30 Haikus in 30 Days


The 2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge has officially started and it’s already proving to be very inspirational. To shake things up a bit, I decided to set a personal goal to write 30 haikus in 30 days.

While the haiku form is simple, it can be challenging to work within the limits of 3 lines and 17 syllables. In addition, not all the daily prompts can easily be translated to fit the traditional subject matter of haikus: nature.

Let the fun begin!

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November 1, 2014

Prompt: Game Over

See my post for Sunday Abroad, Downfall.

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November 2, 2014
Prompt: Together again.

See my post, Reunited.

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November 3, 2014
Prompt: Blanket

Gold oak, maple red
quilted leaves float to the ground
Blankets for acorns

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November 4, 2014
Prompt: Two for Tuesday – 1. Write a hero poem. 2. Write a heroine poem.

Fighting all spring
to push through the dark; for light
The heroic seed

Three tiny blue eggs
kept warm and safe beneath her
Feathered heroine

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November 5, 2014
Prompt: Take the phrase “Keep This (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.

Keep This Sacred

Midnight grass, be still
Moon kissed clouds, rolling thunder
Marvel at it all

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c.b.w. 2014



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