the same can be said for all of us
And they did 58 years ago for me, and still say yes.
As I woke up, the haiku appeared in my semi-conscious state.
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.
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.
swallowing pride, cholesterol free
It never hurts to say your sorry.
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.
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.
that's what happens,
when you watch the business channel
that's what happens, when you watch the business channel while you write poetry
a picture is like a thousand words
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.
An acrostic poem, my first of this type
Perhaps an observation, mine?
the empty fishbowl
in the Chinese restaurant
thoughts continue to roll in my old haiku brain
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 .
irish handshake, kelly-green energy - a minimal haiku
This I believe is a balanced minimal, a bit of sparkle, color and positive thinking.
A bit of Issa, a bit of me, combined
meeting the postman
for the first time
written in 1998, when I retired
A bit of sunshine would do a world of good.
just an observation
cake, keister territory - a minimal haiku
I weigh myself every morning, except after eating cake the night before.
the empty fishbowl in the Chinese restaurant aha another haiku
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.
immortal, almost - starman - a minimal haiku
a tribute to the human dummy just sent into space
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.
the atheist billboard
in Times Square
An example of irony in poetry
“The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” ― Mark Twain
immortal, almost - stardust = a minimal haiku
we, all living things, are nothing but stardust
dancing in the wind
You have to be there to understand the scene.
on of my minimals published in Modern Haiku many years ago
mirror, reflection once certain - a minimal haiku
The problems of being content that I am not immortal,
what the world is in right now, an atomic cage - we are trapped in our advanced scientific inventions
bitcoin, investment tragedy - a minimal haiku
A statement on this absurd fraudulent investment tragedy.
The face speaks for itself
serendipity - it just appeared like automatic writing
As opposed to horse sense, the horses are more sensible.
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.
flat, the earth theory - a minimal haiku
Is it round or is it square?
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.
canadian geese honking overhead
ravi shankar in my head
acrostichaiku haiku minimal acrostic
I guess I always wanted to follow Nicholas Virgilio in his love for this flower.
millions of cicadas
how do they choose
this follows from my previous minimal haiku
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.
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.
all at the same time
it's hard to do all things right if you do them at the same time
bitcoin, investment entity - a minimal haiku
A takeoff of .....mentality
I am not a Buddhist , but I have read quite a bit about the tenets of Buddhism and have visited many temples - fascinating