Haiku for SWW Day 55 Prompt


Musashi slayed
with a simple bokuto
say that again, please

Stories Without Words Day 55


About T A Smith

Just one of the literacy scholars on this site who wants to explore writing in all its complexities.
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21 Responses to Haiku for SWW Day 55 Prompt

  1. wayne says:

    very nice……thanks for sharing this

  2. jruthkelly says:

    this flows so wonderfully…

  3. kseverny says:

    is that a samurai sword.
    i need one to chop my carrots. lol
    cool haiku

  4. Carmen says:

    OK. “Musashi slayed with a simple bokuto.”

    You’re welcome. (Am I the only person around here who can follow directions?)


  5. jingle says:

    animated lines,
    entertaining, 😉 😉

  6. lesliepaints says:

    Hi Yousei. I followed your link on Musashi. Very clever. They think He died of thoracic cancer. When I first read your haiku, I thought he was slayed by another with a bakuto.You meant he slayed others with a bakuto. Very clever my poet friend. 🙂 Thank-you for the history lesson.

  7. Tacy says:

    You too! Hola! 😉

  8. Julie says:

    Awesome. I love the picture and your interpretation.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      😀 The picture with my haiku is of my bokuto. I’m such a nerd. More accurately, in Japanese I would be otaku. If you haven’t already, check out the photo that was the prompt.

  9. Tacy says:

    I love the last line. Say that again, please.

  10. Technobabe says:

    At first I thought you were saying “bet you can’t say that fast three times”. But because of the “please”, I interpret it in profound respect to repeat a lesson that someone can slay with a simple tool, even words.

  11. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    A blood curdling story. Great haiku. Vivid story.

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