A #OctPoWriMo #Haiku

I’m trying to stay ahead of the game, scheduling my posts a day in advance, in case I have trouble getting the time to make a post. 

The prompt word for day three of OctPoWriMo is sparkling. I decided to write a haiku for this one using the kigo autumnal sky. 

bright sparkling autumnal sky

stars illuminate 

the old sailor’s journey home 

Cats in Love: a #haiku 

This week Haiku Horizons offers up the word “cat” for the weekly prompt. Of late I’ve been trying to be a little more “traditional” in some of my haiku so I looked for a kigo with “cat” and sure enough “cats in love” is one! So, I thought I’d go with the traditional aspect and stretch for a little humor, too. 

ear splitting shrieking 

echoes through the still night air

cats in love – or heat

The verdict: Did I make it work (traditional and humorous)? I reckon the readers will let me know!