TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – Star

Whitefriars Paperweight (Large)
This is a close up shot of a Whitefriar’s Millefiori (a thousand flowers) paperweight I picked up in my travels. The stars at the centre of the canes sparkle in the lamplight.

There in a dewdrop

a thousand stars reflecting

the Creator’s art

Firstly I would like to say a big thank you to all of you who have participated in the challenge this year and wish you every happiness of the season as well as a wonderful new year!

Now I know that stars are not in the house literally but it is quite likely that you have something with a star on it or shaped like a star. It could be a cookie cutter or a print on a curtain, a light shade or even on the top of a tree. Be creative with your star shape!

Feel free to join in any time. Simply write a post on your own blog with your haiku inspired by the prompt and add a link in the comment section below (click on the black speech bubble to open comments).We love to see new entries!

If you would like to know more about the challenge or would like to read the haiku from past challenges then click here.

Many thanks to those who contributed to the prompt “Christmas” last week.

First up is coffee and carols from Edwina’s Episodes and a story about a gravy boat of Christmas cheer.

Welcome to the Recovering Know It all whose set of haiku speak of Christmas cheer and food comas! Love them!

Elusive Trope presents a problem of origamic proportions here.

A lovely recitation of the Christmas story in haiku by Jael Aster here.

A great image and delightful haiku from Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library here.

Kate Myrman has us awaiting the dawn with this haiku of beautiful imagery.


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    1. How utterly delightful! I just love your haiku and the ever so charming animation you chose! You have made my Sunday! Merry Christmas to you too! Best wishes, TJ. πŸ™‚

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  1. Thank you for the shout out. I’m glad you enjoyed the Christmas haiku as much as I did writing them. I’d better get busy with the stars! -KIA

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    1. Just read your wonderful haiku! I love them all for different reasons. The first is a classic haiku, the second I like for the allusion to birthdays and the third for its charm. Thanks so much and Merry Christmas! TJ πŸ™‚


  2. First, thanks for the mention; second, I LOVE the prompt word!! Third, I LOVE your haiku–a LOT!! And finally, I love the image–I don’t usually fall into the sin of coveting, but I’ve always wanted one of those millefiori pieces! I’m imagining your home is fully decorated in exquisite taste for Christmas–even though you’re not going to sweat over a hot stove, making traditional feast menu. But what about the boozy pumpkin pie–any progress toward that? We are flying toward Christmas…and I’m trying to pace myself (which unfortunately means very little blogging). Yesterday I made 2 kinds of fudge, and a pan of gingerbread. Wishing you a most Blessed Christmas and healthy and Happy New Year!! Jael

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    1. Oh! You make me ashamed of my poor Christmas cooking attempts. Canned pumpkin seems to be a commodity hard to find in Perth so about how much pumpkin should I cook to make the same sort of amount do you think? I am so glad you like the photo. I have 2 English millefiori paperweights and they are fascinating things to look at. Looking forward to hearing more of your delicious concoctions for Christmas. Hope you are taking photos to share in a post. Bless! TJ


      1. Sorry I’m unable to take photos, so you’ll have to use your imagination! Recipe calls for 1 can–15 oz of pumpkin–I’m just guessing, but it seems it would be the same amount of “cooked pumpkin”. Bon Appetit!

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