The majority of these Haiku were written in 2014 and 2015. At the time I got into the habit of writing a poem every day. I've gathered the best of them here.
I think I had odd ideas about poetry- though, in some cases, the results are funny.
No. 5 After good morning / I spent all the day in space / voids and curling stars, echoes of Rachmaninoff / in the rafters like thin bats No. 6 Young bodhisattva He farted on a princess Now he is a shrub No. 8 a couple eyebrows scurrying across the floor good morning insects No. 14 glub... glub... glub... deep thoughts submarine approaches vents finds many tube worms No. 16 Racing through the trees Or crashing against a wall The wind doesn't mind. Flowers all peek out their toes almost set to shuck their clothes. No. 18 old ideas feel as pale as graveyard phantoms when spring tumbles in A little essay in legs, an insect declares: "it's spring!" No. 29 I looked into a well and saw an old face look back. Reflections age fast! Near stone arcades, nervous squirrels / quickly munch potato curls No. 46 the light is so thin I spent until two pm collecting sunshine No. 56 a sugar cookie / left untouched on a platter / is a grave omen No. 60 floppy puppy, flop floppity floppity flop but I guess me too No. 76 someone rustles by / ...and I thought that I had found / a secluded nook! No. 77 mountain flowers / flop and sigh simple psalms / as slip I by. cypress trees / guard sleeping bones Whilst prayer-seepers / pace the stones. drafts incensed / droning cries iron bars / and icon eyes afloat, I pause / froze in a thought the passing years / past amber-caught O' monkey maker / O' old man Oz prayers guilt-edged: / puppy-pause No. 119 Crusted illness stuck On Mr. Alley Cat's snout. No, I'm fine! You first. No. 153 Have you felt it too? Something is on the sun's mind... The end of summer No. 201 Love? You can find it Easier than you would think! Check underneath rocks-!
Un-numbered PoemsUnNo. 1 snow snuffles! / snow sneaks! it growls down roofs / grimly speaks in soft / "softly" sighs UnNo. 2 Interrupt us, please! Your thoughts are always welcome, Air conditioner UnNo. 3 a foggy morning: was there anyone awake, watching it creep in? UnNo. 4 before-sunrise-sounds: a house scratches and scurries. remember me, mice? UnNo. 5 who pays their wages? when's their performance review? business-like puppies UnNo. 6 the setting sun sweeps the park, illuminating runner's flabby thighs