Jessica's Jottings:

On faith, food, family and frugality

Recent Haiku

on December 29, 2013

Now…this is not to say that these are any good. Just to say that they are recent. And that they are haiku. 🙂

The challenge of matching words to a predetermined 5/7/5 syllable format has become a fun (and emotionally satisfying) exercise as of late.  If you appreciate haiku and have any suggestions, please leave a comment. Or, if you’d like to share your own, please leave a comment.


You, rooted beneath
Wintry waves, your branches raised
Like a cry for help


Arm wrestling words
Forcing them into a place
Relieved when they fit


Fire shut up inside
My bones groan and my heart aches
How long, O my Lord?


Clinging to your hand
The water threatens my breath
Trust spreads wide  my lungs


Write down the vision
and make it plain. Make it sing
A constant refrain.


Silent and solemn
Pensive thoughts cause furrowed brows
Folded hands lie still

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