Tag Archives: haiku

Words Conceal

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…if you do not

even understand

what words say,

how can you expect

to pass judgement

on what words conceal?”

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~ Hilda Doolittle

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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understood

knew it

could define it

could intelligently discuss it

comprehended

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Haiku:

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quick summer shower

brought the humidity up

barely wet the lawn

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Poem:

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Sirius and the dog days have just passed
the sweltering heat remains
lethargy and indolence are forecast
there is a definite slowing of the brains

the boll weevils don’t seem to mind
hound dogs trying to avoid the ticks
seeking shade wherever it can be found
even too hot to discuss the local politics

the cat hides under the kitchen sink
licking condensation from the cold water pipe
so oppressive that one can hardly think
the fruit on the vine is close to overripe

a dark cloud grows over the horizon
praying for a needed cooling rain
hoping to survive this very dry season
there is no movement on the weather vane

checking the almanac to see what is next
summoning the indians to do a rain dance
barn painted with signs to ward off the hex
the farm has always been a game of chance

thank God that the farmer is resilient
we eat because they are so persistent

 

 

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A Few Reasonable Words


“One ought,

every day at least,

to hear a little song,

read a good poem,

see a fine picture,

and, if it were possible,

to speak a few

reasonable words.”

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~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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known

to be

as a fact

by one and all

legendary

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Haiku:

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cold water pipe sweats

heat and humidity rise

summer has arrived

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Poem:

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silly time, why grow up
smile, chuckle, giggle, laugh
gratitude does not need a measuring cup
sorrow will cut your life in half

love will come when your singing in the rain
kindness grows when you share your happiness
many a joy comes from riding a choo-choo train
hitting the nerve on your humerus is funniness

drugs and alcohol contribute to dysphoria
gratitude can be the cause of euphoria
over the top fear brings about hysteria
the miracles survive the sanatoria

reasonable words convey love, kindness and joy
everyone knows a picture is worth a thousand words
hello in Portuguese is the word ahoy
cheating and lying is definitely for the birds
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life will go on, but not in this poem
all future comments will be spoken

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