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Every day visits*
From Moose, Goose, and Orb Weaver
All seized by Haiku

"Why moose and goose?" you may ask. Back on 2/04/13 Pirate wrote a haiku with an elk in it, and I responded with
one with a moose and then included him every day. A few days later in comments Mystic asked "Where's the goose?"
So I started including her with this post on 2/07. A week later on the 14th, Mark Readfern
asked for and received a spider. The rest is history.

*Well, most days, anyway. Grant me a bit of poetic license.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Visual Dare 32 -- DISOBEY plus SHW -- REACTION


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The Sensational Haiku Wednesday prompt is REACTION

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She thinks “Gee”and ”Haw”
Command me; but no mere girl
Tells me where to go.

Roused from my stable
To this snow;  I’ll give her a
Ride she won’t forget.

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I think this pair of haiku REACTS to both prompts with disobedient intent, but without actually violating the integrity of the prompts.  For me, at least, skirting the edge that way spices it up just a little - like snatching that last chocolate morsel.

UPDATE: This is more disobedient than I thought.  I picked up last week's SHW prompt.    It's unlike Jenn not to have the new prompt up by mid-morning.  Hope she's OK.

UPDATE 2 She's OK.

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  1. Very nice. I'm having a hard time not being obvious with this prompt. You handled it well.

  2. Great take on both prompts, I love your little Haikus - I should have a go I think!

    You know how you have used far less than 100 words, can I borrow some of your spare ones? Will post my visual dare story later...

  3. I loved writing haiku when I was at school. haven't done many since, but I love yours!

  4. I've come to really look forward to your poetic twists on the Visual Dare prompts - so refreshing and thought-provoking, especially for this poetry lover. Another triumph! Well done. :)

  5. How fun to combine a story in haiku. Very original, and it was a hard prompt I think.


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