TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – Pen

“Swan” pens were a popular brand of fountain pen in Australia and it gave me an idea for this week’s challenge.

This week’s challenge is “Pen” so I thought I would try writing the Haiku instead of typing it. Now I realise why I prefer to type. This is photo of a Victorian inkwell in the Renaissance Revival style, a fountain pen and a sample of my scrawl.

Pen comes from the Latin “penna” referring to wing feathers and subsequently the use of feathers as early pens. The female swan is called a “pen” apparently from Old English “penne” and refers to the way female swans fold in their wings. A male swan is called a cob due to, and I quote, “the knob on his beak” @ ask the swan expert –

Last week’s prompt – “Spoon” led to some more great contributions.

Welcome to Al the Author who took “Spoon” in an unexpected direction for his first contribution to this challenge.

Kate Martyn has grasped the spoon firmly by the handle to declare her zest for life!

Tucked into a corner has 2 lovely contrasting haiku about the luxury and the prosaic spoon.

Skyllairae has again shown a clever perspective of a simple object and you can check it out 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 “Pen” could be your favorite pen, its history, what it writes, what pens have the potential to do…be creative! It does not have to be an old or valuable pen…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


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