Jan 15

Haiku 1071

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , January 15th, 2013

by Kelly

by Kelly

kid songs in the car —

I’d forgotten all about

three blind mice

One of my friends gave me a 3 CD collection of classic children’s songs with H came into my life. Since he’s been home, those CDs have proven themselves to be a well chosen gift. H loves them! I’m quite sick of them, if truth be told, but I’m continually amazed by the song collection.

Some of the songs are tunes I’d forgotten all about, songs I probably hadn’t thought about — let alone sung — in decades, and yet here they are coming through my car stereo and there I am singing every single word. Three Blind Mice is a perfect example. It’s even sung in a round on the CD, and I’m pretty certain I sang Three Blind Mice in a round in elementary school.

But beyond all the “a-ha” moments of suddenly discovering I know all the words to all these songs I’d forgotten, I also have these “what the f—?” moments where I find myself listening to one of these “kid” songs and thinking, “Who decided this was appropriate for kids?” For example, again, Three Blind Mice. The lady cuts off their tails with a carving knife and it’s the topic for a cute little ditty for wee children? Really?

And consider this one:

Oh where have you been Billy Boy, Billy Boy? Oh where have you been charming Billy?

I have been to see my wife, she’s the apple of my life. She’s a young thing and cannot leave her mother.

What? His wife is so young she can’t leave home? Putting aside the rather obvious question about pedophilia, who decided this was an appropriate song for children?

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Mar 16

Haiku 1035

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , March 16th, 2012

by Alison

by Alison

the salsa song plays,

“I just want to talk to you…”

and we both cry

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Mar 02

Haiku 1032

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , March 2nd, 2012

by Alison

by Alison

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thick March snow

creates another world –

Space Age Love Song plays

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Feb 24

Haiku 1025: NaHaiWriMo 15 by Alison

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , February 24th, 2012

by Alison

by Alison

inside

in bed

the rain is music

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Feb 10

Haiku 1004: NaHaiWriMo 8 by Alison

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , February 10th, 2012

by Alison

by Alison

the three of us

coughing, honking, sniffling

like an orchestra

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Jul 14

Haiku 922

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , July 14th, 2011

by Alison

by Alison

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Philly then New York,

Arizona, Alaska

and Argentina.

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Now it’s New Hampshire

and my home is everywhere

and nowhere at once.

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This bright green landscape

blurry with the pounding rain –

“I’m Coming Home” plays.

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I miss everyone,

I miss everywhere even

the place I’m standing.

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My neighbor’s red roof

these puffs of¬†Hydrangea –

Oh, how familiar!

 

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Jun 28

Haiku 906

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , June 28th, 2011

by Alison

by Alison

daughter on the porch

humming Mozart to

a pumpkin flower

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Apr 06

Haiku 824

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , April 6th, 2011

by Alison

by Alison

Her teacher tells me,

“She shares her voice with music.”

The shy princess sings.

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Mar 13

Haiku 800

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , March 13th, 2011

by Alison

by Alison

driving home through mist –

no siblings, daughter’s pulled

into the music

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Apr 09

Haiku 464

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , April 9th, 2010

by Alison

by Alison

i wasn’t looking

for god but I found her in

the hum of the marsh

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