Tag Archives: Haiku

When a Haddock is just not enough!

When a haddock is just not enough!

Never mind Haiku

I really want a Haddock

Just the one Haddock.

Not a whole ocean of them

That would be too much fun

No, just an individual

Swimming about

I’d name her Fanny

Without a doubt

But I wouldn’t want her in my kitchen

Or anybody else’s

She should just swim in her seas

Can I have a Haddock



When a Haiku is just not enough!

When a Haiku is just not enough!

Hardly a mouthful,

the Haiku is short and sweet;

leaves you wanting more.

Another Haiku?

Or should you seek something more?

A sonnet maybe?

Even Tankas are lacking

a true poem’s length.

And a couplet is over in a few seconds short

That it’s longevity in brevity is certainly nought.

But if we cobble together a mixture of these,

and add a random poem on a subject like cheese,

it may make the poetry enough

to get you through stuff;

or make the hairs grow on your knees.

Edam is made backwards

in a country called Dutch;

I know that’s not it’s real name,

but I shall put it as such;

and Peter Pan liked his cheese all the same

and made in Nethernetherland,

Or, at least, that is his claim.

A Haiku in Time

A Haiku in Time

One second, the next,

then a third, fourth and fifth one –

the Haiku is writ.

But, you’re not happy?

One Haiku is not enough

So, how about two?

No? You want one more?

I can write you another;

but, I won’t do four.

Saturday Evening Haiku

Saturday Evening Haiku

It is much too soon

For Saturday evening

Haikus, isn’t it?

Cornish Weather Haiku

Rains fall in Cornwall,

Yet another real soaking;

But, the plants love it.

My Sunday Haiku.

My Sunday Haiku

just does not have enough space

for all Sunday’s highs.

Even if it were a Tanka

It wouldn’t be long enough;

and, I don’t know if whether

you added on a few more lines

and fibbed with the syllables

you could get away with it.

When Haikus Rebel.

Don’t you just hate it

when a Haiku

just won’t fit the structure

and has too many syllables

to fit into three lines?