TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – Attraction

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A magnet board I found in the Galleries Lafayette with a collection of French magnets and ephemera from our travels

This is the last TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge for 2015! Oh weep! Oh sigh! Oh well….

Still recovering from assorted food comas I realised that today is Sunday and not Saturday and that I forgot to do the challenge!

As I hope that you have all been partying too hard to care I hereby present the last Haiku challenge of 2015 – “Magnet” most of us have one sticking to something around the house. These little wonders of science have transformed our fridges into notice boards or repositories of wise sayings and assorted pictures of cute kittens and other delightful images.

My close attachment

This mutual attraction

Repulses others

Many thanks to those who contributed to the previous challenge “Star”. Here are links to their wonderful Haiku. Do check them out!

A wish on a star from Lady Lee Manila

3 Starring haiku from the Recovering Know it All each with a sparkle of its own.

Changing fortunes from Elusive Trope as he deals out a mystical collection.

Lazulitopia has placed the star in its right place in the sky with her lovely trio of Christmas inspired offerings.

The stars of the City wink brightly in these haiku from an urban landscape in Tucked Into a Corner’s realm.

Two bright haiku from Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library awaiting a star.

The beautiful in “Like Frost-Kissed Startdust” is part of Kat Myrman’s lovely entry.

How to enter

Simply create your own haiku post and add a link in the comment section at the bottom of this post. (Click the black speech bubble to open comments)

You can always check out past challenges by clicking here.



  1. quite the intriguing haiku. Read in the context of the magnets, its an amusing twist on the word “repulsion,” an property of physics, nature. Taken by itself without any commentary, the mind leaps reflexively to the attraction between two people, and repulsion takes on a whole negative emotional connotation. This leads my mind to ask “is not this attraction and negative emotional response not also both a property of physics, nature, as well, influenced by or stirred up what swirls in the cosmos of conscious subconscious mind?” Okay, I think I better step away before I rattle and ramble on for a couple of pages. 🙂

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    1. I am intrigued by your premise and would happily read more. The sheer variety of attractions is intriguingly complex. That we have a subconscious self contributing to our decision making is eternally fascinating if not disturbing.

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    1. A wonderful haiku. A beautiful image too! Thank you so much for your kind words and looking forward to reading your creations in 2016.☺


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