Spring Cleaning, haiku

Mark from Naturalist Weekly offers an amazing weekly haiku challenge. This week’s haiku invitation is to write a haiku or senryu that references spring insects.  

spring cleaning chores
sweeping winter out the door
stink bugs really stink

© Colleen M. Chesebro

Every spring (it’s too cold here in Michigan for the stink bugs to come out) these stink bugs come out of their winter hibernation! They drive my cats nuts by hanging on the window screens. I’m always happy to see them go.

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

26 thoughts on “Spring Cleaning, haiku

  1. Hi Colleen, Thanks for participating in the spring insect haiku prompt. You have written the only haiku about stink bugs for this prompt. I wonder if maybe you have also written the only haiku about stink bugs ever! Thanks again for linking up and sharing your work. Have a good week!

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  2. Firstly Colleen Love your theme header graphic and colour co-ordination.. So gentle on my eyes… Sigh…
    Spring cleaning, can’t wait, both indoors and outdoors and world-wide LOL…
    Love your poem Colleen…
    I can honestly say never smelt a stink beetle, but I am here in the UK 🙂 … do they smell?

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  3. OMW! We have those dreadful stink bugs too. As soon it warms up, they are sunning themselves on our balcony. Yuk!😷


      1. Ha ha ha. Yes, same here. They go into some sort of hiberation and then wake up when the sun shines. Ick. My husband vacuums them up. It’s the only time he touches a vacuum cleaner. Lol.

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