I don’t believe in fighting cancer.

Rosy Dreams gouache painting by Janet HovdeMy body, not a war zone,

But a joy garden

Flowering where cancer left.


As always, I invite you to comment and/or  to write your own haiku (3 lines: 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables) about the topic of your choice. To see other haiku about my recovery journey, click “breast cancer” in the list of categories on the right side of this screen.


  1. Janet, what a wonderful thought of a “joy garden”. And how creative of you. I couldn’t even imagine trying Haiku.
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  2. While I am not glad that you are experiencing cancer, I AM glad to be on this journey with you. Thank you.
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  3. I love the idea of Haiku and the creative challenge. I will write one and be back to share.
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  4. Haiku…..I’ve never heard of that….so now I have learned something new. I shall have to give that a try. Thanks for sharing yours…..beautiful….
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  5. I flower. You flow-
    er. He-she-it flowers. We
    conjugate our blooms.

    Thank you for sharing your blossoming soul!
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