An Early Friday Morning at the Haikulodeon – 11/23/12

Here’s this week’s heap of haikus:

And so, we gather
to rejoice and to give thanks
for we are so blessed.


Let each turkey slice
and wedge of mom’s pumpkin pie,
demonstrate our thanks.

Mash the potatoes,
baste the turkey, eat some pie,
then take a long nap.


A crumpled fender,
wrapped around a barber pole,
could mean a close shave.


At the sky’s edges,
mountaintops still pierce the clouds,
to peek at heaven.


Do not weep all night
then wonder why the world seems
so full of teardrops.


A remote sand dune,
hides a young couple in love,
from all … but one dog.


Success often stands
on the shoulders of failure.
Never give up hope.

Respondku from my friend, David:

Hope is not so great
when it interferes with a
healthy acceptance.

My respondku2:

Quite true. Hope should not
be delusional;  it must
get us through the storms.


He tried to please her,
he tried to reason with her,
she tried his patience.


tanka haiku:

His reading glasses
slid right down his nose and dropped
into the toilet.

This dilemma was not solved
until he could stop laughing.


Though she pined for him,
she could not find a way to
gracefully forgive.


A haiku for writers …

haiku: The plot thickens when
you’re married to the ending
but wake with a start.


Wishing for rainbows
is fine, but refracting light
through a prism … works.


A yellow note was
pasted on the scaffolding …
“Soft heads need hard hats.”


Mental environs
are of our own making. We’re
lost in our own maze.


Through an iron fence,
I watch autumn leaves fall on
empty park benches.


Pretending we’ll meet,
each time I turn a corner
makes me walk faster.

(A variation taken from one of my favorite Cy Coleman songs; “I Walk a Little Faster.”)


As I drove away,
to start my life anew, I
still thought about you.

Inspired by a great Johnny Mercer song,  “I Thought About You.”)


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