Six Takes on ‘Happiness’


put pen to paper
happiness flowing across
and between the lines
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
the chance to dally
over toast and black coffee—
morning happiness
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
My bedroom window
opens to Happiness Lane—
children are blooming.
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
These malign spirits
know nothing of happiness—
sweep them out the door!
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
When the elders come,
they will bear in ripened hands
fruits of happiness.
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
heavy with harvest
seven plums of happiness
hanging in my heart

Text © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday: “Happiness”
More We Write Poems: NaPoWriMo #11

Posted on April 11, 2012, in haiku, NaPoWriMo, senryu, Sensational Haiku Wednesday, We Write Poems. Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. Each of these haiku is succinct yet flourishes with images..

  2. daryledelstein

    a tasty sextet

  3. I especially like the Children are Blooming. Lovely.

  4. Excellent ~ can feel the contentment and joy ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

  5. Another terrific sequence! I like “children are blooming”.

  6. Ooo, I love them all, but I think that first one is my favorite. There’s just something fulfilling about putting thoughts to paper and seeing my imagination flourishing in my writing!

  7. I would truly find happiness in the leisurely morning coffee as well. This is a great sampling of happiness.

  8. Give me a long time to savor my morning coffee, and I am in heaven. All of yours are good. Each would make ME happy as well.

    My NaPoWriMo Poem:

  9. those elders sure know what they need to bring

    shifting gears senryu

  10. those elders sure know what to bring. i love fruit. hope they bring cherries

    shifting gears senryu

  11. MMT…
    Loved your barrage of Happiness…G

  12. Love these haikus, and especially love the phrase “in ripened hands”. Thanks!

  13. ‘children are blooming’ … how delightful!!

  14. Each of these is marvelous!

  15. I figure if I haven’t bitten the dust in my little convertible, the mini cooper at least has a roof! 🙂 🙂

  16. Yes, toast and coffee is in my list of what makes me happy! And those plums of happiness, just keep adding to the, my friend.

  17. A lovely happy set. The last one floats my boat the most.

  18. Every haiku in this set pictures a diferent state of happiness and finally you went full circle of
    yhe prompt! Thanks for the amazing images that come out in my mind always when I read your haiku!!!

  19. Very nice. “When elders come” is my fav.

  20. Morning dalliance
    Achieve simple happiness
    If you let it in

    Great set! 🙂

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