“Shall we go Parranda, Miranda?”

“Shall we go Parranda, Miranda?”

“Shall we go Parranda, Miranda?”

asked Prospero, with a wry smile.

“Father, you are all a lather,

if you think we can spend a while

in doing so. The answer, it is, ‘No!’ “

The Pineapple in the Room

No one is talking

about the pineapple in the room;

and the pineapple

is saying nothing.


Strange days.

“well?” said the chimney

“well?” said the chimney,

“Yes, chimney?” said the well.

“You, are just a hole in the ground!’ stated chimney.

“I am.” replied well.

“And I am a tower reaching into the sky.”

“You are.” agreed well. “You could say that we are opposites?”

“I could.” answered chimney.

“And opposites attract?” well posed a thought-provoking theory.

chimney mulled this over for a moment.

“well, I do find you a little bit… enthralling, but we are like chalk and cheese—“

“Sweet and sour—“

“Tick and tock—“

“Flim and flam—“

“Rock and roll—“

“Ping and pong—“



“So, what do you say about us getting together?”

“Well, chimney, I’ll check my diary and see if I can fit you in.”

Harry Haiku 6 & 7


“They’re fresh in today!

Still warm, and full of goodness,

nothing is stale here!”


“And… special offer!

Buy two, get another one

for the price of two.”

Harry Haiku 4 & 5


“I’ve got funny ones,

and, some, really serious:

three bob a Haiku.”


“And if that’s too dear,

I have a range of seconds,

only sixpence each.”

Thomas by Riverside Peace

The smell of fresh coffee teased my nostrils. I entered Daisy’s Café below the row of offices that overlooked a noisy intersection on Charter Row. …


Harry Haiku 2 & 3


“Harry Haiku here;

writer of some top class rhymes

for the connoisseur.”


“You do need Haiku!

Well, you’ve come to the right place –

what sort do you want?”

Harry Haiku 1


“Harry Haiku here!

How can I be of service?

Do you need… Haiku?”

Emergency Haiku Tanka (introducing Harry Haiku)

“You need a Haiku?

Don’t have the time to write one?

Well, call this number:

o, seven six four two five

and ask for Harry Haiku.”

The Icelandic Gull – NonHaiku

Golden, and yet white;

the Icelandic Gull

shines so bright.

Today is Vandaag

Today is Vandaag,

in Holland.

A very special day indeed.

There has never been a day

quite like it –

if the truth is to be believed.

And all will celebrate Vandaag

now that it is here,

for it’s a day of living,

laughter, and good cheer.