Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Meeting The Bar:  Haiku sequence
(posted by Frank Tassone)

“Did you know that you could write multiple haiku that express a similar theme or montage of images? That haikai form is known as the haiku sequence.

Now it’s your turn. Write a haiku sequence on any theme that you like. Use a minimum of three haiku.

You can write your haiku using the traditional 5-7-5 syllable count. Alternatively, you can write haiku that can be read aloud in a breath, using a short-long-short format, without a syllable count.

Remember to use a title and be sure there is a connection in the haiku within your sequence.

tree stands in full bloom
she picks some bright yellow fruit
juicy lemons for pie

heavy and thick-skinned
are not selected by chef
little fruit is rendered

green stems rise
seem spindly to hold up
delicate daffodils

complementary flower hues
purple and yellow

oak tree festooned
yellow ribbon tied ’round center
she waits for him


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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9 Responses to Lemon

  1. Lucy says:

    Oh, wow, this is lovely writing.


  2. I love your use of color to convey emotions. The yellow ribbon is perfect. ❤


  3. A vivid portrayal of emerging life, and hope! Wonderful!


  4. Mother Wintermoon says:

    Very nice haiku sequence. Sorry I missed the deadline on this one. Will catch it on OLN.


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