Sep 30

Haiku 273

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , September 30th, 2009

by Kelly

by Kelly

my sweatshirt wasn’t

enough on my morning walk —

change is in the air

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Sep 29

Inspirational Haiku for a Recessed Economy by Eric D. Knapp

Posted: under Reviews.
Tags: , , September 29th, 2009

by Alison

by Alison

Inspirational Haiku for a Recessed Economy is a mouthful to say but it is one bitter book. But who can blame author Eric D. Knapp? Simply put, the economy stinks and many, many people are suffering.

And so I think this bitter book with the geometric samurai on it’s cover is just what the doctor ordered. Misery loves company but these haiku aren’t just bitter, they are outrageously sardonic in their sad truthfulness and are laugh out loud hilarious.

This haiku, for example, made me chuckle while contemplating the perks and penalties of unemployment:

My wife comes home soon.

Now I must shower and dress.

“See how hard I try?”

While this haiku caused me to reflect on the positives in limited cash flow:

Shut off the cable,

and the cell phone and the heat.

Warmth comes from within.

Ever have a great idea for an invention while unemployed? Eric D. Knapp has had these visions, too:

Is there such a thing

as a beer hose? Invent it

and you will be rich!

And finally the steadfast resolve in finding that new job working for “the man”:

To find a new lord,

I will travel far by foot

and live by hard steel.

What can I say? This is funny stuff and so very real. Oh, and it’s just five bucks so if you happen to be employed and enjoying the regularity of Starbucks coffee, go out and give Eric. D. Knapp a hand and buy this book. And if you are not living the highlife? Put this on your wish list and ask your friend to buy it for you.

After all, everyone needs a little laughter, especially during hard times.

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Sep 29

D. Gale: Haiku 7

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Love?:

Negotiating

with a still-married woman…

Insane or in Love?

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Sep 29

Haiku 272

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , September 29th, 2009

by Alison

by Alison

warming our new home

so economically –

the scent of pear crisp

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Sep 28

Haiku 271

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , September 28th, 2009

by Kelly

by Kelly

lady bug hung on

to my windshield for two lights —

I rooted for her

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Sep 28

D. Gale: Haiku 6

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Lost Love:

Postcard from afar

Venice with sun low in sky

Lydia sends her love.

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Sep 27

D. Gale: Haiku 5

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Self-criticism:

Reading another

Armenian genocide book.

Why do I do this?

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Sep 27

Haiku 270

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , September 27th, 2009

by Alison

by Alison

a small tray of squash

by the side of the dirt road –

vegetables for sale

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Sep 26

Haiku 269

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , September 26th, 2009

by Kelly

by Kelly

the dogs sniffed it out

tree frog, guts spilled, in driveway —

my heart cracks a bit

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Sep 26

D. Gale: Haiku 4

Posted: under Guest.
Tags: , , September 26th, 2009

Loneliness:

Refrigerator

whines in proportion to its

bachelor emptiness

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