Haiku Prompt Challenge #40 New and Time



RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #40 New&Time


This weeks Haiku Prompt challenge from Ronovan Writes really appeals to me as I have a bit of a fascination with time. Time always seems a thoughtful, contemplative topic to me so both of my haikus are more serious in nature.  The first haiku ends on an a more positive yet sad note with – new life replaces old, as opposed to new life surrenders. It’s amazing where a few lines of haiku can make your mind drift off to! Quite unintentional, but interesting how both of my haikus end.

Below is my photo of the Corpus Christi Clock in Cambridge, a popular tourist attraction. My first haiku is inspired by this weird and wonderful timepiece.



New Life Replaces Old

Clock ticks on gossamer wings

Time runs its cruel rollercoaster ride

New life replaces old


Clock ticks on gossamer wings, time runs its cruel rollercoaster ride.

Time runs its cruel rollercoaster ride, new life replaces old.

Now on to my second haiku:

New Life Surrenders



The parched land crumbles

Time can’t wait for falling rain

New life surrenders


The parched land crumbles, time can’t wait for falling rain.

Time can’t wait for falling rain, new life surrenders.


© Marjorie Mallon 2015 – aka, Kyrosmagica.
Words good or bad, are my very own!

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  1. Love this! And I absolutely loved seeing that wierd and wonderful Corpus Christi clock too!! It was a lot bigger than I had expected!

    1. Thank you so much, yes the Corpus Christi clock is certainly weird and features in my fantasy children’s book, which I’m still looking for a publisher for!

  2. I feel the racing in the first and a poignant sadness in the last – so true as a metaphor to lost dreams, or in my case, the seeds of many creative projects, started and left unfinished – such power in a few words – Haikus are growing on me, this challenge is the rain they need! Ha! xx

  3. Hi Marjma,
    Thanks so much for liking and following my blog, On A Whim. It is really inspiring to see someone like you follow my blog! Your poetry is amazing! I will certainly be following! Thanks again,
    Olivia xx

    1. Hi Olivia. I’m so touched by your kind words, particularly that you found my poetry amazing. I’ve just recently rekindled my love of poetry, and started tentatively writing some. So your words mean a lot. Comments such as yours mean so much, and I find your blog so inspiring too. I can’t imagine myself at your age even thinking about blogging, (I suppose the equivalent when I was young was my pen and paper writing!) I used to keep a diary, mainly of my travels abroad, and I wrote about my cat. I don’t know what happened to those early writings, sadly I think they are lost. Thanks again, Marje 🙂

      1. Hi Marje,
        Thanks for recommenting! Its a pleasure to express and share with the world how I feel about your writing. Blogging is an amazing new thing that I started a few years ago, and now my class is required to use blogs. This is the class blog in case you’re interested: year6rc.edublogs.org
        How terrible that your early writings were lost! I know that it would have been wonderful to read over your old compositions. Keep sharing!

      2. Hi Olivia. I think it’s great that your class is required to use blogs. I know that my daughter would love to get involved in blogging too. She is keen on beauty, fashion, and photography. I may be doing a feature at some point about her photography on my blog. She is a bit older than you, year 10, doing her GCSE’s next year. I’ll definitely check out your class blog and tell her all about it to. If only I could find those old compositions….. It would be great if you could let me know what young people such as yourself would like to see in my blog. Keep up the good work. Marje

      3. Hi Marje,
        Thanks so much! Yes, at our school, we are very into technology and using it to enhance our learning. So blogging is the perfect thing! I would definitely recommend that your daughter get involved as its a great way to express yourself and find a community with similar interests.
        Olivia xx

      4. Thanks Olivia, yes I told her all about it and she was very interested and a bit jealous too! I will be encouraging her to get involved. She already has an Instagram in which she shares her photographs. Marje xx

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