TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – Brolly

The panels of this umbrella I bought in Versailles show Marie Antoinette in a variety of costumes.
The panels of this umbrella I bought in Versailles show Marie Antoinette in a variety of costumes.

Marie Antoinette

Ne’er gave thought in the sunshine

How to dress for storms

The Object: Enraptured with Versailles for the first time, I succumbed to the temptation to buy souvenirs. This lavish umbrella was the ideal gift I thought for one in far off Australia, unaccustomed to such wondrous goods so I snapped it up. I soon discovered that the only way to get it home was to force my suitcase into a trapezoid and I spent the remainder of the trip petrified it would be confiscated by Australian customs in fear that the wood in the handle may have carried pernicious wood lice or some virulent strain of Dutch Elm disease. As you can see….it made it.

Last weeks challenge “Weeds” sprouted a lush growth of contributions that were definitely the sort of things one would encourage in ones garden. Do check them out!

Lady Lee Manila gives dandelions new meaning here:

Kate Martyn coupled a beautiful picture with a great interpretation of weeds here: (you can also check out details of her published novel “The King’s Gift” while you are there –

Tucked Into a Corner has again produced a great sequence of 3 haiku called “The Dull Ones”. I loved all of them.

Al the Author has produced a great haiku about love which grows “like water on weeds”. Here –

Last but not least, Skyllairae combined some lovely photographs with a salient comment about the strange fact that weeds proliferate while the plants we want persist in dying. Here it is –

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 “umbrella” photo. “umbrella” could be any umbrella or the ideas that it generates such as when you use it, the feelings it inspires…be creative!

If you are participating please write your post on your own blog (we love to see your own photos too!) 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. Thannks so much for the comment and sorry for the delay in replying! Work is cranking up and stopping me writing. Thankfully a haiku is not an epic poem so I can still get one out at least once a week. 🙂 Hope you enjoy some others when you have the time. Best wishes! TJ


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