Wordle Haiku

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #84 Back In Time “Carpe Diem Full Circle”

In that special feature I gave you 12 words (like a wordle), but every word corresponded with one of the numbers on a clock. For example: 1 on the clock was “spring”, 2 on the clock was “cherry” and so on. The goal was to create haiku with the given words following clockwise. For example: If “spring” was at number 1, you had to start your new haiku with a sentence in which you used “spring”.

I love to challenge you today with the following 12 words which you have to use following the numbers on the clock, clockwise.

Here are the 12 words you have to use:

1. summer
2. princess
3. willow
4. oasis
5. palmtree(s)
6. camels
7. cruise-ship
8. snow
9. rainbow
10. yellow
11. shrine
12. prayer (or praying)

At lake in summer
princess stands with outstretched arms
a bending willow

Nearing oasis
palm trees sway in desert dust
camel caravan

Cruise ship travels
through inner harbor–snow shines
in streaked rainbow

Yellow bird sings
outside an ancient shrine
as heads bow in prayer


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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4 Responses to Wordle Haiku

  1. Candy says:

    love all of them – the last one’s my fav

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  2. humbird says:

    Creative story, my fave is the last one.

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  3. WOW! Sara … I am speechless. That fourth haiku is a real masterpiece, could have been written by one of the classic poets.


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