I’m still participating in #haikuforhope, trying to write a haiku each day during the month of December. I wasn’t as successful this past week, and I missed a couple of days. Overall, this hasn’t been a productive writing month for me, and I’m more and more thankful for the nudge to write haiku!

December 15th:

A.M. Tragedy

morning’s sweet promise
takes an unexpected turn
fly in my coffee

©Molly Hogan, 2018

December 17th:

hollyhock stalks
festooned with snowflakes
blossom anew

©Molly Hogan, 2018

December 18th:

water, wind and cold
elemental alchemy
winter masterpiece

©Molly Hogan, 2018

December 19th

cloud congregation
clusters on the horizon
anticipating dawn

©Molly Hogan, 2018

December 20th

Christmas Homecoming

the day passes
anticipating her hug
molasses hours

©Molly Hogan, 2018

This week’s Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted by Buffy Silverman at her blog, Buffy’s Blog. Make sure to stop by and read her review of a beautiful book of science/poetry, The Stuff of Stars.

21 thoughts on “#haikuforhope

  1. I’ve so enjoyed #haikuforhope. That fly in your coffee made me giggle. Poor thing — still alive after summer and the long fall. Perhaps it was a bit of a mercy-suicide. I love the winter alchemy. That one is a winner. Keep at it Molly. Not too many more days to go. Are you thinking of a ‘one little word’ yet? I had a list….can’t find it. Now I have to think all over again.

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    • mbhmaine says:

      I’ve also been enjoying #haikuforhope so much! I love reading what others are writing and have found the haiku-writing practice to be rejuvenating. In the meantime, OLW has totally slipped my mind, along with many other things!–perhaps my OLW should be “remember”!


  2. You might have missed a couple of days, but you’ve written some gems. A.M. Tragedy made me laugh out loud–and those molasses hours pull at the heart strings.

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  3. lindabaie says:

    I haven’t checked twitter recently, missed today’s, the wonderful ‘molasses hours’, Molly. And I do love the hollyhock and alchemy ones, too. Maybe you’ve missed some days, but not beautiful images.

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  4. haitiruth says:

    I love the “cloud congregation.” Thanks for these! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

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    • mbhmaine says:

      Thanks, Ruth! We had the most beautiful sunrise the other morning and the variety of clouds was astonishing. I could sky-watch forever, but I’m trying to avoid doing so while driving! lol


  5. katswhiskers says:

    Molasses hours so familiar! And yes, a laugh at that fly. And the hollyhocks. And that photo! Haiku moments to savour.

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  6. Some very thoughtful images here, Molly – especially those “molasses hours” with which we are all so familiar!

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  7. margaretsmn says:

    Finding haiku in
    coffee, nature, restless hope,
    Sharing heart to heart.

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  8. Tabatha says:

    What a beautiful photo, my gosh! Time plays a big role in these fascinating haiku, Molly. I can’t pick a favorite.

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  9. Michelle Kogan says:

    Your image of the ice and leaves is definitely a “masterpiece!” I like your whole group Molly, but especially like your “molasses hours” you can feel the waiting in that thick molasses syrup. Enjoy your time together, and Happy Holidays!

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  10. maryleehahn says:

    Three things: First, I’m glad someone else is having fun with titled haiku. Second, the hollyhocks and the molasses hours. Third, your photos. ❤

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  11. Molly, you are knocking it out of the park. This set of haiku alone counts as a productive month for writing, and geez, what more can we expect of ourselves at this time of year?


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