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For a Few Haiku More

For a Few Haiku More

by Tommy Baggins

Shakespir edition

copyright 2016 by Tommy Baggins

 

Here is nothing more

than a small, humble sample

of my poetry.

 

Armchair Philosophy

 

Haiku in English:

literary Sudoku;

Rubik’s poetry.

 

Predestination

means that we don’t write the script;

we just read our lines.

 

Stress is much like salt:

a lot makes high blood pressure;

a dash is tasty.

 

Unfortunately,

we can’t fight wars with haiku.

That’s a bloody shame.

 

Live as best we can

for as long as possible.

What else can we do?

 

Autumn

 

Cool, moist autumn air

smells of mud, manure and hay

in a horse pasture.

 

Blue cornflowers bloom

beside yellowing soybeans

in an autumn field.

 

A little beetle

crawls on the carpet. It stops

for just a moment.

 

Autumn cherry tree:

no more fragile pink blossoms;

golden leaves instead.

 

I’ve never seen red

quite like the autumn leaves on

a winged spindle tree.

 

What a sad thing is

a corn maze in November:

worn out and done with.

 

Autumn equinox

is a long way behind us.

Long nights are gloomy.

 

Leafless sycamore,

with bark the color of bone,

calmly waits for spring.

 

Fun

 

Mix the juices of

a lime and a coconut.

Drink them both. Enjoy.

 

On Halloween night,

I am a mad scientist

with pet xenomorph.

 

Raxacorico-

fallapatorius. Sweet!

Thank you, Doctor Who!

 

Thank you, Miss Poppins

for Supercalifagil-

something-or-other.

 

What we need now is

a roundhouse kick to our heads

from Mr. Norris.

 

Attending Funerals

 

We must say good-bye

more often than we would like

all throughout our lives.

 

Good-bye: family,

friends, pets, treasured possessions

and, lastly, ourselves.

 

Broken connections

like cut and dangling wires

are all that remain.

 

Every one of us

must attend a funeral

(at least one): our own.


For a Few Haiku More

  • Author: Tommy Baggins
  • Published: 2016-12-23 20:05:08
  • Words: 294
For a Few Haiku More For a Few Haiku More