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On Raisin' Haikus

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On Raisin' Haikus

About a month or two ago I had this great idea. To open up a Haiku Shoppe – kinda like a cafeteria. I knew they were tasty bits and went real well with beer – But just how many made a mess was never made quite clear. There are little ones and big ones but somewhere in between Exists the perfect haiku – ‘bout like a butter bean. The best ones, they exist beneath the nibs of poets’ pens. And maturity comes in stages just as harvesting begins. Baby haikus are the size of grown up mustard seeds But when harvestin’ is over, they’re just the size you need Inside the tiny seed, you see, lies a miraculous surprise. For instantly this tiny seed grows into eatin’ size. So if a haiku farmer it is your goal to be You’d better sit awhile and listen close to me. Government inspectors soon will visit you. They’ll ask about your farmin’ and tell you what to do. There are so many dangers in raising fine haikus And many varied body parts that you are apt to lose. I’ve seen and heard some awful things – all were very lurid. But none as painful as the time I sat on some as they matured. Written by John Posey 12/23/12

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  1. Date: 5/18/2013 12:01:00 AM
    haha, I was reading your comments here and you got some good ones on the message of your fun poem here.

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 5/18/2013 12:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sweetheart, I'm proud of anything that brings a little joy to your precious heart... Ya know I love ya.... Jake
  1. Date: 3/11/2013 11:21:00 PM
    I feel like I've walked into a story by Dr. Suess! It's complete nonsense and yet wonderfully creative... if this haiku farm really does exist I'm sure I would run it down... eating all the profits ;)

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 3/12/2013 9:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Timothy. You broke the code in treating this as jest. I enjoy limbering up what creativity is left in this old wannabe poet...... Jake
  1. Date: 1/22/2013 1:38:00 AM
    great write John ;} have a great day ;}

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 1/22/2013 10:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Debbie, It was crazy, but fun to write... Jake
  1. Date: 12/28/2012 5:39:00 PM
    And here I thought they came in herds:-) Liked this 'un.

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 12/28/2012 5:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yea John, I hear of some studies of trainin' them to herd. By nature, though, they're independent cusses and they're tryin' to breed that out of 'em. They say there's a distinct diference in the taste..... Jake