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Monday, July 29, 2013

I Quote, You 'Ku - Day 29

“The only reason for wanting to be a writer is because you love doing it. All the rest is confetti.”

~Susan Hill

Your challenge is to write a haiku or tanka (or choose one of your previously published works) that has a connection with the themes/feelings/images of the above quote, without just restating what has appeared in the text, to create a haibun. Play around with it and see what you come up with. Enjoy!

Click here for the first post on how I Quote, You 'Ku works. Every poet who posts a poem this month will be entered into the draw to win a copy of A New Resonance 8.


  1. My thanks to everyone for taking part so far; especially while I've been away. I enjoyed catching up on reading your poems. :-)

    A few days to go until my birthday at the end of this month, and then the book draw on August 1st. I hope you enjoy what I have in store for the 31st!

  2. making do--
    on a scrap of napkin
    this lip liner poem

  3. caressed by bits
    of sunlight
    the writer still alone

    1. Thanks for joining us with your 'ku, Patty. :-)
      Will put your name in the book draw!

  4. remaining her brother's funeral poet moon

    (Maybe a bit of a stretch from "all the rest" to "remaining" :) )

    1. Great to see you here, Stewart. :-) Feel free to stretch all you like!
      Have put your name down for the book draw as well.

  5. the only reason
    why we would do anything
    is because of love

  6. night flows to morning...
    the poet writes scraps
    and rewrites to scrap

    first posted at
    Lunch Break

  7. in the garden
    I write in a shower
    of cherry blossoms

  8. singing birds--
    the spring breeze unfolds
    my nursery rhyme

  9. confetti
    shaken from the box
    flickering sunlight

    1. Thanks so much for joining in with your great 'ku, Rosemary!
      I've added your name to the book draw. :-)

  10. July 29: writer

    pen to paper
    finger to keyboard
    the drug that sustains

    Gary B