Category Archives: hangerfarmpoets

Oranges are not the only fruit (that doesn’t rhyme)

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I juggled some oranges

Outside of Gorringes

In Lewes, near Brighton, one day

They said “What are you doing?

We thought you were queuing

to look at the lots, here today.”

I said, “It’s high time

The orange had a rhyme

And your auction house so fits the bill

So, I’m juggling fruit

In my very best suit

They said no one could do it –

But, I will!

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Washian Roulette

washing the cat

Washian Roulette

Spin, spin, spin;

Will I win?

Red or Black?

Lose or win?

Where and when will the whites within

Choose to land?

Round and round

The machine is sound

It will not play me false 

It dances back and forwards

Like a modern-day Dickensian waltz

The powders and the liquids 

Help to clear my mindings

If it all goes to plan

I shall be pleased with final findings

Spin, spin, spin;

Shall I win?

Or shall the chamber be filled

With a bulletin of promises

That leaves my tears so spilled

Watching and waiting

Waiting and wondering

If all this time I’m waiting for a joining

Or waiting for a sundering.

Spin, spin, spin… 

Walkus 98-103 (Tennyson, Walks & Rover) by Vega & Haiku

haiku-poetry walkus 98-103

Walku 98 (Tennyson)

Vega:
“Water to the left…”
Haiku:
“Water to the right…”
Both:
“Into the puddles!”

-/-

Walku 99 (A Walk in the Woods)

Vega:
“Along forest paths
Through the winding woods we go…”
Haiku:
“Daddy will guide us.”

-/-

Walku 100 (Rover!)

Haiku:
“What’s ‘Roverandom?’ ”
Vega:
“It is a book by Tolkein.
It’s about a dog.”

Walku 101 (and Rover again!)
Haiku:
“What does this dog do?”
Vega:
“He has lots of adventures
And goes to the moon.”

Walku 102 (Rover and Out!)
Haiku:
“Is he big and brave?”
Vega:
“No, pint-size; he is tiny –
Smaller than you are!”

Walku 103 (And Really Out)

Haiku:
“It’s not ‘quantity’
It’s the quality that counts –
And it’s there ‘I’ win!”.

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Haiku today is going on her first solo Walkus - 4 penned with a wistful feel to them.

#puppy # puppies

All-Around-The-World Haiku (a haiku [or more] a day for World Poetry Day 21st March 2015)

World Poetry Day plus 1

(AKA ‘An Englishman an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a bargain basement)

18th October

Flag England

United Kingdom Haiku (not technically a country, but I thought that as it’s where I am – I would make an allowance).

United Kingdom

(Well, that is the first line done)

Green and pleasant land.

-/-

Flag England

England Haiku

Where Angles once met

With the Saxons and did stay

It is not Saxland!

-.-

Flag Ireland

Ireland Haiku

Ireland, to be sure;

Emerald green and Guinness;

Top of the morning.

-/-

Flag Scotland

Scotland Haiku

Haggis; Robbie Burns;

Bagpipes and a warm sporran;

Porage with some salt.

-/-

Flag - Wales

Wales Haiku

Iechyd da! they greet us

Yakki Darr is what we hear;

Good Morning to you!

-/-

Flag Nortern Ireland

Northern Ireland Haiku

Lough Neagh at its heart;

Ship-building and the ‘troubles’

Bangor is pretty.

-/-

NB and if anybody would like me to put up a haiku of theirs for their country of the world (and we can put some up for states of America, counties of Uk and Ireland, etc.) let’s see how that goes, shall we? Graeme:) –

Further Reference  to the Flags used can be sought here:Flags - Fun-with-Flags

Though it may not be found there!

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Some Queueing Haikus (four or more – I’m not quite sure) Count them and you’ll see!

Queuing Haikus (suggested by CFS) by Graeme Sandford

No. 1

Dad? Are we there yet?”

Me: “Nearly; it’s not far now”

I lied; Then she cried.

-/-

No. 2

The heater it worked;

Hot air streaming out at me

as the engine boiled.

-/-

No. 3 (remembering I am in a long traffic queue driving in a car!)

A serene calm fell;

All around me there was peace –

As I fell asleep.

-/-

and follow it with another idea for a haiku that I have just had, entitled:

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When the time I Have To Write Poetry is Short- I will write Haikus by Graeme Sandford

Which is also called (by me) the ‘Title Haikuby Graeme Sandford

Title Haiku: is its also title;

But, this is is not the haiku that you were expecting:

That was in the title itself.

Such fun to play with a format or bend the rules a little. I am always up for having a playful go at tweaking my words to give added depth or meaning – or just because I am a cheeky type!

Seventeen syllables is a little short for some – it’s like being served up a polo mint (other mints are avilable) instead of the family roast you were expecting (just an example).

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Vega & Haiku’s National Poetry Day Walkus (80-82)

haiku-poetry walkus 80-82 NPD

Walku 80 (NPD)

Vega:

“Are we writing one?”

Haiku:

“National Poetry Day?”

Vega:

“It is.”

Haiku:

“Yes! One each!”

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Walku 81 (Vega’s Haiku – This Pup is a Poet!)

Vega:

“I can write haiku;

That are full of sweet phrases –

And still chase my tail!”

-/-

Walku 82 (Haiku’s Haiku – It’s the Little Things)

Haiku:

“The trees are all tall;

The river is wide and deep;

Why am I so small?”

-/-

Haiku and Vega 1 edit

15 more various and even more random Haiku – (upon such random subjects as ‘Love,’ Starbucks’ & ‘Advertising’)

haiku-poetry 2

Advertising my 15 Haiku Haiku

My 15 haiku –

in a neat and tidy post –

ready for your eyes!

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Advertising my 15 Haiku Haiku 2

Fifteen of my best –

You should ‘not’ see the worst ones –

they are toe-curling!

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Haiku (Draft) Haiku

I’ve avoided drafts;

They are just works in progress;

I’m not progressive

-/-

Haiku Challenge: Eager

Eager the Beaver

Was no little deceiver –

Lied, cried; believe her?

-/-

Haiku Prompt: ‘Guessing Games’

“Are you an… aardvark?”
“Do I look like an ‘aardvark?’ ”
“Are you an… Igloo?
“…!”

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Haiku Prompt: ‘Guessing Games’ 2

“My first is in…?”

“Jail!”

And my second is in…?”

“Jail!”

“And my third…?”

“On bail!”

-/-

#ahaikufortwitter 2

“This one goes out to…

All of the two and one half

Followers I have!”

-/-

Angela van Son Haiku

Angela van Son

Follows me everywhere

on Twitter – Twit-who?

@AngelavanSon

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#TottonBound 40 Haiku

Winchester Cathy!

Well, it does fit the format –

‘Cathedral’ wouldn’t.

-/-

#ahaikufortwitter 3

I went… and came back…

in the twinkling of an eye…

and before you knew.

-/-

Love Haiku

Hold me in your arms

While I write you love poems

Or do you need more?

-/-

Haiku Prompt ‘Starbucks’

In Melbourne we sat

Outside of Starbucks and saw

All manner of souls!”

-/-

Perhaps Haiku

A Haiku a day is…

Perhaps we shall never know…

Is there more to this?

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For My Retweeters Haiku

Thank you Retweeters –

I enjoy your fajitas –

‘Yo! favouritas!

-/-

Dundee Haiku

“Dundee, for some cake!

Which to choose? Lardy? Eccles?

Bluebottle? Someone?”

-/-

You can tweet me at

@infograe – that’s me! Or…

@PoemMeGroup