TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge 5

This blue and white enameled silver watch sits in a case in my bookcase.
This blue and white enameled silver watch sits in a case in my bookcase.

Exquisite numbers

Suggest pleasure, as years pass

One by one, one by one.

TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge 5 – Clock

A word on Haiku: Most Westerners interpret Haiku as having to strictly adhere to the 5 – 7- 5 syllable rule to be a Haiku. True, in Japanese, they always adhere to the 5 – 7 – 5 rule but the nature of the language is such that you can do more with the syllables than in English.

As such, it is not always possible to stick strictly to the rules if you want to convey an idea.

If I have shocked the Haiku devotees out there who have been told that 5-7-5 is inviolate I must sincerely apologise, but I offer in defense that I have taught Japanese in another existence and that Western views on Haiku often do not follow traditional conventions of composition.

At the end of the day it is all about a bit of fun so please don’t feel daunted. Give it a go and if you come across a great idea but need an extra syllable or two, go for it!

Remember, if you would like to participate then you can use any aspect of the household item for an inspiration. “Clock” could be the clock itself, its materials, the style, where it came from, what you measure by it…be creative!

If you are participating please add your contribution as a link to your post in the comment section and add “TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge” to your tag list on your own post so others can find you!

If you would like more information about the challenge then you can view the instructions page HERE

I will not be able to add your links to the next post for the next 2 weeks but be sure that I will showcase your wonderful contributions on future Haiku posts as soon as I can! Many thanks and best wishes!

 
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    1. Thanks so very much for saying so. I have really enjoyed composing the photos and dreaming up the haiku. So delighted to know others are enjoying the result. Very best wishes! ☺

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        1. Thank you again. If you would like to write a haiku and be part of the challenge I would be delighted to feature your contribution. I have enjoyed browsing your recent posts and love your Pompeii image. It is a place I long to visit. 🙂

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