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Summertime Haiku: include the word 'hot'

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Haiku does as many things for the human spirit as there are variations among humans.

Haiku generally speaks to the core of 'the psyche in ways of beauty, love, spirituality, nature, connection with changing seasons, peace, tranquility and harmony. You know, those essentials that balance our hurried and scurrying lives.

So sit back with an ice pack on your forehead or nape of your neck, grab a pitcher of your favorite lime water or sweet tea, put your feet up and transcend to anyplace you think of as cool, even if it's hot or tropical!

Write it in Haiku - the only must? You need to use the word hot at least once.

Sanjuktaa:

Serving hot chai

In earthen pots-

The curve of her hips

Note the old standard of five syllables, seven syllables, then five has fallen by the wayside.

Comments

RoeDapple 5 years, 1 month ago

Repairing the deck,

When it is hotter than heck,

Keep bud light in check . . .

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Your haiku about beer Makes you sound like a dear Also like a 'hottie' redneck!

RoeDapple 5 years, 1 month ago

The soles of my feet,

Are like so much hot meat,

Cool shower a treat

RoeDapple 5 years, 1 month ago

Heck I got two in before the ink even dried!

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Beats the heck out of hot deck work Did you mean 2 beer or haiku? Difficult to tell with you!

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Skin turns red, burns, peels Sun relentlessly beating Hot slides daunting!

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Dog tongue glows red, sweats Paw pads along hot street Give dying dog cool treat

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Cusin has hot pot fire lit, duck on spit Autie smacking lips

Kathy Theis-Getto 5 years, 1 month ago

http://sites.google.com/site/graceguts/essays/haikuholics-anonymous

The Twelve Steps of Haikuholics Anonymous 1.We have admitted we are powerless over haiku—that our writing has become unmanageable. 2.We have come to believe that a Power greater than haiku can restore us to good haiku-free writing. 3.We have made a decision to turn our will and our poetry over to the care of the Infinite Now as we understand It. 4.We have made a searching and fearless moral inventory of our poetic ability. 5.We have admitted to the Infinite Now, to ourselves, and to another haiku poet the exact nature of our haiku-writing obsession. 6.We are entirely ready to have the Infinite Now remove all these defects of our writing. 7.We have humbly asked the Infinite Now to remove our haiku shortcomings. 8.We have made a list of all haiku poets we have harmed by excessively borrowing phrases or images, and have become willing to make amends to them all. 9.We have made direct amends to such haiku poets wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them, their haiku, or their publishing or contest-winning endeavors. 10.We have continued to take inventory of our poetic ability, and when we have written bad haiku promptly admitted it. 11.We have sought through nature walks and meditation to improve our conscious contact with the Infinite Now as we understand It, praying for poetic knowledge of Its will for our writing and the power to carry that out. 12.Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we have tried to carry this message to haikuholics, and to practice these principles in our writing.

Frightwig 5 years, 1 month ago

It is so hot here A dog running down the street Just burst into flames

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Kathy,

Loved words of wisdom Hot off press - awareness resides Begin amends and a mens now!

Fright, nice!!!

Fire dog smells rangie Grab hose, douse fire Allow to follow home - hot stepping it!

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Did you write that, Kathy? I've got some haiku fanatical friends that will adore it!

Kathy Theis-Getto 5 years, 1 month ago

No, check out the link. Hope your friends like it - I think it is well done.

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Lol!

Ding ding ding, my lights are on But nobody is home. It must be the Heat my poor brain half baked in Taking the other half to the North Pole!

I know some amazing haikuists! :)

I'll share this with them. It's much of what they've been to me for quite some time. :(

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

haikuholic thought as i count the syllables: seventeen is hot.

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

google RoeDapple for sandbar entertainment. cuzins included.

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

brownback has landed. he will change our fair city, not for the better.

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

aw, crud, sorry, forgot the 'hot' rule. wont happen again

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Hot rock chalk caught error Changed evil ways before random Punishment swift, surely harsh

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

when writing haiku, pay attention to the rule: must use the word 'hot.'

Jay_lo 5 years, 1 month ago

justbegintowrite can we use hot as in chick she certainly is

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Save compliments for live introductions 'Tallgrass Voices' sell like hot cakes Reading at Raven in September! (hope you'll be there)

Jay_lo 5 years, 1 month ago

ten hour day on feet make for hot factory job maybe leave early

Jay_lo 5 years, 1 month ago

boy it sure is hot damn hot if I may say so too damn hot it is

Frightwig 5 years, 1 month ago

Take the Nestea plunge! Yes, it's an old commercial. Good for hot days though.

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Nestea or green sound grand Add whatever else on hand pour down throat, over head

Jay_lo 5 years, 1 month ago

will join Roe for beer it is also too hot here brothers be in suds

Jay_lo 5 years, 1 month ago

back to work 'fore caught must work hard though it is hot trouble for slacking

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

let's meet at Free State! it's hot on the front porch, but there's cold beer inside.

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Ate strawberry shortcake last night Sat inside with air blast Schula had ice-cream cookie treat A hot cool way to beat the heat!

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Take off hot slacks, relax Slacker retreats to air conditioning Fired @ss equates home front disharmony

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Tree weeps from heat Tears flow from garden hose Soothe wounded souls

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

choose a good screen name. think hard or rue a choice like rockchalker five-two

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Laughing hostess smiles Enjoys rock under pressure Hot embarrassment creates diamond

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

The house is too hot. The deck is even hotter. Heading to basement.

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

hothouse tomatoes? vine-ripens are tastier. two-fifty per pound!

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Feet beat cool retreat Hasten, hot rock rolling downstairs Destiny cool darkness

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

Online posters can get hot under the collar anonymously.

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

merrill cuts & pastes hot new info we must learn. nah, just kidding you.

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Sassy Haiku about you know who The diction and spelling are dandy Hot copy perfection

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

snap_pop_no_crackle meet his hotter counterpart: cr@p_pop_no_snapple

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

HoliisBrown riffs on whatever comes to mind, hot topic or not.

Jay_lo 5 years, 1 month ago

hear the sizzle now eggs frying oh hot sidewalk you want flies with that?

Jay_lo 5 years, 1 month ago

good to stay inside away from the hot outdoors airconditioning

Jay_lo 5 years, 1 month ago

Hot Bard of Avon Say, Two beers or not two beers? Alas, pour Yorick

bandwoman 5 years, 1 month ago

Sun worshippers unite! We have the planet to ourselves Being hot's so cool!

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Bandwoman brave soul Admire hot feat, not my fate Tomboy turned sissy! :)

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

Jay_lo hard to top. Is hot with song blogs, also. Sharp wit on display.

classclown 5 years, 1 month ago

Too hot for haiku Brain boiling in its juices Unable to think

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

as hot as it is, I still will choose it over shoveling the snow.

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

I tend to agree But wouldn't it be grand To hold a snowflake in hand And place one against each temple?

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

double post? not hot. but sometimes I do wonder, posted or not?

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

as hot as it is, I still will choose it over shoveling the snow.

hedshrinker 5 years, 1 month ago

Oh, perfect! But be sure to post this where you can see it in February; you may be of different opinion then.

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Hehehe. So true. We'll be begging for one day of this heat to warm our frozen bones.

Human mind fickle Which one, 'hot' or ice cycle Seasonal pickle

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Icicle that should be twilight brain freeze from the heat fritz and blitz makes one schiz

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

Must overlook form in a haiku by autie. hot work, but naughty.

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Cusin, gun in hand, Writes whatever he can or wants He's kin to clan

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Tiger's blood snow cone Haven't had for way too long Hot footing it for one now!

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

autie gets haughty with literary license. bubs are now fore-warned.

gudpoynt 5 years, 1 month ago

hellish hot today cramps the style of those who are still to cool for school

courting another with smooth words and wits, will not fly with sweaty pits

fair faces afar should remain thus, lest body odor stifle lust

Cait McKnelly 5 years, 1 month ago

Dogs, in the heat lie On the porch, tongues hanging out Porch collapses! Die!

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Love this, Cait. Vibrant and descriptive! Skunks reside under porch?

LadyJ 5 years, 1 month ago

Thought Roe would be here Talking about Sarah Palin He thinks she is hot.

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Roe's roving eye spots New, republican hot chick Feet follow eyes?

LadyJ 5 years, 1 month ago

Where is our Hollis We all know he thinks Whitney Is hotter than hot.

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

It is wicked hot. watering pots twice daily. all my flowers droop.

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Gardening in heat? 'Hot' house plants die, I weep Passive agressive

jonas_opines 5 years, 1 month ago

kyou wa atsui Nanimo sh'itakunai Soto ga kirai

(today is hot Don't want to do anything I hate the outside)

Unfortunately, I haven't downloaded the asian characters onto this computer

jonas_opines 5 years, 1 month ago

Also, the apostrophe is only there due to the content filter, or it wouldn't let me post

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Lol, well thanks for the post. That's a lovely haiku!

beatrice 5 years, 1 month ago

A hot skeleton walks into a bar, orders a beer and a mop.

beatrice 5 years, 1 month ago

Okay, it is an old joke. Who knew it can be written in haiku form and altered to include the word "hot" without ruining the punchline?

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Good for you! What a demented mind, Bea. :)

jonas_opines 5 years, 1 month ago

Not too bad, the weather is a little cooler here mostly but not a lot during the day, cools down much better in the evening and at night.

Enjoying having a paying job that lasts all year, though.

Staying with sister-in-laws. Four humans, four cats, two dogs (one a Great Pyrenees), and currently one houseguest for the weekend. Crowded!

Beach is only 30 minutes away!

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

It's good to hear you're doing well. It absolutely sounds crowded, but I suspect it's going to be the way of our world more and more with the economy the way it is. I believe it is likely the way it should have been.

Shelter overhead Size of space unimportant Private space a must

jonas_opines 5 years, 1 month ago

Walk naked to bath Lots of people there to see! Quite embarrassing!

Not that that's happened.

It's just temporary. We did, after all, move 1300 miles on about two weeks notice. We can calmly scout places and find the right one, which is much better than landing with some slumlord.

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

People point and laugh? No need for embarrassment Souls need a body (any body will do)

That's a very good way to forge ahead. I'll bet you're rapidly scouting though. Good prices comparedly or not?

jonas_opines 5 years, 1 month ago

Of course they don't laugh! People'd flock to see me nude! I don't like to flaunt.

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

sunrise comes, we wake too hot to move quickly stretch, yawn, then languish

RoeDapple 5 years, 1 month ago

Somebody say"Roe"? Where the hell he be goin'? Someplace where not hot . . .

BorderRuffian 5 years, 1 month ago

Meadowlark stirs; dawn break Sunshine oppresses, panting to darkness retreats.

Frederic Gutknecht IV 5 years, 1 month ago

This hot hell heat hangs, crushing lives towards earth's burned cracks, to turn gray and blind.

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Watering for life Crunch of brown under foot Dormant but alive

beatrice 5 years, 1 month ago

Starting to cool down Only one-oh-eight today Too hot in Phoenix

GardenMomma 5 years, 1 month ago

The sun sets tonight, Locust buzzing fills the air Still too hot to sleep!

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Love the sounds of locusts!!

Very nice Haiku!

Paul R Getto 5 years, 1 month ago

Muscular Sam hot 'His' Jesus is way hot too Where are the hot jobs?

hedshrinker 5 years, 1 month ago

 Closing SRS office
 What a hot mess
 So sad

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Keep faith in human kind Work together to serve friends Where there is will, way(s)

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Loose clothes, find shade Water helps makes 'hot day cool Energize and play

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Pups had new doos Mama should doo doo 'the same Tired of looking wilted and lame. :(

JustNoticed 5 years, 1 month ago

Soft, fluffy snow slides down my roof and wakes me up. Oh no! Just a dream.

JustNoticed 5 years, 1 month ago

ooops, forgot the "hot" requirement.

Soft, fluffy snow slides down my roof and wakes me up. Just a dream. Damn hot!

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Nice Haiku, dream and thought!

insipid as snow frozen fingers along spine ice cube against skin

JustNoticed 5 years, 1 month ago

Feeling hot to trot. She says she's too hot to trot! Ice cubes, ice cubes, quick!

Catalano 5 years, 1 month ago

ice cubs make short shrift of trotting while very hot let it go. be done.

Catalano 5 years, 1 month ago

sorry, forgot dot after the word hot. uh oh. revised haiku reads:

ice cubs make short shrift of trotting while very hot. let it go. be done.

Catalano 5 years, 1 month ago

wow. notepad has no spellcheck. who knew that ice "cubs" would be hot new word.

goodbye. this was fun. but my haiku skills are so out of date. not hot.

Catalano 5 years, 1 month ago

Hello. Back again. Still hot, but the cubs were sad. Hot homage to cubs:

ice cubs are so cute. kind of like coca cola bears. but not as hot.

Cubs. Cubes. Ice. All Trot. Trot when hot. Trot when not hot. Ice-T? Or Ice Cube?

Getting late. Not so hot now. Putting this away. Diversion now done.

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

You say cubs, I say cubes You say tubs, I say tubes Put cub in tub and cubes in tubes Cool down play' time, 'hot' 'hot' 'hot'

DeMontfort 5 years, 1 month ago

Go outside. Be still. Listen to the katydids. Sweet chirps. Hot sound. Ahhh.

Kiana Griffin 5 years, 1 month ago

Throat parched and dusty my panting tongue craves creamy ice cold coffee, not hot

bookantics 5 years, 1 month ago

leaves of weeping birch yellow, fall through hot, still air empty stone river

Nancy Hubble

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Very nice group of Haiku!

Nancy, I absolutely pictured the scene you painted. I not only pictured it, I felt as one with the leaves.

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Lady,

I heard about these for the first time at our District 2, KAC writers group a couple of weeks ago. Very cool idea. I wish it would have been mine. And I'd so love a set for Xmas. Talk about a great stocking stuffer!

I also need a new Edgar Allan Poe coffee cup. I fell a couple of days ago and it was in my hand - shattered!

Jay_lo 5 years, 1 month ago

Haiku meant to greet Hottest bird in Black Forest Hi Cuckoo Haiku

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Black chicken hawk down Cock a doodle doo haiku Crazy over you. :)

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

Darkness descending Promise of rain fills the air Scent beats anything!

Jay_lo 5 years, 1 month ago

Hot Poe coffee cup Shall be lifted - nevermore Pieces on the floor

haikuqueen 5 years, 1 month ago

sultry red head hot as summer sunshine shared poetry

under blazing sun trim basil going to seed hot pesto pasta

noon day sun so hot it turns pond to fish soup quiet of heat

hot pad on clothes line baked by summer sun cooled by the rain

white hot rips night sky the sound of heat lightening as our lips touch

under noon sun apple pie just hot enough ice cream oozes down

flattened tree frog baked hard in hot sun I toss him in shade

hummingbird nectar too hot for birds to drink moving the feeder

Great Blue Heron lumbers into the sky air flapping hot

virginity ripped violently from her red droplets drip hot

dream so hot I wake up in a sweat coolness in the dark

haikuqueen 5 years, 1 month ago

car keys on front seat sear fingers blister hot its air suffocates

Ronda Miller 5 years, 1 month ago

I can relate and it is still about heat!

Plastic tablecloth Bleached by heat and sun, melted Sticking together

Rear view mirror Used for backing and driving Melted, now dangling

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