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Cascading Poem and Haiku

The Sunday Mini Challenge at Real Toads is another linking type of poem.  This one cascading.  The first stanza (3 – 5 lines) will make the concluding line of each of the following stanzas.  You can read Hedgewitch’s much better explanation at Real Toads.

In addition, the theme for Haiku Heights is red.  I wrote a haiku for my first stanza and used each line as the concluding line for each of the following stanzas.


flash of winter red

coming to feeders for food

waiting for a mate


tiny frozen fruit

crab apples cling to the tree

flash of winter red


finches and sparrows

woodpeckers, blue jays galore

coming to feeders for food


deer search the forest

spring promises a new life

waiting for a mate


15 thoughts on “Cascading Poem and Haiku

  1. I was really hoping someone would try this form with haiku–you really did a wonderful job here,Teresa. Each little stanza is stand-alone, yet each carries a similar image or thought, and the natural world really fits both forms well as a subject. Also, the strongest one, with your strongest last line, makes a fine resolution to the flowing package of each visual vignette, cascading along. Enjoyed it very much, and thanks for trying this out.

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