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943 · Dec 2017
indian - an acrostic poem
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
i nside
n omadic
d ust
a m
n othing
the same can be said for all of us
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
And they did 58 years ago for me, and still say yes.
739 · Dec 2017
wisdom - an acrostic poem
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
w ritten
i   n
s   and
d   iary
o   f
m  an
645 · Jan 2018
sandman - an acrostic haiku
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
s leep
a nd
n oontime
d reams
m y
a ngels
n od
As I woke up, the haiku appeared in my semi-conscious state.
590 · Dec 2017
lily - an acrostic poem
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
l  ooking
i   nside
l   iking
y  ourself
This poem was inspired by Nick Virgilio - lily, out of the water, out of itself.  I met him at a speaking engagement in a private home , he died shortly thereafter.
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
until recently, this rare Hawaian duck was though to be extinct.   It has been seen recently.  This minimal is mine and was printed in Modern Haiku many years ago.
507 · Feb 2018
pride - a modern haiku
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2018
swallowing pride, cholesterol free
It never hurts to say your sorry.
499 · Dec 2017
time - an acrostic poem
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
T  his
I   s
M y
E  ternity
Just a reflection or my concept that out existence on earth does not repeat, we are here and what we do is what we do.
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
an early '90s minimal haiku, published in Modern Haiku.  The ku clearly reflects the zen mode and illustrates the net effect or results of unjustified anger.
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017

that's what happens,
when you watch the business channel
that's what happens, when you watch the business channel while you write poetry
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017

a picture is like a thousand words
433 · Dec 2017
music - an acrostic poem
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
m use
u sing
s ound
i n
c omposition
I play a wind controller made by Casio (last produced in 1989), it looks like a sax, runs on batteries, has six voices and plays like an angel.    I  collect midis( Musical Instrument Digital Interface)     from the internet from the 11th century thru 2017.   I also can and scribed music composed by others and written musical notation of them to play or to give to other musicians.   Music is indeed a major part of my life.
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
m ind
a nd
n imble
t ongue
r epeat
a gain
An acrostic poem, my first of this type
398 · Jan 2018
eNigma - an acrostic poem
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
e xcited
N ewton
i dentifying
g ravity
m unching
a pples
Perhaps an observation, mine?
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
the empty fishbowl
in the Chinese restaurant
thoughts continue to roll in my old haiku brain
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017

two words
two words
And so the two words merge and are just two words.
Actually there are three words that merge and become twords with a "just added to it you get justwords .
378 · Feb 2018
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2018
irish handshake, kelly-green energy - a minimal haiku
This I believe is a balanced minimal, a bit of sparkle, color and positive thinking.
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
A bit of Issa, a bit of me,  combined
339 · Dec 2017
retirement - a modern haiku
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
meeting the postman
for the first time
written in 1998, when I retired
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
A bit of sunshine would do a world of good.
316 · Dec 2017
space - an acrostic poem
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
s uns
p lanets
a nd
c osmic
e nigma
just an observation
314 · Feb 2018
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2018
cake, keister territory - a minimal haiku
I weigh myself every morning, except after eating cake the night before.
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
the empty fishbowl in the Chinese restaurant aha another haiku
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
Some minimal haiku are constructed to hide the middle word so that three words conceals the middle word.  But this is what Bach did, create a unique order of chords which become the melody as well.   Just a note about music today, you can copyright melodies but you cannot   copyright chords.
297 · Feb 2018
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2018
immortal, almost - starman  - a minimal haiku
a tribute to the human dummy just sent into space
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
At a time of studying the pressure points of acupuncture, I was exposed to alternative treatments and theories associated with them.  Chakras need further investigation to validate the power of these various body areas.
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
the atheist billboard
in Times Square
An example of irony in poetry
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
“The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” ― Mark Twain
280 · Feb 2018
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2018
immortal, almost - stardust  = a minimal haiku
we, all living things, are nothing but stardust
Martin Mikelberg Mar 2018
white daisies
dancing in the wind
You have to be there to understand the scene.
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
on of my minimals published in Modern Haiku many years ago
270 · Feb 2018
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2018
mirror, reflection once certain - a minimal haiku
The problems of being content that I am not immortal,
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
what the world is in right now, an atomic cage - we are trapped in our advanced scientific inventions
263 · Feb 2018
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2018
bitcoin, investment tragedy - a minimal haiku
A statement on this absurd fraudulent investment tragedy.
260 · Dec 2017
Face, cerebellum luminary
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
The face speaks for itself
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
these words
will disappear
serendipity - it just appeared like automatic writing
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
As opposed to horse sense, the horses are more sensible.
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
The obvious, but somehow we may miss what stares us in the face. I wrote this many, many years ago and looking at it at first, was as confusing as the message may be.
255 · Feb 2018
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2018
flat, the earth theory - a minimal haiku
Is it round or is it square?
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
I have a very strong feeling about the word "hidden." One of my minimals using this word for the first time was "hiddenemyself." The second time I used it was in the combination with the word "chi" and led to "chiddenergy."   This word keeps reappearing in my mind, morphing into new minimals. I know that I will be using it again.
245 · Oct 2019
pandora's haiku
Martin Mikelberg Oct 2019
canadian geese honking overhead
                     ravi shankar in my head
                               pandora's box
244 · Dec 2017
cicada - an acrostic haiku
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
c autiously
c onsort
a nd
d ance
a gain
acrostichaiku haiku minimal acrostic
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
I guess I always wanted to follow Nicholas Virgilio in his love for this flower.
244 · Jan 2018
cicadas - a modern haiku
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
millions of cicadas
how do they choose
their mate
this follows from my previous minimal haiku
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018

 ­                e
     ­           i
I did not think that my concept of the semicircle would work with the software of Hello Poetry, but this art word form was never thought of when this media was introduced.
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
While I saw this in my head, I found out that "roommate" had two "m"s .  Incredible that at 80 on 1/5/2018 I am still learning and writing.  Where did all those years go.
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
all at the same time
it's hard to do all things right if you do them at the same time
241 · Feb 2018
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2018
bitcoin, investment entity - a minimal haiku
A takeoff of  .....mentality
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
I am not a Buddhist , but I have read quite a bit about the tenets of Buddhism and have visited many temples - fascinating
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