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Haiku Revue ~ Madness December 3, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Poetry, Word Play.

IMGP3173bStuff Stuff and more Stuff
Possessions overwhelm us
Enough is enough

* * *

Ego stands its ground
Insisting “I’m right!” with might
Blinders block its view

* * *

Hamlet’s claim to fame
The precipice of madness
To live or let die

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To enter your Haiku in the Madness Revue: Haiku Monday: Madness (Col)

To see the winners:  Haiku Monday:  Some Short Haikus to Madness (Col)


1. shreejacob - December 3, 2013

Like the first and second ones!!

nrhatch - December 3, 2013

Thanks, Shree. Play along with us ~ entries won’t be judged until 12/9 so you have plenty of time to get your MAD on! :mrgreen:

2. suzicate - December 3, 2013

The first is my favorite!

nrhatch - December 3, 2013

Excess consumption is madness ~ the Black Friday shoving and jousting matches at Walmart are a symptom of the disease. 😯

3. sarsm - December 3, 2013

I like the first one best too and it’s particularly apt at the moment.

nrhatch - December 3, 2013

Yes! ‘Tis the season to be spending . . . to buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like. 😉

Crowded malls, crowded malls, crowded night and day
Oh what fun it is to LAUGH as Spirit Lights The Way

4. viviankirkfield - December 3, 2013

Love your haiku gems, Nancy! Haiku is fun because it helps encourage writers to be concise and to the point…probably a good exercise for me.:)

nrhatch - December 3, 2013

Haiku is great for distilling things down to the essence ~ saying more with less. 😀

5. Pix Under the Oaks - December 3, 2013

I like the first one!

nrhatch - December 3, 2013

Thanks, Pix! Me too.

BFF and stepped off that Merry-Go-Round and now steer clear of the malls and Walmart almost year round.

6. Grannymar - December 3, 2013

Don’t know why,
but Hiakus
Pass me by!

nrhatch - December 3, 2013

So you’re not mad about Haiku? 😛

Grannymar - December 4, 2013

I am certainly mad, but not about Haiku!

nrhatch - December 4, 2013

Mad as a Hatter
pouring tea as Dormouse snores?
White Rabbit is late.

7. SidevieW - December 3, 2013

posessions overwhelm us
Your snow decorates us

nrhatch - December 3, 2013

Let it snow . . . as long as it’s cyber snow. :mrgreen:

SidevieW - December 4, 2013

hehehe, we have snow so seldom here that we all go crazy. sometimes it doesn’t even last half an hour

nrhatch - December 4, 2013

We’ve been in Florida for 5 years and haven’t seen any of the fluffy white stuff ~ except at festivals where they bring in snow machines to amuse the toddlers.

At Busch Gardens in Tampa and at UCF in Orlando ~ they have ice rinks with fake ice for skating. And mounds of “snow” for kids to throw and for sledding.

8. ericjbaker - December 3, 2013

Here I am at work
I lack time to be clever
This Haiku must suck

nrhatch - December 3, 2013

Don’t sell yourself short
Clever is as clever does
Run . . . Run, Forest, Run!

9. Three Well Beings - December 3, 2013

The season screams “Rush!”
I whisper “Just breathe slowly”
And refuse to sprint.


nrhatch - December 3, 2013

Love it! It’s great when we refuse to give in to the collective madness swirling around us. Just keep breathing!

10. librarylady - December 3, 2013

I actually like the third one. ( and Granny’s Haiku)

nrhatch - December 3, 2013

Thanks, LL. Feel to jump in and play along. Just follow the link to Col’s blog.

11. jannatwrites - December 3, 2013

The first two seem fitting for the season!

nrhatch - December 3, 2013

All I have to do is watch clips from Walmart on Black Friday to know that Holiday Madness prevails over the Spirit of the Season. Silly Rabbits! :mrgreen:

12. Nancy Curteman - December 3, 2013

I used to teach Haiku to my sixth graders. They really enjoyed following the formula for creating.

nrhatch - December 4, 2013

I enjoy playing with Haiku. I think writing them helps us to focus on the resonance that each word brings to the mix which improves our poetry and our prose.

Cinquains too:

And also Diamantes:

13. sufilight - December 4, 2013

I like the first one the best as it describes spending during the holidays. 😀 I for one try not to go to malls during the Holidays unless absolutely necessary.

nrhatch - December 4, 2013

Thanks, Marie. At most, I go to the mall once a year. And even then I don’t linger. I get in and get out. But in my teens, a trip to the mall . . . bliss!

14. colonialist - December 5, 2013

Thanks for promotion! Some entries seem to have roosted here – I’ll have to check when judging!

nrhatch - December 5, 2013

Most of the haiku here were just “playing around” ~ Debra’s is the only one that seems to fit the theme.

colonialist - December 5, 2013

With a theme like this one, it is amazing what one can regard as appropriate!

nrhatch - December 5, 2013

True dat! When something doesn’t fit, and you cry out, “it’s utter madness,” you realize it fits after all. 😉

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