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Dinosaurs

~Dinosaurs~


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X-FILES
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fossil of all time
creatures of mother nature
mysterious death
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SHOW ME THE MONEY!
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bones found in the dirt
deep under the Earth's surface
museum makes money
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RUN FORREST! RUN!
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tyrannosaurus
no pity chasing down prey
sharp teeth, full belly
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THE VELOCITY OF INSANITY/
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evolution change
cascade into the ice age
Life found a new way
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THE  BREED
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fur on new breed
Mammoth hide for the cavemen
elephant cycle
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~SKAT~

Copyright © SKAT A

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Haiku 11

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

Copyright © Carol Sunshine Brown

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Since the Dawn Of

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











http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/nature-13.p

Copyright © James Fraser

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It is now

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

Copyright © viviane leite

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with their eyes wide open

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

Copyright © Cathy Ncube

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Obituary

Never heard Jesus
referenced as "the late Jesus"
Hmmm, not once, have you?

Copyright © Judy Konos

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My History

It Still Continues
Sorrow Pain Agony  GUILT
Please forgive me  LOVE

Copyright © HGarvey Daniel Esquire

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Braveheart

Highlander so tall, Dwarfs warriors in battle; Brave heart of Scotland. http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/scotland.php

Copyright © James Fraser

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HEADNOTE

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.
http://www.graceguts.com/essays/why-say-more-the-problem-of-titling-tanka


HEADNOTES
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: http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?PoetID=30875&BlogID=13720

TABLE MOUNTAIN VIEWED FROM BLOUBERG BEACH

Hoerikwaggo
raises out of the sea – 
tablecloth spread

a pallet
on which hope rests – 
cold sand clings

Glossary (as I DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO "ABOUT SECTION")

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. 

Copyright © Suzette Richards

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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 


Copyright © Trisha Sugarek

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Rock Walls Jagged Edges

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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
Moments_yesterday

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

Copyright © Sara Kendrick

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Veteran's Day

Remembrance of those
Served in the military
Special day for them 

Copyright © Arty Rico Jones

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Haikus About God: III

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

Copyright © Dan Keir

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Haikus About God: V

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

Copyright © Dan Keir

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Confederate Flag

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

Copyright © Robert Heemstra

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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

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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In A Bottle

Captain Cook's letter;
ocean witnesses alone

Copyright © Teddy Kimathi

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Still My Enemy

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

Copyright © Jerry Stevenson

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Haikus About God: IV

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

Copyright © Dan Keir

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Haitian Horror

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

Copyright © Jerry Stevenson

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Downward We Go

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

Copyright © Jerry Stevenson

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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

Copyright © Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

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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 poetrysoup.com blog for more Haiku and 9.11

Copyright © Trisha Sugarek

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dinosaurs tilt horns

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

Copyright © Gerard Keogh Jr.

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Stint five

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

Copyright © Abdulhafeez Oyewole

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Haikus About God: VI

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

Copyright © Dan Keir

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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....

Copyright © Rick Zablocki

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The Burn Returns

miniature bullet

your silver flicker ignites

new flames of old pain

Copyright © Nikkia Roberts

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A Fairy Tale Day

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

Copyright © Cassie Smith

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American Flags

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

Copyright © Mac McGovern