Oct 29

Haiku 971

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , October 29th, 2011

by Alison

by Alison

Advice for all moms –

Never forget to take care

of yourself as well.

.Oh, Kelly. I love the idea of Zumba. I love remembering our Salsa days. But here I sit, 41 years old with a bag of frozen peas strapped to my sore lower back. So I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting this week in terms of how I parent and how I take care of myself. Parenting? I’m hardly perfect. But I give it my all and Penny is wonderfully herself. Shy but confidant. Thoughtful. Growing every day. I am growing as a person too but my body has paid a price. Stiff joints. My first big bout of lower back problems. And my love of spas and yoga seems too far a part of the past. Ouch. Giving my all to parenting and too little to myself is not a long term solution and so I am setting a goal for myself. Get back to my roots as a “healing” sort of woman. I remember doing handstands and downward dogs in between college classes to relieve stress. I remember being sure to book an appointment with a masseuse each month despite my meager teacher’s salary. And I remember (Kelly, was this with you?) dropping little tinctures into my tea and claiming that I could feel the energy. And so here I am, googling Pilates and Yoga classes and core energetics. Booking appointments with accupuncturists and chiropractors. And reading books about the spirit. So please, check in with me dear Kelly. And as a soon-to-be new mom, I promise to check in with you.

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Oct 27

Haiku 970

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , October 27th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

Wednesday night Zumba —

Alison, remember our

salsa dancing dates?

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Oct 25

Haiku 969

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , October 25th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

goblins suspended

from a neighbor’s tree — my dogs

bark in protest

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Oct 21

Haiku 968

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , October 21st, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

under frosted tips

the grass is still green — my son

is not yet with me

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Oct 16

Haiku 967

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , October 16th, 2011

by Alison

by Alison

my eyes open to

dust lit up by the sun –

cold and suspended

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Oct 13

Haiku 966

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , October 13th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

fallen apples

flattened by tires

bees can’t resist

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Oct 12

Haiku 965

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , October 12th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

despite Indian

summer, the tree frogs have gone —

soon, fall will go too

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Oct 11

Buckles Comic Strip and Haiku

Posted: under Reviews.
Tags: , , , , , October 11th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

I’ve written in this space before about my mom’s habit of “clipping.” When she comes across an article she thinks I will find interesting, she “clips” it out of the newspaper or magazine and sends it to me.

Many months ago, she gave me a clipping from an article in the Wall Street Journal about President George W. Bush that said he liked haiku.

More recently, she gave me a haiku-related comic strip that she clipped from the paper:

Oh, how sad and true this haiku feels to me. But it’s only sad and true if this is, in fact, what my dogs do when I’m away. Maybe they don’t pine for me during my absence. Yet their exuberant greetings lead me to believe they do…

This isn’t the first time my mom has clipped a Buckles comic strip for me. After all, in my family, we’re devoted dog lovers and Buckles is all about the life of a spoiled dog.

And actually, my mom has clipped Buckles haiku for me before. It seems David Gilbert, the comic strip’s creator, has a hidden love of haiku.

I’ve tried to contact Mr. Gilbert in the past to find out if he has a collection of Buckles haiku, or if he would be up for telling me more about his haiku streak. Maybe with this blog posting, I’ll finally get a response!

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Oct 11

Haiku 964

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , October 11th, 2011

by Alison

by Alison

85 degrees

his love feeding off of mine –

Indian summer

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Oct 05

Haiku 962

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , October 5th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

in the quiet of

my pause, a muskrat rises —

overhead, a V

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