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Hay(na)ku! Bless You, Here’s a Tissue

A hay(na)ku is a variant of the haiku, and was created by poet Eileen Tabois. It is a three line stanza that consists of one word on the first line, two words on the second, and three words on the third. You can write a simple hay(na)ku or try writing several and creating a hay(na)ku sonnet (created by Vince Gotera), which is more sonnet-ish and not a true sonnet. This was our poetry prompt for today.

Mine is whimsical. After all the deep stuff, I needed some lightness of being.

Today’s Blogging Challenge letter is W. My word is whimsy.

Also, I’d like to give a HUGE shout-out to my friend and fellow blogger, CJ Stuart. CJ is taking part of an annual challenge by Unicef called Below the Line to help raise money for those who live in extreme poverty every day. Live Below the Line challenges you to eat on a certain budget for a week and write about your experience every day of that week. CJ’s budget is $7.50. She’s hoping to make a difference and help raise awareness. Please, please, please visit her Live Below the Line Blog and donate something. Even $1.50 makes a difference, especially if enough people throw that drop into the bucket. I am SO VERY PROUD of her! Please donate what you can.

CJ Stuart at Live Below the Line

Also, please keep in mind that the people of Nepal are in dire need of assistance, and consider donating something to help there as well:

Save the Children Nepal Earthquake Childrens Relief Fund

Unicef Nepal Relief Fund

Thank you and have a great Monday!

xo Jesi

 

Whimsical Poetry

By Jessica Scott

Waffles

are delicious

with peanut butter.

Pancakes

taste better

with sticky syrup.

Lindt

chocolate truffles

are best frozen.

But tea is good any time of day.

Keep it coming my way.

 

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.

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