TJ’s Household Haiku

Viacar of Wakefield with illustrations by Hugh Thomson
Viacar of Wakefield with illustrations by Hugh Thomson
My Venetian Letter Opener is ready for action. I am looking out for a crisp linen envelope without a nasty plastic window.

How full my mailbox!

Invitations? Friends’ letters?

Only bills, just only bills.

The prompt words for this week are “Full and Only

How nice it would be to get some old fashioned mail now and then. Letter writing seems to be a forgotten art and the joy of going to the mailbox and finding a lovely invitation or a letter from a distant friend is a rare and precious thing sadly.

Penfriends once abounded and it was a privilege and a pleasure to connect with someone from another land and form a bond that was not at all about “getting something”.

The blogging world has shown me that there are wonderful people out there happy to take the leap and share a little of their world and I am very grateful for it.

So although handwritten missals are not being regularly wedged into my quaint but completely impractical letterbox, I can at least enjoy sharing a thought or a smile with many of you out there via my cyber pen.

I never underestimate the comments or communications I receive. People are very busy these days and sharing a personal connection is not only less simple but also sadly complexed with stories of false identities, manipulation or other sordid motives. To see beyond these and have the confidence to connect with real people who just enjoy the fact that they are sharing a part of themselves with other like minded people who are only interested in genuine friendship is something we would do well to cultivate.

Hope you have a lovely day you lovely bloggers you!

If you would like to join in just leave a link to your post in the comment section this week (just press the little black speech bubble to access the comments 🙂 )

Many thanks to those wonderful writers who contributed their talents to the last challenge.

Annette Rochelle Aben soars in the clouds here

Judy Martin is home and away here.

Three variations on a theme from Ritu Bathal. Lovely

A triplet of lighter than air haiku from Kia

Wonderful photography of clouds and a haiku to match from Olga

Paging Me is adrift in the poetical vein here

Welcome to ShiftnShake awaking from slumber here.

Bolshevik leanings from Two on a Rant this week. Love it.

Lady Lee has an animated take on the prompt this week

A drifting apart from Radhika’s Reflection this week

Mick E Talbot is a prolific and amazing poet. His interpretation is found here.

The past meets the future from Kat Myrman this week


Dreams and reality encapsulated by Prairie Chat

Night Air

Eleutheromania has a haiku of hope here! Welcome to the challenge!

Angels drift through this poem from God’s Chair


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  1. Your post makes some good points, TJ. I miss the old days of letter writing–I bought boxes of lovely stationery with my allowance, when I was young; and sealing wax was great fun. Emailing is what we have now–at least it goes faster than the old way!

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