Haiku for you too


Another week, another haiku challenge from Ronovan and this time the prompt is:

Wait and Move

Let’s see what we can find from these two words. Remember the form: three lines with a  5-7-5 meter.

First up a problem some mornings


We wait, bowel and me

As constipation dithers; tensing

We move; free at last!

More poignantly in Ukraine


They wait, lives on hold

While in warm rooms, strangers play chess

With real people. Whose move?

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published two anthologies of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand and Life in a Flash. More will appear soon, including a memoir of my mother's last years. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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13 Responses to Haiku for you too

  1. willowdot21 says:

    How else would I get through sloughs and troughs of the day without your whit! 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Charli Mills says:

    Waiting is all relative. I have a poetry question — does meter refer to the syllable count?

    Liked by 1 person

    • TanGental says:

      Ah, I think you have a point and I have misdirected myself (as judges say over here when they’ve made a cock up in court). Syllables are what a haiku requires whereas meter is the de dum de dum rhythm when reading a poem.


  3. Claudette says:

    I enjoyed these. I found the first very poignant 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Meredith says:

    You surely will win humorous! I laughed so hard!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Ronovan says:

    I have a dilemma of my own now. (shaking my head, vigorously to remove the image!!!!!)

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Pingback: Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge 31 Review | ronovanwrites

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