Haiku Shuukan prompt-list

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at my new eekly haiku meme "Haiku Shuukan" (shuukan is Japanese for 'week'). I have chosen the first 26 prompts for this new weekly prompt. I will publish it hereafter. Of course there can be some changes during the time, but for now I love to use the next weekly prompts, starting with the first which is already on.

1. Agony
2. Blossom
3. Courtesan
4. Dreamcatcher
5. Exile
6. Festival
7. Gothic
8. Harmonious
9. Idyllic

Credits: Jacob's Ladder

10. Jacob's Ladder
11. Kitten
12. Laughter
13. Meander
14. Nocturnal
15. Opium
16. Persimmon
17. Quetzalcoatl
18. Rose
19. Sleepless

Credits: Tear(s)

20. Tears
21. Universe
22. Violin
23. Wasabi
24. Xenolith
25. Youngsters
26. Zapateado

A very nice list of various prompts I think. I am looking forward to all of your wonderful haiku. Have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with us all here at Haiku Shuukan.


  1. Oh, I look forward to this. Also nice to have a bit of forewarning about what's coming, since I hope to improve my (sadly lacking) skills over time... Thank you!

  2. Thank you very much for posting this, Kristjaan! Gives us a bit of time to mull the prompts before sitting down to write them. :)

  3. Hello Chevrefeuille :)

    Now that we're approaching the end of the list, will you be returning to another A-Z format? And if so, do you need suggestions for new prompts?

    G: goose - grasshopper - gladiolus
    H: helicopter - hammock - horses
    I: ibis - impala - iris - indigo
    J: jackdaw - jaybird - joyful - jeweled
    K: kingfisher - keel - katydid - kingdom
    Q: quartet - quill - quiver/quivering
    V: vapor - violet -
    W: windy - wavering - waxbill
    X: xyloglyphy - xylophone - xerophyte - xenophile
    Z: zydeco - zeppelin - zoo