Haiku for you too

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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

Dilemma

We wait, bowel and me

As constipation dithers; tensing

We move; free at last!

More poignantly in Ukraine

Pieces

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 three books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars and Salisbury Square. In addition I published an anthology of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand this summer. A fourth book will be out soon. This started life as a novel in a week on this blog and will follow later this year. I blog about all sorts at geofflepard.com and welcome all comments. 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! 😉

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  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.

      Like

  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

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