Twelve Words, Four Haiku

Written for:  Carpe Diem Full Circle #1, Sunflower Reflection
The goal is to write haiku with the twelve (12) words I will give. It’s a kind of word-whirl and you have to use the words given in the clock-wise direction. So every word has to come in the line of its place on the clock e.g. sunflower you have to use for line one (1) and rain storm for line two (2) and so on.


1. sunflower
2. rain storm
3. puddles
4. beach
5. waves
6. making love
7. seagulls
8. rain storm
9. lightning
10. mountain
11. peony
12. nightingale

Sunflower petals
Droop ’round face like a bonnet
Form rain storm puddles

Screech at the beach
Waves crash as couple makes love
Seagulls overhead

Rain storm thunders
Electric streak of lightening
Over the mountain

Proud pink peonies
Nightingale pauses in song
Beauty to absorb

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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