Yet Another Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

Here’s this week’s heap of haikus:
The scent of jasmine
scatters as the door is slammed
and she walks away.
haiku re-dux:
All the king’s horses,
And all the king’s men, liked their
egg over easy.
a haiku quintet:

Life on the frontier
was not easy for Patience,
a young pioneer.

Crouching underneath,
Conestoga wagons, she
did her needlework.

Riding on buckboards
for long afternoons she would
do her homework.

She reached Montana
at the age of eight, and could
read and write … and sew.

Prairie adventures
would settle into quiet

In Life, know two things;
The dog will keep barking, and
the train’s movin’ on.
He recalled fondly
how, one rainy afternoon,
they ‘shared’ an awning.
Sneaking through the dell,
he followed a dried creek bed
and made his escape.
Bulls in china shops,
should not be given the keys,
to the museum.
Are you a misfit
and conspire to rebel?
Get in line, my friend.
tanka haiku: I once came across,
some writings in an old book,
scribbled in margins.
   They were not profound statements,
Just old, enshrined graffiti.
Sometimes I’m awake,
When I should be fast asleep,
dreaming I’m awake.
After the rainstorm,
the park looked so lush and green
he felt young again. 
Summer Stock-ku:
When acting in barns
laughter in the rafters comes
with the whole gestalt.
 Pretty little birds
clinging to branches, swaying
in the morning breeze.
I do much wonder …
I also do much yearn and
dream of tomorrow.
(Happy B’day, W. Shakespeare)
 Dear, Brigitte Bardot …
You inspired rhapsodies,
where has our youth gone?
 Driving blue highways,
seeking out less traveled realms,
small town life endures.
 He strolled along the
back roads, with his mandolin,
singin’ for supper.
The intensity
of this quiet afternoon,
has emboldened me.
Take a Spondy to lunch …  🙂
(You probably do know one.)
Thursday June 13th at 8:00 PM at the world famous Comic Strip Live in Manhattan, I will be co-producing a Night of Comedy to Benefit the Spondylitis Association of America. Tickets are $100. and include food, drinks and entertainment.  Check out photos from last year’s event: The Best Medicine
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