TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – Spoons

This collection of spoons has taken a lifetime of collecting. Now it represents a lifetime of cleaning. Sigh.
This collection of spoons has taken a lifetime of collecting. Now it represents a lifetime of cleaning. Sigh.

I was never born

With a silver spoon in mouth

I had to work hard

About the objects: Over the years I have kept my eye out for silver spoons. There is something very beguiling about the liquid brightness of silver and the pleasure of eating from a hand crafted item or serve with a piece of precious metal.

This is my collection of spoons from England, Australia, Scotland and even one from Russia.

Someone once remarked that you never knew who else had been slobbering over antique spoons but I prefer not to think about that when we are using them to serve the jam and cream.

Last week’s wonderful contributors to the “Candlestick” challenge can be found at a click of a button below.

Ladyleemanilla has a lovely haiku on some family heirlooms here:

Kate Martyn has produced a poignant haiku about the lion in the candlestick here:

Tucked into a Corner has produced 3 great haiku. All of them are charming but I must say the third is my favourite:

Skyllairae has created a lovely haiku looking at light in a new way here:

If you would like to participate in TJ’s Household Haiku challenge then you can use any aspect of the household item for an inspiration. Please use this or your own spoon photo “Spoon” could be the item itself, its history, what it serves, where you got it from…be creative! It does not have to be an old or valuable spoon…just whatever is about at home

If you are participating please write your post on your own blog and add your contribution as a link to your post in the comment section here and add “TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge” to your tag list on your own post so others can find you! Just click on the speech bubble at the end of this post to access comments.

Hope to see your posts soon!

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


    1. Both are wonderful. Just sitting here enjoying a cup of tea with a spoon while listening to Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto. Add to that some lovely haiku and it makes for a perfect Sunday morning. Meilleur voeux!

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        1. If you have any household object you would like to suggest I would be delighted to use it for a prompt.(providing I have the item at home to photograph☺) absolutely no pressure but i would love to feature some ideas from a few of our wonderful haiku composers. ☺

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          1. Yes! Oh that would be so much fun! If you’ve already done these please forgive me 🙂 my suggestions are: Lamp and Piano (I know it’s not a common household item but maybe it would work?) Thank you so much for thinking of me and for asking, it’s such an honor to contribute ideas 🙂 Have a great weekend!

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          2. Brilliant! I am just about to put up the post for this week but would love to use one of these for next week. You have got me thinking! Hope you enjoy this week’s post and looking forward to reading your future poems! Bon weekend!


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