Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

#Trifextra: Week 83 – haiku

with 22 comments

What Trifecta wants

Trifecta usually gets

if I can fulfil

writers must provide

for Trifecta’s latest task

a weekend haiku


without a word prompt

ideas spin in free fall

none will stick around

(33 words of waffle)

HAIKU (noun)

: an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables respectively


Written by Sarah Ann

September 1, 2013 at 1:25 pm

22 Responses

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  1. ah but how clever is the lady provides a Haiku without a word to go with πŸ™‚ x Very nice Sarah.


    September 1, 2013 at 1:31 pm

  2. Clever way around that lack of prompt! I like the first one – Trifecta gets what it wants. Oh yes. We do our best. Nice work.


    September 1, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    • I really struggled with a lack of a word – write a haiku. Yeah, but about what? Very happy you liked my cheat.

      Sarah Ann

      September 2, 2013 at 7:17 pm

  3. Woah. This is awesomely clever! A winner in my books. πŸ™‚


    September 2, 2013 at 12:30 am

    • Thank you for the awesome comment. Very happy you liked it.

      Sarah Ann

      September 2, 2013 at 7:15 pm

  4. Creative way of handling this weekend’s challenge. Good for you.

    cobourgcobbieCobbie's World

    September 2, 2013 at 3:16 am

    • I think this is probably evidence that my creativity deserted me. πŸ™‚

      Sarah Ann

      September 2, 2013 at 7:15 pm

  5. Very nice.

    Bill B.

    September 2, 2013 at 3:42 am

  6. Very cool, it’s like 3 haiku poems in one…and the total of 33 words is sure to earn some bonus points πŸ™‚


    September 2, 2013 at 7:46 am

  7. 3×3 on meta… works for me.

    BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)

    September 2, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    • As you know what you’re talking about, I take that as a huge compliment.

      Sarah Ann

      September 2, 2013 at 7:12 pm

  8. What an elegant way to suck up!
    Also, love the ideas spinning in free fall.


    September 2, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    • No sucking up intended – just a way of failing to meet the brief.

      Sarah Ann

      September 2, 2013 at 7:09 pm

  9. A very innovative style of expression. Loved it.


    Shakti Ghosal

    September 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm

  10. Love the way you pulled off three haiku in 33 words! Awesome!


    September 2, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    • I have to admit I worked quite hard on the third haiku to get to the three to equal 33 words.

      Sarah Ann

      September 2, 2013 at 7:10 pm

  11. Now you’re just showing off. πŸ™‚ This is great. Enjoyed reading it.

    Ivy (Mommy Dourest)

    September 2, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    • No showing off intended. I think this aptly shows that, without strict guidelines, I flail about for a while then fail.

      Sarah Ann

      September 2, 2013 at 7:11 pm

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