Heeding Haiku With HA: Share a Story

We had a tasting organized by Starbucks in the college that I have left now. It was already a boring day, and to listen to the rants of the barista only added into our haste to leave. It was the occasional treats which kept us tethered to our seats. After a slice of orange sponge, we tasted their premium black coffee. Well, it was not suitable for our palate, because in our country, we have coffee infused with a lot of milk and sugar. Somehow, we gulped it down.

Noticing our plight, we were offered some delicious cookies, which helped us in sweetening our tongues, after the bitter experience. And that concluded the tasting.

On my way back to home, I accompanied a friend. And some sort of madness gripped our minds, that we started hollering. We barked, we meowed, we laughed. In the end, we came to the conclusion,”We are high on that bitter coffee”. And this only added to our madness, as we danced all the way to the station. Some might have mistaken us to be drunk.

It is a sweet memory in an otherwise not so good experience in that college for me.

passersby stare-
boys dancing across the road
high on coffee

sweet memory-
sound of mirthful laughter
at summer’s passing


This week, I would like you to write a haibun(prose + haiku/tanka), sharing an amusing story with us.

What to do next?

1. Publish a post with your haiku or tanka if you have a blog. If you haven’t got a blog, you can share them in the comments down below. In case you have published a post, you can submit its link in the linking widget.

2. After you have made the post, take some of your time and visit the links of other participants. This is how we learn and improvise. Return again at the end of the week if you have made your post during the weekdays because there would be new links to visit, which would help us all to make connections and develop the feeling of community and togetherness in our adventure every week. Even if you can’t take out the time to visit all the links, then visit at least the link shared before or after you and offer your feedback and develop comradeship with that person.

You can also add the following tags to your post: HeedingHaikuWithHA and MindLoveMisery’sMenagerie.

Image credits: Carla Woollaston


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