 02:09 PM
rare and peculiar
worthy of a collection
placed in cabinet

Next:

trophy
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on May 06, 2010, 02:25 PM
miniature man
briefcase under arm
Daddy's award

Next:

catch can
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on May 15, 2010, 10:38 AM
Flighty
catch as
catch can


Stress
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on May 15, 2010, 12:05 PM



chaos
disorder all around
coming unhinged

Next:

pelage


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on May 15, 2010, 05:07 PM
bristly furry hair
animal's inborn  blanket
shelter from harshness


Next:

candle
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: daisyxo on May 15, 2010, 11:03 PM
flickering flashes
illuminating shadows
dancing on the wall


NEXT:  firefly
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on May 16, 2010, 09:39 AM



bright
blinking illumination
summer friend

Next:

dune


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on May 19, 2010, 09:51 AM
wind heaped
on shoreline
sand hill


options
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on May 19, 2010, 10:13 AM


too many
choices to make
dilemma

Next:

koi


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on May 21, 2010, 09:38 AM
Japan bred
interloper
fish pest


footsteps
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on May 21, 2010, 10:10 AM
floor boards creak
soft thuds thumping
barefoot toddler runs

Next:

ladybug
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on May 21, 2010, 01:55 PM
garden's loyal friend
black polka dots on red back
crawling up an arm



milk
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on May 22, 2010, 08:19 AM
liquid meal
white and creamy
our first feed


young
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on May 22, 2010, 11:38 AM
innocent
excited by all wonders
curious

Next:

ballyhoo
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on May 22, 2010, 02:51 PM
advertising self
noisily and blatantly
proclaiming stature

Next:

freedom
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on May 23, 2010, 09:19 AM
wings to fly
above wide ocean
unfettered


laughter
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on May 23, 2010, 12:11 PM
/
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on May 23, 2010, 12:13 PM
Next:


famous
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on May 25, 2010, 04:04 AM
sought after
name in lights
news worthy


words
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on May 25, 2010, 10:26 AM
communication
sometimes misinterpreted
causing frustration

Next:

stoop
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on May 25, 2010, 02:30 PM
bend over or down
to pick up something down low
body position


Next:

mountain
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on May 25, 2010, 03:59 PM
reaching new heights
freedom to view vistas
pinnacle of life

Next:

harbor
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on May 28, 2010, 11:08 AM
anchorage
safe and secure
peaceful haven
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on May 28, 2010, 03:33 PM
A word, a word. My kingdom for a word!
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on June 01, 2010, 01:00 AM
Sorry, all.


Fences
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on June 01, 2010, 04:50 AM
 holding cattle in
keeps the wolves from the chickens
upright planks of wood

Next:

flag
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 01, 2010, 11:53 AM




once dipped in blood
now smeared with sedition
reverse Judas' kiss


Next:

arboretum



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Mystic1 on June 01, 2010, 12:12 PM
Witt, you beat me. But for that haiku, I'll concede. Wow!
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on June 03, 2010, 10:50 AM
trees touching sky
green leafy haven
music of birds


progress
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 03, 2010, 11:56 AM



one step
many more steps
destiny

Next:

famine



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 03, 2010, 11:57 AM
Witt, you beat me. But for that haiku, I'll concede. Wow!


Thanks much, mystic!
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on June 07, 2010, 10:57 AM
empty belly
too weak to cry
bones protrude


oil
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kay on June 07, 2010, 02:39 PM
oil of oregano
is good for the heart and soul
oh, mama mia!



sage
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 07, 2010, 02:46 PM



tasty foliage
aromatic fragrance
wise through the ages

Next:

nosh



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on June 10, 2010, 12:00 PM
cooking aroma
table fully laden
a feast for all


fire
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Mystic1 on June 12, 2010, 12:52 AM
It is too clear and so it is hard to see.
A dunce once searched for a fire
with a lighted lantern.
Had he known what fire was,
He could have cooked his rice much sooner.


- Joshu Washes the Bowl, The Gateless Gate # 7
Zen Flesh, Zen Bones, p. 176

boiling rice
before enlightenment...
full spring moon

Bell
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on June 14, 2010, 01:24 AM
ringing
Tintinnabulation
tinkling


Trauma
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 15, 2010, 09:48 AM
car careening
slams into a tree
texting while driving

Next:

kermis
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on June 17, 2010, 09:35 AM
Holland
congregation fair
new church


raffia
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 18, 2010, 11:03 AM
intricate braids
woven together
baskets

Next:

table
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on June 19, 2010, 08:48 AM
white lace cloth
vase of roses
She lights candles
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 21, 2010, 08:44 AM
no word to play with
no candle in the darkness
I will go blindly


Next:

torpid
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on June 22, 2010, 06:07 AM
Sorry. I must have been torpid :tongue

sleepy and slow
sluggardly moving
bear hibernating


saboteur
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 23, 2010, 04:05 PM



clandestine
monster bomber
evil

Next:

tranquil



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on June 25, 2010, 10:48 AM
quiet glade
still pond
Peaceful


antagonist
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Bill on June 25, 2010, 12:54 PM
Prodded and pulled out,
Sliver once under my skin,
Now lies in the morgue.



salacious
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 25, 2010, 03:33 PM
lecherous old man
leering from behind the bush
lascivious creep

Next:

mesic
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on June 28, 2010, 07:46 AM
moist ground
damp undergrowth
Balanced


pyrethrum

Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 28, 2010, 12:00 PM
deadly to insects
beautiful to humans
crysanthemum

Next:

convoluted
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on July 03, 2010, 10:09 AM
coiled in grass
sinuous snake hisses
writhes and unfurls


Digression


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on July 05, 2010, 12:23 PM
forgetting the day
in the cool of evening
moon walk


Next:


pike





Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on July 08, 2010, 07:25 PM
nothing fancy there
long-snouted freshwater game
cookin em up fresh

Next:

quote
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Mystic1 on July 08, 2010, 09:59 PM
in the chill dawn...
summer in her knowing eyes
spoke poetry

tattoo
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on July 09, 2010, 10:22 AM
fingers tapping
anxiously waiting
she's late

Next:

mercy
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on July 14, 2010, 09:36 AM
Understanding
circumstance review
allowance


Laundry
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on July 14, 2010, 10:24 AM
wishy-washy
suds up to the elbows
never-ending task

Next:

strabismic








Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Lady SunShine on July 14, 2010, 10:33 PM
wrinkled faced
sun still blinding eyes
new glasses


accessories
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on July 15, 2010, 02:10 PM
worthless baubles
adorn the ditz
nothing inside

Next:

hallow







Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on August 01, 2010, 01:09 PM
swallowtail floats
on summer breezes
God's kisses


Next:

strategy


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on August 02, 2010, 09:26 AM
plans made
actions reviewed
carried out


Passive
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on August 02, 2010, 01:17 PM
furor
hidden aggression
knife in the back

Next:

shower


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on August 03, 2010, 06:53 AM
cloud tears
droplets falling
refreshing flora


strata


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on August 03, 2010, 09:28 AM
digging deeply
excavating ancient layers
mysteries unearthed

Next:

residence


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on August 12, 2010, 01:12 AM
a place to call home
familiar things all around
where I hang my hat


Next:

flora
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Inspired8 on August 12, 2010, 06:57 AM
she was a goddess
sakura reigns Japan
cherry blossom dea


Next:

feline
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on August 12, 2010, 11:59 AM
stalking
hidden in high grass
pounces

Next:

prosperous
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on August 12, 2010, 11:11 PM
pockets overflow
tables loaded with mana
beautiful homestead

Next:

War
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Inspired8 on August 13, 2010, 03:53 AM
Wretched smell of dead
Death machines indifferent
Ashes tears and grief

Next:

Love
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on August 13, 2010, 04:57 AM
two hearts bound as one
joined in emotional bliss
hands and souls entwined


Next:

Insomnia
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Inspired8 on August 13, 2010, 05:02 AM
Nights never ending
Restless anxious awake
Tired eyes wont sleep

Next:

fear
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Bill on August 13, 2010, 01:43 PM
ssssnake in grasssss
unseen sidewinding's slither
sounds in your ears



same

Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on August 13, 2010, 07:49 PM
it never changes
remaining the way it is
unmovable state


Next: 

emotions
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Inspired8 on August 13, 2010, 11:32 PM
Drawn from tears and laughter
poet's heart musician's soul
what makes me just me

NEXT:

terror
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on August 14, 2010, 12:10 AM
immensely afraid
unfathomably frightened
frozen with panic


Next:

pride
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on August 14, 2010, 12:49 PM
conceit
a stepping stone
to stumbles

Next:

shadows






Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Inspired8 on August 14, 2010, 02:18 PM
unknown
secrets mysteries
hidden truths

NEXT:

blossom
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on August 14, 2010, 02:44 PM
dogwood petals drop
leaving behind their berries
vermilion glory

Next:

dismal


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on August 14, 2010, 03:53 PM
gray and dreary day
black clouds hanging overhead
the outlook is bleak

Next:

circus
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on August 15, 2010, 01:27 PM
three rings of fun
excited eyes can't see all
cotton candy bliss

Next:

fancy


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on August 16, 2010, 11:35 PM

finery trappings
snippets of lacy edging
ruffles and sequins

Next:

tumultuous
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Inspired8 on August 17, 2010, 02:00 AM
When falling in love
mental churning deep within
life in reality

NEXT:
desire
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on August 17, 2010, 11:25 AM
heart skipping beats
sweaty hands trembling
gasping for breath

Next:

route



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on August 18, 2010, 07:06 AM
winding road
stretching far ahead
distant places call


hardware
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on August 18, 2010, 11:33 AM
boards, hammer, and nails
yards and yards of brand-new wire
build a chicken pen



Next:

negligee
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on August 18, 2010, 03:57 PM
sexy nighttime wear
a filmy, see-through fabric
enticing lover

Next:

bridge
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Inspired8 on August 19, 2010, 07:10 AM
deep to some higher
emotional connection
mental passages

NEXT:
pizza
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on August 19, 2010, 12:01 PM
chocked with cheese
peppered with pepperoni
lazy cook's delight


Next:

train





Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on August 21, 2010, 09:42 AM
teaching some new skills
new moves to win tournament
coaching the top team.

Mimicry

Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on August 22, 2010, 10:06 AM
imitation
sincere form of flattery
I say "copycat"

Next:

impostor



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on August 31, 2010, 07:40 AM
forged documents shown
Real identity hidden
watching and waiting



Telescope
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on August 31, 2010, 12:58 PM
magnifying glass
peering into the heavens
searching the unknown

Next:

energy



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on September 02, 2010, 11:38 AM
turbines turning
power lines humming
wind and waves


Weeds
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on September 02, 2010, 02:12 PM
an endless supply
more you pull, the more you get
not so with roses

Next:

literature


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on September 14, 2010, 10:05 AM
library shelves full
information treasury
poems and stories


Railroad
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on September 14, 2010, 11:40 AM
cars coupling
tons of metal
track danger

Next:

wispy


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on September 19, 2010, 08:32 AM
dribbles of smoke
remains of campfire
small puffs still rise


Sand
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on September 24, 2010, 04:55 PM
footprints
in white crystals
beach wandering

Next:

rumble




Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on October 15, 2010, 04:58 AM
growls in distance
black clouds gather
zigzag flashes
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on October 15, 2010, 11:48 AM
You forgot to leave a word for the next player.
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on October 18, 2010, 12:26 PM
Oh, well. I guess I'll just do one.

crisp


frost on the grass
cold nose, warm lips
chilly morning



Next:

bandy
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Marsupial Man on October 18, 2010, 01:41 PM
bandy

talking without thought
rambling associations
the point of it all?

exhort
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on October 19, 2010, 03:01 PM
don't urge
don't give advice:
free thinker

Next:

misprision
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on October 24, 2010, 08:49 AM
Sorry.

treasonable intent
watching for right chance
let no-one suspect


Canter
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on October 24, 2010, 12:04 PM
loping through the woods
silvery fur glistening
wolves run in a pack

Next:

ensnared




Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on November 05, 2010, 07:28 AM
heedless
sudden fall
caught


patient
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on November 05, 2010, 08:46 AM
twiddle thumbs
finger tattoo
jiggle feet


Next:


lothario




Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on November 10, 2010, 08:48 AM
smooth talker
eyeing the girls
beware


hussy
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on November 10, 2010, 11:11 AM
strutting down the street
rhythmic stilettos clicking
metronomic hips

Next:

recalcitrance


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on November 10, 2010, 07:20 PM
helter skelter time
runs around willy nilly
no pinning it down


Next:

resort
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on November 15, 2010, 07:47 PM
relaxing massage
luxuriate in hot tubs
meet me at the spa

Next:

cottage




Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Rach on November 20, 2010, 06:40 PM
have morning coffee
while sitting by the window
the fireplace burning :coffee
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kay on November 20, 2010, 07:59 PM
the fire burning
as all the trees turn gold
beautiful headdress
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on November 21, 2010, 02:20 PM
have morning coffee
while sitting by the window
the fireplace burning :coffee

In this game, you can write your haiku in any format, but your haiku must be about the word provided by the previous player. This haiku was inspired by the word "cottage."

You didn't provide a word for the next player.

Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on November 21, 2010, 02:22 PM
the fire burning
as all the trees turn gold
beautiful headdress

Same here. No word provided for the next player.


Next word:

TRADITION


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Rach on November 22, 2010, 02:20 AM
sorry about that.

let me remember
just how my parents did it
yesterday's today

next word: dribble
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on November 22, 2010, 10:35 AM
That's ok, Rach. We're glad that you're back!!



fell asleep
drool rolls
down my chin

Next:

chivalrous


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Rach on November 23, 2010, 12:53 AM
brave as the next man
gentle as a butterfly
he's my dream honey   *hug*

next word:  flipped
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on November 23, 2010, 10:55 AM
from the first moment
heart went pitterpat
head-over-heels

Next:

amour




Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Rach on November 24, 2010, 12:12 AM
passions burn so hot
not just a kiss on the lips
it sinks much deeper

next word: squander
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on November 24, 2010, 10:20 AM
wasted thoughts
wasted time
wasted lives

Next:
expenditure


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Bill on December 01, 2010, 05:39 AM
tides, tick-tocks, and  tears
abundant resources and
endless investments



dandelion
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on December 01, 2010, 11:06 AM
pretty in spring
yellow polka dots
a summer bane

Next:

groove



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on December 21, 2010, 08:46 AM
On dance floor
Band raising a storm
feet stamping


Bees
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on December 21, 2010, 04:13 PM
crunchy nuts
honey drizzled
baklava

Next:

aromas


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on December 23, 2010, 01:04 AM
roses in warm wind
honeysuckle in evening
wintersweet by step


ebony
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on December 27, 2010, 08:46 PM
heavy cloud-cover
blackness of night overwhelms
neither stars nor moon

Next:

halcyon



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Kuranui on December 28, 2010, 06:46 AM
contented
sun warm on skin
sighs

comatose
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on December 28, 2010, 11:29 AM
lost in syncope
drifting in a void
can you hear me?

Next:

renegade


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 22, 2011, 06:49 PM



tattoo-covered
more piercings than I can count
you're no different



Next: bifocals




Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Eileen Benavente-Blas on June 06, 2011, 03:26 AM
a book on gardening
blurred bougainvillea--
reading glasses missing


moonlight
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 06, 2011, 08:53 AM
soft reflections
enter my window
showing you're not here


Next: intangible



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Eileen Benavente-Blas on June 06, 2011, 02:08 PM
mockingbirds call
waking a widow
to morning song

next:

summer rain
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 06, 2011, 06:22 PM
cool wet fingers
tickle my cheeks
dribble down my breasts



Next:


questions
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eileenonguam on June 07, 2011, 07:44 AM
gazing at the setting sun
a widow wonders
why me?

next:

pine tree
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Mystic1 on June 07, 2011, 12:06 PM
on the hill
among bare-limbed oaks...
splash of green

NEXT:

squirrel
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eileenonguam on June 07, 2011, 12:12 PM
taking flight
a squirrel lands
on a hanging bird feeder


next:

sunflowers
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Mystic1 on June 07, 2011, 01:01 PM
cool twilight...
rebellious sunflower
follows the moon

NEXT: shadows
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eileenonguam on June 07, 2011, 02:41 PM
black butterflies
darken the morning sky
summer heat

next:

double rainbow
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Mystic1 on June 07, 2011, 11:21 PM
after June rain
two brides arc toward the sky...
Mazel Tov!

Next: crystalline
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eileenonguam on June 08, 2011, 12:35 PM
sheeting rain
cleanses littered alleyways
such clarity


next:

lavender orchids
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 08, 2011, 03:44 PM
WOW! How I have enjoyed the way you have played this game. SUPER!




(Someone better try this next one. I don't know if I can do it justice.) DUTCH?
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eileenonguam on June 08, 2011, 03:56 PM
Hafa Adai (Hello) Witt,

I am having so much fun with this haiku game!  :kool

Eileen
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Mystic1 on June 08, 2011, 07:45 PM
next:

lavender orchids

between
the spring moon and your thighs...
wanton perfume

NEXT: mosquito

Took me seven hours, but I finally did it.  :tongue
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Eileen Benavente-Blas on June 09, 2011, 10:22 AM
Sensual, good job!
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Eileen Benavente-Blas on June 09, 2011, 10:35 AM
Prompt: Mosquitos


humid morning
a cloud of mosquitos
bare summer legs

Next:

white-tailed deer
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 09, 2011, 10:43 AM
next:

lavender orchids

between
the spring moon and your thighs...
wanton perfume


Took me seven hours, but I finally did it.  :tongue


Well worth the wait!



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 09, 2011, 10:47 AM
Hafa Adai (Hello) Witt,

I am having so much fun with this haiku game!  :kool

Eileen


I'm so glad that you're enjoying it. I like its freedom and the prompts make one think.


Maybe we should free up the "rules" on the other haiku tag games. What do you think? Just for fun. Those tag games haven't been played in quite a long time. It might be fun to see how we could tag if we didn't have to adhere to the 5-7-5 rule.


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Mystic1 on June 09, 2011, 11:07 AM
I think thats a great idea, Witt...seeing as how the five seven five Rule for English language haiku is completely arbitrary.
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Mystic1 on June 09, 2011, 12:55 PM
Next: white-tailed deer

stepping into dawn
he paused to taste the sun...
majestic stag

NEXT: bell
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eileenonguam on June 09, 2011, 04:42 PM
prompt: bell

thunder peals--
carillion calling to
rhythmic rain


next:

inch worm
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Mystic1 on June 09, 2011, 04:54 PM
measuring
the length of budding leaves...
curious youth

Next: apple
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Eileen Benavente-Blas on June 09, 2011, 05:23 PM
crab apple tree
weighted with wormy fruit
empty pie tins


next:

wild turkey
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Halo on June 10, 2011, 08:15 AM
barley and corn
aging in oak barrels...
Wild Turkey


next:

trade winds



a bare surprise   wink*



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eileenonguam on June 10, 2011, 09:38 AM
swaying palm trees
fronds reaching for the clouds
filtering sunlight

next:

panda
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 11, 2011, 10:54 PM
black and white
eating eucalyptus
China's pride


Next:

fancy





Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eileenonguam on June 11, 2011, 11:59 PM
maples in autumn
decked out in brilliant colors
orange, red, maroon


NEXT:

papyrus
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 12, 2011, 12:23 PM
inked on a scroll
the decree is cast
"Death"


Next:


jink


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Halo on June 13, 2011, 01:35 AM

nimble squirrel
avoiding capture...
dog's sharp teeth


cool word, witt.

Next word:

inclement
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eileenonguam on June 13, 2011, 03:02 AM
rainy afternoon
housebound until dusk
star-filled walk

Next:

hail stones
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 13, 2011, 12:29 PM
nature's foray
brief barrage
holey hosta

Next:

nascent



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eileenonguam on June 13, 2011, 12:55 PM
sudden bloom
banana tree in flower
the long wait for fruit
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 16, 2011, 09:24 AM
Next word???





Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Eileen Benavente-Blas on June 16, 2011, 11:28 AM
Oops, forget to post next word, my bad...

Next:

sea shell
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Halo on June 17, 2011, 11:06 AM


Kauri shells...
washing ashore in the surf,
deserted island

Next word:

haulm


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 17, 2011, 11:41 AM
empty fields
crows glean
after harvest

Next:

cent



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eileenonguam on June 18, 2011, 08:34 PM
morning walk
stopping to retrieve
penny on the trail

Next:

cock's crow
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 19, 2011, 11:13 AM
dawn is cracked
by rooster's alarm
morning breaches

Next:

covet




Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eileenonguam on June 20, 2011, 08:12 AM
gazing at the ocean
longing for the peace
of the calm Pacific

Next:

chameleon
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 20, 2011, 07:08 PM
hiding in the leaves
hitching a ride into the house
on snake plant

Next:

terra cotta




Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eileenonguam on June 21, 2011, 08:07 AM
terra cotta pots
lining the wrap-around porch
hibiscus in bloom

Next:

lemons
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on June 21, 2011, 11:59 AM
floating in the glass
adding tartness
to sweet iced tea

Next:  nuthatch




Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eileenonguam on January 17, 2012, 06:50 AM
late morning
singing nuthatches
ponderosa pines


next:  gecko
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 17, 2012, 11:56 AM
FYI: You aren't supposed to use the prompt word in the haiku. You only allude to it.



stuck on the brick wall
eyeballs darting back and forth
tongue lassoes a bug


Next:

vane





Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: eileenonguam on January 17, 2012, 04:15 PM
Oops, my bad but doesn't that make the resulting  haiku too general?  I think it needs to specify what is referred to.  That's my take on haiku. Your haiku could be misinterpreted as referring to a person on a bad drug trip.  Just kidding...  *rofl*
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on January 17, 2012, 07:06 PM



hahaha  *rofl*

I went back and looked at the rules, WHICH I WROTE, and it doesn't even say that!! As a matter of fact in my first example, I USED THE WORD! I guess you can forget what I said about using the word in the haiku. Have at it and have FUN!!



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: cipra on March 30, 2012, 10:25 PM
Fearfull of
Hræsvelg's beating wings,
turn away.

next:
intoxicated
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on March 31, 2012, 09:43 AM


twirling toward the blue
butterflies fall to the ground
drunken ravishment

Next: thoroughbred


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: cipra on March 31, 2012, 02:48 PM
Dog food, glue.
These are not for you.
Just run fast.

next: Liechtenstein
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: cafeRg on March 31, 2012, 03:11 PM


    your shadow high up
    on mountain peaks eclipsing
    below merry toast

             *beer* *beer*


next: appalachia
   
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: cipra on March 31, 2012, 04:10 PM
fuedin' an' shinin'
Mos'ly myths I's tellin' you.
'cep' my ol' papi.

next: transfinite
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 01, 2012, 09:35 AM



innumerable
unending and measureless
my love for you

Next: rancor


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: cafeRg on April 01, 2012, 02:06 PM


    your malice wasted
    embedded cancer inside
    rise up to; love heals



next: pyknic
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 11, 2012, 09:32 AM



endomorphic squat
curves in all the wrong places
former beauty queen

Next: contiguous




Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: seraph on April 11, 2012, 11:28 AM
spooning on Sunday
in the dappled sunlight
quiet warm moments

pedantic

Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: cafeRg on April 11, 2012, 12:22 PM


   poet's formalities
   frivolous cheap thrills; timeout
   flippant directions


   next: tony
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: seraph on April 11, 2012, 07:14 PM
POPular night spot
all those in the know go there
where the elite meet

flimsy

Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 13, 2012, 02:42 PM



frail butterfly wing
enormous fragility
belies its beauty

Next:

strappado


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: cafeRg on April 16, 2012, 12:23 PM


   tied to his red chair
   the secretary tantalized
   dancing bottom up


next: apercu
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 23, 2012, 08:32 PM




when I first saw you
initial instincts betrayed
found the perfect love

Next:
terminal



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: cafeRg on April 23, 2012, 08:47 PM

   passengers confused
   were they going or coming
   embark disembark


next: germinal
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 25, 2012, 10:12 AM



words dance in my head
poems fly from my fingers
chronic creator

Next: lingo



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: cafeRg on April 25, 2012, 04:13 PM

   I know what you said
   in dixie we don't say y'all
   accent the ya, ya'll



next: barnburner
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: seraph on April 25, 2012, 11:54 PM
coming out party
at the height of the season
white glove elegance

rueful
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: cafeRg on April 27, 2012, 01:03 PM


   expressing sorrow
   her deplorable actions
   karma the reward


next: nosh
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on April 28, 2012, 08:08 PM




grazing the buffet
a taste of this, munching that
oh, look! jumbo shrimp

Next:
taboo



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: cafeRg on April 28, 2012, 09:16 PM


   prohibition reigns
   blue law counties still exist
   bootleggers reward


next: occupy
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: seraph on April 29, 2012, 12:39 AM
theater of absurd
overflow capacity
awestruck fools and drunks

perfidy
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on May 10, 2012, 09:53 AM



a forgotten rule
thou shalt not bear false witness
what hue is your lie?

Next:

shove


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: cafeRg on June 25, 2012, 12:18 PM


   seems like yesterday
   you pushed me out of your heart
   now back second chance


next: pensee


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on July 02, 2012, 12:37 PM



a thought crossed my mind
it flitted and bounced around
until I forgot

Next: retrieve



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: cafeRg on July 02, 2012, 02:23 PM


   walking in the dark
   i lost my way down the street
   retrace step by step


Next: sumpsimus
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on July 09, 2012, 11:35 AM




if it weren't for me
subjunctive mood would vanish
I wish I were queen



Next: lien




Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: seraph on July 09, 2012, 02:51 PM
a paper against
property, lived in or not
bank's breath tinged with cold


redoubt

Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on July 12, 2012, 09:17 AM




waiting in the dark
concealed in secure bunkers
arms at the ready

Next: opulence




Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Halo on July 12, 2012, 01:42 PM
luxurious home
chandeliers, Persian carpets
and gold plated taps.
 

Next:  platitude
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: cafeRg on July 12, 2012, 02:38 PM


   to be or not to
   be what you will in your dreams
   its all up to you



Next: scherzando

Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: witt on July 21, 2012, 11:18 AM



pitter-pat music
dancing naked in the rain
the drought is over

next: enervate


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: cipra on February 20, 2018, 06:08 AM
soft ground envelopes
warm sun sparkles tree shade
a breeze, pleasant dreams

next: resurrections
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Halo on February 24, 2018, 04:29 AM
resurrections
old dreams, out of dark nights
unsettling



Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: cipra on February 25, 2018, 05:48 AM
Void. Empty. Nothing.
Expresionless formalized
Invalid entry

Next: hopeless
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Halo on February 25, 2018, 10:39 AM

traveling in circles
swallowed by the wilderness
animal carcass

Next: flamboyant


Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Inspired8 on September 14, 2019, 03:28 PM
孔雀色
性質の方法
支柱 周り

Kujakuiro                5
Seishitsu no hōhō     7
Shichū  Mawari        5


Peacock's colors
Nature's way
strut around
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Halo on September 17, 2019, 12:51 PM

Nice one, inspired8, we need a new word please. :)
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Inspired8 on September 17, 2019, 08:10 PM
oops


Forgetful?
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Halo on September 18, 2019, 11:50 AM
tobacco and pipe
long forgotten on the stoop
chatting at the gate

next:  shambles

Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Inspired8 on September 19, 2019, 12:50 AM
old rickety shed
winds gusting violently
abandoned shambles 
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Halo on September 21, 2019, 08:50 AM
Inspired8, I'm going to go with your second last word: Abandoned

bedraggled fur
meowing, spitting ball of fluff
lightning strikes again

Next word:  Indispensable    :coffee
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Inspired8 on September 22, 2019, 01:02 AM
as air and water
poetry cats bass guitars are
this soul now complete



next word:  incorrigible
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Halo on September 22, 2019, 02:30 AM
entwined rose
even shears cannot tame
twisted climber

or

jumping, chasing tail
paws all over the sofa
loveable rascal

Next word:  Road
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Inspired8 on September 22, 2019, 03:47 AM
difficult trying
bumpy torturous endless
driving on life's



next word:  depression
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Halo on September 22, 2019, 01:21 PM
feeling blue?
this might be an antidote
smell the flowers

Next word: Candid
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Inspired8 on September 22, 2019, 10:13 PM
Allen Funt the man
reality tv back in '48
smile you're on .....




Next word: pizza
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on September 23, 2019, 04:56 AM
Im lost...guess I've been away too long!
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Inspired8 on September 23, 2019, 05:41 AM
lol

welcome back then I am just getting back into the swing of things myself.... *rofl*
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on September 23, 2019, 06:20 AM
Thank you so much Victor!  Great to see you here too!
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: daisyxo on September 23, 2019, 01:49 PM
elise, so good to see you!!!  It won't take long to get into the groove.

I was just noticing yesterday that there are so many of these haiku tag games. 

This one you write a haiku that describes (but doesn't actually use) the word that the previous person left as next word.  You then choose the next word for the next person to write about.
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Halo on September 24, 2019, 01:56 AM
Hi elise, so good to see you!  :hearts

round and round
spinning and thinning the dough
Mozzarella on top

Next word: Hammer
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Inspired8 on September 24, 2019, 02:49 AM
pluck slap tap or pick
fingers thumb and or plectrum
notes slide  hammer-ons



Next word:  sanctuary
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Halo on September 24, 2019, 12:37 PM

reading nook
with book and coffee on the lounge
withdrawn from the world

Next word: Faster
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Inspired8 on September 25, 2019, 05:17 AM
Cars bike planes boats jets
Rivers streams waterfalls canals
food computers life - death



Next word: rain
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Halo on September 25, 2019, 12:16 PM

early morning walk
gumboots and jumping puddles
heavy downpour

New word: Punctual

Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Inspired8 on September 25, 2019, 05:48 PM
impossible to adhere
always late never on time
tardy to my grave


Next word:  purple
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: elise on September 26, 2019, 07:04 AM
mix of blue and red
deeper than lavendar hues
royalty color

Next Word:  harmony
Title: Re: New Haiku Game
Post by: Halo on September 26, 2019, 01:03 PM
pigeon nesting
gathering sticks in it's beak
nature's cycle

Next word: waylay