Marching Through Another Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon


Here’s this week’s heap of haikus:

I was so mad, I
threw the couch thru the TV
(minus the pillows.)

Our connection to
the past may be much closer
than we imagined.

Photo of my father’s mother, Sarah Howard Smith born -1881, died – 1938. )

The sun was stymied,
but blue skies infused the clouds,
a dark hope prevailed.

(Thanks to Kristina Rebelo for the use of her photograph)

Glorious sunset,
you’ve taken my breath away
and lured me to dream.

(Thanks to Kristina Rebelo for the use of her photograph)

Though fragile hearts need
whispered blessings, they also
need your steady hand.
Compassion for those
that never got sick … Old age
will be quite a shock.

Sometimes we forget;
before we ski down mountains,
we first must climb them.

By a waterfall

The lovers had a picnic,

ev’rything got wet.

In a lost garden,
overgrown with grass and weeds,
peonies still bloomed.

There was a large crowd,

lined up ’round TompkinsSquare Park,

Bread line? Movie Shoot.

An old weathered rope,
hangs ’round a lonely fence-post,
purpose forgotten.

A bee that lands on
a giant sunflower, will
seldom seek a rose.

Nice haiku, Riv Vu
in romantic neighborhood
with garden. No pets.

What is left unsaid

may be so for two reasons;

meaningful and not.

No one owns meaning,

shades of interpretation

can be rented though.

Despite majestic
morns and lazy afternoons …
All days end in fire.

(Again, thanks to Kristina Rebelo for the use of her photograph)

It’s sad when modern
is said to be passe; the
future is finished.

The wonderful theater in the above photos is in Oklahoma City, and is scheduled to be demolished. When it first opened, it was hailed as brilliant and innovative. It won an international Gold Circle award from the American Institute of Architects and is the only building in OKC featured in textbooks around the world.

Originally opened in 1970, it was designed by John Johanson, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright and a member of the legendary “Harvard Five” (which also included Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, Philip Johnson and Eliot Noyes).

I appeared in three productions at that theater and loved its very modern design. It makes me sad that it may soon be gone.  Time marching on sucks sometimes.

Speaking of which …

The real McCoy-ku:

Neither the current
nor previous Garden were
at Madison Square.

(Drawing of the first Madison Square Garden, located at …)

To the smallest ones
give large measures of respect;
troubles drift away.

(March 3 was Hinamatsuri – aka Festival of Dolls.

There’s just Black or White
in the world of absolutes …
and thus, no rainbows.



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3 Responses to Marching Through Another Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

  1. trkingmomoe says:

    I don’t usually pay any attention to C-Pac. I don’t have a lot of time for watching TV so there is always something else I really want to watch. They are just a bunch of snake oil salesmen.

    It is always heart breaking when a classic piece of architecture is torn down.

    I am working on a Home page for my blog. The old theme didn’t support the menu I needed so I have a new page. Now I am sorting through everything and getting it all in the right category.

    You are invited to drop by my post on Sunday evening at 7PM in the diaries at Daily Kos. I know you don’t quilt but if you spot anything I need to do to make my writing better, let me know.

  2. trkingmomoe says:

    Reblogged this on Trkingmomoe's Blog and commented:
    Enjoy our Mr. Smith here also.

  3. trkingmomoe says:

    Reblogged this on Once Upon a Paradigm and commented:
    Enjoy our Mr. Smith here also.

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