BP: Haiku Dialogue–Literary Devices (Personification)

This week’s prompt at the Haiku Foundation’s weekly column, Haiku Dialogue, was to write haiku which used the literary device known as personification. Briefly, according to the guest editor Alex Fyffe, personification is attributing human qualities to inanimate objects, animals, or ideas.

Haiku poets from such far flung countries around the world had haiku selected for inclusion. Haiku poets hailed from Australia, Bhutan, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malta, Myanmar, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Although not every poet indicates which of the states he/she/they reside (in the United States), many do. This week found poets from at least fifteen states as well as the District of Columbia. Besides Washington, DC, there were poets from Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

This pedometer geek writer had a haiku chosen by Alex, and it is as follows:

arctic tundra…

the moon watches

polar bears hunt seals

~Nancy Brady, 2022

Thanks Alex for choosing this haiku for inclusion. Congratulations to all the poets who also were included in this week’s column, and a special shout out to my fellow Ohioans, Tiffany Shaw-Diaz and Valentina Ranaldi-Adams for their haiku. Valentina’s haiku was even commented upon for her clever and surprising use of personification. To read all of the haiku written by poets from around the world, check out https://thehaikufoundation.org/haiku-dialogue-literary-devices-personification/

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About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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6 Responses to BP: Haiku Dialogue–Literary Devices (Personification)

  1. JC home says:

    Putting the thought and creativity aside for a moment, your writings show that you are doing something that you really enjoy. It does show and makes for a very enjoyable read. I only write about wines and such on my site, but never poetry. I don’t think I could be that imaginative. Anyway, I love reading your stuff.

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    • JC, your writing on wines really shows that you know them. You are an oenophile, aren’t you? As for me, I like to write poetry, and it is a compliment that you enjoy reading my stuff. I bet that you could write poetry if you wanted to…maybe even about wines.


  2. Jules says:

    Life cycles. So much we don’t see that goes on everyday.
    Wonderful to be included. šŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

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