TJ’s Household Haiku – Dry Cactus

Cactus in pot
Cactus in pot
Cactus in closeup. This one has a wonderful symmetry but it absolutely horrifying to touch.

Prompt Word for Week 2 – Dry


The zenophobic cactus

Spurns any approach

It’s Week 2 of the New TJ’s Haiku Challenge. Many thanks to those who sent me their encouragement and contributed last week. Following great feedback I will be keeping the new format for the prompt with two options (you only need to select one of the options)…

  1. A photo prompt without explanation – use anything in the shot as an inspiration and surprise us!
  2. A word prompt – use it somehow in your haiku.

You don’t have to include the word if you want to just use the picture as an inspiration or you don’t have to reference the picture if you use the word. Or you can use both.

Would you like to join in? It’s simple. Just write a haiku on your own blog and add a link to your post in the comment section. If you add TJ’s Haiku Challenge to your tags, others can find you. (Comments can be added by clicking on the small black speech bubble at the end of this post.)

Here’s what Week 1’s poetic participants created.

First up this week, Ism from My Choice 360 found a world in a dewdrop. Lovely.

Two gems on the dew theme from Freya of Freya writes.

A kiss on a rose from Judy Martin this week. Quel romantique! 🙂

Tucked Into a Corner has a lovely trio. Dew from the mists on a cold day. Beautiful.

Kia has a play on words coupled with a great closeup of a cactus which inspired me to use the photo I took of our own cactus for this week.

Ritu of But I Smile Anyway has a thirst quenching take on the dew theme. Lovely.

Three variations on a theme here from Life Home and Away with some lovely images too! Let the author know which version you like best. (I love number 1) 🙂

Kat Myrman has successfully combined both picture and prompt word in this charming haiku.

And lastly Shadeau has taken the prompt and fashioned a flowing triplet of haiku faithfully rendered. Beautiful.





      1. My neighbor has one that looks very soft too–but I knew not to touch it, and he confirmed that it was a meany in disguise 😉 I’d not heard the word “pattable” before–I can almost hear you saying it, makes me smile 🙂

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