This is the very first of TJ’s Household Haiku Challenges, a weekly event for lovers of Haiku who like to look at the world around them in a slightly different way.
Basically all you need to do is use the weekly theme to compose a Haiku using the Household object suggested as an inspiration and include a picture of the object in any form.
If you would like to read more about the challenge and how it works then click here which will take you to the instructions page.
The theme for the first challenge is “Jug” and here is my submission for the week.
This little milk jug
When used with friends at tea time
Pours out happiness
Your Haiku could take any aspect of the topic, the jug itself, decorations or designs on a jug, what the jug represents, its uses, what goes in it, where it is kept or even reflections off its surface. Be creative!!!!
Bon Weekend! TJ
Just remember – If you are participating in the challenge please put a link to your post in the comment section below (click the little speech bubble at the bottom of this post to leave your link) and include “TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge” in your tag list on your own post.
I would also love to hear your stories about any special item you choose as your inspiration. The jug in the photograph is a piece of Paris Porcelain from the 1920s and was hand decorated in a workshop on the Rue Royale. I loved the vibrancy and the pattern when I saw it in a dusty cabinet many years ago in a funny little curiosity shop in Perth and shelled out the huge sum of $16 dollars and have loved using it ever since.
Here are 2 other photos for those who like to know the details and marks.