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Enlighten Me

"Haiku of enlightenment"

all explanations 
a perceptive, world of green
mocking the land

summoned bird calls
tantra and morality 
zestful garden-----------------  in waiting 

by;pd


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Enlightenment

Seek Life after life
Illusive task to obtain
Beyond doubts and fall

Start and end  dramas 
Decipher complexities
Found partial answers 

Paradigm issues
Confusion overate quest
Esteem falters wit

Stand mindful actions
Stuck within clearer pathways
A stretch still needed

Persistent conscience
Always craved  enlightenment
Recall life purpose.


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SPACE - the final frontier

SPACE BLOG

”Captains Log”
 ""20/12.1""
”Closing Cruise”

Space… the final… frontier 

Milky Way 
Classified 
Spiral look
~Violent place*** found in the space*** center of the UNIVERSE

Elliptical 
Galaxies, 
Egg shape ship
~Billions of *** light years from*** face of Earth

Millions to,
Trillions stars,
Can’t touch the fantasy of this
~Old red stars *** very low *** gas and dust

Collisions 
Have destroyed 
The structure, when in flight
~We see in*** our own epic*** galaxy.


The Voyage has begun- come join me
And, journey to all undiscovered countries-
Boldly going where no man or no one has gone before-
High on my spaceship:)

PD


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SandCastle of dreams

~Sand-Castle~

********relaxing medicine****

My dreams of the sand
Underneath the ocean stars
Sleeping with the wind


********the beast dreams*******

Mr. Sandman's bag
Romantic, like pouring rain
Seashore wedding bash


********the world is home******

Wishing well mirage
Homeless with rich sandcastle
Ocean wave  pillow


********it takes two***********

Heaven passion kiss
4 hands creating a mote
Drawbridge of sea shells


*******hungry wings***********

First class bay front seat
Seagulls land on top tower
Essence of bird spill

*******colliding sandcastle******

Adventure hot day
Knocking the beauty of my moment
Stinky, little brother

     ~Skat~


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-HALO-

“HALO THE WARRIOR”

#1**Unicorn Valley**
*
Land of purple hues
simple, sweet innocent eyes
rises from the east
~~~~~~~~~~~~~

#2**Guile of Disciples**
*
Magic gathering
hides away from the darkness
horn found on the ground
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

#3**Beautified Dreams**
*
Enchantment of life
ancestral home broken down
adorn the unicorn
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

#4**Freedom Quest**
*
Liberty or Death
Unicorn celebration
Epic battle won
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

by;PD


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Misjudged

Standing still head's up
Retrospect greatest pitfalls 
Mass consciousness whim 

Wandering till dawn
Waiting brave for the result
Less breathe heartless beat

Until the mind soar
Now is  inexplicable
Sufferings indeed

People grim anew
For the best of all Juries
Render canny nod

Continued service
Captivated voter's wit
Last laugh never ends.






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No Chain, No Charm

In Unison-
~No Chain, No Charm~

United we own
Firm, full of finest goodies-
Our ground of freedom.


United we stand
Firm from failure and horror-
On the ground of strength.

United we pray
Faithfully with open mind-
Our bliss is assured.


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Eternal Witness

tree’s umbrella eye
were there wings to catch this sky….
wide blue space to fly



inspired by Rauls Haiku contest :)


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A Meaningful Vacation

I was alone and quite
Retrospect  while in solace
Now come back mighty

Anyone search sparks
Through me and Within themselves 
Gratefulness abide

Realization draws
People around me anew 
Things changed as I am.


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In Effortless Glide - Air Balloons

In effortless glide Amidst the invisible thermals Air balloons do soar


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Lost at Sea

The sea is unkempt
Unwary sailors regret
Thar mate has been swept


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Roll'em

One wake-up away
From the best day of your life.
Life’s just a crapshoot. 


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Of a Foggy Morning to Whitehall Ferry Terminal, Manhattan

          Sitting- on the boat,
I am- intrigued by the- fog-
                    which- destroys- the world.


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Of Autumn Rush

          During Autumn Rush,
Squirrels chase scraps of acorns-
                    On trails to winter.


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Of a Picture From a Mountaintop

          On my senior trip,
A town- stretches- over there,
                    Amidst- the Catskills.


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Of a Lost Love

          Racing- against time,
Her breasts- pressed against her lungs.
                    Lateness- vanished him.


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Full Moon

Eye of the night sky
Wide open with cloud-like brow
Guide me on the path.


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The Internet: Return

A void of Facebook
Creativity dies here...
Procrastination!


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Ellip Who

#1

I sustain 
sweet smile
how bout you?

 
#2 

mundane night
in the dark
my desk light


Ellip Contest
3-3-13




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sexy haiku

Sex is a science
You can use an appliance
Don't be shy at all

Tickle her fancy
By telling your fantasy
Make it sound a ball

Don't try to diet
If it's freaky just try it
Taste it with your tongue

Make it fast or slow
Keep it simple for god knows
When beast lose control

The gift of pleasure
To which there is no measure
That majestic flow

Bought sold tried or trend
All good things must come to end
Again, just say when


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Hot Air Balloon


    
Earthbound creatures they While I commune with the wind Drifting with my dreams


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cute and simple questionKU

*rub a dub dub*
*
  Bath time is fun,
  wrinkled small fingers 
  why is it slippery?

*OUTDOORS*
*
  Fresh rain-droplets
  white dandelions
  Why is the sky-lit blue?



*contest*


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The Apple Don't Fall Far From The Tree

<                                          amidst .... apple tree
                                        black bear .... pounces limb
                                              cubs wait .... below









Entry For
Andrea Dietrich's
Fall Animal Haiku Contest
G.L. All
                                            


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Bald Urge

Disoriented dreams
Freedom without snowcapped tops
Artificial hunt.

Horizontal wish
Waiting feather tips to grow
It is not too late!


for Carolyn's contest "Bald Eagle Contest"
My metaphorical interpretation of the picture

www.scripca.com


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What Does The Fox Say

What does the fox say?
“I had rabbit yesterday,
I’ll have mouse today.”


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Fright Night

<                                       the ... be ~witch ~ing ~ hour
                                         ghost ~ and ~ gobblings ~ lurking .... for
                                         it's  ~  candies .......  bounty


                                        amidst ~ swollen ...... moon
                                        face ~ of ~ wicked ~ witch .....  smiling 
                                        bats ~ fly ~ in ....... frenzy


                                        
                                       great ~ jack - o - lantern
                                       menacing ~ halloween ~ glow
                                       on ~ darken ......... doorsteps




For Linda Marie's
Halloween Haiku
G.L. All


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Playing Peek A Boo {Edit}

<                             coniferous tree
                       playing peek a boo .... shuffle                                
                              candid smiles glisten


{ Christmas }






Entry For
Deborah Guzzi's
Holiday Haiku Contest
G.L. All


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Midday Siesta

Beneath a pleasant
Sun and a gentle gust, I
Doze in peace on grass
	


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Summer on the Bayou

black-water swamps where
moccasins hang from branches
and gators patrol

monster mosquitoes
invade in hoards at twilight
thirsty for fresh blood

at morning's first light
dawn illuminates Cypress
birds announce sunrise

dangerous beauty
in the Wetland wilderness
and all is at peace...


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Beauty in Paris, France

(french)
Le Soleil se couche derriere les Eiffel
                       De la promenade J’admire
                            Une memoire pittoresque
                            
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(english)
**Sun sets behind the Eiffel
              From the boardwalk I adore
                                 A picturesque memory


Haiku
Miranda Lambert 
4/8/2011


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Sentimental You

<                                      amidst flocked needles ...
                                        woven ornament strewn ...
                                               a star is ... born














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Caturday

                                laying down for nap 
                                 stretching out long 
                                 sleepy orange kitty 
                       
                              snow sprinkles down 
                               paw prints all around
                                  kitty runs to hide 

                                 longing to get out
                            watching birds and squirrels 
                                  oh, no,  hot paws 

                            coming thru the trees
                                 lights turn on  
                               cat eyes shinning 

                              look into the sky
                                 wild and free 
                          bobcat on mountain top 

                            moonlight stars twinkle 
                             prowling the night skies                            
                           morning light cat sleeps 

                             morning walking path
                               sun gets in eyes
                             lingering heat cat sighs     



4 / 7 / 2013


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A Little Reflection

The notorious gang
Clearly stated in the news
Is now declared Saint

And a pretty slut
Infamous to everyone
Is now called Mary

This political thug
Who attacked lives' belongings
Is now made the judge

In a time like this
Where vices are made virtues 
What's that all about


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Blossom {Haiku / Tanka / Haiku }

<                                      red ~ gold ~ brown ~ and .... green
                                        rustic ~ over - tures .... whistlers 
                                        harvest .......  happiness


                                        the ~ winds ~ mighty ..... gale
                                        speaks ~ to ~ enchanted .... forest
                                        time ~ to ~ turn ~ new ...... leaf
                                        for ~ autumn ~ has ~ once .... returned
                                        and ~ you ~ must ~ all ~ come ~ on ..... down


                                       braided ~ and ..... despaired
                                       yet ~ forges ~ on ~ right ..... ahead
                                       fall ~ colours .....  blossom



Entry For Linda Marie's
Harvest Of Happiness
Haiku/Tanka/Haiku - Contest
G.L. All


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Pilot envy

Envy a pilot
     escape gravity's clutches
          for oceans of air.

Manufactured bird
     raucous call and rigid wing,
          momentary flight.

A featherless dance
     in the shadow of a cloud,
          elusive freedom!


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Miss Foxy and Hound

Miss Foxy and Hound 

The fox senses spring,
The hound is too tired to fight,
Conflict delayed, friends.

The hound hides in wait,
How smart are you, Miss Foxy?
Nature in action.

The fox loves to play,
The hound takes his role to heart,
Frustration sets in.

Lone opossum roams in.
The Hound comes to Foxy’s aid,
It’s complicated.

Cherry Blossoms bloom,
Foxy outsmarts Hound again,
The Hound likes his friend.

Autumn winds blowing.
They both know their time grows short,
Hound will miss Foxy.

Winter winds bite deep.
Foxy thinks of Hound, fondly.
It’s a lonely time.

The circle of life,
‘Twas just a matter of time,
The reaper commeth.

Spring winds blow, sadly,
Foxy searches for her friend,
Silence all around.

Miss Foxy now knows,
“My foe is gone!”, with a tear,
I will miss you, Hound.


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Dancing Angels

Angels in heaven
Dancing on a small puddle
Always stay afloat


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Quick Handmade Christmas Card With Love xx

Celebrate Christmas Day
In stable - manger Christ lay
Brightest star shone way

Nativity gels 
tinsel glitter baubles bells
Notes of pine tree smells

Bend fold crease cut glue
made with love from me to you
clock ticks... finished... phew!


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Wonderland of Snow

Ground, trees, housetop white
Children sliding down the hill
Horse carriage, bells ring








For the contest: **SN*O*W**
For: SKAT*


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A Fairy Tale Day

 A fairy tale day
Of pink mauve and gold high lights
Caressed in purple 


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:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Heaven's Ghetto::::::::::::


slip n' slide white moon space cadets glide in the shine illustrious orb
~JSLaM


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haiku 36 37 38 39 an ode to cowboys and cotton eyed joe

Out past fading smoke the smell of saddle-leather lone horse by campfire - - - by the campfire cowboys share haunted tales leaves rustle in moon's shadow - - - the tapping of boots on creaking woodfloor line-dancing - - - coffee beans'scent from the musty log cabin Cowboys 'return
My first attempt re cowboys haiku


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Sunet Strip

<                                  well isn't that swell
                                lost another cool surfboard ...
                                      holy sharks galore



                                        beyond horizon
                                 the sun bids day well ado ...
                                       happy trails to you



                                       top of old smokey
                                  cumulus congestive skies ...
                                    coughing up a storm



                                        excursion riding
                                  using buoyant enforcement ...
                                      to capture the sun



                                       yacht and small vessel
                                  endlessly floats rippled lake ...
                                       feeling abandoned                                   
                                                            


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To Lose Someone You Love

To lose someone you love....
Its like trying to live violently among the peaceful people who are dying 
To lose someone you love....
Its like Im living in lies with laughter and happiness while Im truthfully sitting in anger and pain while crying
 Im grounded in shame yet Im still airborn with death together we flying 
Its hurts when one dies past groundshaken proximity under the hate but sent with earthshattering love above
 where we live to die yet we are born to survive where we bred to learn to get past all the ones we have lost with hate because ITS REALLY HURTS TO LOSE SOMEONE YOU LOVE.


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Solitary venture

Concealed ambitions
Pacing a sandpaper beach
Journeying seabound    


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ZOOKEEPER

Lookin' after pests
Keepin' a CLOSE eye on 'em
"Those wild animals!"

Roamin' around zoo
Searchin' for sneaky monkey
Hidin' in a tree

Zookeeper gets mad
"Where's Marty, the smartypants!?"
"He TOOK my cage keys!"


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Halloween

witches, goblins, ghosts,
terrifying creatures,
out for Halloween


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None Return

 Beware the old witch
as you go trick or treating
She can  hypnotize
 
House on the corner
where the old witch  lives, tempts some
to take one  last dare

 Then one by one they
ring the bell,  but none return
 to tell the tale

 Just screams of horror
are what's heard,  as cauldron boils
on Halloween night










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Halloween Haiku

<                                      amidst swollen moon
                                 creatures of the night stalking .....
                                          predator's bounty



                                          be ~ witching ~ hour
                                     beastly  mannerism   gone
                                          totally but .... wild



                                          black cat crosses path
                                          another seven years of ........
                                          having such bad luck



                                              culdron pot boils
                               hearts ~ gizzards ~ livers ... bat's hair 
                                          witches stilled brewing
                                         
                                                                                


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Awe Man

<                                 life's bare essentials
                                   can become some great assets
                                   in dires time need

                                  predator or prey
                                  endangerment of species
                                  remains that of man 




Entry For John Freeman's 
Haiku/Senryu 
Natural And Beyond Contest 
G.L. All                               


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My thoughts

Magnificent stone
Surrounds me in mystique here
I am overwhelmed

Water has spilled here
Lavishing the brilliant stone
Smiling as I watch

Contemplative soul
Filled with natures gifts to me
I will not grow old

Written by R.M. Hunt a.k.a Robert Matthew Hunt for

"Your Thoughts" contest

Won 1st place:D


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A TREE STEM

In between the mountains

A thinny tree stem

On it I am


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Children's Easter Hunt

    Eggs colored pastel,
Hidden all around the yard,
    Children having fun!


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Fantastic Delight

Ballistic travels
Collapsing apprehension
Milky Way of light 



written for
Sponsor ^Rick Parise 
Contest Name Haiku Beyond (Nature Only) 


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What Does The Witch Say

What does the witch say?
“I ride around on a broom
just because I can.”


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Bio in Short

It's been a good run
To the back side of sixty,
The short side of time.

First Hollywood kiss
Behind a pink crepe myrtle.
Thanks, Patsy Werner.

High school was okay.
Didn't help me to focus;
So, my mind wandered.

Surfed Bonzai Pipeline,
Big waves break into lava.
What made me do it?

Vietnam jungles.
I wondered why I was there.
America lost.

Smoking pot. Stereo.
Good fun in the seventies.
Psychedelics too.

And three wives later,
I finally found true love.
We're still together.

My destitute heart,
Saved by the sweetest angel.
I love you, Sandy.

Sooners are my team.
Most winning football program
In the Modern Era.

I am retired now.
But I have plenty to do.
Golf, primarily.

I've been writing more.
Perhaps I will write a book.
I have many tales.

I'd chase young girls; but,
Girls with a "grampa" fetish
Are so hard to find.

If I am lucky,
I will just drop dead one day.
With my peace of mind.

Yes, made a good run
To the back side of sixty,
The short side of time.


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A good winter's cleaning

What are Cabinites                                                                                                          all things you find when cleaning                                                                                      cabinet dwellers


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What Does The Bear Say

What does the bear say?
“Yes I do crap in the woods.
What is wrong with that?”


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morning tears

Waking up with tears
Frozen,despair
In a morning tears


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BLEEDING SKIES

Flaming shperiods descend
As the clouds swirl frenziedly
Uprooting erections

The seas withdraw then rise
To swallow the earth
As death enters

The grounds depart
To sail the seas
As ember paints the skies




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Dragons

Dragons are evil
Dragons are very different
Dragons are kings


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Eye Of The Tiger

<                                              eye of the tiger
                                            mystical yet beautiful ...
                                            even through monsoon's




Written By 
Katherine Stella 10/30/11

Season Chosen Monsoon

Entry For Charles Henderson's
Very Strict Haiku G.L. All


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my bike

My Bike

my ride, took me high
I have the scars to prove it
my bicycle

4-29-12


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KARMA




                   


                                "Yes, KARMA is the name,
                               --my world is your world, I,
                           control you, like A finger puppet--


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Fishing Haiku

fishing excitement great, landing one is fun, to the water I must go, ~*~ on the bank I do stand, baiting my hook and casting the pole, watching for line dance, ~*~ moments of time tick, awaiting a fish to bite, fishing pole jerking, ~*~ pulling to set the hook, the fishing line is pulling my drag, excitement flows, ~*~ seeing the big fish swimming, pulling it to the waters edge, grab the fish to unhook, ~*~ pushing the stringer through, wonderful fish finally caught, to the pan he goes so tasty,


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What People Were and What People Are

People were
Many things.
Strange or not

People were
Different and
Odd and fun.

People were
Monsters but…
That’s not all

People were
And still are
Strange and odd.

People are
People. For
life is life. 

Yet not.
Not is lies.
Truth seeps from

Every mouth
Lies, lies, lies
Move, move, move

But somehow
Lies prevail.
Lies are life.

Lies are death.
Lies are homes.
Lies are pain.

Lies are truth.
Yet somehow.
Truth prevails.

Truth is life.
Truth is death.
Truth is home.

Truth is pain.
Truth is lie.
Truth is that.

Lies will die.
Lies will cease.
Nevermore.

Truth will live.
Truth will be.
Forever.


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a fisherman

a fisherman
in a boat on the loch - -
nessie attacks

for Seren’s Fisherman contest
18th November


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Stint that end

... stint of adventure,
all in six sequential dream.
Odyssey complete.


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Cruise Nightmare

In the middle of
an ocean, a heavy storm 
raid... a ship capsized.


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Freedom

Running wild and free
I am honestly happy
Nothing in my way


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Meandering Ghosts

Meandering ghosts
wandering around your house
will cause sleepless nights.


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Almost Over

Three spots remain
Questionku contest
Will you enter on time?

Now one remains
Rush to the finish
Will the last be the first?

Last Poem received
Time for me to judge
Can I be impartial?


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Mountain Frontiers

Crystal snowflaked peaks,
kaleidoscoped blue heavens,
majestic purples
        
deep, dark, cold caverns,
mingled green trees, gold landscapes,
indigo raptures,
         
clouds of white angels,
refreshing white waterfalls,
cold ice palaces,
     
slick, green, mossy slopes,
yellow flowers in green fields
ALL BECKONING COME!


By Marty Owens 7/06/12 for Mountain contest

**NOTE***

I need to explain that this is not your typical Haiku ...all verses are describing and leading up to the last line where the Mountains are beckoning everyone to come.  Thanks


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Le Vacance Pretentieuse: Storm Part I

Gathering grey clouds
Whip crack of frothing thunder
Is this Africa?


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Appreciate

Trails of yesteryear   
A reflection of our youth  
Now welcome Water


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G o I n G h A i K u C r A Z y

The Hustler 
 
sun up ~ to sun .... down
racking ~ stacking ~ busting ...balls 
cues to leaving   ....  fast
                                              
The Homeless
  
seven  ~  eleven
willing to work ... for some .. food
tips .... appreicated

                                                   
The Streak  

rampage in the street
running ~ butt ~ naked ... again
got ~ caught ~ by ~ the .... fuzz

                                                   

S.S. I.

going ~ down ~ the ... drain
dwendling ~ future .... savings
what will our kids .... have


                                                    
Money 
  
wart of all evil
here a buck and there a buck
out pocket it goes


Heat Of The Night 

    
under swollen moon
two lovers conjoin in kiss
hooting escalates

Free    Bird        

raptured or captured
theres alot to squak about
when comes to freedom

                                                     
Tanked   Up   

over lips through gums
look out stomach here it comes
fifth of gin and rum

                                                      
Gas Wars   

big pot of chili
causing quite the explosion 
between puckered legs

                                                       
Hell's Fury    

theres a storm coming
and it's right under your feet
better start running

                                                      
Poet Destroyer    

menacing poet
with only lovely reviews
shine on harvest moon

                                                           
Long Winded  
                                                            
blah ~ blah ~ blah ~ blah .... blah
garble ~ garble ~ garble .....   gosh
will - this - ever .... end


                                                           
The Dead Zone  
                                      
six feet or over
pushing up only daises
 rest in peace Daddy


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Johnny Come Blow Your Horn

pillar of trumpets
are no match in a garden
for the hummingbird


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Ocean-ku

Rough, Wild, Dangerous
Sinking the Sailors and Ships
Breaking Hearts alas!


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first class nature

passive high sun shade flawless predatory eyes a happy hour dive!


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About those boys

~Contextual Tale~


Five days endurance
Trek in wild animal kingdom.
They 're group of boys.




For:) Charles Henderson's contest


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Smile

          




                                        His big brown eyes--
                                        --linger in A distance...
                                    I Smile back at him.


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Make Believe

make believe wild west fingers pointed and thumbs cocked back yard gunslingers For the "guns" contest


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Stint five

...in this land, we lived 
to see pharaoh and stars
in their origin...


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War cry

I can't fight your war,
but can be your sword,
hold on to me tight.


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The Chicken Yard

cackles hen to hen
feathery gossip about eggs
fiesty rooster crows
 


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Tweet from a Siskin

tweet from new leaves
siskin rustles, scrapes beak
dives into nest

Sheri Fresonke Harper


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Appalachian Trail

Deserted cabins
Trees gnarled by wailing winds
The sound of a bear


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Decorations

 
green eggs on gravestones
with Easter baskets for two
I wonder aloud
 


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GOING HALLOWEEN HAIKU CRAZY

All hallows eve night
Just one scary night in fall
Bats bit my isthmus

I changed my figure
Wearing black cape with shadows
Two fangs from my jowls

This tale of that night
Secures Halloweens darkness
My solemn visit

Poetry soups stay
Only at night I sojourn
Seeking blood delight

This Halloween time
I seek more than blood request
Poetry inquest

To live once again
In daylight and be set free
Normal mortal me


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Mountain Climbing

I’m climbing  
Above the canyon…the sun
Hits  		the 		rocks

I ascend
As 	I 	take 	risk 	after 	risk
UP I GO!

I’m climbing
I 	rely 	on 	my 	own 	strength
I’m doing FINE!

I descend
While	 I 	urgently 	hold 	on
For dear life…


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Sailing

Sailing

Smoking seagul wind
deep blue sea horizon breeze
great white shadow eyes


 June/17/2011 



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Le Vacance Pretentieuse: Storm Part VI

Water licks your feet
Far cry from the beating sun
Desert sand to sea


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The Silver Box

Copper skinned horses,
On a shiny silver box,
Gallop to freedom.


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Corn Husk Dolls

empty cave
save for three corn husk dolls
tide takes one

4-7-13


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Short Stuff

You can short yourself
You can keep shorting yourself!
You can make it short...


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Bear With Me

a beast of nature
protective mysterious -
and yet beautiful


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Stint one

...stint of adventure
along a bar lane, near sea
here the trip began...


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Le Vacance Pretentieuse: Storm Part V

The English weather:
Rainclouds follow us from home
There is no escape.


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A Hidden Truth~

behind demure mask
hides one volatile temper~
offend cautiously


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Heck The What

There was a pixie
inside the bottle I had.
She drank my whiskey.


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DEATH WISH HAIKU A Musical History of Cigarettes

 DEATH WISH HAIKU (AS Musical History of Cigarettes)
L.S.M.F.T.
Snooky Lanson sang it clear
smoke in every ear.

From your Hit Parade,
Frank Sinatra blew the words one time
Didn't Fence Him In.

Dorothy Collin's voice
America there's only one to smoke
Lucky Strike's the one.

Drifting up her nose
pulling smoke into her lung
biting on her tongue

what is she doing?
coffins closing in with nails
death as slow as snails.

Do you want a Lucky?
More satisfaction pleasure
undertakers measure.

Camel smoke was nil
More Doctors smoked  Lucky Strikes
Than Mike Hammer smoked.

Nicotine all day
tie hers up in Christmas bows
blow it out her nose.

Free on Navy ships
Sailors never saw the light
Though the match was free.


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Your Going Down

<                           beneath waterfall
                        let your troubles wash away ... 
                             cesspool is waiting





Entry For John Freeman's
The Precept Natures Haiku
G.L. All


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No More Ramblin'

Ramblin’ Rose is dead.
She rambled onto the tracks.
A train ran her down.


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Le Vacance Pretentieuse: Storm Part III

An azure ocean
Displaced by mighty blackness
The horizon dies


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Haiku---for Charles


boots covered with mud working up an appetite a boy's adventure


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Mystery Novels

red hat on shelf
read mysteries under
Ready to guess again


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What Does The Fox Say


                                             Hey there, what up slick?
                                       Yeah, I think your rhymes are sick;
                                              Let your words turn flips.












                                             Wha-pa-pa-pa-pa-pop-pow


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Le Vacance Pretentieuse: Storm Part IV

Precipitation:
Culminates in a washout
Stuffed camels get soaked


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VAMPIRE

Below dark sullen sky
Motion ceases, air freezes
Vampire roars, dripping blood fang looms!


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Lost

My ship has sunk down I survived but dare not swim Save me from evil


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So Far Away

A bridge deep in space
A journey I must partake
I'll be back someday

Ernesto Prince
For Rick Parise's contest: Haiku Beyond


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Its Never About Winning

Life for many of us around here isn't always about winning, 
because where Im from, it's almost always about losing. 
We learn more from our simple failures and mistakes than we do about our greatest acomplishment's.
 Failure for us is like our greatest teacher. 
Sometimes you have to lose, but I know it doesn't mean I have to stay beaten with failure, all it means is that I too am no better than you and I too am as prone to failure as you if not moreso, so around here it's never about winning.


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The Carnival

Cotton candy treat
Ferris wheels and carousels 
Amazing fun house


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ASYLUM

Admit one tonight
So he may howl and dream
Full Moon approaches

©david byrne june ‘12


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My Mind

I'm mysterious
No one can see through my mind
Discovering me


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mud puddle

white, Sunday dress
on a clean-faced girl ~
black mud puddle


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Rebirth

painful space entries
trying to stay in orbit
with sucking black hole


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blue lizard

Looking dead to me 
With its feet up in the air
Goodbye dead lizard


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soft cell

the world is ugly
one needs a box of crayons
nod to the unknown


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Clock Poetry

Time ticks and could trick
Could go places unnoticed 
It can kick and trip


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Cry Me A River

at the mouth of cave
aqua insurgent brushstrokes
cry me a river


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albino hummer

.
                                                   albino hummer
                                            adorn flowers pollinate...
                                                dangerous contrast


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nomad's caravan


nomad’s caravan---
detours on an unknown place
taking new chances


Haiku On Probabilities
For Marvin Celestial's Contest


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The Hunted

Stalks, many sightings Cheetah leaps out, full throttle Gazelles graze, piece reigns


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No Swimming!

weightless in water
all fear overcome by glee~
ignore not the sign


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Long Flight

pulse of flight
against a pure garish sky
warm damp wings

4-25-13


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Horse in the Wind

Racing the wind, the valiant and graceful steed, rides across the field.


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That Stone

David so bold, strong giant, very strong, so big small stone an a sling


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Fishing Allure

wiggling ripples
lure a bass to shore~
Daddy whistles


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I'm A Little Horny Unicorn

<                                       mythical creature

                                     woven from the hands of god

                                         and given an horn


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earths love

I wish to be free Fly the sky and swim the sea Breathe in the earths love


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Face of the Dead Rodent

Inspired by the one and only Laura Breidenthal!! :D

In the realm of crazy
Insanity births the face
Of the dead rodent


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What's Your Hurry

safari escape
zebra giraffe scurring -
in natures garden


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Acumen of an Air Balloon

Volatile airship
Caresses glories unseen…
Now seen by my eyes








Sponsor S K A T * 
Contest Name Air Balloon ride ( HAIKU ) 


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Blizzard in the Himalayas -- Revised

The wind howls across
Heavy snow buries the world
and then deep silence

I liked this better:

screeching wind, death sings
heavy snow buries, survive
a deep silence mourns


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I Fell Into My Grave While You Watched

I Fell Into My Grave While You Watched


To fall down into the endless abyss
Your staying to watch me as I drift away from the world I once knew
What am I doing I losing control I'm going without word
Why do you watch from afar laughing as though my pain is some pleasure?
Is this the end of me? shall I die here ?
Why is it you watch me why is it you do not save me.I see you watching with a smile.
I thought it was love maybe it was greed that made you push me down down into my grave.
You seem happy maybe it because I'm dead?Yes that it
I'm happy again I was feared death but now i see it as pleasure
Why are you crying can't you not see me smile your tears or vain to me
I'm smiling as I see you suffer you killed me and now your paying for it
Here you are now you can stay by my side forever
I'm happy even more since you came now we can float together in this endless void you created
I can see your back to your old none selfish self may we both smile more


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Free Labor for China

China accepted
free labor from Americans
to pay U.S. debt


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no destruction allowed

you cannot destroy
what God wants to exist—
so don’t waste your time


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Monkey Ku

spooky ku'


they are all around
redrum-redrum-redrum- blood
monkey adventure



fly monkeys, fly fly
bring me those ruby slippers
spook, haunted forest


4 contest


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Rock Me Gently

<                                             tropical ~ retreat
                                    
                                          mai ~ tai ....  pina ~ colada

                                      swaying ~ on......... hammock










Entry For
The Sweatheart Of Poetry's
Tropical Treasures Contest
GL All


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The Hike

Atop the Blue Ridge, Along the Appalachian, One Hundred miles wild.


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Le Vacance Pretentieuse: Storm Part II

The Med between us
The gusts make me think of you
Storms... it’s just like home.


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Tam-Tams

.....Tam-tams in jungle
Play for Hippopotami
That dance and tangle.


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Blue Woder

Blue wonder so bright
oh bring me heaven tonight
abound in flight



for contest


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LET THAT LOVE FLOW

Let that love flow like a river
Never let it end like December
I need it yes it is mine


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Shielded

 
love a sweet buffer
hardest  work a pleasant chore
poverty giggles
 


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Skull Rack

  
pale naked head bones
grim remains of sacrifice
the horse heads hang low
 


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Blue

Blue is like the sky
Sky is the bluest day ever
Blue is the water


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KEEP

nesting in dark caves
scaly spine breaching dark waves….
towards peril he braves 


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Dancing With The Stars

granite archway view
planetary shuffling 
dancing with the stars


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Haiku 19

This haiku has been deleted due to possible publication.


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A Trapeze Flyer

circus performer a family tradition passed on to me a big top flyer Oohs and ahhs heard from below in the spotlight's heat higher I rise reaching for my partner's hands the moment of truth I hold my breath hundreds of feet above ground grabbing victory swinging freely after somersaults flying applause like music an entertainer my calling to defy laws of gravity


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Stint three

...By noon, six of us
were tired and sat on 
bare 
soil. May be a stray...


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aha haiku


sea as calm as glass
adrift on the gentle swells
a black fin circling


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LIGHT HOUSE TOWER'S LIGHT

                                        Light house tower's light
                                      twinkles like a star at night
                                            from distant places

                                           Sailor takes due care
                                     to reach the sea coast safely
                                           light house blesses all


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JOY IN FREEDOM

Truly joyful and free
riding this air balloon blown
by a friendly wind


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Tricksters

short pirate braying
one-horned horse falls apart
the tail chases ghosts
 


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A Freind

danger round the bend
fog hiding a tragic end...
warning of a freind










Written for Annalise Brigham's contest: "What My Eyes See"


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STORM---Haiku

Darkness comes swiftly,
Wind howling along the shore,
Hurricane coming!!


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Along the Flyway

migration stop wheat field on the flyway flock of geese rest


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Vacation

 
Rafting on river Splash, dip, gurgle, over board Rather be on cruise


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Scuba Diving

                  
Scuba Diving Heavy SCUBA tanks As if flying in water Everywhere blue Dry mouth icky salt Regulator gets knocked out Can't breathe in water See a shark hiding Marveling in its stealth Hope it's not hungry Running our of air Better get to boat fast Stupid lungs why why? Brightly colored fish And coral everywhere I wish I could stay


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Stint two

... night welcome heavy 
droplet and fall us asleep
till next morn, we tour...


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The Motorbike

Motorcycle fast,
Kicking up a cloud of dust,
Speeding down the road.


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Dinosaurs Snoring

Dinosaurs snoring
Will their end, be our own rife…
Rip Van winkles clue

Written for


Sponsor S K A T * 
Contest Name Dinosaurs~ HAIKU 


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Blatancy Ours

Take over control 
Nakedness raptures no thought
Deeper firmer still


written for

Sponsor
SandyIvy Davis
Contest Name Natural/Nature Sexy Haiku 

written by
Cecil Hickman


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Can You Picture This

blue water rushing 
down rocky cliffs - makes gorgeous 
themes for computers



Tribute To
Waterfalls


Also Entry For
Raul Moreno's 
Rhythm Of The Falls Contest
GL All


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NO Contest contest haiku

Bear grabs boy take out
Appetizer punches snout
No longer hungry


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Secret To Success Haiku

     Secret to Success Haiku

Pour clean pure water
Become life, dance on the edge  
Build nests on high limbs 


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river side

the docks
a bent old man on the pier
cleaning catfish


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Thermal Surf

crystal sky above thermal wave rise wing flash red tail hawk


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Autumn's Beauty

a walk through country
a drive down an old dirt road
window view from plane

a cabin in woods
surrounded by fall foliage
lost in paradise

i am baking pies 
leaving windows open so--
that you might stop by!



august 13, 2012


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China Town Winter

frostbitten Buddha
apprentice sweeps salty slush
cabdriver sneezes
 


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Haiku 01

deer footprints
in fresh fallen snow...
poacher stalks


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Morning Warning

By the misty pools
Huge toads lie in wait for prey
Do not trespass here


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Waiting At The Airport

Children at play
concourse companions
for awhile.


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Januarius

Januarius

tapestry of hues
massage mother of Yuletide
your Divine has bless

onerous beauty
Adour of sublime facade
pulchritudinous!


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The Concert~

under summer sun
rocking melodies rumble
bottles lay empty


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WRITING NON-SENSE WORDS

Writing non-sense words
to keep this mind occupied
and avoid madness.


Wandering in streets,
when nobody greets and smiles...
alone seeking rare ideas.


So bored, unispired  
and tense...writing non-sense words
'till sunrise arrives.


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Beauty~

painted illusions
reflected by the mirror~
pure heart holds the truth
 


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Walking Through A Field Of Light

Walking Through A Field Of Light


then me and you see it the same way...i care not what happen to this body for the soul will still walk this earth watching over those it shown it love for

And yet the spirit of forgotten pain protects me, not wanting me to travel into the darkness that consumes the soul, for without this body, how can i protect those i love?

i watch and guide them for the body was lost but i shall lead them with a kind head and open arm. i protect their soul so they may keep watching there life grow into something beautiful.the darkness shall flee at the sight of the almighty light that watches my deed and my small soul

but for my last act shall be to vanquish the darkness that threatens life itself. but all things come to an end. what of the times, not yet past, but already forgotten, when i will no longer be there.....

when my fight is done i have no need for this unsettling place and with ever harming word will i walk into that everlasting light if i to be forgotten then that is fine for i have done them good and have made there life into something more then mine was.To be forgotten is fine for i shall not want a legacy

to have forged a life worth remembrance is fine, bu to make someones else worth remembering is all the better, for it means that they shall have a life worthy of my sacrifice, a life worth the pain once experienced, but never remembered, for i am now content.

after this body is lost i wish to be forgotten.to pay myself a gift is what is called.i will be content on not having left something a memory to be mourned for i with's no pain on those who have still they hearts where as i have walked this earth unknowing i died some time ago.let me be free for i am like a animal needing space time and needing that way of life.

then be free from the pain of the remembrance, and transcend to tomorrow, for that is where the future lies. i shall always remember you, but i shall not mourn, for we shall meet again


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February Day-cation

juicy peach dripping
stick figures drawn in sand
gulls devour my stress
 


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Circus

 
fearless lion roars
a hush falls over the crowd-
clowns empty buckets
 


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Puddles On Sidewalk

Puddles on sidewalk

for children to have fun with

as rain falls on them.

Written 5-24-11


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Torndirrup National Park

Majestically
Ambivalently Beauty
Breath-taking Royal


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Unruly Child

Temptation resist
Failures given to test you
Obtain master self


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Snow Bound

elbows on table
daydreaming beauty sees naught
winter storm moves in



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U.S.S. Styrofoam

They snickered and laughed
As you set sail on your raft
It seems you are daft


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Squealing Brakes

Silent empty train,
Lush warm body presses mine
Slow down or derail

Eyelashes flutter
Blue eyes flash intense passion
Too late now, no brakes


Inspired by: http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poems_by_poet_read.aspx?
DataSet_poems_currentPage=5&ID=14145


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Trampled Fields

A field once walked
Becomes a path for today
Tomorrow a road


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Reflecting

I swim rivers to rivers I think upon my challenging routine I reflect upon my life I splash puddle to puddle I reflect upon my blurred future…so— I set my mind on those days… I trekked building to building I caught myself thinking of cheery times That’s when I had hope in mind


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Colors Of A Hero

Silver, purple, gold 
A heros story untold 
Colors boldly rolled


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Festival

shimmering costumes~
a princess behind the mask
arms lifted for beads


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Low Tide

carpet of hot coals
ancient villagers chanting
healers pound kava


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Haiku You

Love makes flowers bloom,
neglect leaves them weak to die.
Bees fly away mad!


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Cold, Flexible Steel

A serial of haikus, all addressing the same topic with 
a hint of humor; but advice that could save your life
or that of a loved one.  New to PoetrySoup, so I hope 
I'm not "out of order" with this submission or topic. 


Cold, flexible steel
Probing my dignity...
Colonoscopy.

This “simple” exam
“…could prevent cancer.” they say.
Colonoscopy.

We all have to die,
But not from colon cancer.
Colonoscopy.

There's a downside tho’.
“Yuk! That, nasty brown liquid.”
Colonoscopy.

“But boy, does it work...
Work and work and work some more. 
Colonoscopy.

Baring your buttocks...
In a fetal position;
Then the lights go out. 

“No polyps", they say.
There are no malignancies.
Colonoscopy.

Your colon’s okay.
It’s five years until your next...
Colonoscopy.

Want some peace of mind?
Insurance may pay for it.
Colonoscopy. 

One “simple” exam
Can provide that peace of mind.
Colonoscopy.

You might save your life.
Over 45?  Do it!
Colonoscopy.

Cold, flexible steel.
On the other hand, what if…
Something else kills you?


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BEAUTEOUS MOMENTS

From "The Defiant Haiku"

I wonder in what dream one hundred
Years from now he can write Dragonflies
In meadows my little boy – who is fall asleep! 



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I See You My Little Pretty

under water fun
tiger lands crouch position
nostrils and eyes flared


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An Inch of Desire

blue jay’s desire
her predicament is dire …
inch worm on a wire


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Life


Somebody said that,
Life is experiance so
make it worth the while.


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Shine On

a beacon of light 
transparent through clouds clusters
reflects off stilled bay


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Reflection on Me

 My heart sinks when someone insults me.
It seems nice when someone flirts me
But sometimes when dirty hands touched me, 
Not my body also my soul shacked me.
Thousands live quietly why it reactioned me.  


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Empty Corner

a struggle abounds
embellishment torn away~
runaway... Headlines


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Journey To Unknown

journey to unknown
guided by the shining truth,
paradise awaits


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Course of Nature

Introduction: Nature works in a mystical way…


In dark sparkles blink
In patterns scattered through the sky
Gone with a stormy wink


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Tokens

Liquor cabinet, doors wide opened
All those bottles,
Chosen Tokens


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Bare Feet

spring grass sprouts green
from the warm, muddy earth --
a child's bare feet


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Ocean And River Merge - Haiku

Ocean And River Merge - Haiku

two bodies soft, wet
exchange their fluids in storms
ocean, river, merge
 


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Monsoon

sixteen miles upstream
traffic jams in flooded streets
sticky rice fills me




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discover

trek through the forest
where mysteries await for
your discovery


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Silver Moonbeams (haiku)

silver moonbeams . . .
skinny dipping in
summer heat


*For my friends Down Under enjoying summer

This haiku was written in 2005


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Journeys

                
                Boys on a journey
		Excitement and danger there
		Walking in mountains


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5 haiku from Christmas day

Christmas Day-
lone tire planted in the soil
under a willow.

Awake in the night-
Oh lover
I'll cover you.

Peering out window-
tall Crane stands over thick Hawk
awaiting a meal.

Shaved lamb to skin-
Winter morning leaves red spots
on its back legs.

A field of motionless
Windmills- Sun sets
gently to their backs.


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Air Balloon

Nature’s flower bed....
Gondolas where falcons tread 
Fire burst overhead















For S K A T's contest


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SHOWDOWN : The Inevitable End

Once would we see Never would we tell the tale The Armageddon So catastrophic An epitome of end The unchangeable Rivers roar like lions Ice respect the heat above The great Avalanche Properties extinct Human's hope elude for good The WORLD'S end. Pronto!


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new year's resolution

new year brings resolve
   sell my crafts to everyone...
      start a little shop

cook up tasty soups
    open my own small cafe...
       music every night

so many ideas
    I can feel accomplishment...
       many different ways



**note** I've always dreamed of having a small cafe where I can sell
my handmade crafts  and make wonderful soups with acoustic musicians
performing there...maybe if I win the lottery this will be the year!! 
           you never know!!

for contest "New Year's Resolution haiku"
sponsored by Tracie~~Indigo Dreamweaver


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Taboo Haiku

     Taboo Haiku

Bamboo skirt lifts scents
Flavors of river desires
Absorbs each other 


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Snow Flake And Leaf Adventure - Haiku

  Snow Flake And Leaf Adventure - Haiku

Snow flake lands on leaf
Both fall to river raging
Spin past rocks, dizzy


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A Dog's Walk

 
around and around
nose firmly down on the ground
finally he squats
 
 


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ages of pranquility

may I coincide
                         when darkness reighs the earth
the true morals rise


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Torrid Affair


Her love waits.. hidden
in the rose scented shadows~
noble woman roams


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Insomnia

dare I close my eyes
where dancing fiends haunt my dreams~
red rimmed eyes falter


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Aquatic Dream

On the water,free
Adrift until the dawns first light
Sleeping on the sea


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Neon Lights


on the pulsing floor
barflies wiggle and shimmy
fear and pride~  shot drowned



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Integrity-

 
life of harmony
no exception to the rules
stumbling ..  I rise
 


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Car Trouble

Driving in the night
Sudden failure stops my trek
Help is on the way


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Haiku on probabilities

Wallowed the orbit
Of love-making only to 
learn you are but hers.


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Predictable Porcupine

                                                 Predictable Porcupine



                                                  Porcupine strolls by
                                              spikes glowing only at dusk 
                                                 always the same route



                                                                               © Shane Cogan, 2013 


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senryu three of them

Senryu 
Brave new world 
Reduced to a gossiping village 
Spying on neighbours 


Senryu 
Freedom of speech 
Everyone demands a voice
Babbles tower 
 
Senryu 
Liberty of discourse
Channeled through facebook 
Baby picture


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a trove of splendor

a trove of splendor
my spirit teeming with joy....
a time to cherish 






  Not in the Contest
thinking of the Islands
 and the "Sweetheart"


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En Garde

 
rapier in hand
satisfaction demanded~
franks roast over fire
 


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Scents upon Daybreak

scents upon daybreak..
trapping catacomb of thoughts
sealing mornings views

inferring the roar
coming down steel bar tracks….
destination where


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Rainy Times

Rain-rain-rain-rain-rain;
Comes and goes and goes and goes!
Moon chants and sun cries...


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Everlasting Wander


From the very beginning

perplexing and wandering

from one ocean to another

an everlasting wander


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Glistening Snowfall

glistening snowfall
spreading upon barren land….
moonlight atmosphere


Written for

Sponsor Charles Henderson 
Contest Name Strict Haiku 2 


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Kites

sky forever blue dragon's tail soaring , tumbling earth-bound men flying


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In the Afternoon

a diamond back suns
in gravel strewn arroyo~
lobo pups wrestle
 


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go

go to your big house
were you will always belong
in your house of peace


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Storm Chasers

cameras clicking
a twisting path we follow~
devastation dawns
 


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'Moon-Rock... ' (Haiku # 12)

‘ Moon-Rock ’  Haiku # 12

Moon Rock, Craters, Crust
What Does This Terrain Adjust …
“ Earth Was Made For Us ! “


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In Bluff





The grumpy Cape skies whipped wrath unto all of it. Everybody cried.
April 16, 2014


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A Taste Of Honey

Coffee is coffee,
Honey surprise cinnamon,
Delightful at best.


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You Don't Phase Me

dogs come cats go
just like moon waxing
Don't let it phase you



Tribute To Moon Waxing LOL

Also Don't Forget To
Turn Those Clocks Back


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FreeStyle-

dancing with my muse
twisting desire into dreams-
my pencil lead breaks
 


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Tropical Treasures!

Treasure Locator,
     
     Just listen-they're under foot,

          You just have to look!


~For Sweetheart's COntest~


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Brew Away

Brew away sadness
stir it slow
Trees began to climb


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western mountains

a city woman
trekking through western mountains –
a tiny green rock

© February 13, 2012
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

(AKA:  2-13-2012 Prompt_ Mountain2 NaHaiWriMo )


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Just Like Alice

Follow the white hare,
among the wildflowers
into Wonderland.


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Jungle Fever

                                                            leopard's domain
                                                        flatlands hilltops jungle
                                                            scavanger's feast


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Can't Touch This

butterflies despair
wounded and abraded - yet
forges right ahead




Tribute To
Butterflies
Gods Messengers


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Try Again

 
stars catch lofty dreams
rainy days smoothly sprout fear
brave seer triumphs
 


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The Hunters

After a long hunt, 
Man’s best friends in fun horseplay, 
While the masters chat…


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In a bottle

to dream drift away 
in a bottle to journey 
where I want to play

so empty to be
In a bottle then I see
you in there with me


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Do Not Disturb

In quiet valleys,
do we not walk among them?
Hush, for I know not.


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Hair Down in My Grand Fathers Convertable

No lady despair
The call of adventure blair
where tousled waves flair


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Soar away

Shy cherry blossom Let the breeze take your dreams way Up to the Heavens.


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Mother nature

O' joy to the world
As spring rivives green again
She speaks unto us


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Life Extensions - Haiku

     Life Extensions - Haiku

squirming on the pole
worm knows his place in nature
line extends, fish bites


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PLAN OF LIFE JOURNEY

                                                          itinerary
                                            Soul knows own destination
                                                  plan of life journey


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Calm Before The Storm

The sea of troubles
Spewing frolic wrathings
Islanders compose


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Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

Tired feet walk far;

many moons on our journey,

lifetime trip for all.


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Boy Fish Haiku

     Boy Fish Haiku

Flood crashes over rocks
Brook flips fish up as dinner
Boy smiles, caught by sun 


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Amsterdam

Tulips sway by wood,
Take a puff of the new day,
Where is the coffee?


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Silk Webbings

webbings just for fun
over  the moon under sun
silky haikus spun


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A Love So Beautiful

The stillness of night,
Hoot Owl calls, longing for her,
Springtime in the air.


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Stint four

...a world map we held
our destination is Egypt
Where wonders reside...


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Shipwreck

siren's saddest song
a hypnotic lullaby
gulls wade the tide pools


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Beach Babe

standing on the sand
she lifts her face to the sun
silverfish darts by


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Ever Endless Maze

Ever endless maze
You annoy me with your paths
Constant twists and turns

Ever endless maze
Your meaning life is constant
So many choices


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Boy Is It Cloudy

a cotpit viewing
altitude eight hundred feet
cloud coverage below





Tribute To Flying High LOL


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Going to sea

- Underway
Batten down hatches,
Engine order telegraph...
Clangs full steam ahead.

- Crossing The Bar
Gray sky’s foreboding,
Waves crashing over the bow...
The steal womb shudders.

- Making Way
The days grow longer,
As gulls climb on the fresh breeze...
Betwixt and between.

- Arrival
Red, right, returning,
Tugs hasten our arrival...
Heaving lines are thrown.

...(fall, winter, spring, summer)


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Asp-

 
ancient deceiver
slithering symbol of kings
perhaps Cleo's bane
 


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Parked Fun

Ferris wheel 
with empty seats
beacon of amusement


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Untitled

A glowing sunset
many a color splashing
the sky is her paint 


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The Beach

Sandy and calming
you get to run and explore
see hot guys all day


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Kayak Haiku

     Kayak Haiku

River paddles down
Canoe skin, metal, bobbing 
Orange red on blue


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Summit

I climb higher
to the summit of sky --
head in the clouds


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let the good times roll

let the good times roll!

way of life revels                    let the good times roll                     
adore delight value                 stroll with self-confidence of
bask in good times                 in time of perils stead

damn crazy minds not mine   way of life revels  
crime scene alters walk of      adore delight value
melodramatic life                  bask in good times

let the good times roll             damn crazy minds not mine
stroll with self-confidence of    crime scene alters walk of
in time of perils stead              melodramatic life
_____________________|
Penned on June 10, 2014!


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---sirens breathe frost air

sirens breathe 
frost coats the shoreline's sand
gulls cry


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Old Man Winter

WINTER'S foilage -
blankets trees and grassy knolls -
water runs admist


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Breakfast

 
morning songbirds sing
romping in the spring sunlight
frowning house cat waits
 


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There's No Place Like Home

the great sand bubbler
watches incoming ribbed tide
from burrows back home


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Generating ChemistryKu'

Set stars, glaz, Passion, 
in eye thru mid nite, air,
Generating, chemistry,

A Mountains roar, climb
Among soft pillows, cloud,
Bursting orange- fire, flame,

Streams fluently,A rivers flow,
To engage, on high, vent,
I breath, hotly thru the sun,

Continue sly boils my, heated,
Desire, to engage, everything,
About you, with the touch of my lips..


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A Plane

a plane
soaring up the sky
me, on the ground 


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Camping trip

Unsure of the time
with no schedule to be kept
bliss in the forest


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FROM THE JOURNEY'S FLIGHT

                                               With clear eyes from up
                                           milky clouds and green nature
                                                 Rivers are thin roads

                                               Buildings are stones like
                                               gathering and scattering  
                                                     galaxy at night

                                                 needs no wings to fly
                                        send the sight through the window
                                               from the journey's flight


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Trout

Hiding from the current
The rocks shelter
Approaching flood


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Image On The Lake - Haiku

Image On The Lake – Haiku

Two images?  Chirp!
Sparrow looks, hits mirror lake
Lake answers with, “splash!”


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....mien of darkness

mien of darkness
skyward gallops depart now
for Spring awaits birth


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tierra bendita - holy dirt

sacred shifting sands
healing all true believers~
priest shoulders sandbags
 


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Your So Sweet

amidst grass carpet
bunny nibbles flowered bulb
expunges nectar





Tribute To Children


Entry For 
Carol Brown's Spring Contest


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Message from the mountain

Mountain top,
The wind howls,
Sending messages of love.


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Nature And Noodle - Haiku

     Nature And Noodle - Haiku

Noodles steam in lake
Roll over water falls cooked
Rocks taste soup flavor 


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Winter Sledding

Winter slopes abound,
Flakes of white, are all around
More are coming down


Let's find a hill,
We'll sled down it,for a thrill
Trek back to the top




 This is a Haiku/ Senryu combo...Want to go sledding !


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Faith

tiptoe through the rain
arms flung wide open ..  eyes smile
all things possible


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The Snare~

Roma  lassies dance
charming the robust to feast~
pickpockets count gold
 


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Two Faces Of The Warrior

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                                              Bengal Tiger Grrreat
                                             Excellent warrior land
                                                Superb fisherman


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Autumn Nights

boundlessly wishing
pinkies clasped beneath stars~
bonfire sparkles rise
 


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Boy Are You Slow

look ancient creatures
marching through millennia
at slow steady pace








Tribute To Turtles  LOL


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Slow Poke

not even herdsmen
can gather all the pokee's
at the dinner bell


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Message in a Bottle

captive to the sea,
my treasure hidden within;
trapped in a bottle


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Excavation Haiku

Kenyan desert lull
Measuring tape and tiny picks
Sand reveals nothing


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First Snow~

drifts hide icy ground
laughing children slip and slide
December bursts free


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Water Age Haiku

     Water Age Haiku

Smooth rounded rocks hold
In deep water, age slows, forms
Birds follow ripples

                                     8/21/13 Haiku On Enlightenment contest


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Sunflower Delight

Racing with yellow
Flowers high above my head
I am delighted.


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Ocean Hunger - Haiku

       Ocean Hunger - Haiku


Girl nude, applies salt

Covers body in butter

Hungry waves lick her 


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The Silent Eyes!

In the Rainforest
Baboon scans the horizon
Resting on a limb


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July Night

princess fears old mud
brave bullfrogs bellow duets
a white star glitters
 


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Block Party


Bourbon street Jazz
Bared bead catchers
Mardi Gras


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Baby

tiniest nestling
bringing thunder to my heart~
must you poop again?


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Lazy Haikus #1,042-1,045

Semi-sleepwalking
Ev'ry day is déjà vu
When my love's adrift

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Nashville to Kentucky
The state line divides my heart
So where lies my home?

---

The journey stretches
I'm like Kerouac, on the road
Or Frost, miles to go...


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Making the Fish Dance

Waves crash against sand,
While rain rides on to the sea,
Making the fish dance


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Sudden Storm

broken flip flop rests
outside sandy castle walls
perhaps, the clouds break
 


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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

                                            etched between two pines
                                            steady rapid current flow
                                            brush stroking rock bed


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Haiku Trail

Cherished memories
are the reminiscent source
of future daydreams.

Friends disperse, forget.
They’ll become strangers to me,
once I’ve said goodbye.

Adventure awaits:
the dawn of a new era’s
almost upon me.

Realising my dreams
and achieving my targets -
my life is on track.

Facing the unknown:
daunting and mysterious.
I conceal my fears.

I try to picture
my destination, prior
to my arrival.

Now its time to leave.
Ending, ended, over, gone:
my journey completes.


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Shining Star

Beauty of a star
Stands above the rest with pride
Shines with such brilliance


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Winter Trip Haiku

     Winter Trip Haiku

Winter comes, aged, pains
Oriental dancer’s trip
Go over ice falls


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Masquerade

old bones shimmy
in the pumpkin scented breeze
clowns and witches race


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Trapeze

awed watchers whisper
afraid to break the silence ~
flyer leaps forward
 


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Berlin Wall

Remnants of wall shelter
from westerly monsoon
city fox finds food


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Early Riser

 
my bright cork plopped
into knee deep ice water~
tented ~ she slumbers
 


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Picnic


fisherwomen tramp
along river's berm
we picnic



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Look for impossible

Arms toward sky.
Eyes on star.
Legs jumping with joy.
It was not impossble,
Life matters cherish it.


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Haiku Jungle

                             Haiku Jungle

Snakes birds tangle wild

Under, brooks babble downward

Vegetation spring



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Feeding Frenzy~

innocent victim
jumping to swallow the bait~
I scrape away scales


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Deflated Raft 1 and 2

Deflated Raft 1 and 2 – Haiku

     Deflated Raft 1

air depleted, sigh
rubber flat, spinning chaos 
raft takes on water


     Deflated Raft 2

floats on cold water  
flat, under maelstroms great weight 
watch the raft turn, sink





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'Moon-Tides' (Haiku # 7)

‘ Moon-Tides ’     Haiku # 7

   Moon on Ocean-Tide
Crested so High, and did Ride
     Surf-up To My Side


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Bug Zappers

velvety bat wings
flutter within night shadows~
Bonfires keep burning
 


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Smile Your On Candid Camera

                                                             squirrel poses -
                                                      perched candid shot
                                                     resumes climbing pole


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After the Storm

afternoon storm~ 
at the bottom of the falls
a basket of single flip flops


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Miracles

deep within the woods
a white dogwood blooms~
a bluebird cheers


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Uncovered

peg legged man~
treaures uncovered
in the eye of the storm


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bumpy roads smooth out haiku

bumpy roads smooths out
when exits are entrances
to new works of art....


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Frog 1 And 2 - Haiku

     Frog 1 And 2 – Haiku


          Frog 1

lights, stage, action, shoot
frog sings opera, hat, cane 
Saturday cartoons


          Frog 2

riveting story
jumping to conclusions, sad
frog misses pad, croaks


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Rain on My Parade Trilogy (Haiku/ Series)

as the cool breeze blows
rises with condensation
moving like cloud nine

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evaporation
condensation into clouds
magic carpet ride

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cumulonimbus
like rain pouring over head
gliding to shelter


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River Theft - Haiku

River Theft – Haiku

Predator bird swoops
Bug dodges down to river
Trout bites, swallows whole 


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Bats

glowing eyes frighten
flashing through the hot night sky~
in the grotto Pups
 


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An Ocean Welcome

Salty sweeping sands 
Glimmering of ocean wave
Welcomes weary feet


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Rejoice~

bowed head against brick
ancient vibrations tingle
old spirits rejoice


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River Ocean Delta Make Love

River Ocean Delta Make Love – Haiku

River meets ocean
Mouth of delta opens wide
They kiss, merge liquids 


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Burnished Bog

 
ghostly lilypads
brightly adrift in moonlight
alligater sleeps
 


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Fall

fringes of summer
linger, clinging to fall's new
crisp  blanket


Cynthia


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The "Joy" of Fire and Brimstone

Satan brings you "joy"
Until you die in his arms
Of fire and brimstone


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The Moon

a silver sliver
frowns on me from above~
cars swarm lover's lane



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Baby Bird - Haiku

     Baby Bird – Haiku

From the nest, a fall
Tumbling with few feathers down
Soft ground is a kiss


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Not Withstanding His Truth

Cut I have the noose
Setting all free now you choose
The spice of death, life


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Asian Gold

Have some dim sum friend,
Sip sake after midnight,
The gold of Asia.


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The Rain Stick


unkempt heads wailing
lively feet dance and stomp~
soothing raindrops fall


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Cat Mate

Cat tailed follower 
randy rodent devourer
sweet furry mate dine.


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Unconfirmed

Unidentified
Upon this night before me
Mysterious view


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Drought

rainmakers rattle
in the hot summer sunshine~
crows cavort in the corn
 


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Starlit Night

he crooned a tune
in the starlit night~
my toes danced


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Big Bucks

early bird gets worm
standing at the base of tree
fourteen point buck - wow







Tribute To
Deer Hunters and Hunterettes LOL

May You Rack A Big One


Please Be Safe 
Wear Blazing Orange


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May The Force Be With You

                                                   above canyon ridge
                                      hopper balloon excursion - using
                                                      boyant force


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Empty Orange Bird Haiku

     Empty Orange Bird Haiku

River takes on night
Floats, orange bird covers flight, dark
Hollows, void on void


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Of Future Travels

Foreign flowers peek,
Up from my scarred hands today,
How I love this life.


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Shipwrecked

unbroken bottle
riding high on salty waves~
driftwood warriors rise
 


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Winter Cabin

candle smoke spirals
a wreath around her dark curls~
snow flakes dance outside
 


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The Black Panther

Clothed in pristine fur,
Black like midnight in Thailand,
Golden eyes see all.


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Waiting on Sunrise

at the distant shore
a bathing blue heron~
my cork vanishes




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LIJIANG IN YUNNAN, CHINA


SPRINGTIME MEMORIES



Mountain sentinels
By ancient town;
Clear waters cascade


Cobblestone streets
Winding pavements;
Trade offerings buzz


Fertile plains
Crystal clear waters;
Shady trees guard


Treasure-hunting stroll...
Through Lijiang Old Town;
Curiosity detours


So many things to see
Pleasant fare tempting;
Buying spree bargains


Artisans at work
Township flings open trade;
Silver metal everywhere


Older than 800 years:
Lijiang Town welcomes journeys,
Far beyond old silk route days


Modern day muse in-transit
Old town atmosphere;
Traced footsteps in awe


Wonder amazes wander
A world heritage city;
Precious ancient Chinese pearl


A gentle spirit strays here,
Preserved antiquity loiters;
Unspoilt living testament


Clear pristine waters gush
High mountain peaks preside;
Beauty frames this township


Spring waters flow non-stop,
Shared community well conduits;
Drinking, bathing, washing


Modern day irony:
Drinking water from taps;
Plastic bottled water


By the winding canals
Smaller streams circle around;
Waterways and arched bridges


Elegant old town greets
Tourists' camera shutter intrusion;
Gentle householders calmly polite


By this ancient arched bridge,
I wonder a thousand times;
So much to see in a short expense


We go around here
In circles winding zigzag;
Catch our breath from trekking


Memory can be short-changed:
I buy a few book souvenirs;
I will reminisce tour days later


Too soon morning turns
High noonday sun shines hot;
Cool breeze smoothes rough edges


Late evening darkness in Lijiang
Old Town in spring courtyard;
Colourful lanterns brighten


Buzz of evening vendors
A thousand offerings call;
Bazaar along the winding streets


Common folks with wares
Struggle to live a life;
Survival instincts ply


As I stroll by
Hear offers for strange stuff;
All manners of touting


I like these gentle people
Trying to make a sale;
Touting for a living


Our tour guide spreads
Good advice on-the-road:
Buy only what you need


Cascading waters flow
Through Ancient Lijiang Town;
Authentic tourist hotspot 


By ancient bridge photo snapshot:
Happy keepsake momento,
To reflect when I get home


Hand-in-hand we strolled
Through winding walkways;
My darling and I enroute


I remember that moment:
Springtime in May --
Lijiang kept fond company


Sensorial avenues
Memory instructs reality;
Journey journal pages


I write to highlight
To my self once more;
My own editorial times


One month back home now
June sprinkles hot and humid here;
How nice Lijiang's cool zephyrs?


Silver bangle from Yunnan
Solid white metal on my wrist;
Roman numerals add up to 78


Unearth my keepsake books
Yunnan in full colour;
Smiles amuse eyes feasting


Glimpses of old China
Surge and surge again;
Fond memories attend


Old weeping willow
Hunched trunk sighing;
Ancient times loiter


Leon Enriquez
22 June 2014
Singapore


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HAIKU SURREAL 5


(Dedication: For Anne-Lise Andresen.)
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Instant recognition
Blind attitude:
Sees more than enough


Despair reveals
An ugly side:
Indifference


Little by little
Sounds like a lot;
Hole in pocket


Witty lingo
Awkward tango;
Messy tempo


Learn quickly now
Wear a keen smile;
Screen faces you meet


Joy in sadness
Paradoxical frame;
Picture postcard sent


China in spring
Natural hymnal sounds;
No voice imitates


Peace in the valley
Nothing profound;
Extra plus ordinary fence


Haiku in season
Vivid frolic;
Wild things grow


Small child speaks
Profound sermon;
Hello uncle


Old uncle smiles:
How are you?
Small child hides face


Casual encounter
Familiar face pops up;
Crowded places fence


Birthday thoughts:
Song of morning --
Rapture illuminates 


Fifty-nine revolutions
Around the sun;
Celebrate miracles


Leon Enriquez
08 July 2014
Singapore


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Winter Willows

winter willows weep
along pond's edge~
otters Play


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Cloistered

sweetest melody
sends chimney swifts cavorting~
novices confess


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Spectre

four masted schooner
eerily drifts on the waves
smugglers sip on rum
 


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Idaho Summer ~ Haiku

Wild tree...long dry rope
Glassy Ice Creek streaming fast
Friends across it laugh~


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Love Birds

Sparrows fluttering
One on top of the other
Uninterrupted

By the passing cars
In the middle of the road
Near death, unaware


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Hibernation

swirling snow welcomes 
twenty ninth day of Winter~
I cover my head


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Cool Refreshing Swim

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                                                       Bengal Tiger_ run
                                             Jump in water_ they don't swim
                                                     Primal instinct wins


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Provocative Haiku

     Provocative Haiku

Garments flow and fall
River, cold, drinks naked girls
Red faced, swimming up 
  


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The Jump

A wind gust and glare,
Insides begin to float,
Adrenaline pulse,


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The Blurred Sign

We missed Paramount Ave. We go straight into a lane of downright bafflement We meet again—on the wrong time We arrived an hour late…great job… We go straight into Studebaker—what a moment We meet again—on the right time!


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Starlight Hunter

The tiger snake 
Does not hesitate to
Hunt by starlight


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Invasiveductal Carcinoma

Polluted Mother
Herbicides sprayed daily
Purified water

By Robb A. Kopp
All Rights Reserved © MMX


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Broken Bridge 1 And 2 - Haiku

Broken Bridge 1 And 2 – Haiku


     Broken Bridge 1

suspension bridge breaks
jungle covers snapped, collapse
people disappear

     Broken Bridge 2

too much suspense, tons
rope gives way, bridge breaks in two 
girl trips, bonnet falls 


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The Picnic

puffy clouds stroll by
above the bubbling brook~
ants gather to feast
 


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In the Playground Of Time

Wind bewildered,
Soft as rain, a summers day,
Children playing splash.


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Alien Cube 1 and 2 Meet Earth- Haiku

               Alien Cube 1 and 2 Meet Earth – Haiku

     Alien Cube 1 Meets Earth

heavy cube hits tree
leaves a dent, falls in river
sinks, fish jumps, goes glug!


   Alien Cube 2 Meets Earth 

lands on lake, bobs
a spaceship, alien cube
beeps, communicates


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Along The Road

Drive,
Steer the wheel,
Air fluttering by,
Lovely experience


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unbreaking flanks

they cry heavens light
                            for the sun has lost it's sight
untile the moon shines


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Timber

if a tree fell - in
the forest - I wonder if
you could hear the sound ?








Tribute To
Our Timberland


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Castle Friends

Knights, horses, shields, swords
Battle rams, motes, bridges, horns-
Catapults tower

For Caleb and his Lego Wars


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Red Stone Cold Mountain

red stone cold mountain
why no one lives in this place?
a tourists' hotspot


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Crashing Waves

Crashing and roaring,
As they fall onto the sand,
With dark blue waters.


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MURMURINGS




Two young lovers
Seeing eye to eye;
Ecstatic romance


Promises made
Language of love;
Reality can be harsh


July sun-bathing
Local fruitage surprise:
Durians, mangosteens, rambutans!


Two yellow butterflies
Zigzagging flight path;
Bourgainvillea landing


Sweet nectar sip
Momentary focus;
Long haul to tall casuarina


Old banyan tree witness
School boy quarrels echo;
All gone away


Time passes quickly
So many ambitious kids;
Now preside over meetings


Old school mates 
Chance encounter;
Discuss happenings


Witty old father checks
Vivacious mother tags;
Facebook excursions


Fancy smart phones
Tablets for dummies;
Slow learning curve


Purple flowers
Creeping vines on fence;
Morning salutation


Morning Glory flowers
Here at dawn;
Gone by dusk



Leon Enriquez
23 July 2014
Singapore


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Her green

A whispering wind
As savory fruit takes bloom
Heart touching roses live


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winning bet

orange skies shimmered
desert sands rattled
Jackpot cup jingles


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Paratrooper

nerves fiddle-string taut
heavy pack upon his back
free fall into fray



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Two Fish

Diaper Pin tossed
Into blessed waters
Tonight we feast


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Last Goodbye

Suitcase in her hands.
This scene has gotten too dull.
Goodbye, New Jersey.


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quilting memory

be key to all seen
                              a morning feeling singing
may u stand firm


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Follow me

Lead the way ahead
But forget not to look me
In the eye.....always!



To follow is to take a risk at ways of uncertainty..
Which can lead to happiness when you trust your emotions..
           By looking after someone with all the love you have from within!


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Bobcat

Playing cat and hare
Cotton tail was unaware 
Till she caught his stare

By Robb A. Kopp


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Imprisonment

Dim Demoness Dances
Drum coughs~
imprisonment rages 


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Beauty

Beauty really 
can't explain the sunset, so
just please come back home


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Looking at Me

Standing on a limb
Rainforest lizard smiles
Awaiting a response



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Moon Shine Trilogy (Haiku Series)

fresh Moonshine
hidden jars in barn
country road

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sweet corn from the field
natural grain distillation
liquid vapor flows

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mountain still brewing
transforming barley and rye
Appalachian!

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Bullet Fantasy - Haiku

     Bullet Fantasy – Haiku

Bang! Bullet took flight
Branch swayed to take it in stride
On a bamboo breath 
  


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Rock Ends - Haiku

     Rock Ends – Haiku

Raging on the leaf
River Turmoil, falls flow down
Crash green, ends on rocks


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Tales Around the Fire


nightmares incubate
as vanity chokes on fear~
I roast marshmallows


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The Old Chair

reflections of joy
beckon my heart gently home~
pure love rests rocking


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Dry Storm - Haiku

     Dry Storm - Haiku

wind blazes on lake
ripples hum across surface
louder, thunder bound


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Your Creeky

deep in the forest
arched waterfall -rapidly
channels rocky creek


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Red Ball - Haiku

     Red Ball – Haiku

Giant object, round
Red, drifts on the lake closer
Reach ball, touch, slip, drown


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Gossamer Halo

Broken darkness cringes
The web of dawn pierces night
only shadows stray.




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Time for a Change

messy at midnight
wails call me from sandman's realm~
I welcome the change


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Blow the Bugle


go, blow the bugle,

      a monkey-eating eagle

               just snatched our beagle !


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In the Cemetery

an old cemetery
tilted gravestones thrusting
~ a Hare nibbles grass


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Fairy Nature

THIS POETRY IS WRITTEN IN 3 HAIKU/2 TANKA FORM, AND NOTES REFER TO SENSES.

I'm fairy nature,
come to collect fall's leaf wares
to help make a coat.


A coat of sunsets,
a last breath of summer's glow
to wrap up autumn.


I disguise myself
living amongst the woodlands,
squirrels, bugs, birds, bees.


Slowly with magic
I single handedly turn
the seasons over;

sweeping winds and driving rains,
giving nature rest till spring.


I nourish the land.
Autumn's blanket becomes crisp,
stark, white, purity,

I contrast, redecorate 
new, sleek, sexy, wavy tones.




AUTHOR NOTES

All 5 senses are expressed within this write, looking at touch, taste, sight, sound and smell.
'make a coat','wrap up' all indicate being touched or enfolded for warmth/protection...as does 
winter's 'blanket'
sounds - could be taken from the animals, and weather...'crisp' evokes sound also. 'rest'-
evokes quieter times...
smell - comes from earthy woodlands and fallen leaves, contrasted with freshness of icy or 
snowy air...
taste - evoked from 'nourish', 'last breath' of Autumn and new breath of winter air.
sight- comes from the autumn colours evoked from the 'sunset' and greens and browns 
of 'woodlands', 'sexy', purity of ice and snow, 'falls leaf wares' - reds, oranges, yellows and 
browns...


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Crocodile Tears

hanky to dry eye
I join the thick drift
mourning my foe's death



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Wild Beast

A hungry lion
sits beside the victim like...
a repentant Cain


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Down by the Creek


an old gray heron
floats on the evening breeze
minnows scatter



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Island Paradise

twisted rope hammock
between two coconut trees~
sun browned men cast nets


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The Cyclops

Cyclops with one eye 
Blinded by a pointed stick 
Fights alone in darkness


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Rough Sailing

Tributaries meet
Splash, flash, gush, and rush converge
Whitewater rapids


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A Spirit Born


dark tomb shimmers
blossoming spirit soars
a fiery leap into dawn


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The Ride

                                  My hair wisps freely
                                 While I gallop Cadbury
                                 Over lush green fields


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The Fine Silky Hairs

the fine silky hairs
jungle king's proud possession
hunters' obsession


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Untitled

A slight gentle breeze
flowers swaying through the air
whispers in the wind


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MEDITATING ANOTHER SEASON

Wind storm, be gentle
when passing over this field...
leave some edible!  


Rains are coming,
to make the scenery misty...
some tough birds will stay! 


O life-giving sun,
with your brilliance adorn...
this surly landscape!     


Seasons have four phases,
time let me choose the quietest...
the one full of roses!

    
No visions of gloom,
delight changes the saddest mood...
serenity reigns!


Swanky dogwood sway,
stoop down and tackle my feet...
to keep me from sleep!


Copyright 2009 by Andrew Crisci


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~ Hungry~

weary lioness rests
under hot Savanna sun~
no water in sight


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Screen Fish

Tail and fin waver,
Trapped in that square box always,
You must be so sad.


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Mystified

Creeping slowly on
Passing thru the sands of life
Mysterious world














Journey Contest Entry   
Sponsored by: Raul Moreno  


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Off the Wall

No one saw your fall
Butterflies pinned to the wall
No one heard your call

By Robb A. Kopp


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Bengal Tiger

through Bengal bushes

       golden black stripes ominous,

beauty, ferocious !


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Jack's Last Run

Legs won’t go faster
Jack Rabbit hears the shrill screech
Talons piercing fur


 By Robb A. Kopp


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Seaside

 
daylight emerging
sleepy harbor roars to life
fishwife hawks her wares


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Old Man of the Sea


a gnarled snail flails
in the sandy, crashing surf~
sea gulls squawk



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Enticed

 
deep within her gaze
silent invitations lie~
helplessly I rise
 


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Let's Get Stoned

etched between two pines
snowcapped mountain majesty
towering stone hedge


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The Weather We Bare Trilogy (Haiku Series)

Snow blizzard raging
Fortunately, I am home
Inside looking out!

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Lightning now flashes
Fast streaks across the dark sky
Computer shuts down!

~~~~~~~~~~~@@@~~~~~~~~~~~

Winter chilled-wind blows
Gruesome sounds against my ears
Taxi! Taxi! Hey!

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In My Heart You Will Always Be

Listen to the wind,
Whistling thru the tall thin pine,
Listen to my heart.


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'Waterfalls' (Haiku # 6)

‘ Waterfalls ’    Haiku # 6

      Waterfall Delight
Cascading Blue and Froth’ White
     Revel in Its Height 


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Snowbirds


winter waltzes in
whipping snowdrifts with her staff~
the snowbirds fly south


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THUNDERSTORM

Dark clouds  billowing,
Lightning flashes, thunder roars. 
Storm warnings posted.


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Clean Slate

driftwood drawn words~
sandy slate washed clean
under  waves of the sea.


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The Deeper The Better

The words evade me 
My thoughts are of you tonight
But I cannot think.


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Hidden

the weeping willow
shelters a laughing maiden ~
a young man searches




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Haikus

Deep space, our leap place---
Face to keep for me and you.
Do it!  No disgrace.
_____________________________

Men fight, strike, and kill.
I like not, but still they will.
For some---I'm one---peace.
____________________________

Love, some say, is light;
It sparkles on up the mind.
Sadness melts away.
__________________________

Sunlight blazes, free!
Blazes you in me!
Crazy, blazing sunlight we!


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Path

Pathways
Diverged roads
Destiny holds hands


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Treasure island

marsh pony canters~
peg-legged man stands
atop waves of the sea


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The Squizzard

The great squid wizard,
You always captivate me-
With your shiny stare.


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Watercolors


canvas and paint box
abandoned on the sand~
stained hands build castles




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Tidal sands

Water rushes, sweeps.
Tide enfolds as ground moves round.

Feet engulfed. Swallowed.


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Songs of Summer

a siren squeals
from atop the old elm tree~
a mocking bird flies




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run away

copper curls rest on
a bulging backpack pillow~
stars light the night sky


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On the Sand

sunbathers glisten
dipped in rich coconut oil~
Seagulls fight for crumbs
 
 


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the twitchers balloon


the twitchers balloon
passing over the mountain
did they hear its chant?


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Summer Storm

white cane thump; thumping
he tries to outrun the rain~
I roll up my hose


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Meatless Bones Lying

meatless bones lying
weightless to the hunter’s eyes
fleeting souvenirs


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Stalked

  So deep the wolf wood
inside the stalking shadows
  yellow eyes decide


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Hunter's Woe


   . . . thickets, soft shadow

                 ants crawl, hunter curses low

                           away flits the doe . . .


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Barren

Barren paths to tread
You think the world is a dream
In this tacit place.


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Sweet Success

                                                  in nature's garden 
                                      child reaches for flowered bulb
                                          smells enriched fragrance


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Wood Rats

Caustic soda smells!
Teeming with logs, bark and slabs.
Motors at the vats

Pump and pump strong til
Suddenly!  Circulation
Stops by the wood rats.


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Wild Ride

Defiant Stallion
Stomping in the misty daylight
A wild morning ride!


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Huffing And A Puffing

                                                         lioness beds down  -
                                              in scorched field rattail grasses  -
                                                         endlessly panting


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Springtime Forest

I watch as they sway,
These great trees of the forest.
Blooming flowers fresh.


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Hey Boo Boo

                                                Hey Boo Boo Yoggie
                                          winter has come a calling
                                                   hibernation time






One Of My Favorite Cartoons
                      LOL


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Wander

Never to squander, 
This or that is where I am,
It makes you wonder.


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Aloft

Wailing Winter’s wind
raged air lofting sparrow flocks
like angry arrows.


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Heights

... impulse throbs raw, speaks

            of conquering mountain peaks,

                        heights grand, climber seeks ...


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The Excursionists


the excursionists
visiting the lake of green
did they find haiku?


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Sands of Time

What compels a man,
He, walking throughout the land,
His heart in his hand.


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The Sweet Life

                                                      deep in the forest
                                             chipmunk finds tasty morsal
                                                  extracts corns nectar


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Ocean Blue

the ocean most blue
of powerful waves and tides
jellyfish and kelp
amazing dolphins to help


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Panthera

sinuous, jet-black,

     moonlit shadows on a bough,

emerald eyes know.






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Take Me

Dusky night in which
I contemplate thy beauty,
Take me into thee…


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the great mountaineer


the great mountaineer
reaching the top of the world
is he satisfied?