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11 Years Ago


HAIKU:  SPARROWS
(Sal)

sparrows bob their heads
the puddle water tastes good
now lets take a bath

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Willows

(Nancy)

Geography search
Willows crying in the night
Where no one can see
 
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FRUITCAKES

(Sal)

Remember Aunt Rose
would rave about her fruitcakes
And you’d tap your head?

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Jasmine
 (Nancy)

Jasmine, sweet fragrance
Carried on summer breezes
To where our hearts live
 
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SHAPE SHIFTERS

(Sal)

What Odin could do
I can only dream about
I remain Big Me

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Hurricane

(Nancy)

Angry winds blow hard
A tropical Storm rages
Typhoon blowing in
 
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STORM

(Sal)

Rain on our tin roof
Troops of galloping horses
Storm down from black skies

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Herons

(Nancy)

Dines mainly on fish
The crested headed heron
Long neck, tapered beak

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LONG-NECK BOTTLE

(Sal)

The impatient thirst
Rejects the long-neck bottle
Tongue hangs out waiting

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Mama's Chickens
(Nancy)

On the table hot
Mama’s chicken’s grace the plate
Finger lickin’ good

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CRISPY
(Sal)

under the hot rays
of a May afternoon sun
birds peck crispy bread

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Chicago
(Nancy)

Lost in Chicago
No money in my pockets
I wish I was home

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POCKETS
(Sal)

lining one’s pockets
is no after-life option
souls travel lightly

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Finch
(Nancy)

Young finch sits in nest
While mom and dad forage food
Four more eggs have hatched
                   
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CANTEEN

(Sal)

Gray cloud filled with rain
Canteen tilting to end thirst
Spring gardens, drink up

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Contrition
 (Nancy)


Weighs heavy on me
Sins that are buried so deep
I need contrition
 
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DINGO
(Sal)

What made you revert
From domestic animal
The dog to dingo?

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Clarinet

(Nancy)

Benny Goodman played
His clarinet for the crowd
He’s the King of Swing
 
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Saxaphone

(CEG)

Music seeps outward
Notes swim blissfully in air
Bringing joy to all.

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MASCARA
(Sal)

prom girls caught in rain
eyes ringed with dark mascara
raccoons in moonlight

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Wheat Fields

(CEG)

Plush golden fields sway
Winds rolling across hot plains
Growing forever.

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 UNDERSTATEMENT
(Sal)

how grand our God is
all these wonders He performs
words cannot express

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Country Roads
(CEG)

Endless stretches; empty
They are just time out time
Nothing more to say.

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SHOPPING CART
(Sal)

Empty shopping cart
You wheel in and out the store
O homeless dreamer

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Silos
 (Nancy)

Silos are bursting
Seven silos of Egypt
Isaac's son now rules

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TO GREEN

(Sal)

Welcome Lady Spring
All she touches turns to green
New life from dark seeds

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Precious Stones
(Nancy)
 
Wearing precious stones
Makes a woman feel pretty
But makes a man poor
 
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STOP

(Sal)

Stop at the red light
Don’t play around with yellow
Go safely on green

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New title:   Barstool



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Haiku Barstool

A vicious circle

Rounds the barroom floor each night

Drinks, drinks and more drinks

 

Family life is ruined

On the barstool every night

And resentment builds

 

At home all suffer

Wife and children feel the pain

No quality time

 

Soon barstool is home

Full glass is his only friend

Family put second

 

He cries in his beer

Oh where did my family go

I missed them growing

 

Next word Depressed

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FAMILY LIFE IS RUINED

stags felled by hunters
does and fawns scurry in fear
for deep-woods safety

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new title: pageant
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Pageant

Walks with graceful style

Competing for the queen�s crown

Her smile lights the night

 

Angelic voice

Sings out her favorite song

Her talent glows bright

 

Finalist chosen

And she is one of the five

Her hands are shaking

 

Question is given

She answers it with such ease

Audience applauds

 

The moment of truth

Pageant Judge reads the winner

And calls out her name

 

 

Next Title: Queen

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ANGELIC VOICES

Songs of summer finch
Cricket chirpings in the fields
All hymns of angels

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new title: Katydid
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Katydid

See my Katydid

You say she’s a grasshopper

Not my little girl

 

She has hair of gold

Katydid has big green eyes

Twinkles when she laughs

 

While playing one day

She caught a green grasshopper

Put it in a jar

 

Held it up with pride

It’s a katydid; I said

No mama, I am

 

It’s a katydid

Katydid is your name child

Matches your green eyes

 

She opened the jar

Grasshopper hopped to freedom

Katydids unite

 

Green eyes felt a tear

Found a love for the green bug

That had the same name

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Nancy, I'm going to stick to one-stanza haiku for awhile.  ATMP is thinking of giving me a contract for my flash book, but I need to add a few stories, which means, I have to write a few stories.  I am also busy getting my chapbook ready.

What is the next haiku title?

Sal


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Sorry

 

Summer HOuse

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SUMMER HOUSE

bald-faced-hornet nests
like giant paper spitballs
loom dark oak-tree moons

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new title: sparrows
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Sparrows

Not one of these fall

God counts each tiny feather

We are more than these

 

Next Title Hang em high

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HANG ‘EM HIGH

Hidden in the leaves
Blue jay high in the oak tree
Tastes the birdhouse seeds

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New title:  marble

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Haiku Aggie Marble

 

My Aggie marble

She is as blue as the sky

In my hand she's Queen

 

 

Haiku Marble

Marble ballroom floor

Catches light from ceiling globe

Gleams like mirrored glass