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by Mother Goose | |

The Tarts

 


by Elizabeth Jennings | |

Answers

 Answers


by Derek Walcott | |

The Sea Is History

 The Sea Is History


by A R Ammons | |

Their Sex Life

 One failure on
Top of another


by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe | |

TO THE CHOSEN ONE.

 HAND in hand! and lip to lip!


by Jack Kerouac | |

Haiku

 The taste
 of rain
—Why kneel?


by Matsuo Basho | |

A bee

 A bee
staggers out
 of the peony.


by Louise Bogan | |

Solitary Observation Brought Back From A Sojourn In Hell

 At midnight tears
Run in your ears.


by Yosa Buson | |

Old well

 Old well,
a fish leaps--
 dark sound.


by Kobayashi Issa | |

Napped half the day

 Napped half the day;
no one 
punished me!


by Kobayashi Issa | |

In spring rain

 In spring rain
a pretty girl
 yawning.


by Jack Kerouac | |

Haiku

 Birds singing
 in the dark
—Rainy dawn.


by Yosa Buson | |

Sparrow singing

 Sparrow singing--
its tiny mouth
 open.


by Kobayashi Issa | |

Not very anxious

 Not very anxious
to bloom,
my plum tree.


by Edward Estlin (E E) Cummings | |

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by Barry Tebb | |

UPON BEING ASKED WHY I AM NOT WRITING

 Too much gone wrong – 

No Muse, no song.


by Kobayashi Issa | |

Im going out

 I'm going out,
flies, so relax,
make love.


by Kobayashi Issa | |

How much

 How much
are you enjying yourself,
tiger moth?


by Emily Dickinson | |

Society for me my misery

 Society for me my misery
Since Gift of Thee --


by Yosa Buson | |

Evening wind

 Evening wind:
water laps
 the heron's legs.


by Richard Brautigan | |

Color As Beginning

 Forget love 
I want to die 
in your yellow hair


by Yosa Buson | |

Blow of an ax

 Blow of an ax,
pine scent,
the winter woods.


by Matsuo Basho | |

Fleas lice

 Fleas, lice,
a horse peeing
 near my pillow.


by Kobayashi Issa | |

Dont worry spiders

 Don't worry, spiders,
I keep house
casually.


by Emily Dickinson | |

Is Immortality a bane

 Is Immortality a bane
That men are so oppressed?


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