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Haiku 9

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Haiku 9

arriving
at Tokyo
sardines

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  1. Date: 3/19/2013 7:00:00 PM

    ahhh was it that bad? They were the politest sardines I have ever met! Light & Love

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/19/2013 8:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You actually been to Tokyo? How fun! This was just make-belief and having fun with haiku. But soon I will be off to the UK for a three and a half week trip... I am very stoked!
  1. Date: 3/19/2013 4:45:00 PM

    I like the small take on this haiku. he he ... I'm glad I live many many miles and seas away from Tokyo, and where then stinky sardines arrive. I'm interested in what posses your haiku... JK...pd

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/19/2013 4:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's funny that some interpret it this way for the smell wasn't what I had in mind. I was thinking "claustrophobic"... how people are so tightly packed together with little room to have any sort of "bubble". You're one funny girl Linda! Never hesitate to make a joke, for they bring a smile to my face...
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 9:02:00 PM

    Hahahha! Love this! Hopefully minus the smell??? Just hopefully. lololol Always, Laura

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/18/2013 9:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Haha... I was meaning no offense to the Japanese, but they are tightly packed together!
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 2:14:00 PM

    sardines!! how fun! and they are packed in just like sardines too.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/18/2013 8:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Glad a connection was made! :D
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 7:14:00 PM

    I liked your other Haiku better. This one is still rather clever.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/17/2013 10:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I was trying to see just how small a haiku could possibly be and it seems four words long is my limit... lol! Thanks for reading!
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 1:59:00 PM

    Well, not exactly sure what this one means..Are these the ones in the can? Is it the live fish before harvested and canned?..Interesting anyway..Thanks for stopping by..I write about many things that I see and sometimes I see something in nature that reminds me of things happening around me so one never knows what I will say>>>Sara

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/17/2013 10:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Sara... to answer your question yes it is the fish in the cans. Writing haiku can sometimes be a flip of a coin... others immediately understand it while some have trouble connecting the dots... kinda like a riddle in a way. Tokyo is one of the most tightly packed places in the words... I was using sardines as a metaphor, because they too are tightly and efficiently packed into a can.
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 1:44:00 PM

    Oh Dear...claustrophobic...that's me! I'll just stay put! Well written!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/17/2013 10:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I like the sound of water and woodsy areas myself! Don't think I could live there... lol. Glad you liked!
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 1:31:00 PM

    !! A phobia for me! I need space! Just awesome, Tim. Will be back. Annalise

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/17/2013 10:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for reading! It seems rather impossible to have peace and quiet in a place like that... it's often called "the city that never blinks"... much different than New York, "The city that never sleeps"...
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 1:19:00 PM

    This I had to think a bit ........ A-HA ..... light came .... well done Timothy! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/17/2013 10:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I was a bit skeptical about this one at first, not sure if that "a-ha moment" would come to people who read it... but you got my meaning exactly! :D