Haikus: Not What You Think/Cling

My haikus for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge–a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s mind active! This week’s words are: Cheer & Call.

“Not What You Think”
Lost, she calls for help
Limbs stretch across the graveyard
Their leaves tinged autumn.


Burdock calls, waits
Grab, clinging its cheerful prey,
Prickly anger.

© 2015 Rawls E. Fantasy  Newsletter

How to read a haiku:
Burdock calls, waits, Grab, clinging its cheerful prey,
Grab, clinging its cheerful prey, Prickly anger.

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4 thoughts on “Haikus: Not What You Think/Cling

  1. These are good as usual. 🙂 The first is melancholy, and makes me feel, I don’t know, like said, in a way? Not sure how to explain it. The second I understood once I’d googled burdock. 😀

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    • Thanks, phoenixgrey! I was worried people didn’t understand these at first. The first has two scenes in it: If you read the 1st and 2nd line together, it sounds scary and Halloween-ish, but if you read 2nd and 3rd line together, you see the limbs as tree limbs in autumn. Sort of a play on words. 🙂 Yes, burdock is that bothersome prickly plant, haha. I thought it’d be fun to try writing something different. 😀


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