Jan 01

Haiku 1059

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , January 1st, 2013

by Kelly

by Kelly

I wanted those old

disagreements to die with

the year — they didn’t.

This haiku is personal. Today, on the first day of the year, I found myself struggling to hold back bitter words over arguments that Hubby and I have been having for months — his video gaming and where we should concentrate our house hunting efforts. Argh!

Yet as I sat down to type up this haiku, it struck me that these words are equally fitting in regards to the “fiscal cliff” debacle — which is almost as annoying as my reoccurring arguments with Hubby.

One bad habit I am vowing to break with from this past year, however, is my lackadaisical approach to this very blog, which overtook me last spring when I became a mom.

Seeing as how Haiku By Two began as a New Year’s Resolution on January 1, 2009, it seemed fitting that if I wanted to renew my haiku’ing muscle, then I should start doing so on the first day of the year. And so, here goes.

May the habit of haiku overtake me once again!

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Feb 13

Haiku 1009: NaHaiWriMo 10 by Alison

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , February 13th, 2012

by Alison

by Alison

watching Whitney

on Youtube –

we’ll always love her

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Feb 07

Haiku 999: NaHaiWriMo 7 by Kelly

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , February 7th, 2012

by Kelly

by Kelly

Before the cold snap

a pheasant ducks through the woods —

Thoughts of my grandpa.


Unusual warmth,

so the dogs and I press on —

Still, though, that pheasant…


Wild turkey, fox

deer, coyotes in our woods.

Pheasants? Not pheasants.


Grandpa hunted them.

Stuffed pheasants flew through his house —

Was that one a sign?


Almost at my door

when the dogs flush three pheasants

from beside the shed.


The dogs bark, the birds

stumble from the underbrush

dragging crumpled leaves.


I drop the leashes,

scream before I see the birds

fighting to escape


From inside me, a

wild, uncontrollable laugh

rushes forth — then tears.


Equally wild and

uncontrollably, I sob

there in the driveway.


Maybe they were just

pheasants, just birds. Or maybe

they were my grandpa.

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May 30

Haiku 878

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , May 30th, 2011

by Alison

by Alison

a large ant carries

a small dead fly on the floor-

I kill it

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Apr 19

Haiku 837

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , April 19th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

winter just won’t go

it must want my first born child

it missed the memo

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Mar 24

Haiku 811

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , March 24th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

Damn it! Snow. Again.

This winter will never die.

I don three layers.

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Mar 02

Haiku 789

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , March 2nd, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

another dead mouse

in the recycling bin —

I cry for lost lives

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Dec 04

Haiku 703

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , December 4th, 2010

by Kelly

by Kelly

dead fly on counter–

naked trees stand bravely in

anemic sunlight

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Oct 30

Haiku 668

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , October 30th, 2010

by Alison

by Alison

“Bella’s in the sky

flying with the birds” she says

pointing to heaven

 

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Oct 03

Haiku 641

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , October 3rd, 2010

by Kelly

by Kelly

crop of white mushrooms

where we cut out a dead tree —

nature remembers

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