Lazy Poet’s Thursday Haiku


A double delight

Chasing away the rain and pain

With a child’s rapture

Sad cloud

You may be wondering if you’ve come to the right blog.  I don’t write poetry.  I borrowed the title from my lovely friend Gilly.  ‘Why not give it a try?’ she asked.  So here I am!

Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.  Thanks, Gilly!


  1. I thought I had switched to Gilly’s page for a second there! 🙂 But Jo, your Haiku is fantastic!
    Fabulous muse too. You should consider making this a regular feature.

    1. Funnily enough I seem to have found my Haiku head, Madhu! In idle moments (walking across the park to zumba yesterday 🙂 ) I find myself constructing them. I always did love to play with words. Another joy found 🙂

  2. I’ve been wanting to give it a try. But I’m just not cut off for it. Me jealous now for your successful haiku. First artistic shots from the other post, then a haiku! … I really felt like I was in the wrong blog.

  3. Jo, this photo of yhe double rainbow is beautiful. Your haiku was not as easy as you
    imply, Jo. I enjoy the word rapture when it comes to children. They delight so much in these sorts of natural wonders.
    I find my own shorter posts, funny and “lazy” ones result in everyone liking them best. Makes me want to give up my longer ones. Ha ha!
    It is definitely a good way to breeze through my Reader! So, there are my positive words to encourage you but also, a little commentary thrown in.

    1. Once you start that rhyming habit it’s difficult to switch it off, don’t you think? This morning I woke with my head full of finishing this weeks 6WS but still snippets of haiku flit through my brain.
      Yes- it’s nice to have short ‘easy’ post, Robin. The walks often take days 🙂 Thanks for the encouragement.

    1. I thought Gilly’s was part of a weekly feature but then realised it was original. So I pinched it! And gave credit. Internet down so using phone till my allowance runs out. Can’t post though x

  4. Dear Jo, see how everyone loves it, you have to continue now! Each time you write one it will be easier and you’ll soon be hooked. I hope you use a photo every week, you have plenty and you can pinch any of mine that you want. One thing, traditional haiku is always about the natural world like yours, and I really, really hope you’ll always do that?
    By the way double rainbows are common down her so I’m surprised you haven’t seen one before x:-)x

    1. Thanks Gilly! I looked at the Carpe Diem site after I put this up this morning. Some really interesting stuff on there. I have my next subject in photos. Yes nature. We’ll see… Glad you didn’t mind me pinching your title xx

  5. ‘Why not give it a try’ might just become my motto for the next New Year (but I won’t wait till then to think it). Lovely haiku. Try again. And again. Your tries are lovely!

  6. Oh, ein feiner neuer und ein älterer Regenbogen. I think they are married, smile…
    Ich liebe Haiku’s – aber die Google Translator ist not perfect 🙂 Ernst
    Have a good time…

  7. So exciting to see a double rainbow and well captured my friend 🙂
    I’ve had a couple of goes at the Haiku lately, just to shake things up a bit on the site. Nothing ventured, nothing gained and this is a lovely start 🙂

      1. 😦
        Actually our connection seems to be grinding along the last few days which is unusual. We have BT so can’t blame Mr Branson.

  8. Nice work and great rainbow photo too! Haiku was always one of my favorite forms of poetry when I was studying writing in college. Perhaps I’ll give it a shot again 🙂

  9. Beautiful rainbows. So lucky to have seen it and a great capture. You must have been wondering if your eyes were playing tricks on you. And wonderful haiku – it flows along very nicely 🙂

  10. I must say I was a little confused, Jo! I thought, did WordPress make a mistake and put “restless jo” on “lucid gypsy’s” post by accident? Nice to see you trying your hand at haiku. I love your little poem. You may have another feature to start adding regularly to your blog! 🙂

    1. I was just looking at the Carpe Diem site, which is a daily feature. Ese uses it regularly. Do you know her? Old dogs and new tricks, Cathy. Barking mad! 🙂

      1. It’s good to always be challenging yourself and trying new things, Jo! Good for you!! I’ve seen Ese’s blog but don’t follow. I can’t even keep up with the people I do follow!!

      2. Oh my gosh Jo! If I could just be a full-time blogger, maybe I could keep up with more people. But work takes up more of my time than I’d like, and travel, though wonderful, also takes a lot of my time! Not enough hours in the day!

  11. I hope your friend Gilly can convince you to continue, as we now all try, Jo! 🙂 Well done for a start. And what a magical moment to see a double rainbow, 🙂 🙂 I never did. 😦 Double delight and double luck.
    Wishing you a wonderful day.

    1. Thanks so much for the encouragement, Dina. I hesitated before pressing Publish! I looked up the definition of haiku and it suggested ‘nature’. The double rainbow was one of the most exciting things I’d seen in ages. I rushed around like a mad thing trying to get a decentish shot. 🙂 And to you and ‘the family’. 🙂

  12. l’arcobaleno unisce come un ponte magico il cielo e la terra, e attraverso quei tenui colori passa e si sfuma la vita,Bellissima immagine simbolica amica Giovanna!

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