In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.

Posts tagged “haiku

NaHaiWriMo Days 11-14

February 14 – pulling taffy

boardwalk nights
saltwater taffy
and skeeball

 

February 13 – the little store on the corner

summer break
pork roll, egg, and cheese
and malted milkshakes

 

February 12 – the button at the top of a baseball cap

swatting greenheads — ouch! baseball cap leaves a welt

 

February 11 – Pilsner glasses

empty Pilsner glass–clouds all day


NaHaiWriMo Day 10

February 10 – Indian cotton shirts

winter storm
my cat nestled deep
in cotton t-shirts


NaHaiWriMo Day 9

February 9 – beating the heat

winter wind
the poet longs for sand
and sweet tea


NaHaiWriMo Day 8

February 8 – paintbox

phthalo blue–her eyes and the midnight ocean


NaHaiWriMo Day 7

February 7 – wrapped in a quilt, watching a meteor shower
 
freezing rain
headlights can be meteors
if you squint

NaHaiWriMo Day 6

February 6 – cutting the lawn

summer’s end
the hum of yellowjackets
lost to the lawnmower roar


NaHaiWriMo Day 5

February 5 – listening to the radio

Garden State Parkway–
Slipknot
and middle fingers

NaHaiWriMo Facebook Page


NaHaiWriMo

National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo) is going on right now. Short poems for a short month. Check out the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page for more information. I’ll be posting my haiku here as well as on Facebook. Here’s a catch up for the first 4 days.

February 1 – biting into a taco

bhut jolokia
my words still burn
on my tongue


February 2 – railroad ties

northeast corridor
stapled together
by creosote and iron


February 3 – Greek coffee

black and bitter
coffee grounds settle for hours
winter night


February 4 – cream cheese with chives

my bagel lands
cream cheese side down —
six more weeks of winter