Fear the Burn! by @YouAreTheExpert.

Fear the Burn!
by Annette Rochelle Aben is the first in this week. Two Haiku with one shared meaning.

Annette Rochelle Aben


The breathing of fire

How we’ve defined dragons

Invites our deep fears

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben 

Get your sticks ready

We’ve invited the dragons

I bought marshmallows

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben


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Oh My Aching…by @YouAreTheExpert

Oh My Aching… by Annette is the first in this week. Good advice for what might could possibly maybe perhaps ail you unless you do this thing she mentions and says about here in what she wrote with these here words you are reading.

Annette Rochelle Aben



Make a plan to lift

Start out by using your knees

Or hire someone

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben

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Going Where None Have Gone Before by @QuiltedPoetry

First in this week is . . . Lizl Bennefeld. Click through and support her post. For those wondering why she’s showing here as first but not first in the comments . . . I deleted the ping back because she also commented with her link. I like to keep only one link in the comments per entry, that way people are not clicking to the same blog twice. Some get a bit not happy about that and just stop checking out the rest of the entries.

In a Flash by @YouAreTheExpert

In a Flash. First in this week. I guess you can say she did this one in a flash.

Annette Rochelle Aben


Enjoy the day’s dance

All the experiences

In a flash are gone

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben


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Haiku – The Tight Rope by @Roccoco_a_GoGo

TJ Paris beats out Annette by 3 minutes to be first this week.

Life is too short to drink bad wine

numbers on wall (Large) This is a picture of a wall in the now closed Fremantle Prison. Prisoners would be made to line up next to the numbers. The hand painted numbers in the bright summer light had a strangely human quality lacking in the austere buildings that made up this disquieting place.

Stretched like a tight rope

Life, like sun drenched stepping stones

Too warm for comfort

Ronovan’s word prompts for this week are tight and warm


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Dude … Really? by @YouAreTheExpert #Haiku #Poetry

Dude … Really? by Annette Rochelle Aben @YouAreTheExpert Click on through to the other side to support her blog.

Annette Rochelle Aben


Smooth operators

Milk it for all it is worth

Cowabunga, Dude!

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben


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Inflamed Promises by @MJDougherty33

Inflamed Promises by our first offender Jane Dougherty. @MJDougherty33

Jane Dougherty Writes

Ronovan’s challenge this week is a rich vein of fiery images.

Photo ©Ralph Zufferey

1280px-Feu_de_nuitThere are gems in fire

flame brilliants, ruby red

garnet promises.


Flame in the west dies

sun sinks as twilight stars rise

gems cast in night’s sea.


Gem on a finger

is this love’s undying flame

or just a bright rock?

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Haiku – Star Child by @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Fast on the draw … up keyboard … is TJ! Back in the saddle again after singing for his Christmas dinner. Make certain to click through and support the original post. Only TJ would think up this one as art. I think my breakfast may be delayed.

Life is too short to drink bad wine

Congealed fat (Large) A quirky cosmos. Yesterday’s dirty pan – today’s art piece. I call it ‘Symphony in Lamb Fat’

Infant stars cluster

In the bright constellations

Afraid of the dark

It’s Lundi again! Quelle horreur!

I was casually glancing about my immaculate kitchen when I espied this lamb fat congealed on the surface of the water in yesterdays grill pan and I immediately thought…”ART!!!!”

In response to Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge prompts Star and Child


Mundane Monday


Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge


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For Pho’s Sake

A great, excellently put together article including two Haiku for the challenge this week. A MUST click through and read.

Work in Progress

Photographs by Richard Baxter.

I owe it to Martha Goes Green, a recipe book like no other.

Most dishes have been worth the time and care to follow to the letter, until familiarity bred improvisation and I threw caution out of the pot, to create dishes of my own.

Mushroom risotto, carrot and lentil soup, pea and feta frittatas, but none has embedded into our lives, requiring no tweaking, like the vegetarian pho. A glance at the ingredients on first go read like a who’s who of the spice world. Writing the shopping list gave me cramps- it read longer than flash fiction.

Peeling, chopping, counting out pieces- the preparation was a meditation in beauty, as I composed a still life of cinnamon sticks, shallots, star anise, ginger, garlic, cardamon and cloves that spoke of goodness, an abundance of sensory delights.

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Morning Warbling by @TeresaSmeigh

Tessa was the First Offender in our Haiku Challenge this week.
But due to technical issues her reblogging has sprung a leak.
So please do click through, and show her your support like a Haikumily member true.
And thus ends the rhyme, for this apologetic time.

(Um, click the word through above to go to her original post and see it in the nice font she used.)

Teresa Smeigh

Morning Warbling

by Teresa Smeigh – January 2016

The bird was warbling

As he concluded, silence

Reigned the whole area.