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 several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. 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?

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    • 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 🙂

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  4. Meredith says:

    You surely will win humorous! I laughed so hard!

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  5. Ronovan says:

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

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