Beast for a day


Ronovan’s latest Haiku challenge is here. Check it out.

Our two words are


I’ve come up with three this week

First up, stimulated by Sacha Black’s prompt here

It snapped; the beast froze.

A predator or a prey?

Not the rabbit’s day.

Then a rhyming one to compliment the first

It’s the least a beast

Can do for you to stay a-

way and make your day.

And finally what I intended all along

Every day, her tasks mount:

Wash, clothe, feed, school, fix, hug, love.

The family’s beast of burden.

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 three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at 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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15 Responses to Beast for a day

  1. willowdot21 says:

    I like all three you are improving. A veritable avalanche of beastly Haiku. 😉

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  2. You’re a very talent man in more ways than one. To come up with three haikus with the prompt words Ronovan asked to include, is one very good job (because they are hard words to work with – well I think so anyway). Hopefully I’ll be joining you in the haiku hall of fame this week, so you better watch out because I may just bring an Austrian ski instructor with me 🙂

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  3. lorilschafer says:

    The last is my favorite – maybe because it’s the most relatable! 😉

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  4. AJ says:

    Those were really good. I feel a little dumb though, my reader didn’t break it up so it all read as one continual piece so my first read through I was a little lost. Now that I read them correctly, all three are excellent. You did good!


  5. Charli Mills says:

    Aw, some days the rabbit is dinner…and every day Mum has to fix it. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Norah says:

    I always enjoy haiku: doesn’t take long to read, but can sometimes take a while to digest. Like the rabbit, perhaps? I like the first one best. Not too keen on being the beast of burden myself! Or dinner for a beast! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. rogershipp says:

    Excellent! Mom and Dad a wonderful creatures!

    Liked by 1 person

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