Tag Archives: Haiku

Proselyte Haiku

I am Proselyte,

mightiest of all creatures –

I once was a wimp.

Incommensurate Haiku

The first and third are

rather incommensurate

with the middle line.

Verisimilitude Haiku attempt

I’ve said it before,

and I will say it again,

verisimili—

.

Well, that didn’t work,

as verisimilitude

has too many syll—

.

Once more unto the—

.

Right! Start off slowly,

then… verisimilitude!

Easy when you know—

.

Bother. One last try:

and… verisimilitude!

I think that’s enough.

Saturday Haiku

Wrote lots yesterday

and now my words have run dry –

so, I give you this.

Tankard

A drinking vessel

designed to hold a pint, quart,

or some such measure.

Usually beer or mead;

intoxication in deed.

Dictionary Haiku

A dictionary

that isn’t really there, is…

a fictionary.

Pusillanimous Senryu (like a Haiku, but funny – allegedly)

Someone said to me,

‘You’re so pusillanimous.’

so, I ran away.

When a Haiku cries – revisited.

‘When a Haiku cries’

When a Haiku cries
the world is a sadder place –
as all poets know.

My Haiku are mainly Senryu, and I don’t stick rigidly to the Japanese form, so perhaps they have become a variation on a theme.

A variation
upon the theme of poetry
sticking to the rules.

“And wake, sleeping bulbs!”

And wake, sleeping bulbs,

bursting forth with green shoots

of Triffid-like form.

Sunday morning Haiku

Sunday morning goes

quick as a locomotive,

(of the old steam type).