The Mighty Viking

Conquering those things we must, one story at a time

Valentine Haiku

Yes.  Seriously.  I know…roll your eyes all you want, but here it is, Haiku for the Valentine.  In case you didn’t know, the idea with Haiku is to pack as much meaning into three lines as possible.  But not just any three lines, NO!  Five syllables for the first and last line, seven for the middle.  Making it can be as much fun as reading it, but here’s some to get you started.  Write it on a napkin, and slide it across the table to your One True Love during dinner Monday.  You know you want to.  You know you need to.  And written in “Electric Green” from the flourescent Crayola box provided by the restaurant for the kiddies makes it even more romantic!

For text message if you have to be on a business trip:

My heart is heavy

your love is always with me

but you are not here

Is it raining and/or snowing out? Are you somewhere cold, but somehow mindless of the discomfort?

My heart is snuggled

your love is wrapped about me

blanketed and safe

Is there a Big Question you’re planning to ask?

My heart is bubbling

your love is spilling over

I can’t keep it in

Perhaps you and/or the object of your affection dislike the winter.

My heart is glowing

your love fills me with sunshine

basking in the grass

What else is in that Crayola box the waitress gave you for no good reason, seeing as you’re out on a date with no kids?  Use them all to write this one:

hearts are a canvass

your love paints mine with colors

beautiful mirror

Ok, folks, have fun.  Or write your own, that’s even more fun!  Remind me to tell you about the ones I wrote with the kids when one of them came home with Haiku writing as homework.  It was an epic homework night that lives on in our memories lo these oh…I’m thinking about 15 years ago.  It was that good.


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6 Responses to “Valentine Haiku”

  1. karen says:

    To save a few bucks, I’ve kept our heater off. Your “Are you somewhere cold” haiku was a perfect little text I sent to my husband. Thanks!

  2. Ah, but there’s a sequel!

    Freed early from work,
    I rushed home to my sweetie.
    Happiness ensued!

  3. The demands of work
    prevent a celebration.
    There’s always next year! 🙂

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