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abstract homo sapiens


Summer Night Albert Bloch 1913

abstract homo sapiens

abstract “homo sapiens,”
weather-beaten, ice-burned,
exhausted warlords,
hands of pure water.

sunk in an alternate world
each reacts differently:
neurasthenia, irritation,
anger, rage;
paralyzing stagnant anemia.

beyond excitation they
gather with beaded moonbeams,
encrusted with precious stones,
filled with similarly colored fluids.

into the eyes of shameful friends,
sharing bondage, telling tales.
blueberry juice on their skin.
isolated from autumnal craftsmen –
an out-of-society culture.

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Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 133

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The letter “H ” for ‘olly ‘ock

Image credit:  Art Experts Inc.

Under Windsor Bridge Senryu


Under Windsor Bridge, 1912, by Adolphe Valette

Under Windsor Bridge Senryu

thinking in darkness
“presidential candidates?”
no hope for our future

foggy cityscape
impassioned meditation
intended hermitage

insufferable,
annoying, son of a bitch!
go jump off a bridge

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Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 121

Image credit:  canvaz.com

four child with book senryu


four child with book senryu

sailing island-ward
tireless monsters await
where the wild things are

all the eggs have hatched
quaking and waddling road-ward
make way for duckling

man with yellow hat
curious monkey named George
unlimited fun

what words can you read
child with upside down book
living life forward

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Written for:

the imaginary garden with real toads

Sunday Mini Challenge

Also posted on:

Open Link Night ~ Week 54

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Photo credit:  Imaginary Garden With Read Toads Sunday Challenge

Olympic Torch Senryu


In the face of oppression the Olympic torch is carried through Britain alongside a Pit Bull. Maybe one day BSL will be lifted there and sights like this won’t be extraordinary.

Olympic Torch Senryu

shouting clear and loud
“eradicate B.S.L”
Our Olympic Torch

running with THE Torch
loving best friend at his side
limitless meanings

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Written for:

Prompt #154 – Meaning

Also written for:

#328 – Limitless

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haiku my heart summer rain

Photos credits: Facebook

Three Radio Button Senryu


Three Radio Button Senryu

radio buttons
arranged on your screen
select just one choice

users click buttons
each other choice deselects
marked just like check-box

various verse forms
arranged in groups of twenty
right click with your mouse

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Written for:

Poetics – Button, Button

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five raindrop senryu


Raindrops

five raindrop senryu

father’s raindrop rule:
oil rises to the top
be extra careful

on desert highways
drivers don’t know what to do
daunted by raindrops

my spoiled canines
feel innocuous raindrops
scratch to come inside

unpredictable
raindrops mixed with snowy flakes
hybrid conditions

illustrator art
raindrops falling in my head
moving to next theme…

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Written for:

The prompt for today is: RAINDROPS

Image credit: Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2012 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please. If interested in vector graphics form, please contact me.

three still haiku and senryu


Beauty of Japan

three still haiku and senryu

japanese garden
circled by snowy mountains
clench tranquility

still tidal moment
interrupted by a breeze
waves begin to form

fireworks in brain
needing your lips to touch mine
still in love with you

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Written for:

Prompt #134 – still

haiku and senryu about annoyances


A satellite image showing a haze of pollution over part of China caused by te country’s reliance on coal

haiku and senryu about annoyances

waves pound on beaches
bad weather annoyances
powerful tycoons

trouble multiplies
filthy land based pollution
human garbage piles

dirty Chinese air
greenhouse emissions travel
across Pacific

screaming sick infants
cats fighting in the allies
dogs looking for fights

unhealthy disdain
pernicious urban status
no emission laws

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Written for:

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

This week’s theme is: Annoyance

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Thursday Poets Rally Week 68 (May 17-May 23, 2012)

Photo credit:  the UK Guardian BlogTeam Vision – TAM

shifting gears senryu


As its growth stalls in a bad economy, NASCAR changes gears.

shifting gears senryu

moment of beauty
proliferates happiness
lasts forevermore

happiness shifting
into the highest of gears
doing it as team

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Written for:

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

This week’s theme is: Happiness

Photo credit:  USA Today

two playing senryu


A bagpipe-playing oyster, and other wonders of the deep by Mark Garro

two playing senryu

act of making pearls
musical bagpipe oyster
forms jewels as he plays

mysterious band
angelic and devilish
plays feverishly

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Written for:

Prompt #120 – play

Image Credit: super punch

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