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fossil of all time
creatures of mother nature
mysterious death

bones found in the dirt
deep under the Earth's surface
museum makes money

no pity chasing down prey
sharp teeth, full belly

evolution change
cascade into the ice age
Life found a new way

fur on new breed
Mammoth hide for the cavemen
elephant cycle


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Haiku 11

pages turn brown
embark on lost years...
timeless thoughts

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Since the Dawn Of

Winters flows recede
Unknown depths reveal the past
Strata shows time lines

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It is now

Ain't a word, you said.
but it takes a daring gust 
for things start to be.

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with their eyes wide open

only foolish men
let their nation plummet, with
their eyes wide open

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Highlander so tall, Dwarfs warriors in battle; Brave heart of Scotland.

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Memories of the South

Memories of the South

spanish moss shimmers
slave ghosts of days long gone by
hanging from the trees

stain on Old Glory
dark time of subjugation
when man enslaved man

memories forever
then bodies, now gray moss hangs
tears, blood darken roots

Trisha Sugarek from
The World of Haiku 

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Rock Walls Jagged Edges

Rock walls jagged edges
Beauty protection question
Where do all roads lead

Imagine Lennon
Performing on Mosaic
Central park design

Poet's deep deep thoughts
Dreamer living for moment

Contest:"Your Thoughts" contest
Sponsor:Michael J. Falotico
Written by:Sara Kendrick

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Veteran's Day

Remembrance of those
Served in the military
Special day for them 

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Halloween Haiku

Halloween Haiku (the forest recalls) spirits awaken orange glow before nightfall. . . . All Hallow Eve dawns the forest recalls screams of caged men burned in fires. . . . a druid’s dark sky the lord of the dead lingers in woods’ memory. . . . a lone owl’s strange hoot reaching for moon black barbed spindly arms outstretched. . . . The worshiping trees crescent moon upturned a faceless pale entity. . . . *Sanheim grins down *Sanheim was the Celtic Lord of the Dead, for whom human sacrifices were made to make amends for sins of the evil dead. All Hallow Eve took place the night before their new year, when Sun was worshiped on the next day. For PD's HALLOWEEN HAIKU Poetry Contest

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dinosaurs tilt horns

dinosaurs tilt horns
circle and protect their young....
snarling snapping rex

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Haikus to Iran

In Iran they march
"Where" they ask "is my vote gone?"
Answered by truncheon

God, Allah, they call
In His name, holy, oppress
Gods weakest children

Other news shall show
Western television screens
But we wont forget

Hundreds dead now
We only know one name, one face
A prayer for them say

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Haikus About God: V

Omniscient guy
Yet he lets bad things happen
How can he exist?

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Haikus About God: III

Beauty of nature
Why condense it down to God?
Isn’t life enough?

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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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Dinosaur Bones

Bones tell the story Dinosaurs roaming the earth Imagine the thrill

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Haikus About God: IV

God made all people
But some better than others?
Stop being silly.

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American Flags

American flags,
the right to destroy is yours;
as is your freedom.

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Bacchus Not Caesar

Grapes hanging on vines
Nectar of great taste and wealth
Roman Senate drunk

Grapes hanging on vines
Nectar of great taste and wealth
Romans fought while drunk

Grapes hanging on vines
Nectar of great taste and wealth
Bacchus, not Caesar

© Rick Zablocki 2013
For Alfred's "Bacchus" Contest

This is not factual( as far as I know), just my attempt at play with words, though I'm sure there were a few drunk Romans....

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Haitian Horror

Port-au-Prince fell hard
and the people cried out loud
but no one listened.

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Haikus About God: VI

The body: sacred
We’re all made in God’s image
Hence... circumcision?

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Still My Enemy

Some boys called them dinks.
I called the bastards Viet Cong.
Others called them gooks.

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Downward We Go

President Lincoln.
Now, President Obama.
We have fallen far.

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Confederate Flag

Confederate flag
started out as battle flag
sign of hate or not?

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Dragons are evil
Dragons are very different
Dragons are kings

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The American Eagle

patriotic freedom
it’s an American symbol 

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Extinct Dinosaurs

Extinct dinosaurs
Found fossils render knowledge
Brawn returns to dust

Dinosaurs~ HAIKU Contest   
Sponsored by: S K A T *  

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In A Bottle

Captain Cook's letter;
ocean witnesses alone

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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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9-11 Remembered

The wound       (Haiku)  2014

A deep gaping hole
newly covered with scar flesh
a cemetery

the reflective pond
the bright thirteen year old trees
the lost souls still there

the money-men charge
fees to visit our worst time
Ah, America!

check out my blog for more Haiku and 9.11

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Under King John's Rule
Fealty is Forced From All
Overthrow whispered

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Native American

Remember ; Mountain :
When Paiute canoes paddled :
Bygone many years

Inspired by Raul's Contest " Morning Ambience "

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

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stray winds flick rotor fingers

stray winds flick rotor fingers
uranium rods shun sun
for perpetual motion

puny pursuit of power continues

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Nature’s wrath supreme
Tearing down humanity
Human grace denied

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Life Of Death

Death is now Alive
Kid Conceived Deceased
A rebel of life

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Together Bonnie
We set out on a love spree
For eternity

Blinded by no tear
We will always remain near
Never showing fear

You have not left me
We survive in infamy
Bloody destiny

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The rancher

morning frost twinkles
      while rancher sips coffee and
              whiffs new arrivals

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Effulgent sun proffers love 

Above the undergrowth…of
Thorns and weeds

The moon unravels wonders

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The Burn Returns

miniature bullet

your silver flicker ignites

new flames of old pain

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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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No Government Shutdown

millions arrived on
capitol hill protesting
goverment shutdown

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rail dream

rusty rails touching 
    a salty handcar within 
the kingly elk's plain

rusty rails
    salty handcar
camera obscura

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Frozen in Time

shipwreck victims whisper from the ocean floor frozen in time
*contemporary haiku (lacks nature subject or season word) is inspired by the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic sinking By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, March 22, 2012 for Haiku from the Heart contest (Sidney LeeAnn)

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bee hunting an art                                                                                                     line bees to tree sun or bait                                                                                             follow to honey

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pangaea drifts north The Dinosaur

pangaea drifts north
thunderous movement echoes.... 
the great giants roam_


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colors of freedom

colors of freedom
remind us what wars have cost --
we must not forget

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My own proverb

“A teacher's duty is teaching to their students and it is students duty to learn well, Then only student’s future will be written in a history book Teacher remains will always be a teacher as in history foot notes. “ - Ravi Sathasivam

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Conspiracy Theory Number 200769

Knock on Moonman's door Gone. No forwarding address. Left note 'I'll be back.'

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The Calculus

Newton and Leibniz, both creative geniuses, birth the Calculus!

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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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Le Vacance Pretentieuse: Storm Part III

An azure ocean
Displaced by mighty blackness
The horizon dies

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grands olfactory haiku

coffee best describes
papa joe's essence for me
coffee kisses- YES

fertilizer stink
paternal grandaddy smell
famous tomatoes

noxzema only 
for miss toby before bed
shakey hands slicked up

but then grandmama
whew! peach cobbler first of all
sweet corn, pot roast, ham

oh man, those fried pies
blackberry and peach goodness
beautiful mem'ry

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gradational world
gravity in existence
attract my senses
Penned on May 21, 2014!
Form: Haiku - 5-7-5

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---a lonely tower

a lonely tower
on a rocky outcropping
gold light pierces fog

sailors raise a mug
aboard the once doomed ship
all mainsails unfurl

Contest: In the Light of haiku
Poet: D. Guzzi

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Modern Tyrants

Political Games
Played over the dying
Trophy of decay.

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saki served warm strong in painted noritake cup.... headache nausea sunrise beautiful light so bright golden ... headache pounding saki served warm strong by the moonlight with you... no thanks through
Contest entry: Sponsor:Joe Maverick

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dinosaur haiku

defined jurassic era
unique sauropod

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Democracy nears revisited

    Democracy nears

   For unknown Arab countries

    Angry Arabs yell

  Suicide bomber

  Islam, Religion of peace 

  Perhaps when they're free

 The Crowed Goes wild
  Egypt  you are next in line     

  Democracy nears  

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old Smeaton's Tower

old Smeaton’s Tower
spends its retirement dreaming
recalling its youth

no light in its eyes
glares at the young usurper
on Eddystone reef

Jack Horne for Russell’s In the Light of Haiku contest

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Change Needed


                                                    Long dry spell so hot 
                                         Unpaved road sends billows sheets
                                             Dust in house__ blessed rain

(Remembering when a child, one summer it was more than a month without rain....Then rain 
came in huge droplets...Dust would float up from the raindrops that hit the ground...When we 
finally got rain, it was like one of the greatest blessings from God.)

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better butterfly's

she builds better butterfly's from the dust on rusting pipes
they fly in the starry sky while i cry
in a panic she paints them into a panoramic
but butterfly's recognize their own limited size
so they build their own chicken coop in my soup

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Cosmic Contract Soul Mate - Haiku

     Cosmic Contract Soul Mate - Haiku

universe at large
opens up, looks down, confers
bug winks back, confirmed

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What Makes a Nation

The heather, the smell
Of the earth, dreich is all else
And still never was.

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What's Your Hurry

safari escape
zebra giraffe scurring -
in natures garden

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NFL Golden Child Injured

Finished before start Colts fans leap from Bandwagon Peyton Manning's hurt

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One Error, Two Disabled

A soldier's mistake
crippled, one body, one soul
forever, scarred so 

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Administering Angels on Earth

holy retinue
to serve on earth, call him Jew
secrets, known to few 

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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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the ceiling burst

the debt ceiling talk
led to so much tension that 
the room's ceiling burst

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Two Worlds Collding

                    Africa, lie low,
             amidst the jungle beauty
                and many oceans.

                  Stanley meets Zulu
            the center cracks open then
                  all things fall apart

       for Russell Sivey's Two Worlds Colliding Contest

7th August, '12
Modupe Sefunmi

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Forgotten but here
Remembered yet never there
Why do you exist?

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Dark Rain

Disturbing droplets
Spiral out of my control…
Devilish desires

Written for

Sponsor S K A T * 
Contest Name Dark Rain (haiku) 

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2-8-2012 Prompt: hat -Written for NaHaiWriMo

exotic plumage
adorning expensive hats—

© February 8, 2011
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

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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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Northern Pride

Stout, stern, flying high
Regal stance for all to see
American made

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Portrait of Lunia Czechovska

Drawn to cinnamon

I feast on the woman with

a swirl in her hair.

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The god of the wine
was always thinking of grapes
to get himself drunk.
The god of the wine
was always thinking of grapes
that grew on his hill.
The god of the wine
was always thinking of grapes
so juicy and red.

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Ya gotta love them.
Huge, wild, extinct, Flintstone's bus....

Rex was his last name.
He disappeared all the same....
Ice age was to blame!!

Triceratops too.
And if he ever said boo...
Would scare even you!!!

*For SKAT's "Dinosaurs" contest

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For those people too stubborn or too set in their ways to listen to another point of view: HEADNOTES  are NOT titles and they do not add to the syllable count. They are used with haiku or tanka poetry to set the scene  - like a signpost. Without it the reader will be totally lost (unless he/she has a VERY broad base of international knowledge). REAMS have been written about the MEANING of some of Basho's haiku. Why? Because it is ambiguous and, therefore, understanding them and translating them is difficult. Eg "the crow" and "frog pond" are only two of such haiku people are having difficulty with to come to a consensus as to what the poet intended to convey with these haiku.  

Why Say More? The Problem of Titling Tanka
First published in the Tanka Society of America Newsletter 3:1, March 2002, pages 12–15. While focused on tanka, the insights I hope this essay offers apply equally well to haiku.

Tanka in Japan sometimes have headnotes as opposed to titles, but it is NOT a sixth line to the poem! Headnotes explain the “circumstances of the poem”—the context or setting. Again, though, headnotes are not at all like titles, and one need not be a particularly astute reader of tanka to spot the difference; headnotes are typically factual, locational, or anecdotal, whereas titles are often symbolic or intellectual. The headnotes, if used at all, do not fight with the tanka aesthetic, whereas titles typically do.

From my Blog Posted:11/5/2012 12:01:00 AM:


raises out of the sea – 
tablecloth spread

a pallet
on which hope rests – 
cold sand clings


Hoerikwaggo:  Table Mountain, “Mountain of the sea” in Khoi San.
Table Mountain is renowned for its tablecloth when the strong south-easterly wind blows.
Bloubergstand/ Beach: Means "blue mountain" - hence the place name (AND THE ATLANTIC OCEAN IS VERY COLD ALL YEAR ROUND).  It is an iconic image of Table Mountain from Bloubergstrand. 
The motto of Cape Town (which nestles at the foot of Table Mountain, is Spes Bona ( Latin for "Good Hope")
Cape of Good Hope is one of the 7 historical names of Cape Town. 

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Old West Illinois

Monmouth, Illinois Wyatt Earp was born right there Can that be OK?

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Tower of Babel

burnished ladder lifts
human pride ascends each rung
divine will descends

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stretch of creek darkens
bearing foundry’s confluence
denies nature’s pride

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Tyrants and Titans

Impossibly still
The very worst of our kind
Often lead us all.

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There are so many terrors,
Die and die without.

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The Maine Lighthouse

The White Cliffs of Maine
The Sequin Island Lighthouse
Haunting Spirits, walk

The sound of, Piano
OVER and Over Again
Lighthouse lights the Night

Inspired by the Contest : " In the Light of Haiku "
Sponsored by " Russell Sivey "

By HGarvey Daniel Esquire

Author's Note " The Sequin Lighthouse " is said to be Haunted
The Light Keeper Killed his wife because she played the same song OVER and Over
on The Piano He Bought her to please Her

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Death at Kent State

Four students were killed
On May fourth nineteen seventy
Antiwar protest

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People of The Book

born to be a jew
a place traversed by so few
language, called hebrew

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piercing the dense fog
lighthouse with lifesaving rays...
defys elements

new technologies
embraced by modern sailors...
old friend abandoned

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no one can predict it

even journalists
can not predict the future
of the middle east

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Images of the Imperial Palace III

Cars rush past the gate
It’s ancient head bowed in 
Proud obscurity 

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waterfall cool damp mist rises touch surroundings.. in midst drug kartel
Sorry about the change..

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September Mourn

shriveling towers
serpent cheering- mobs rejoice
fisher woman cries

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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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Season Departure

Deportation of green life
Allowing highlights

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A drop from the sky
A single look or a smile
Touching.. leaving

 *** A day of rain brings the beauty of nature,
                        A single look and a smile, brings hope and new relationships...
                                     A person who passes by may have a life long impact in our lives.

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ancient deceiver
slithering symbol of kings
perhaps Cleo's bane

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Ancient Nile

fertile currents flood
parched fields regenerated
goods flow to market

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The Danger Zone

leopard's danger
floods forest fires and from -
humans that hunt them

Tribute To
Spotted Leopards

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Tired feet walk far;

many moons on our journey,

lifetime trip for all.

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Stately Southern Mansions

(Haiku Suit) Stately pretty homes Some beautiful still today Relics from the past Still a Southern pride If their wall could only talk What secrets could tell Standing some still tall Nice historical mansions Jewels from the past Trees so grand and lush Surround them all 'round Elegant stately grounds Pretty as picture Much loved and desired today Historic delight. Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 copyright@2012 September,24,2014

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A normal day,
A boy sits down with his friends,
He sets his bag down.

They talk about plans,
Ans what's happening later,
They're all unaware.

The day turns drastic,
No one would have suspected,
That this would happens.

A gun is fired,
Into a group of students,
Their plans  are ruined.

My condolences.

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Haiku number ten

                  Twilight, snow, blizzard
                  Veiled in hills a white house gleams
                  Obama is in

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The Padma River

The Padma river
Is dying – not too long ago
It was gigantic!

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Images of the Imperial Palace I

Twisted green pine trees
Elegant austerity
Against hard grey roofs 

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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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Nile Queen

Lotus in her hair
Tall and imposing woman
High Egyptian Queen.

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in silence
the shire plods his path
in footsteps of the past

Note: On holiday recently,we took a trip by canal barge pulled this way.Very evocative for me, as on my mother's side,her forbears were canal people,and thats how they happened to arrive here in my hometown.

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It's colder than snow
ready to soothe your palate
throughout the long day.

Three superb flavors,
taste them and dream of Naples
and of its colors.     

While eating this ice cream,  
explore that southern city
on the bluest shore.

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Promiscuity's Obscurity

self-indulgence, did you wreak
you, did judgement seek

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Great tremors
Tectonic plates shift

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Images of the Imperial Palace II

Cool mist drapes stillness
On twisted green pines and bowed
Heads of ancient walls

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occam's haiku


   Wise Occam 
 philosopher craves
    cut the crap

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Church and Vesey Streets, NYC

The steel birches shone
So tall in the global wood,
And then clear-cut rent.

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Super Nova - Haiku

     Super Nova – Haiku

cosmic void opened
super nova explosion  
bathed in light, reaching

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Let's Get Buzzed

billowing waters
caused by winds sudden onrush
electric surges

Tribute To The Sea

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Turtle eggs

seaway blue stem~
Massive mama's 
bury their babies

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Paving Nature

Shattered shards of glass
Scattered around the blacktop
Fields of long ago

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bowed head against brick
ancient vibrations tingle
old spirits rejoice

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Sky of Fire

Man said they would not Their nuclear explosion Inevitable

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' Uni-Verse...' (Haiku # 11)

   ‘ Uni-Verse ’   Haiku  # 11

        Oh, What Universe
What Grand Word, Did God Speak First
     ... Gave Beginning – Birth !

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Eve's Disobediance

Seductive advice

Consumed with immoral wit

Gave birth to mortals

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I See Spots

northern spotted owl
could better serve species - than
dying in the wild

Tribute To 
The Spotted Owl

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Optimistic Leaders

World war at the door
nations wait a little more
for death to ignore

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Prey - Pray

Many men fallen, Carcass, the vultures calling Survival twisted Even in blizzards Spot the circling buzzards spy; Carrion cleaners Birds of prey, pray swoop Deceased unaware souls lost Carried on the winds. Tribute to Leon Stacey's " Casualties of War "

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pale desiccate strand
solemn dirge of the Pharaohs
shrouded by tourists

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gate to rising sun
corridor to afterlife
chamber of deceased

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Cafe retrospective

simultaneous                                                                                                         contrasts earthy perspective                                                                                  accents past pale mists

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Tower of Light

Shining bright beacons
Fore warning, possible doom.
Edge end of the sea,

Seafarers delight
Magnified for gloom of night
Destination marks.

written by
Cecil Hickman

written for
Sponsor Russell Sivey 
Contest Name In the Light of Haiku 

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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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Dromaeosaurid Theropod Dinosaur

Bipedal, feathered Carnivore, swift seizer, the Velociraptor

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Christ ascends into
Heaven...making His risen
body seen by all.

Miracle-stroke they were
to have witnessed ascension,
my faith needs no sight...

Copyright 2009 by Andrew Crisci

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Darkness dawns upon me 
With such dark I cannot see
It constricts  my lungs as I breathe
As I sit in the corner and chatter my teeth

Sending prayers of happiness to the one above
Hopefully he will answer with love
To save me from my fear
Oh ,please help me dear

Thoughts of nothing within 
As the night creeps to an end
All I can think about 
Wants me to scream out loud

With terror among us all
We will surely fall
Unless the one from above
Spreads us with his love

He made sacrifice for us to live
And murder, suffering and pain is all we give?
Come on people try to find your heart
You and I both know your smart

You may not be as sharp as a dart 
But you have the might of a lion’s heart
You cannot give in 
To the feelings within

Telling you to do this and that
Its just love we lack
Just reach to the stars above
And fly like a dove

Fly to the sky
Oh so very high
Find what you have been missing
Even if it’s the loved one your kissing

Darkness is powerful
And make us bleed and drool
But light can overpower 
When it’s the lord’s hour

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Whats Cooking

mojave desert
one hundred and one in shade
can cook egg on rock

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Oh My God

grand canyon viewing
red orange yellow granit stone
woven by the Gods

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History of the Pretzel

Your bedtime prayers
Coupled with the right Scriptures
Yield "pretiolas"

To tie the knot with...
Thick, soft "bretzels" are folded
Like arm over arm.

Hard, brown pretzel twists
Are more than little rewards-
Sweet licks, salty bites...

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rain soaks crowds

rain soaks crowds
of cheering people - -
a queen is crowned

(my mother told me it was raining on the Queen’s Coronation, 2nd June, 1953)

for Joann’s June Memories contest

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Gems from Natures Past

Dark shadows revealed Estuary mists caress Gems from natures past

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mediterranean treks - 
                                         walking the word of God

Full story @ Book Of Acts

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The Gipper

Air Force One, take off President shares Jelly Bellys To dust, Berlin Wall

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~Haiku #22~

two shoes lie mirrored
forgotten when spring cleaning -
the wake remembered

The use of 'lie' in line 1 is meant, a play on words to try and create a double image /
feeling depending on how it is read.

1. Two shoes laying side by side, a mirror reflection of each other
2. The shoes, just by their presence there imply that they are used, which as the reader
discovers later in the Haiku is in fact a lie.

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Shot in the Dark

Blood on the ground
The leaves will be turning red
A shot in the dark

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Republic of Propaganda

          Through her guilty eyes,
Are tales of many versions.
                    The art- of media.

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treasures of the heart
from a bygone age-
love with no expectation

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The Drifting Dust

Footprints on the trail
Lead to a house where once lived
Covered in the dust

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911 Before And After

Four birds fly the sky
men so trained to kill and die
world reborn to mourn

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Unknown Soldier

                                                        unknown soldier  
                                                       fallen unsung hero  
                                                         without a name

Tribute To Our 
Armed Forces

Thanks For Serving

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In Your Times

Have you ever felt
You were born decades too late?
Centuries too soon?

Well, maybe you were...
To bring back old landmarks or
Usher new knowledge.

So, let history
Repeat its lessons through you
Or write your own books.

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1st War

A pale, fragile, rose has fallen ginerly on the demolished ground...

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buffalo serene
gliding over the ravine….
bloody gruesome scene

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Rough Sailing

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

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The News

Stabs reality
into souls, images
seared like marks on minds.

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Rod of God

The power of God
With the serpent staff in hand
Plagues and miracles

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Life on Earth

Life on Earth

God created genes
And phased birth verve, upon earth.
Once linked, life formed.  Grew.

Poetic form: Haiku
© Dane Smith-Johnsen 11-12-09

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Stereotype Reinforced

Joke I will bomb you,
Offend my faith, god and I
I threaten you with death?

Am I what joke says?
Offend my faith, god and I
I threaten you with death?

I am not this way,
Offend my faith, god and I,
I threaten you with death?

I want peace and love
Offend my faith, god and I,
I threaten you with death?

I want free speech rights,
Offend my faith, god and I,
I threaten you with death?

Tolerance I preach
Offend my faith, god and I,
I threaten you with death?

Joke I will bomb you,
Offend my faith, god and I,
Prepare for the bomb.

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Parthenon Marbles

Parthenon marbles
the Greek ancient heritage 
why the Queen has it?

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Thistle Seed

Sword flashing fire flows
leap lurch land on pipe led toes
Down hill slicing foes

The title comes from Scotland's flower
The picture is a young wild clansman
with a shiny wet sword
led by bagpipes like a wind blown thistle seed

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Meatless Bones Lying

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

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a red sky at night
and red sky in the morning
sure has some old roots

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The Sentinel

Lone weeping willow
In a field stands, sentinel
Lone, to what had been

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Pipes wake mountain glen
Unwrapped claymores driving men
Peace scatters shattered