Goldfish Haiku

My sister writes poetry, fiction, and children’s stories. She has two books of poetry published and her poems have appeared in various publications as well.


Back in 2008, the Wichita Eagle newspaper invited pet lovers to visit their pet Web site, Wichita Paws, and submit pet-related haikus. Here’s her entry and the nice mention that it received in the paper:
A haiku is a Japanese form of poetry that paints a mental image in three lines, with the first line being five syllables, the second seven syllables and the third five syllables. Cynthia Ross of Towanda, who loves haikus so much she even says so on her car’s personal license plate, won a copy of the book”Dog-Ku” by Steve D. Marsh for this clever entry:
Cat in a window
Licking his wet paw with glee
Minus one goldfish.

Your Haiku Challenge

Now, you’ve seen an example and have the instructions above, I challenge you to write your own haiku. It can be about a pet or anything that comes to your mind. I’m going to go right this minute and try to compose my own.

3 thoughts on “Goldfish Haiku

  1. I loved the mental image. You and your sisters are very talented.
    I used to enjoy doing haikus with my 5th & 6th graders. I might give it a whirl.


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