TJ’s Household Challenge

Ah! Lovely springtime

Simply all of my vases

Bursting with flowers


Prompt Words: Flower and Simply

Hi Ho Haikuers!

Welcome back to the fortnightly Haiku Challenge!

Thanks to all of those who read and contributed to the last post “Earth and Whirlwind

About the object: This is an English soft paste porcelain potpourri vase from the Coalport factory, made around 1820-30. The flowers were apparently made in Germany and could be ordered by English manufacturers to decorate their own wares. As a collaboration it is wonderful to imagine little boxes of delicate flowers travelling around Europe just to create such “fripperies”. Each petal is hand painted and the entire piece is hand thrown. It may be “over the top” but I love the amount of work gone into making it and the amount of history embedded in it. How it ended up in a dusty corner in an antique store in Perth for an absolute song I have no idea. It is probably one of the most well-travelled vases in history. The fact that most of the flowers are undamaged is quite astonishing.

So here is a summary of the wonderful contributions from the last prompt. Do take a moment to browse and follow if you haven’t already so that we can continue to build our Haiku community. 🙂


This is a Haiku Hub event!

It’s a cyclone of canines from Florida Borne

Judy Martin is all in a whirl here

A turn on the dance floor from Annette Rochelle Aben

Two different passions from Ritu

TJ’s Household Challenge – Whirlwind & Earth

Spinning out of control from this flurry of haikuey goodness by Mick E Talbot

Reena Saxena has let imagination run wild

Miriam has nature in ascendent

A beautiful quilt from Sarah

Is love a tornado for Playing with Words?

While it lasted

Holding on as the word spins from the Bag Lady

TJ’s Household Haiku – Life

Autumnal joy from Willow Poetry with a beautiful photo to match

Haiku – Earth/Whirlwind

Afterwards has a triplet of unexpected haiku….the best type 🙂

TJ’s Household Haiku – Earth and Whirlwind

The power of nature harnessed by Willowdot21

Kat Myrman has summed up the forces of nature

Chaos in Flux

A  little calm amidst the whirlwind of life from Olga with a beautiful photo

The very world is in flux from the pen of The Syllabub Sea – lovely presentation of the poem in picture form too!

A stroll of epic proportions from Prairie Chat

Grand Promenade


Want to join in? Just leave a link to your haiku post in the comments and I will include it in the summary for the next prompt. You can use the photo or the prompt words as your inspiration and you are more than welcome to use the photo if you wish in your own prompt. All the images are my own so feel free to enjoy them. 🙂 If you include “TJ’s Household Haiku” in your tags it makes it easy for others to find your haiku.

Best wishes for a fortnight of poesy!









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