Weekly Haiku Challenge: Haunt & Release


So this week for my haiku, I decided to take part in Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge! I had been meaning to for a while, and since I was planning on a halloween-themed haiku anyway (for obvious reasons), I figured I could hit two birds with one stone. The words I have to use are Haunt and Release. Alright, let’s give this a go.

Red-blooded legend

Haunting bound in the red dust

Death was no release.

Storms stir up the sand

Rain dampens the spirits again

And dust turns to blood.

Inspiration: The majority of Australia is full of red dust and dirt. It’s actually from the high content of oxidised iron from the ancient weathering of rocks (really ancient, that’s part of the reason why it’s difficult to grow things in our country – the soil has very little natural organic matter left). But sometimes I like to pretend the ground is red for a different reason…

7 thoughts on “Weekly Haiku Challenge: Haunt & Release

    • Thanks Ronovan! It’s nice to delve deep and think about why we wrote something or why someone wrote something – it’s interesting to find out where inspiration comes from, isn’t it?


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