Tag Archives: #poetry. #poem


“It’s so quiet here,

because we are all at home,

and our lives have changed.”

Vegans in Space

Those Vegans in space

they are so gravity free,

no animals there

to suffer cruelty.

Vegans in space

just floating around

considering their options

for reaching the ground.

Black Bat Night?

“Maud! Maud! Come into the garden!”

“You’re not going to sing at me, are you?”

“Might do.”

Not a Haiku

This is not a Haiku,

even though it does have

the word Haiku in its title,

and also in lines 1, 3,

8, and 9;

but, surely, you can see,

by its structure

that it is not a Haiku.

A Haiku is short –

much shorter than this poem –

and has fewer lines.

When a Haiku cries

When a Haiku cries

the world is a sadder place…

as all poets know.

As if a Haiku…

As if a Haiku…

with all its twists and its turns,

could not satisfy.

Take just one Haiku?

Take just one Haiku

into the shower with me?

You’re having a laugh!

Two thirds of a Hai / ku, could that be a Diku?

With just a first line

and a second, but no third.

You can always count on words written whilst floating down the Ganges.

Floating down the Ganges

counting my phalanges,

because if I ever need to

count to more than twenty

it’s what I have to do

because of my ‘phalanges’

I surely do have plenty.

Haiku of the Apocalypse

Just five minutes left

until the end of the world –

time for a Haiku?