Write A Haiku October: Table Fellowship

Haiku Table FellowshipHere’s something a little different that requires some reader participation.

Write a haiku then post it in one of two ways:

a) Blog your haiku and link back to this thread


b) Post your haiku in the comments below

Traditionally, Christians came together over a shared meal. Looking over the Old and New Testaments, we see that this kind of coming together had significant value for God, something that Jesus Christ strongly confirms, as He sat, ate, talked and shared in what we theologians like to call ‘table fellowship.’

Today we can safely acknowledge that this time of gathering, remembrance and celebration, still has intrinsic value to God, who set out this tradition of invitation and participation for us. Communion (the Eucharist) is probably the biggest example.

Consequently, I’ve decided to kick-start these once a month posts with food being the theme for October.

The task, therefore, is to write a haiku based upon your favourite food or recipe.

In order to help you to do this, keep in mind these basic guidelines:

1. The haiku convention consists of 3 lines. Each based on a flexible, 5-7-5 syllable format.

2. Don’t take it too seriously.

What I do at the moment is scribble down words based on the theme, I then edit it a few times until I’m comfortable with the overall wording and flow of the text.I’ve found that the discipline is helping me to identify my limitations, as well as refine my strengths as a writer.

So, if you’ve never written a haiku, it’s okay, I’m still new to it as well.

Here’s one that I put together this morning:


Slight Tabasco rain
Poached egg; an avocado nest
Breakfast from shells


{As a side note: In the past year or so this combination has become a favourite breakfast dish. The nutritional value is a plus; a word of caution though, too much Tabasco sauce and the last sentence is better rendered as a Breakfast from hell.}

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