Saturday, June 12, 2010


Well beamish poets, this week's prompt radiant should let your haiku effulgence shine.

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Next week's prompt: swan

Saturday, June 5, 2010


The weekly haiku prompt is quietly. Enjoy the other poets' haiku and encourage each other. See the Haiku Bones FAQ for ideas on how to interpret the prompt and write a haiku.

Next week's prompt is radiant. Each prompt is open for 7 days and starts Saturdays at 9 p.m. NY City time.

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

weekly prompt: MIRACLES

C'mon, smile in wonder for this week's prompt . Take a big, broad, flexible, outlook and see where it goes.
Shhh!! quietly will be next week's theme.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

weekly prompt: dew

Is it a verb, a noun or a metaphor? This week's prompt has inspired a batch of clever and meaningful haiku from the Haiku Bones poets. Carrying on the soon-lost tradition of All Souls College, Oxford, next week's prompt will be miracles.

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Saturday, May 15, 2010


Wish I'd thought of this hall-of-mirrors birdhouse -- its marvelous wit activates childish wonderment.

But the bigger wonder is when did we start doing this?

Birds eat bugs. So maybe Fred Flintstone used to hang up a dried calabash as a nest to protect his prize tomatoes and peppers?

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Saturday, May 8, 2010


A local parking lot with a rusty chain link fence nearby is softened with scraggly wisteria.

Every year it gives off a spicy odor which reminds me of old candy stores.

No one waters it or feeds it. And since the fence separates two asphalt lots, it is not even clear what the wisteria is actually growing in. Shoppers, and smoking employees on break, seem to not even notice the thin wall of flowers.

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Saturday, May 1, 2010


Early May always makes me think of flowers and birds. In the Northeast US, we only have ruby-throated hummingbirds. I don't like to feed birds directly; I'd rather be lazy and smug and grow plants which attract birds. Did I mention lazy?

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