Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

Patchwork Quilt

caught in a whirlwind
frenzied and falling to earth
Autumn’s patchwork quilt

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Sunday Photo Fiction – September 24th, 2017; and also, TJ’s Household Haiku, earth and whirlwind

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

Space For Self

Image credit Cathal Mac an Bheatha

make space for yourself
overcome the fear and peer
through your heart’s window

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: TJ’s Household Haiku, window and heart; Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Sunday Writing Prompt #219; Daily Post Daily Prompt, overcome

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

A Perfect Wedding

Excited shivers
ripple through family and friends.
Here she comes – the bride!


As enraptured guests
witness exchanging of vows,
tearful joy glistens.


Joined now forever
as loving husband and wife,
they share their first kiss.


Reception begins,
photographs taken outside
So lucky – no rain!


The night melts away –
Dancing, speeches, bouquet thrown.
A perfect wedding.

By Sarah ©2017

Author’s note: My baby brother Matthew got married on the weekend! This collection of Haiku is an homage to him and his lovely new wife. Such a joyous day and I’m so lucky to have shared in their special celebration ❤️

Image credit By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: TJ’s Household Haiku, 27 August 2017 – shiver and rain; Daily Post Daily Prompt, homage

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah


For TJ’s challenge this week, I have reblogged a photo which I feel depicts chaos and order working hand and hand…

an ordered release
rains celebration chaos
upon bride and groom

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Daily Post Daily Prompt, release; and also, TJ’s Household Haiku, 13 August 2017 – chaos and order

By Sarah

Image By Sarah ©

This photo is a contradiction of itself. Portraying both order and chaos – the order of everyone releasing their confetti at the same time while conversely, creating chaos with this same release.

I love this photo which was taken at a friend’s wedding in 2012.

Prompt: Weekly Photo Challenge, Task: Share an image that sends chaos packing (neatly).

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Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

Looking At Leaves

A trio of Haiku for this week’s challenge from TJ. Enjoy!


The last leaves crumble.
Days grow longer; warmth returns.
It’s looking like Spring.



Looking at the world
from a leafy bird’s eye view.
I may catch them yet!



This year I’m looking
to turn over a new leaf
…it’s long overdue.


Prompt: TJ’s Household Haiku, 29 July 2017 – leaf and look ; Daily Post Daily Prompt, leaf

Image credits Pixabay

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

My Fill

in depth of darkness

I emerge…sucking…gorging

’til I’ve had my fill

By Sarah ©2017

Author’s note: This response was inspired (unfotunately) by my recent misadventures resulting in being bitten by bed bugs during my last night of holidays. 

Prompt: TJ’s Household Haiku, Challenge 16 – depth, fill

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

The Lot

Image credit TJ Paris

my love loves flowers.
nothing brings her so much joy
as their sweet perfume.

a lippy tulip,
roses of red, pink, yellow,
purple hued violets,

sunny gerberas,
delicate gypsophila,
perfect proteas,

cheeky daffodils,
full rainbows of carnations,
sassy snapdragons,

queenly hydrangas,
a daisy just makes her day.
to market I went

to buy her bouquet.
I just couldn’t decide so
I bought the whole lot!

Prompt: TJ’s Household Haiku, Words: perfume, joy

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

TJ’s Household Haiku #only #full

Two Haikus for this week’s challenge, inspired by my fur babies, Bella and Archie…


eyes only for me

my loyal friend, if always

her belly kept full.


it’s only a toy 

but in his sparkling brown eyes 

always the full prize

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: TJ’s Household Haiku, Words: full, only