Haiku: Courage, Shimmer And Four More...

"One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roof, or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls."  Khaled Hosseini

Haiku: Courage, Shimmer And Four More...
© Yujiro | Stock Free Images

Mount Fuji's breath, ligths
Shimmering gently at night
Moon and sea toast you...

Sweet memories rise
Fifth Station treats and the hike
To summit's beauty...

Immortal mountain
A place of scenic beauty
Fujisan's delight...

This week, the prompt/words are: Sugar and Shimmer

What is a haiku?
 As Leo of Haiku Heights aptly explains, a haiku is a three line poem. It shows what the author wants us to understand from it, rather than tell it directly. The limitation to a haiku is seventeen syllables. It can be at maximum, that much. If you wish to go by the traditional Japanese structure even with English haiku, you can use a 5-7-5 syllable, or 3-5-3 syllable structure

I've combined two weeks worth of Haiku to help keep me on track and up to date with the group. I took some time out to work on my other blog and I'm delighted to be back writing and reading haiku with my  blog friends here. Do you have more than one blog? How do you manage your blogs? I'm curious to know.

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."  Mark Twain

Haiku: Courage, Shimmer And Four More...
Courage comes to town
When fear is faced, called a lout
Till then, we ponder...

A Rouge flower dream
dew drops gather for a kiss
Each kiss, a flower...

Today, the words are Courage, Rouge Flower, Castle, Forsythia

What is Carpe DiemBlog Owner, Kristjaan Panneman,  describes it as:  "a weblog on haiku. It's a new daily haiku meme where you can write a classical or non-classical haiku on a given prompt. Haiku is an ancient Japanese poetry form. A haiku has three short lines and describes a short moment (as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water). Mostly a haiku counts 5-7-5 syllables and is sometimes called 'counted verse.'"

Again, I have combined/added a number of the prompts I missed from Kristjaan's Carpe Diem on this post, and then, I've added the rest I missed, during my time away, to my other post: Haiku: Wisdom, Hope And A Troika... I could have easily started with the most recent offering but, I love practicing each new word; it helps me improve. Plus, this will afford me the chance to play catch up too. Hope you enjoy the choices and please check out the rest on my other post! Thank you.  More Below.

"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds."  Gilbert K. Chesterton

Haiku: Courage, Shimmer And Four More...

Castles in the clouds
Where wishes go to meet me
Desire rests a while...

Yellow blooms in spring
Forsythia in my Garden
A new season's here...

Some Food for Thought: Do you have memories of events that include any of these words? Have you ever been called  Courageous?  Take a moment to contemplate what Sugar, Shimmer, Courage, Rouge Flower, Castle, Forsythia mean to you? Love and Peace in 2013.

I would love to hear from you: Please leave me a comment. Thank You!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photographs: Shimmering Mount Fuji via Stock free Images.com, Courage, Bodiam Castle, via Wikipedia, or my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet


  1. So you caught up! and how!! Beautiful verse. 'Each kiss a flower' touched my heart.

  2. I loved the serene beauty in your words ... lovely !!!

  3. You were on a roll to catch up ... awesome series of haiku. Very well composed. Thank you Positive Kishmet.

  4. TY Meenakshi! I like the turn of that phrase too... Isn't it amazing when the right words just pop into our heads? I wish it happened more often. :-)

  5. GS Thank you so much for checking in... I've been AWOL and must now start catching up. Love the group. ;-)

  6. Kristjaan, Thank you for organizing such a wonderful series of haiku and writers. I really missed the prompts because they were so enticing. Glad to have caught up. :-)

  7. To all who stop by, welcome... stay a while and share a haiku. ;-) TY!

  8. Late, but her muse wakes
    Her pen kisses the paper
    And beauty is born

  9. I am really loving your haikus! My mom started me on haikus when I was a little girl. I love its simplicity!

  10. Beautiful series. I love your haiku! :-)

  11. Such poignant lines! :) Khaled Hosseini is one of my favorite authors. I've read his A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner. I highly recommend these books, actually. :)

  12. I do not know how I ended up with 5 blogs, now I'm having difficulty in maintaining them.

  13. I love poetry. Great job on writing!

  14. I only have one blog and it's already hard to maintain. haha! I guess I just need to manage my time and thoughts properly to keep up. :-)

  15. Awesome. you write haiku. That is one talent I don't have. Keep it up.

  16. I am now your newest follower. Enjoy the week! :)

  17. you got me thinking. yes i have been called courageous before. courageous for making those decisions in the past despite the consequences. :)

  18. You really have a gift for words. I haven't written haiku or any poem since high school, I think. Even then, I'm not sure I was ever really good. :)

  19. I love your blog's layout. Simple, neat and orderly.

    Thanks for the inspiration

  20. Haikus are so nice to hear and easy to create to poetic people. So nice.

  21. Wonderful Eliz!!each piece is brilliant and as always love the quotes,esp the one about courage :)

  22. I love taking photos with the water reflection. So solemn.

  23. Wow, so many challenges! Loved the dedication, the commitment!

  24. Lovely Mt. Fuji scene which is so serene!... and lovely, touching haiku!

  25. I love that quote about courage. It is indeed the will to face the fear that defines courage.

  26. nice share again, as for my blogs, I am maintaining more than 5 blogs...

  27. nice haiku take on shimmer. FIVE blogs? Wow. I barely keep one.

  28. Nice post! Thanks for sharing. I, too, love that quote about courage. :-)


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