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Heeding Haiku with HA “Mythological Beasts”


Write a series of haiku or tanka on your chosen mythological beast. I have provided some examples below but as always you are not limited to the list. There is also no limit to the number of submissions for this prompt so have at it! Anmol is having internet problems and I was unable to locate the draft he left so I went ahead and created one.



1. Dragon

2. Phoenix

3. Unicorn

4. Scylla

5. Typhon

6. Graeae

7. Minotaur

8. Sphinx

9. Valkyrie

10. Satyr

11. Cyclops

12. Efreeti

13. Basilisk

14. Hydra

15. Kraken

16. Boogeyman

17. Selkie

18. Tengu

19. Nephilim

20 Kitsune

I could go on and on the list is huge. Why not introduce us to a lesser known creature from your own part of the world?

About mindlovemisery

Music: PJ Harvey, Radio Head, Fleetwood Mac, David Usher/Moist, Johnny Cash, Portishead, Damien Rice (basically I am a 90s kid I like alternative, grunge, Industrial and other types of metal, oldies, punk, rock etc.) Authors: Sylvia Plath, James Baldwin, Edmund White, Arthur Rimbaud, Jim Carrol, Jeff Noon, etc. Movies: A Clock Work Orange, Fight Club, House of Flying Daggers (I like a lot of cult movies, horror, comedy, drama, I don't like action and fantasy is terrifying lol) Philosophical Beliefs: Buddhism, Daoism, Shintoism (before it changed under Nationalism), The Transcendent Order Favorite Video Game: Planescape Torment What I do: read, write, yoga, pilates, weight-lift, walk, study philosophy and psychology, dance like a crazy person, paint, dream etc. Qualities: stubborn, sarcastic, teasing, playful, open, flirtatious, eccentric, passionate, forgetful, open-minded.

11 comments on “Heeding Haiku with HA “Mythological Beasts”

  1. yeseventhistoowillpass
    July 23, 2014

    I have no talent writing poetry.. I enjoy it but those are my limits… 😦

    • mindlovemisery
      July 23, 2014

      Always feel free to submit something because really this is about having fun. I struggle with some of the forms myself. I am terrible at rhyming forms, really anything that involves a conscious application of meter. For the freestyle on Sundays you don’t even have to write poetry or a story you can post photos or write a blog post on the topic.

    • mindlovemisery
      July 23, 2014

      On the wordles too you can write a blog post just including those words and on my photo prompt you can use the photo to inspire a discussion or alternatively you can post photos. There are also 2 prompts for story-writing. So you don’t have to write poetry for 5 of the 7 prompts

      • yeseventhistoowillpass
        July 23, 2014

        I barely have time to write my 3 paragraphs a day and if I’m not that busy 2 times… I’ll let those who write poetry do their thing… You are talented and don’t let anyone tell you different. You have that “it” other people seek… Peace

      • mindlovemisery
        July 23, 2014

        Awww thank you =) You are always welcome and if ever your paragraphs happen to fit with a prompt feel free to share them here =)

      • yeseventhistoowillpass
        July 23, 2014

        I will..

      • mindlovemisery
        July 23, 2014


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  4. julespaige
    July 26, 2014

    Thank you for an interesting prompt – I’m in the linky and also here:

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