Haiku Magic

Haiku is magic that captures fleeting moments with only a few words. According to the old school, a haiku should consist of a 5-7-5 syllable rhythm and include a word that suggests a season. I'd say ditch that! As long as the piece is written in three tight lines that invokes an image, it is haiku.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

temporary

Temporary shelter from the rain
Under the canopy of an old hotel
Time stops while she smokes

Sunday, January 08, 2006

haiku magic

Imagery snipped and trimmed
Inscribing the moment in my mind
The wonder of haiku magic

tea leaves

According to the tea leaves
You will be passionately making love
to a stranger tonight

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

snow

Will snow please
gently
obliterate the filth
that litters
my past?

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

a river ferry

I saw my late father
dressed in white, standing on a pier
waiting for a river ferry

double

My wife and I saw him
on the other side of the pavement
He was my double

Monday, December 26, 2005

fireworks

This lady told me
On the night of the air raid
It was as pretty as fireworks

Sunday, December 25, 2005

monkey

Go tell your monkey
that I don't see things
the way he does

working

Type ..... Type ..... Click
Busy making believe
I'm working, too

red skies

Red skies over the hills
A perfect morning for you
to leave this town

all-you-can-eat

Gorging myself
On all-you-can-eat
Like there's no tomorrow

I'm not

I am not
what you think I am
Nor will I ever be

in bed

Still in bed
Not ready to face the day
It's past 3 p.m.