Maxaiku by MAX – Mystery Prompt

Mysterious Max
Dog of a thousand faces
Who will he be next?

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Dear My Best Friends,

If you’re new to my blog CreativitytotheMAX here’s a little bit of history to my career as a PoetDogeate and an explanation from My Best Friend Leo at Haiku Heights who has a “LinkyLink Haiku Challenge” every Saturday for all you who want to be a poet like me. (He doesn’t call it “Linky Link” but I embellished a bit since it is reminiscent of how I sign off)

  • Some of my readers, and new writers at Haiku Heights had asked me how to write a proper Haiku.
  • Haiku is Japanese poetry form that has three meaningful lines which are complete and reflecting nature. (Hey Leo, I’m as natural as they get, no clothes, no guile, no prejudice)
  • Haiku have syllabic limitations as well. A traditional one has eleven or seventeen syllables, in a strict 3-5-3 or 5-7-5 format.
  • This week’s prompt is MYSTERY!!!!

5 syllables —  Try it! Click on link

7 syllables — YOU can write a Haiku too

5 syllables — I will bet on you!

5 syllables — No need to rhyme it

7 syllables — YOU can count on your fingers

5 syllables —   Easier than paws

Lickingly yours, LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL (Get it?  “Linky Link”, Licky Lick !)


P.S.  Here’s some of my other masterful Maxaiku posts should you be enough of a scholar to appreciate this ancient Japanese form of CREATIVITY TO THE 


There are just too many others to choose from so type in haiku Max in the search box and you’ll see how prolific a poet I am.  Here’s one of my favorites:

Flawed Fleas by MAX

Lick their little lips

When taking a bite of me

Flawed and hungry fleas

Flawed Fleas by Max

I’ve reposted several of Becca Givens’ haikus.  Becca created another memorable vision in the elegant haiku form:

Goal of Perfection

Goal of perfection
Flawed, disenchanted burden
Precious time wasted

by Becca Givens

I read her haikus regularly. Today, for the first time, I clicked on the link on her blog and came upon ANOTHER blog

Haiku Heights – which gives out word prompts for haikus.

Sounded like fun so I tried my “hand” at the new haiku prompt FLAW

And Max tried his “paw” too!

Perfection no flaws
Nothing more and nothing less
Can’t tinker with God

by Judy

Flawed Fleas by MAX

Lick their little lips

When taking a bite of me

Flawed and hungry fleas

Try it yourself!

  1. First line 5 syllables
  2. Second line 7 syllables
  3. Third line 5 syllables.