Another Sweltering Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon – 7/5/2013


Here’s this week’s heap of haikus:
At his wife’s urging,
He posed with her step-father.
Happy July 4th!
(Photo circa 1920.  My maternal grandfather and step-great-grandfather.)

Toshiro lit the
firecracker while his sisters
watched with excitement.
A day at the beach
in those days, was more like a
wet pajama fest.
(My maternal grandparents are third and fourth from the left.)
In 1903,
on July 4th, two boys posed
for my Facebook page.

(My maternal grandfather is on the right)


There was a time when
waving striped thingamajigs
was quite a cool thing.
Summers of my youth
seem so distant now … only
memories remain.
(mid-1950’s … me and my mom at the beach.)
Some planets align,
some go into retrograde;
the “circles” of Life.
Calamity struck.
She turned her back on chaos;
calmly cognitive.
A burbling brook
slices through a lazy field
near a chestnut tree.
Hot dogs on the grill
burgers on the patio …
blame the clumsy chef.
Blistering retorts
fueled their bitter argument …
One joke ended it.
 On the edge of town,
a man sits in a diner,
drinking more coffee.
My friend Jim W.’s response:

Lincoln highway dive
Sipping Amish black coffee
Man dreams of farming

Double Diner haiku:
Eggs over easy
bacon, toast and home fries; on
some mis-matched china.

Men in overalls
listen to the farm report
an’ talk ’bout football.

Echoes of sunrise,
fade from the bluing sky; the
moon goes back to sleep.
As the dawn breaks, a
boat with peeling paint, drifts on
the shimmering lake.
In a distant land,
a heart you’ll never meet, beats
to the same rhythm.
Just wondering-ku:
When you re-mold mold,
do you use moldy molds or
hands to mold the mold?
Romantic yearnings
can send us on crazy quests
to find another’s heart.
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