Little things in life

Often taken for granted

Change your perception

                                             It's as simple as

                                             The miracle of waking

                                              Each and ev'ry morn

Moment by moment

Not just special occasions

Life in all its forms


If you would like to find out more about the haiku challenge, go to Jenn's blog.

…and onto some weird, whacky and sometimes wonderful words (from the dag's dictionary)…

Cellulights – the especially harsh lights found in fashion-shop changing rooms designed to prove you must cover your body at all times, preferably with their overpriced clothes.

Dialiloquy – a message to oneself, left on one's own answering machine as a reminder to do something, which is delivered in a strangely intimate and loving voice.

Taggadocio – vain, empty boasting by means of wearing clothes with a visible brand name.


  1. Gemma Wiseman on May 31, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Lovely pieces of encouraging advice in your haiku!

    • michelle on June 2, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      We tend to celebrate the momentous occasions and take the simple, everyday things for granted… thanks Gemma!

  2. Sherry Ellis on June 1, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Lovely poem.  I llke your definitions, too! 

    • michelle on June 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      Thanks for the kind words Sherry…

  3. Leslie Rose on June 4, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Ah, perception, something we do have control over. I am guilty of the dilaliloquy. Love the whacky words.

  4. michelle on June 4, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Thanks Leslie. So you're one of the guilty "dialiloquy dames" *chuckles* Although I'm thinking, the answering machine could come in quite handy for taping bursts of writing inspiration which may descend at odd times and in odd places…  🙂

  5. Rekha on June 16, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Inspiring Haiku.  you have a way with words. And the dag words , the first one had me laughing.

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