Friday, August 8, 2014

haiku - size

I went for a 30+ km cycling trip last Monday. Should do more of these trips.




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untitled



an ant on my sneakers -
suddenly the trees so small against the sky.






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Thursday, August 7, 2014

haiku - papaver rhoeas

World War 1, 1914 - 1918




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Papaver rhoeas



in the fields
the red poppies watch over the fallen.



04/08/2014
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Monday, June 30, 2014

shiki kukai - hut

The Free Format theme for the June shiki kukai at haikuworld was 'hut'. I submitted a concrete haiku. It didn't do too badly, managing to reel in 12 votes. :)




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june 2014 free format shiki kukai



abandoned hut
\\\/// the weeds closing in \\\///





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Saturday, May 31, 2014

shiki kukai - midnight

The Free Format theme for the May shiki kukai at haikuworld was 'midnight'. It was easy, I thought.

Well, so easy my entry managed a total of.... 1 vote. :)






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may 2014 free format shiki kukai




midnight.
only the street lamps' silent stares.









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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Shiki Kukai - Allusion

The free format theme for the April shiki kukai at haikuworld was 'Allusion'. Literary allusion attempts to expand the meaning of a literary source. Allusive variation (in Japanese haiku) attempts to parody other well known haiku, but for this shiki kukai, it is allowed to parody other literary souces.

My literary source was a haiku by Gary Hotham.

And, oh yes, my submission managed 3 votes. :)




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sunset dying -
an empty beer can
caught by seaweeds





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Saturday, April 12, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day #12 - morning exercise

Day #12.

Some observations in a park near my home...





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morning exercise


the pigeon
folds it's wings
shakes its fat body a little
waddles a couple of steps and shakes again.
morning chill

while nearby
a group of seniors
are doing a group calisthenics
trying to move in unison, flapping their arms
imitating flight


12/04/2014
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day #8 - echoes in the night

Day #8.

Urg! Maybe needs re-working later...





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echoes in the night



the distant thud of thunder
that might have been
the last beat of your heart

in the blackness of the room

only the ticking of the clock
the slow twitch of its luminous hands
grasping the hour of the night

a shade of ghastly green

and then quite clearly from the ceiling
tock//tock//tock
the sound of marbles dropping

but above that is only the rooftop...


08/04/2014
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