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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

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 Kobayashi Issa

Napped half the day

 Napped half the day;
no one 
punished me!


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 Yosa Buson

Evening wind

 Evening wind:
water laps
 the heron's legs.


by Matsuo Basho

Fleas lice

 Fleas, lice,
a horse peeing
 near my pillow.


by Yosa Buson

Blow of an ax

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


by Kobayashi Issa

Dont worry spiders

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


by Emily Dickinson

The competitions of the sky

 The competitions of the sky
Corrodeless ply.


by Kobayashi Issa

The moon tonight

 The moon tonight--
I even miss
her grumbling.


by Matsuo Basho

A cicada shell

 A cicada shell;
it sang itself
 utterly away.


by Edward Estlin (E E) Cummings

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one
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iness


by Dejan Stojanovic

Faith

Dust to dust, 
Ashes to ashes. 
Is that all? 


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