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Another Fearless Friday afternoon at the Haikulodeon

 

Here's this week's heap of haikus:
 
 
 
 
When you fall in love...
It will be ... what it is; Love.
Thus, no rules apply.
 
 
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alliterative tanka haiku:
 
Pa peddled papers,
Ma mostly mixed martinis.
Sis sewed sombreros.

I, inadvertently, inked,
(in innocence), irked insights.
 
 
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Standing in a field,
listening to the night's sounds ...
I feel comforted.
 
 
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tanka haiku:

Ev'ry circumstance
is an opportunity
to learn and to grow.

Do not shrink in fear, step up
to the plate and swing away!
 
 
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a whisper, a glance ...
her touch lasts but a moment,
yet his world is moved.
 
 
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Play that trumpet, "Pops"
Sing some more sweet lines of scat ...
Syncopate our lives.
 
 
 
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Make your teabags steep.
If gradually inclined,
tea will get cozy.
 
 
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In an oblong tin,
he kept his oolong tea ... A
thin tin type tea tin.
 
 
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tanka haiku: 
 
From the cab of his
pickup, he could see the smoke
rise from the chimney.

It was nearly sunrise and
he could not wait for donuts.
 
 
 
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double haiku:
 
The screen door slams shut.
An angry young man runs to
his car and 'peels out.'

A young girl watches
from the window and prays that
her sadness will mend.
 
 
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Remember; Thousands
of things will go RIGHT for you,
ev'ry single day.
 
 
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Optimists will see
the lollipop, Pessimists
will just see the stick.
 
 
 
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The petulant pup
pouts by the pantry; the cat's
eaten his supper.
 
 
 
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tanka haiku:
 
Clinging to her form,
the diaphanous gown made
her ethereal.

As she stood in the moonlight,
she glowed with Love's own glory.
 
 
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A leaf-less tree frames
a lonely farm-house in the
middle of nowhere.
 
 
 respond-ku1: (written by my friend, David)

Sometimes you can tell
a poet is lonely, just
by reading his stuff.
 
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respond-ku2:
 
Haikus can be like
psychoanalysis, and
quite a bit cheaper.
 
 
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(My response - (respond-ku3)
 
Ah yes, but sometimes
poets will make things up and
lonely's just a word.
 
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(My response - (respond-ku4)
 
A haiku is no
substitute for shrink visits ...
They're short one act plays.
 
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respond-ku 5:

I DID say "can be,"
not that the two were the same.
I'm careful with words.
 
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respond-ku6:

So you did, my friend,
but how could I be lonely
with a friend like you?
 
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On a leaf-strewn path,
a small boy hesitates ... then,
kicking leaves, runs home.
 
 
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Someone blocks your way.
Reward them? Or stop them? Seems
like a no-brainer.
 
 
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There is a structure
to all things, and a context
to fence it all in.
 
 
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All fields have a fence.
All lives have a purpose; You
need to build a fence.
 
 
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Inside of your mind
are vast landscapes to explore.
discover yourself.
 
 
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 Walking through meadows
just before sunrise is worth
some wet trouser cuffs.
 
 
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Note: Michael Rakosi and I are co-producing another Night of Comedy fundraiser on Nov. 15th, this time to benefit the International Children's Heart Foundation. Check out their website, www.babyheart.org for details.
 
 

Walkin at night are you?

I was doing that all the time a couple years ago.

I have no haikus in me right now.

Two or three days of snow with the leaves gone here.

And the snow aint meltin although tomorrow might see 45?

I think it is here to stay, I think winter aint goin away and it is early.

But it is awe-fully pretty out there.

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