three seeking creative themes senryu

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three seeking creative themes senryu

stock poetic words
mundane dream walks in heaven
everyday clichés

torpid prompts online
lacking imagination
same tiresome themes

try using unique


Written for:

February 24th – Words: Dream Walks

Image Credit: Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2012 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please. If interested in vector graphics form, please contact me.

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on February 23, 2012, in The Haiku Challenge and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Like the second one best, but all three on the mark of the titile.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  2. “innovativeness” indeed. Interesting Haiku. I like it.

  3. Great ones Zongrik. I especially love the first one.

  4. I wish we will use more visuals and creative phrases in our haiku poems, instead of the usual everyday cliches ~ There lies the challenge in haiku writing ~

  5. These are incredibly clever!

  6. Do I sense a discomfort with pedestrian prompts? 🙂

    • We all have our own ideas to write poems. We do prompts because often our own ideas repeat in our head over and over.

      Also, it’s easy to come up with something we’ve been hearing since second grade. We don’t need someone else to give us those kinds of ideas.

      A big reason we write prompts is to be challenged to write something original. In that this is haiku challenge, this was a very disappointing prompt.

  7. Ah yes – I wish I could be more innovative – I think many will identify with this 🙂

  8. Hmmm, interesting direction … gives one pause to ponder!!
    I’m later than usual, however … Here is my Day 24.

  9. Good advice!

  10. ‘innovative’ ~ Loved your haiku a lot Zongrik…

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